Friday, December 31, 2010

Books Read in 2010

End of the year total:
290 novels, 19 short stories, 94,518 pages


NOVELS
1. Beneath the Skin by Adrian Phoenix
2. My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent

3. Firespell by Chloe Neill
4. Fallen by Lauren Kate
5. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
6. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
7. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
8. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
9. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
10. After Dark by Jayne Castle
11. After Glow by Jayne Castle
12. Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle
13. Silver Master by Jayne Castle
14. Dark Light by Jayne Castle
15. Obsidian Prey by Jayne Castle
16. No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole
17. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole
18. The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike
19. Black Blood by Christopher Pike
20. Lancelot ou Le Chevalier de la charrette par Chretien de Troyes
21. Red Dice by Christopher Pike
22. Phantom by Christopher Pike
23. Evil Thirst by Christopher Pike
24. The Eternal Kiss anthology edited by Trisha Telep
25. Creatures of Forever by Christopher Pike 
26. Uninvited by Amanda Marrone
27. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
28. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
29. Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding
30. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
31. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
32. Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
33. Untouched by Samantha Hunter
34. Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione
35. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
36. Twice as Hot by Gena Showalter
37. Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione
38. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
39. The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
40. Shift by Rachel Vincent
41. Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
42. Night's Kiss by Amanda Ashley
43. Bitten by Cupid by Lynsay Sands, Pamela Palmer, and Jaime Rush
44. Lucan by Susan Kearney
45. Rion by Susan Kearney
46. Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
47. Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry
48. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
49. Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles
50. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
51. Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
52. Avalon High by Meg Cabot
53. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
54. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost
55. The Mark by Jen Nadol
56. Second Sight by Amanda Quick
57. Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton
58. The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton
59. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
60. Heist Society by Ally Carter
61. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
62. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
63. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
64. White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz
65. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
66. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
67. La Quete du saint-graal par anonyme
68. Wake by Lisa McMann
69. Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
70. Coyote Dreams by C.E. Murphy
71. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
72. Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
73. First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
74. A Local Habitation by Jeaniene Frost
75. Succubi Like It Hot by Jill Myles
76. Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton
77. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
78. Jordan by Susan Kearney
79. Master of the Night by Angela Knight
80. Ms. Pendragon by Michele Lang
81. Avalon High: Coronation: The Merlin Prophecy by Meg Cabot
82. Avalon High: Coronation: Homecoming by Meg Cabot
83. Avalon High: Coronation: Hunter's Moon by Meg Cabot
84. The Arthurian Omen by G.G. Vandagriff
85. Corbenic by Catherine Fisher
86. Sizzle and Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz
87. Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
88. A Perfect Darkness by Jaime Rush
89. Out of the Darkness by Jaime Rush
90. Intertwined by Gena Showalter
91. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
92. And the Desert Blooms by Iris Johansen
93. Embers by Laura Bickle
94. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
95. Changeling by Yasmine Galenorn
96. The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton
97. Touching Darkness by Jaime Rush
98. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton
99. The Third Circle by Amanda Quick
100. Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank
101. Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton
102. Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn
103. Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
104. Advanced French for Exceptional Cats by Henry Beard
105. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
106. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
107. Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz
108. Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank
109. The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick
110. Stormwalker by Allyson James
111. Elijah by Jacquelyn Frank
112. The Dead of Night by John Marsden
113. Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready
114. Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
115. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
116. Love Bites by Ellen Schreiber
117. White Cat by Holly Black
118. Early to Death, Early to Rise by Kim Harrison
119. Reign Check by Michelle Rowen
120. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
121. Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
122. A Killing Frost by John Marsden
123. Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
124. Darkness Be My Friend by John Marsden
125. Burning for Revenge by John Marsden
126. The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden
127. The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden
128. While I Live by John Marsden
129. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
130. Incurable by John Marsden
131. Circle of Flight by John Marsden
132. Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick
133. Riding the Storm by Sydney Croft
134. My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
135. If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl
136. The Demon in Me by Michelle Rowen
137. Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn
138. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
139. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
140. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
141. The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz
142. Tempted by P.C. & Kristin Cast
143. Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
144. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
145. Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
146. Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh
147. Black Dust Mambo by Adrian Phoenix
148. Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
149. Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
150. Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
151. Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh
152. Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh
153. Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
154. The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein
155. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
156. Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
157. Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast
158. Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
159. Dark Desires after Dusk by Kresley Cole
160. Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway
161. Sleeping with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson
162. Swimming without a Net by MaryJanice Davidson
163. Bunnicula by James Howe
164. Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole
165. The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
166. Fish Out of Water by MaryJanice Davidson
167. Warrior by Marie Brennan
168. Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong
169. It's a Book by Lane Smith
170. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
171. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
172. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
173. The Passage by Justin Cronin
174. Witches' Night Out by Silver Ravenwolf
175. Matched by Ally Condie
176. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
177. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
178. The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski
179. The Howliday Inn by James Howe
180. Out of Mind, Out of Sight by Marilyn Kaye
181. Wings by Aprilynn Pike
182. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
183. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
184. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
185. School's Out - Forever by James Patterson
186. Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill
187. The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler
188. Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
189. Midnight Crystal by Jayne Castle
190. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
191. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
192. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
193. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
194. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
195. Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill
196. The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki
197. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
198. The Everafter by Amy Huntley
199. Cruel Enchantment by Anya Bast
200. As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding
201. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
202. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
----- Salvaged by Stefne Miller (unfinished)
203. Trance by Linda Gerber
204. The Final Warning by James Patterson
205. Parnormalcy by Kiersten White
206. Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman
207. Black Wings by Christina Henry
208. Bites by Lois Metzger
209. Alpha by Rachel Vincent
210. Dead is Just a Rumor by Marlene Perez
211. Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting
212. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
213. Rotten Ralph’s Trick or Treat by Jack Gantos
214. Bloodlines by Janice Harrell
215. Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block
216. Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
217. Beyond the Night by Joss Ware
218. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
219. Nocturne by L.D. Harkrader
220. Midnight Cravings by Michele Hauf et al
221. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
222. Dark Side of Dawn by Kathryn Smith
223. Howling at the Moon by Karen MacInerney
224. Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
225. Bite Me! by Melissa Francis
226. Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
227. Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne
228. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
229. Pegasus by Robin McKinley
230. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
231. Witch in the House by Jenna McKnight
232. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
233. The Reapers are Angels by Alden Bell
234. The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson
235. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
236. Kiss Me Deadly edited by Trisha Telep
237. Virals by Kathy Reichs
238. Stork by Wendy Delsol
239. Night Runner by Max Turner
240. End of Days by Max Turner
241. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
242. The Locket by Stacey Jay
243. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
244. Book of Revenge by Abra Ebner
245. Angel by L.A. Weatherly
246. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
247. The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith
248. Dead After Dark by Sherrilyn Kenyon et al
249. Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney
250. Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love
251. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
252. The Other Sister by S.T. Underdahl
253. Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram
254. The Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
255. The School Secretary from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
256. Play of Passion by Nalini Singh
257. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
258. Cloaked by Alex Flinn
259. The Line by Teri Hall
260. Entwined by Heather Dixon
261. StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
262. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
263. Holiday with a Vampire by Maureen Child & Caridad Pineiro
264. Blood & Flowers by Penny Blubaugh
265. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
266. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
267. Dead is Not an Option by Marlene Perez
268. All You Get is Me by Yvonne Prinz
269. Naughty or Nice? by Sherrilyn Kenyon
270. Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
271. Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter
272. Enslave Me Sweetly by Gena Showalter
273. Red Handed by Gena Showalter
274. Blacklisted by Gena Showalter
275. Savor Me Slowly by Gena Showalter
276. Seduce the Darkness by Gena Showalter
277. Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter
278. My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent
279. Slayed by Amanda Marrone
280. Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
281. The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson
282. Nerd Gone Wild by Vicki Lewis Thompson
283. Gone with the Nerd by Vicki Lewis Thompson
284. The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
285. The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
286. Hexbound by Chloe Neill
287. Talk Nerdy to Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson
288. Over Hexed by Vicki Lewis Thompson
289. Wild & Hexy by Vicki Lewis Thompson
290. Casual Hex by Vicki Lewis Thompson



