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08/28/2009 - 10:44am

Here are some other fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal
books that you might like (some have a bit of romance in them).

 

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. If you like this one, it is part of a series - #2 is Rebel Angels and #3 is The Sweet Far Thing.

 

08/28/2009 - 10:47am

Here are some books you might like. All of them have some romance in them, and they are all books I've enjoyed.

 

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen.
The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the
library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but
instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new
friends and finally faces her grief.

 

12/06/2010 - 4:07pm

Here are three very different titles I hope you might enjoy; one historical fiction, one from the guy's point of view and the other from the girl's point of view as she deals with her mother's death. While some of the characters may seem young, I chose these titles because the plots are strong and the characters are well developed. Hope something here strikes your fancy!

08/28/2009 - 10:48am

Here are some other books that you may enjoy:

 

Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice, book 1) by Joseph Delaney.

Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an
apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties."

 

08/28/2009 - 10:50am

Here are a few titles of YA Fiction books that have to do
with music, and some have suspense, too.

 

Midnight Hour Encores by Bruce Brooks.
A sixteen-year-old cellist and musical prodigy travels cross-country
with her father, a product of the 1960s, to meet her mother, who
abandoned her as a baby.

 

12/06/2010 - 3:30pm

Here are a few titles from the YA Fiction collection that
also deal with child abuse and its impact on the victims.


The Beggars' Ride by Theresa Nelson.
Twelve-year-old Clare flees an unhappy home life and tries to survive on he streets of Atlantic City with a small gang of homeless kids, each of whom as his own secret reason for distrusting society.

 

08/28/2009 - 10:51am

In the future, it really helps us find the best books for you if you
provide your age and the reason why you like a certain book. That way
we can customize our response just for you. Here are some other books
that I hope you will like:

 

The Kingdom Keepers (Disney After Dark) by Ridley Pearson.

08/28/2009 - 10:53am

Hawksong is also part of a series called Kiesha'ra by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. The other
books are:

 

 

Falcondance

Snakecharm

Wolfcry

Wyvernhail

 

Here are some other titles you might enjoy:

 

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.

08/28/2009 - 10:54am

Here are some other fantasies that I hope you will like:

 

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.

Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the
younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they
have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord."

 

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud.

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and
instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful
magician Simon Lovelace.

08/28/2009 - 10:55am

Here are three books I hope you might enjoy as well.

Dogboy by Christopher Russell.
In 1346, twelve-year-old Brind, an orphaned kennel boy raised with hunting dogs at an English manor, accompanies his master, along with half of the manor's prized mastiffs, to France, where he must fend for himself when both his master and the dogs are lost at the decisive battle of Crécy.

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