Teen Reviews

Teens review their favorite PARANORMAL/SUPERNATURAL books!
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After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel

When Alan meets Aimee, they realize they've had dreams of each other and that they must confront an evil spirit that has been responsible for deaths in their small Maine town and which is now haunting Alan's cousin Courtney.

Reviewed by Becca, age 16:

I really enjoyed reading After Obsession! Aimee's life seems perfect, but she has secrets to hide. She has horrible dreams that foresee the future. Her mother died a few years before in the river behind her house. Her best friend Courtney's dad recently disappeared at the edge of the same river. Courtney's cousin Alan and his mom have moved in with Courtney and her mom to help out with the loss. Alan, who is Native American, has mystical powers. When Courtney is taken over by a demon, Aimee and Alan must figure out how to prevent the demon from taking full control over her before it is too late.

Reviewed by Carly, 13:

I loved After Obsession it was thrilling and a really great story. I really think it was a great book.

Blood on the Moon by Jennifer Knight

Deliciously suspenseful and immediately addictive, Blood on the Moon features a headstrong heroine and all of the thrills, chills, and otherworldly boys with deadly charm that a human could ask for.

Reviewed by Becca, age 16:

Blood on the Moon was such an amazing book that I couldn't put it down! Faith Reynolds is at her first year of college. Everything is going great until her best friend Derek suddenly tells Faith he is in love with her. To make matters worse, a mysterious classmate, Lucas, is all Faith can think about. Things start to get creepy when bloodless bodies of young girls start to turn up on the edge of campus. Faith gets caught in the middle of a battle between werewolves and vampires and she must choose a side.

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

A human girl and her werewolf boyfriend must fight for their love as death comes closing in.

Reviewed by Brittany, age 16:

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater is a book that was well written. The way she writes the book some parts will really get to your emotions. I almost started crying while I was reading. I absolutely loved it. If you're a fan of the Twilight series then this is the book for you.

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

After seeing her best friend, a Dark Immortal called Incy, torture a human with magick, Nastasya, a spoiled party girl, enters a home for wayword immortals and finally begins to deal with life, even as she learns that someone wants her dead.

Reviewed by Morgan, age 15:

This book was amazing. The plot was fast paced and sucked you in. I didn't want to put it down. Natasya learns to deal with her past and come finally live in the moment. Anyone who is ready for a new twist to the timeless Carpe Diem story will truly enjoy this book.

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Reviewed by Catherine, age 16:

Infinite Days is an incredible fiction book, about a teenage Lenah, who happens to be over 500 years old. In 1418 Lenah was in her Father's apple orchid when Rhode Lewin, another extremely dangerous vampire, turned her into a blood-sucking vampire. After hundreds of years of murdering innocent people and animals it is 1910, and Lenah wants to become a human. Her lover Rhode devises a strategic plan on how to turn her from vampire back to human. She goes into hibernation for 100 years and wakes up in Lovers Bay Massachusetts, in 2010, as a human.

Infinite Days is an amazing book of love, true friendship, and blood sucking vampires. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, quick read.

Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love

A collection of short stories combining dark seduction and modern romance presents a variety of tales featuring the romantic lives of humans and werewolves, ghosts, fallen angels, zombies, and shape-shifters.

Reviewed by Becca, age 15:

Kiss Me Deadly was a good collection of stories about ghosts, vampires, genies, and other creatures. Some of the short stories in the book were hard to get into, but most were very enjoyable.

Manifest by Artist Arthur

Krystal Bentley is an outsider at her new high school, having just moved to a small Connecticut town; lately she's been hearing the voice of a teenage boy in her head, and he becomes her friend and confidant--the only problem is, he's dead.

Reviewed by Amanda, age 16:

Manifest was an interesting novel, filled with unusual supernatural powers and plot twists that will capture the reader's attention through each chapter. Krystal, the main character, is a misjudged teenager trying to make sense of her life in a new town and trying to control her new, supernatural power. She will probably get on your nerves through the greater part of the novel but with her first romance bubbling, dealing with her parents' messy divorce, and problems with high school bullies, her character is easily relatable to. This book had a little of everything – enough romance, suspense, and mystery to get the reader's attention; overall a good read.

Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley

In 1918 London, Billy, a pickpocket, meets Mr. Creecher, a monstrous giant, and their relationship swiftly turns from pure convenience to a strong bond as they journey northwards on the trail of Victor Frankenstein.

Reviewed by Katie, age 13:

Mister Creecher is a novel that refers much to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein". Taking place in 18th century London it tells the tale about Jack, one of the many pickpockets in London's very own underworld, and his peculiar friendship with the ominous Mister Creecher. Although at first he seems awkward and dangerous, Jack soon learns that Mister Creecher has a soft spot, as is revealed later on in the story. Truthfully, it is a well written book. Unfortunately, it did lag a bit and had a rather unhappy ending. None the less I thought it was a great book and definitely one worth reading, as it takes you from the depths of London's pits to the high life and back down again with promises of tales of adventures and freak shows. A wonderful novel, I recommend this for those in need of a good scare or wanting to try something new.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

16-year-old Lexi, who lives on an enchanted moor at the edge of the village of Near, must solve the mystery when, the day after a mysterious boy appears in town, children start disappearing.

Reviewed by Paige, 11:

I liked the action in the book. It was very exciting! The ending was suprising and it was filled with some sorrowful parts. Overall it was an ok book. I rated it a "2".

Reviewed by Zachary, 10:

My comments about the book titled The Near Witch are for all to see. It revolves around the fact that there are children that go missing at the same time of the arrival of a stranger in the town of Near. But there are no strangers in the town of Near. Will a girl become a hero to all? Or will a much more powerful force destroy the heart of all in the town of Near? Read more of this "tragic love story" in The Near Witch. This book reminds me of the book/series BONE. There is the same double threat theme in the 8th, 9th and 1st (the first of the new series). I would rate this book 10/10 because it is very interesting.

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny to mate with one another and rule over their pack, but when a human boy arrives and vies for Calla's heart, she is faced with a decision that could change her whole world.

Reviewed by Becca, age 15:

Nightshade was an amazing book. Calla Tor is a Guardian. When she turns eighteen, she will become the alpha leader of her pack with her mate, Ren. Calla is prepared to take on this responsibility until she saves a wandering hiker named Shay. Calla is able to control her pack but her feelings for Shay get in the way.

Reviewed by Emily, age 17:

Nightshade is a great beginning to this new series. Calla Tor must decide between her duty to her pack and the love of her heart in this novel as she struggles for control over her own life. She is a strong protagonist with traits that many will be able to identify with. Her ability to shift into the form of a wolf was interesting and also provided a lot of insight into her character. The plot of the novel flows nicely and revolves around the dark world hidden beneath the mundane, as well as the mysteries within it. Cremer's imagery is well-executed, and the other characters in the novel are also well-developed. While I am curious to see what happens in the next book, I would not advise this book to younger teens because some of the romance sections are a bit too detailed for that audience. Overall, however, I enjoyed this novel.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Reviewed by Carly, age 14:

Bella has moved to live with her Dad in Forks, Washington, the rainiest place on earth. In this small town Bella meets Edward Cullen and his brothers and sisters, all adopted by the young Dr. Cullen and his wife. The Cullen's are remarkably graceful and attractive, and Bella soon befriends Edward. But Edward has a deadly secret: he is a vampire. But this is revealed too late because Bella has already fallen in love with him. An awesome thriller!

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the mysterious new boy in town, eager to find out if he can make her dreams come true.

Reviewed by Megan, age 14:

The first book of an amazing series about a girl in love. Like everyone in love she has her ups and downs. If you like books about romance and Goths, with a lot of humor, this is the book for you!

The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

Fictional character eighteen-year-old Alexander Banks stalks vampires until incredulously he leaps through a portal into real life where he finds love and friends who want to help, if they can.

Reviewed by Becca, age 16:

The Vampire Stalker was a very entertaining book to read. Amy is in love with a handsome, fictional vampire hunter named Alexander Banks, a character from her favorite book series. Late one night, she meets a boy who resembles Alexander Banks. Amy learns that he is the Alexander Banks that she has read about who has come to life to catch Vigo, the vampire. Both Alexander and Vigo have crossed over a portal to Amy's city of Chicago. Amy tries to help Alexander hunt down Vigo before too many people get hurt and send him back to where he belongs.