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Amber HouseMoore, KellyAfter her grandmother's death Sarah Parsons, nearly sixteen, delights in exploring her family's centuries-old Maryland estate with new friend Jackson, but soon she is having vivid visions of her ancestors, one of whom may be a threat to Sarah's autistic brother, Sam. 2012psychic abilityyes
Chaos, The Hopkinson, NaloToronto sixteen-year-old Scotch may have to acknowledge her own limitations and come to terms with her mixed Jamaican, white, and black heritage if she is to stop the Chaos that has claimed her brother and made much of the world crazy.2012family life, identity, supernatural, racially mixed people, brothers and sisters, Canada, Toronto
Clockwork AngelClare, CassandraWhen sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Gray's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother. 2010steampunk, prequel to The Mortal Instruments seriesyesno
ConjuredDurst, Sarah Beth"Haunted by disturbing dreams and terrifying visions, a teenaged girl in a paranormal witness protection program must remember her past and why she has strange abilities before a magic-wielding serial killer hunts her down."--publisher's summary2013magic, memory, identity, supernatural
CoralineGaiman, NeilWhen Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle their teeth. But there's another mother and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.2002easy (5.1)
CrashMcMann, LisaSixteen-year-old Jules, whose family owns an Italian restaurant and has a history of mental illness, starts seeing a recurring vision about a rival restaurant, a truck crash, and forbidden love. 2013visions, supernatural, love, families, restaurants
Creature of the NightThompson, KateBobby lives a reckless life smoking, drinking, and stealing cars in Dublin. So his mother moves the family to the country. But Bobby suspects their cottage might not be as quaint as it seems. And spooky details of the history of their little cottage gradually turn Bobby into a detective of night creatures real and imagined.2009murder, ghostsyesyes
CroakDamico, Gina2012death, humor, future life
DroughtBachorz, PamRuby's blood holds the secret to the Water that keeps her and her fellow Congregants alive and enriches Darwin West, who has enslaved them for two centuries, but when her romance with an Overseer, Ford, brings her freedom in the modern world, she faces a terrible choice. 2011slavery, immortalityyesno
Forest of Hands and Teeth, The; The Dead Tossed Waves,Ryan, CarrieThrough twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.2009zombies, horroryesyes
Frenzy, TheBlock, LiaWhen she was thirteen, something terrifying and mysterious happened to Liv that she still does not understand, and now, four years later, her dark secret threatens to tear her apart from her family and her true love.2010werewolves, ghosts, identity, romance, shapeshiftingyesno
FurySmith, Alexander Gordon"To defend themselves, a ragtag group of teens band together at an abandoned amusement park after one day when, without warning, the entire human race turns against them"-- Provided by publisher. 2013supernatural, survival, paranormal, horror stories
Girl with Borrowed WingsRossetti, RinsaiSeventeen-year-old Frenenqer lives a controlled and restricted life in the desert, like everyone else there, but when she meets Sangris, a Free, winged shape-shifter, everything changes.2012shape-shiftersyes
Going BovineBray, LibbaIn an attempt to find a cure after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old boy, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital. 2009creative fantasy, defies genreyesyes
Going BovineBray, LibbaIn an attempt to find a cure after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old boy, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital.2009yesyes
Grimm LegacyShulman, PollyNew York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.yes
Hex HallHawkins, RachelWhen Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, she is exiled to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.2010witchcraft (modern)
How to Lead a Life of CrimeMiller, KristenA teenaged pickpocket, haunted by the ghost of his brother killed by his father, is recruited for Mandel Academy, a school for criminals where only one student survives each semester. 2013crime, ghosts, survivalyes
Immortal BelovedTiernan, CateAfter seeing her best friend, a Dark Immortal called Incy, torture a human with magick, Nastasya, a spoiled party girl, enters a home for wayword immortals and finally begins to deal with life, even as she learns that someone wants her dead.2010immortals, empathy, compasionyes
IncarceronFisher, CatherineTo free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.2010fantasy, prisonersyesyes
Infinite Dyasmaizel, RebeccaAt a New England boarding school, Lenah Beaudonte tries to act like a normal sixteen-year-old although she was, before a hundred-year hibernation, a centuries-old vampire queen whose bloodthirsty, abandoned coven is seeking her. 2010vampiresyesyes