SHORT STORIES
1. "Alpha & Omega" by Patricia Briggs in On the Prowl
2. "Bridal Jitters" by Jayne Castle in Charmed
3. "Dracula Night by Charlaine Harris in Many Bloody Returns
4. "The Mournful Cry of Owls" by Christopher Golden in Many Bloody Returns
5. "I Was a Teenage Vampire" by Bill Crider in Many Bloody Returns
6. "Seduction's Gift" by Angela Knight in Hot Blooded
7. "Galahad" by Angela Knight in Bite
8. "The Frog Prince" in Bedtime Stories by Jean Johnson
9. "The Courtship of Wali Daad" in Bedtime Stories by Jean Johnson
10. "Eternal Flame" by Alyson Noel
11. "Winter's Passage" by Julie Kagawa
12. "The Cannibal Princess" by Nalini Singh
13. "Beat of Temptation" by Nalini Singh in An Enchanted Season
14. "A Stroke of Enticement" by Nalini Singh in The Magical Christmas Cat
15. "A Gift for Kit" by Nalini Singh
16. "Overkill" by Larissa Ione
17. "Flotsam and Jetsam" by Carrie Ryan
18. "Whisper of Sin" by Nalini Singh in Burning Up
19. "Tempt Me Eternally" by Gena Showalter in Deep Kiss of Winter

