Articles tagged "paranormal"
Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks will also tickle your funny bone:
SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY by Darynda Jones
Hot on the heels of the May LibraryReads pick SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE comes the next installment of Darynda Jones’ laugh-out-loud bestselling paranormal series. This time PI/Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is battling demons who have escaped to Earth AND searching for her father, who’s vanished during an investigation. Plus trouble is coming right at her hot fiancé.
THE NIGHTINGALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Donna Andrews
In the 18th(!) Meg Langslow mystery, Meg’s Mother ropes her into volunteering at a big Christmas-themed decorator show house. When an unfortunate designer turns up dead and Mother is the prime suspect, it’s up to Meg to catch the real killer. “The small town of Caerphilly, VA, and its inhabitants provide a charming backdrop for this Christmas cozy.” — Library Journal
Who wants punch and cake? It's #BookBday time! Today we celebrate:
THE MIDNIGHT WITCH by Paula Brackston
Brackston's third historical paranormal novel (after THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER and THE WINTER WITCH) follows Lilith, the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor, who also happens to be a witch. "There are balls and gowns as well as slums and opium dens, all painting a picture of a lost age, with just enough magic to keep things exciting for fantasy fans." — Library Journal
THE OTHER HALF by Sarah Rayner
Told in the alternating voices of the mistress and the wife, this story of an affair between a bright feature writer and her magazine publisher boss is a sharp, seductive take on modern love "that straddles the line between chick lit and women’s fiction." — Booklist
QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DAUGHTER by Anne Clinard Barnhill
When Mary Shelton, Elizabeth I’s young cousin and ward, falls in love with an unsuitable young gentleman against the Queen's wishes, the couple finds their very lives in danger as Elizabeth’s wrath knows no bounds. "Elizabeth’s court in miniature." — Kirkus Reviews
Can't get enough of vampires, dystopian societies, or paranormal romances? Great! We've got three teen titles that are perfect for you:
REVEALED by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
House of Night fans will be chomping at the bit to get the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampire series. The action is more intense and the stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to protect their school and home from devastating evil—all while balancing romances, precarious friendships and the daily drama of the House of Night's halls.
MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell
LORD OF THE FLIES meets WAR OF THE WORLDS in Mitchell's breathtaking first book of the Conquered Earth series. Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. They keep humans subservient with a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast—except it doesn't affect anyone under age twenty, which makes children and teens the only resistant group left to fight. "Mitchell's prose debut, the first in a dystopian sci-fantasy series, is an imaginative mix of danger and humor... The action will keep readers turning the pages." — Kirkus Reviews
DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES by Darynda Jones
In the third book in Jones's young adult series, Lorelei McAllister leaves the sanctity of her hometown for a boarding school in order to save her friends from certain doom. But even there she's being watched and must face the fact that people want her dead. Good thing she's got the handsome Angel of Death and a ragtag group of loyal supporters to help protect her.
FOUR Teens' Top Ten nominated titles!
Aug. 23 and Sept. 17 readers aged 12-18 will vote online, and only ten will win!
If only the characters could use their powers to win votes! How could you lose
with werewolves, faerie magic, and time traveling on your side?
Did you get a chance to see me on the School Library Journal Day of Dialog panel? If so, thanks for attending! It was an honor, and pretty thrilling (if a bit nerve wracking)!
If you found the presentation useful, you might like to view my presentations slides, which contain the details of the titles I discussed.
Once again, thanks for attending!
Find out about our favorite forthcoming teen titles!
Infinity: At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. Until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.