Paranormal

A Very Gothic Christmas

By Christine Feehan and Melanie George

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"Two acclaimed authors weave stories of paranormal passions and unreal ecstasy, taking readers into a world of dark secrets that are entwined with the beauty and redemption of the holiday season."
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My Life as a Seer: The Lost Memoirs

By Edgar Cayce

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"The renowned psychic describes his extraordinary powers as a young boy, his personal life and career as a spiritualist, and his teachings on thousands of topics. Cayce was the founder of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach."
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Eclipse

By Stephanie Meyer

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Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob, a werewolf, and her relationship with Edward, a vampire, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city.
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12 Weeks of Hot Summer Reads: Num8ers by Rachel Ward

This is Week 2 of a 12-Week series of blog posts reviewing new young adult books. Check back each Monday for a new review.

Jem has a secret. When she looks into someone's eyes, a number appears in her head. But not just any number - it's the date of their death. She has seen the numbers ever since she was a little girl, but she didn't know what they meant until her own mother died of an overdose. Since then, Jem has had a rough life, being thrown out of one foster home after another, labeled as a problem kid in school and put in "special" classes. She has built an impenetrable wall around herself so she doesn't have to see anyone's number, and no one so far has been able to be close to her. Until Spider.

Spider is an impossible tall, fidgety boy from school, who Jem runs into one day while skipping class. Through different events they become close, and Jem realizes that she has let herself care about someone for the first time since her mother's death. One day they go together to see the London Eye, when Jem notices something disconcerting. She sees the same death date in every tourist's eyes. Unnerved, she grabs Spider's hands and convinces him to run away from the London Eye, which explodes shortly thereafter. They are caught on security camera fleeing from the scene and are considered suspects. All of a sudden - Jem and Spider, two "troubled" kids from London's projects, are on the run.

Lament:the Faerie Queen's Deception

By Maggie Stiefvater

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On the day of an important music competition, talented but painfully introverted and nervous Deirdre Monaghan is helped to perform by the compelling and enigmatic Luke Dillon and finds herself inexorably drawn into the mysteries and dangers of the faerie world.
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Bitten

By Kelley Armstrong

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Elena is the last female werewolf left in the world, but she has left her pack to live a life in secret with humans. When the pack calls her back to help deal with a band of renegades, Elena must decide where she truly belongs.

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Urban Shaman

By C.E. Murphy

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Seattle cop Joanne Walker learns that she has the powers of a shaman, and only has three days to learn to use them, or else the mythical "wild hunt" will destroy the world.
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Storm Front

By Jim Butcher

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Harry Dresden is a wizard in modern day Chicago. Unfortunately, being a wizard doesn't pay very well, so when Harry is asked by the Chicago police department to consult on a strange double homicide, he jumps at the chance to make some easy money. But these homicides are more complicated and strange than he thought. This investigation might just get Harry killed.
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Full Moon Rising

By Keri Arthur

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Riley Jenson, half-vampire and half-werewolf, finds herself engulfed in a conspiracy when she searches for her missing twin brother, Rhoan.
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Fredericksburg Monster(s): One or More?

In July, 1872 it was reported an enormous serpent, supposed to be a python, anaconda or boa constrictor, escaped from a traveling menagerie. Its body was said to be the thickness of a lamp post, and it had been seen in the meadow below the papermill (today's water treatment plant). It had also been seen in the trees overhanging the water at Beck's Island, and "we may soon expect to hear of the disappearance of the boys who go bathing" there.