2010: Year in Review

2010 was a fantastic year! Much has changed in the last 365 days, but here are the big things: I graduated from college, moved in with my amazing boyfriend, and was accepted into grad school (and will be starting in a couple weeks!). There were no family funerals this year, my mom's hip replacement surgery went swimmingly, and all of my new Christmas cookies were a hit. All in all, I'd say this year was a win.

But, since this is a book blog after all, I will get on to the good stuff! I will be picking out my favorite reads of 2010. This was originally going to be a "Top 10," but there were just too many! Without further ado, here is my overly-long list of favorite reads from 2010:


Beneath the Skin by Adrian Phoenix

THE FATE OF THREE WORLDS...


The dark pieces of vampire rock star Dante Baptiste's past are violently emerging, and it is only a matter of time before the Fallen discover he is the creawdwr they have sought for thousands of years. The destruction he left behind in Oregon threatens to reveal his identity as Fallen Maker and True Blood, exposing the young nightkind to shadowy predators -- mortal and supernatural -- who will do whatever it takes to win his favor...or destroy him.

RESTS IN DANTE'S HANDS.

When beautiful FBI special agent Heather Wallace went AWOL on assignment, she chose irresistible Dante over the shady government forces that now stalk them both. Heather has her own secrets of the past to uncover, but she is also the only one who can hold her nightkind lover together when his dangerous quest for the truth threatens to send him over the edge. And as she and Dante fi ght for their survival, she realizes they must work together to protect their future -- before his mysterious destiny tears them apart....

Firespell by Chloe Neill

As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…


When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they'll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I'm not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.


Mercy Thompson's sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.

She's tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.

But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself ... and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.


With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.


Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .


She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

. . . Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul...


Shift by Rachel Vincent

Being the first female werecat enforcer isn't easy. Scars accumulate, but I'm stronger in so many ways.


As for my personal life? It's complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother's death and my father's impeachment, it's all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.

With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option….

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father--the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.


In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner--are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her new found status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?


In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.


By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
 
In Mary's world there are simple truths.
The Sisterhood always knows best.

The Guardians will protect and serve.

The Unconsecrated will never relent.

And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future-between the one she loves and the one who loves her.

And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?
 
The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
 
Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.
 
A Perfect Darkness by Jaime Rush

They live ordinary lives, but they are extraordinary. They are the Offspring, children of a mysterious experiment gone awry—and they are in terrible danger.


A sexy stranger awakens Amy Shane in the dead of night. Lucas Vanderwyck barely has time to whisper a few words before three men burst into her bedroom and drag him away. But what Lucas reveals shatters Amy's safe little world forever.

Lucas and Amy share a psychic gift—a gift that could put them in mortal danger. And as they share night after night of savage passion, as a shadowy government conspiracy tracks their every move, they will fight to save each other. But only with their powers of second sight can they escape the terror of a perfect darkness.

Embers by Laura Bickle
 
Truth burns.


Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city.

Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya—with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team—can stop it.

Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced.
 
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

"You're Ellie Spencer."

I opened my mouth, just as he added, "And your eyes are opening."

Seventeen-year-old Ellie Spencer is just like any other teenager at her boarding school. She hangs out with her best friend Kevin, she obsesses over Mark, a cute and mysterious bad boy, and her biggest worry is her paper deadline.

...more "You're Ellie Spencer."

I opened my mouth, just as he added, "And your eyes are opening."

