Paranormal

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Crimson Bound

Rosamund Hodge
4
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

Young Rachelle was trained to protect her people from the dark creatures that surround them, which she has always been determined to do. But she hasn't wanted to simply defend, she wants to boldly attack them. She learned the hard way that, unfortunately, sometimes the only effective way to attack the darkness is to embrace it. Now she clings desperately to her soul as one of those creatures, trying to hold off the darkness within herself while still protecting the people. And her work has moved her from a woodland village to the court of the king.

Night of the Living Deed

Night of the Living Deed

E. J. Copperman
4
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Nancy B.
Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Night of the Living Deed, is the first in a new cozy mystery series by E. J. Copperman. Alison Kirby wanted a new start. After breaking with her daughter’s father, “…hereafter known as The Swine,” Alison pins all of her hopes (and savings) on renovating an old Victorian beach house on the Jersey Shore. Things are proceeding moderately well but why do unexplainable mishaps always seem to occur just after she leaves a room?

Welcome to Night Vale

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
4
Rated by
Rachel C.
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015

A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.

Welcome to Night Vale.

Friday, Jul 24, 2015

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is the single best movie in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The exploration of friendships and trust was stunningly well done. Friendships betrayed over ideals, history forgotten in new circumstances, and the risk you inherently take in opening your heart to someone—and not a hint of romance to cloud the issue! Combined with brilliant performances, adrenaline-packed action sequences, and world-changing scope, this is just the best MCU movie to date.

The Returned (DVD)

Fabrice Gobert
4
Rated by
Heather B.
Monday, Jul 13, 2015

One day, fifteen year old teenager Camille walks back up the winding mountain road and into her house, shocking her family. What seems like it should be a completely mundane act most patently is not; Camille died in a bus accident four years earlier. Camille has no memory of that event and no apparent understanding that she has died. As far as she knows, it's the day of the bus accident. But her family, while still grieving, has moved on. Her parents have split up, and most strikingly, her twin sister Léna is now several years older than Camille.

Man and woman

Beast Behaving Badly

Shelly Laurenston
5
Rated by
Traci M.
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015

A plumber and hockey player fall in love. I'm sure that would make a perfectly good romance novel, but in the case of Beast Behaving Badly, there is so much more going on. Bo Novikov is a professional hockey player for the New York Carnivores and just happens to be a shape-shifter. Half polar bear and half lion, Bo is very detail-oriented and has his day planned by the minute. Blayne Thorpe is a plumber by trade and a wild dog/wolf mix by birth.

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

Laurell K. Hamilton
4
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Nancy B.
Monday, Apr 6, 2015

Vampires in Saint Louis? Yes, and they need help. Guilty Pleasures is the first of the Laurell K. Hamilton’s wildly popular Vampire Hunter stories. Anita Blake is a necromancer, with an affinity for the dead in all their guises, but that doesn’t mean she wants to work for them. When the Master Vampire of Saint Louis sends sexy Jean Paul to procure Anita’s help her main response is, “I don’t date vampires. I kill them.”

A skull in a jar of green liquid, surrounded by chains

The Whispering Skull

Jonathan Stroud
5
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Hilary S.
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015

Lockwood & Co. is a paranormal investigative team comprised of three teens: Anthony Lockwood, George Cubbins and Lucy Carlyle. Because only children can see and hear ghosts they are ideal hunters of the paranormal.

cover of Beware the Wild

Beware the Wild

Natalie C. Parker
5
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015

In her debut novel, Natalie C. Parker brings together a unique southern gothic mystery in the thrilling Beware the Wild. One day, after a particularly awful fight, Sterling's brother Phin runs into the mysterious swamp outside their home and never returns.

Black and white picture of items found in a teenagers dorm room, carefully laid out.

Belzhar

Meg Wolitzer
4
Rated by
Caitlin T.
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Fans of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars will find another intriguing, mysterious novel in Meg Wolitzer’s Belzhar. The book is predominantly set at The Wooden Barn, a boarding school for intelligent but emotionally unstable teens. When Jamaica “Jam” Gallahue transfers to The Wooden Barn after the unexpected death of her boyfriend, she is automatically enrolled in the elite, highly selective course Special Topics in English.

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