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by J. L. Bryan
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 312 (Kindle edition)
Publication date: July 22, 2010
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, urban fantasy
First in The Paranormals series. From Amazon:
"Jenny's touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague. She can't control her power, so she devotes her life to avoiding contact with other people in her small Southern town. Her senior year of high school, she meets the one boy she can touch...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the "Jenny pox" inside her to survive his devious, manipulative girlfriend, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all."
Not for readers under 18 (due to sex scenes, say reviewers).
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
by Beth Fantaskey
Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 373 (Kindle edition)
Publication date: February 1, 2009
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, vampires
First in the Jessica series. From Goodreads:
"The undead can really screw up your senior year ...
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction."
The New World
by Patrick Ness
Available as: Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 24 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: August 24, 2009
Suggested tags: young adult, science fiction, short stories
Prequel to the first book in the Chaos Walking series, The Knife of Never Letting Go. This sci-fi story is pretty short, but WOW. I was so hooked on the plot, the characters, and Ness's style. I will most definitely be reading the rest of this series. From Amazon:
"In this dramatic short story -- a prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking Trilogy -- author Patrick Ness gives us the story of Viola's journey to the New World. Whether you're new to Chaos Walking or an established fan, this prequel serves as a fascinating introduction to the series that Publishers Weekly called 'one of the most important works of young adult science fiction in recent years.' "