Seventeen-year-old Ellie Spencer is just like any other teenager at her boarding school. She hangs out with her best friend Kevin, she obsesses over Mark, a cute and mysterious bad boy, and her biggest worry is her paper deadline.

But then everything changes. The news headlines are all abuzz about a local string of serial killings that all share the same morbid trademark: the victims were discovered with their eyes missing. Then a beautiful yet eerie woman enters Ellie's circle of friends and develops an unhealthy fascination with Kevin, and a crazed old man grabs Ellie in a public square and shoves a tattered Bible into her hands, exclaiming, "You need it. It will save your soul." Soon, Ellie finds herself plunged into a haunting world of vengeful fairies, Maori mythology, romance, betrayal, and an epic battle for immortality.
 
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
 
When Ellie and six of her friends return home from a camping trip deep in the bush, they find things hideously wrong -- their families gone, houses empty and abandoned, pets and stock dead. Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in the town has been taken prisoner. As the horrible reality of the situation becomes evident they have to make a life-and-death decision: to run back into the bush and hide, to give themselves up to be with their families, or to stay and try to fight. This reveting, tautly-drawn novel seems at times to be only a step away from today's headlines.
 
 
 
 
Stormwalker by Allyson James

Janet Begay is a Stormwalker, capable of wielding the raw elemental power of nature, a power that threatens to overwhelm her. Only her lover, Mick, is able to calm the storm within her-even as their passion reaches unimaginable heights of ecstasy.


But when an Arizona police chief's daughter is taken by a paranormal evil, they find themselves venturing where no human can survive-for only together can they overcome the greatest danger they've ever faced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
 
Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart.


Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.

The Demon in Me by Michelle Rowen
 
Hell hath no fury...
 Fate has led Eden Riley to become a "psychic consultant" to the police, even though her abilities are unreliable at best. Those paranormal powers are about to get her into a jam she couldn't have predicted: After her hunky police detective partner guns down a serial killer in front of her, Eden realizes that she's quite literally no longer alone. A voice in her head introduces himself as Darrak. He's a demon. But not in a bad way!

...Like a woman possessed.Darrak lost his original body three hundred years ago, thanks to a witch's curse. This is the first time he's been able to speak directly to a host, plus there's a bonus: Eden's psychic energy helps him to take form during daylight hours. He wants to use this chance to find a way to break his curse - finally. Otherwise, Eden's going to have to learn to live with this sexy demon ... like it or not.

But she thinks she might like it.
 
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
 
Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind-and none of the heart.


Born a Psy, Sascha Duncan must hide the emotions which mark her as flawed. But a passionate Changeling will tempt her to reveal everything-and risk her very soul.










Black Dust Mambo by Adrian Phoenix
 
“There will be times, girl, when all your magic ain’t going to be enough, times when it will seem to dry up like mud under the noonday sun, or even make matters worse. . . .”


Kallie Rivière, a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a talent for trouble, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of one of those times her mentor warned her about when she visits New Orleans to attend the Hecatean Alliance’s annual carnival: her hard-bodied conjurer hookup ends up dead in her blood-drenched bed. And he was killed by something that Kallie would never dream of touching—the darkest of dark juju, soul-eating juju—a black dust hex that may have been meant to kill her.

Now Kallie has to use every bit of hoodoo knowledge and bayou-bred mojo she possesses to clear her own name and find the killer—even as that dark sorcerer hunts Kallie and her friends. But Kallie’s search for the truth soon leads her in a direction she never anticipated—back home to Bayou Cyprés Noir, and to Gabrielle LaRue, Kallie’s aunt, protector, and hoodoo mentor . . . who is looking more and more like she just might be the one who wants Kallie dead.

Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast
 
When you’re a half incubus, your reputation precedes you…


All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumors abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms.

So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent.

This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…
 
It's a Book by Lane Smith
 
Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It's a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.
 
 
 
 
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?






Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student's introduction into a society of vampires.


Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she's traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan "Lord o' the Manor" Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries' worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan's attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone's still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war and there will be blood.

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.


As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
 
After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?



Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
 
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.


But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.






Alpha by Rachel Vincent

The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder and treason. Yeah, we've been busy. But now it's time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother's death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.


It's not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I'm heading for a final showdown that can—that will—change everything forever. A showdown I'm not sure I'm ready for.

But life never waits until you're ready.


Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
 
Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.


Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else.