InkSun, Amanda"Ink is in their blood. On the heels of a family tragedy, Katie Greene must move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn't know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks and she can't seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building. When Katie meets aloof but gorgeous Tomohiro, the star of the school's kendo team, she is intrigued by him...and a little scared. His tough attitude seems meant to keep her at a distance, and when they're near each other, strange things happen. Pens explode. Ink drips from nowhere. And unless Katie is seeing things, drawings come to life. Somehow Tomo is connected to the kami, powerful ancient beings who once ruled Japan--and as feelings develop between Katie and Tomo, things begin to spiral out of control. The wrong people are starting to ask questions, and if they discover the truth, no one will be safe."--Cover, P.[2] 2013Japan, art, romance
InvisibilityCremer, Andrea and david Levithan"To break his curse of invisibility, a boy is helped by a girl, who is the only one who can see him"-- Provided by publisher. 2013magic, charms, friendship, family problems, New York
LiarLarbalestier, JustineCompulsive liar Micah promises to tell the truth after revealing that her boyfriend has been murdered. 2009werewolvesyesyes
LiberatorHarland, RichardAfter the Filthies seize control of the massive juggernaut Worldshaker, now called Liberator, members of the former elite, Swanks, remain to teach them, but class differences continue to cause strife and even Col and Riff may be unable to bring unity.yes
LossKessler, MorseA lifetime of being bullied has left fifteen-year-old Billy angry and frightened, but when he is tricked into becoming Pestilence, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, with the power to inflict diseases, he travels through time and memory to find Death in hopes of escaping his fate.yes
NightshadeCremer, AndreaCalla and Ren have been raised knowing it's their destiny to mate with one another and rule over their shapeshifting wolf pack, but when a human boy arrives and vies for Calla's heart, she's faced with a decision that could change her whole world.2010werewolves, romance, shapeshiftingyesno
Nightshade seriesCremer, Andreaother titles: Rift, Rise
PoisonZinn, BridgetWhen sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal. 2013potions master, magic, princesses, heroes, romance
Poison PrincessCole, Kresleyn the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, sixteen-year-old Evie, from a well-to-do Louisiana family, learns that her terrible visions are actually prophecies and that there are others like herself--embodiments of Tarot cards destined to engage in an epic battle. 2012visions, prophecyyes
Radiant ShadowsMarr, MelissaBook 4 of Wicked Lovely series. Ani, a half-mortal driven by her hungers, and Devlin, faery assassin and
brother to the High Queen, have reason to fear one another even as they
are drawn together to save all of Faerie.
2010fairies, fantasayyes
RogueDamico, Gina2013death, humor, future life
ScorchDamico, GinaSixteen-year-old grim reaper Lex Bartleby tries to redeem herself among her fellow Grims by finding renegade Zara, who is indiscriminately damning souls, and stopping her once and for all. 2012death, humor, future life
Scorpio Races, TheStiefvater, MaggieNineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.2011water horses, yesyes
Sea ChangeFriedman, AimeeWhen her estranged grandmother dies and leaves her mother the family home on Selkie Island, seventeen-year-old Miranda meets her mother on the Georgia island, where she discovers mysterious family secrets and another side to her logical, science-loving self.yes
Seraphinahartman, RachelIn a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents. 2012dragonsyesyes
Shadows of the MoonMarriott, ZoeTrained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume, who is able to re-create herself in any form, is destined to use her skills to steal the heart of a prince in a revenge pot.yes
ShiverStiefvater, MaggieIn all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity. 2009werewolvesyesyes
StormdancerKristoff, JayIn this dystopian steampunk fantasy set against a backdrop of feudal Japan, warrior Yukiko captures a supposedly extinct (but crippled) griffin for the Shogun, then learns -- after meeting secretive Kin and the rebel Kage cabal -- of the horrifying extent of the Shogun's crimes, both against her country and her family. Returning to the city, Yukiko is determined to make the Shogun pay -- but what can one girl and a flightless griffin do against the might of an empire? 2012Japan, steampunk, girls, griffins, shogunsyes
Throne of GlassMaas, Sarah J.After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. 2012assassins, princes, courts, prisoners
Tiger LilyAnderson, Jodi LynnFifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him. romance, Peter Pan readalikeyesyes
VesselDurst, SarahWhen the goddess Bayla fails to take over Liyana's body, Liyana's people abandon her in the desert to find a more worthy vessel, but she soon meets Korbyn, who says the souls of seven deities have been stolen and he needs Liyana's help to find them. 2012goddesses. survivalyes
Return to MeChen, JustinaAlways following her parents' wishes and ignoring her psychic inner voice takes eighteen-year-old Rebecca Muir from her beloved cottage and boyfriend on Puget Sound to New York City, where revelations about herself and her family help her find a path to becoming the architect she wants to be. 2013clairvoyance, self-actualization, architecture, family problems, movingyes
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