With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
 
Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent...and dead.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Angel by L.A. Weatherly

In a world where angels are beyond redemption, Alex thinks he's found one that might deserve mercy. Alex is a ruthless assassin - of angels. Forget everything you've heard about them before. Angels are not benign celestial creatures, but fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans, draining them of their vitality until there is barely anything left. As far as Alex is concerned, the only good angel is a dead angel...until he meets Willow. She may look like a normal teenager but Willow is no ordinary girl. Half-angel, half-human, Willow may hold the key to defeating the evil angels. But as the hunter and the hunted embark on an epic and dangerous journey and Willow learns the dark and terrifying secrets of her past, Alex finds himself drawn to Willow...with devastating consequences. Eoin Colfer reinvented the fairy, Stephenie Meyer reinvented the vampire, L.A. Weatherly reinvents the angel! This is a heart-pounding, knuckle-whitening, paranormal romance action-adventure for fans of the "Twilight" series. This is the first in a devastating new trilogy.

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.
When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.
A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.
 
The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith

Since losing both of her parents, fifteen-year-old Katie can see and talk to ghosts, which makes her a loner until fellow student Law sees her drawing of a historic house and together they seek a treasure rumored to be hidden there by illegal slave-traders.


Law Walker knew Katie Mullens before she was crazy. Before her mother died. Law knows Katie’s crazy now, but she’s always been talented. And she keeps filling sketch pads even though her drawings have gone a little crazy as well—dark, bloody. What Law doesn’t know is that these drawings are real. Or were real. Katie draws what she sees—and Katie sees dead people. People who have died—recently, and not so recently—in accidents, from suicide, even a boy who was trapped in a house that burned down more than 100 years ago. And it’s this boy who makes Law want to get to know Katie all over again. So what if his dad doesn’t want him dating a white girl? So what if people think Katie is dangerous? The ghost boy is hiding a secret that Law needs to know—and it’s much bigger, much more shocking than anyone ever expected.
 
Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney
 
Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls.
 
Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part.
 
With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected.
 
This hilarious debut novel is for anyone who believes that sometimes even nice guys-without sharp teeth or sparkly skin-- can get the girl.

Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love

All her life, Evalle has been straddlingthe line between human and demon. Curious about her origins, but content to live in the shadows, she finds that anonymity threatened by escalating conflicts between species. Accused of a savage murder, she's forced center stage in what seems like the beginning of an Atlanta apocalypse. Before long though, her personal problems will submerge as she learns startling facts about a hoard of supernatural terrorists. The launch volume of a much-anticipated mass-market original paranormal romance series.





Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.





 
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
 
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming..

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

What if you knew exactly when you would die?


Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.
Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter

RIDDING THE WORLD OF EVIL,


ONE ALIEN AT A TIME.

In a time and place not too far away, Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department, and she's the perfect girl for the job. Tough and sexy, she's earned each of her scars battling the elusive enemy among us. Now, investigating a series of killings, she is shaken to the core when a burst of violence leaves her partner Dallas fighting for his life. A tall, erotic stranger holds the power to heal the injured agent -- and to bind Mia in an electrifying and dangerous seduction. He is Kyrin en Arr, of the deadly Arcadian species -- an alien, a murder suspect -- who has Mia walking a knife's edge, risking her badge and even her life. . . and edging closer to a shocking revelation that will shatter everything she's ever believed.

The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson

She's got the high-kicks...


Lainie Terrell is no ordinary single mother. With feathers in all the right places, she's one of the hottest showgirls in Vegas. Aside from a hot-tempered ex-boyfriend on her sequined tail, Lainie's biggest problem is finding a decent babysitter for her son. Lainie's dilemma is solved when she ropes Harry Ambrewster, the casino's shy-but very smart and cute-accountant, into the task.

He's got the low-down...

Inheriting his chemist father's high I.Q. and sexy good looks, Harry has always been intrigued by Lainie. He isn't thrilled at the prospect of babysitting, but he'll do anything to get near the gal who fuels his craziest fantasies. Then Lainie's dangerous ex comes knocking...

Their option? Run faster than a pair of net stockings...

In disguise and on the lam, Lainie's masquerading as the perfect wife. Harry's doubling as the he-man protector. But with a set-up this hot, who's fooling who? When the lights go down, and the masks come off, a nerd like Harry could be just the right ignition to set a woman like Lainie on fire...