Since she was born, Zee has had a talent, or a special intelligence. She perceives things that no one else does. Zee hears what people think, feels what people feel. Through their eyes, Zee sees herself, and that vision changes her. Sometimes Zee is the precocious daughter of her four adults. Sometimes Zee is a teenage thug from Brooklyn, New York, a teenage basketball player who gets into trouble. His four adults worry and test him, but Zee anticipates their fears and outwits them. Little by little, Zee learns to grow up and adapt to the expectations of society and the eyes of others, at the risk of losing herself.
- Author:Sokol, Su J.Summary:
- Author:Kay, Guy GavrielSummary:
Fifteen-year-old Ned Marriner accompanies his photographer father to France, where he is working on a coffee-table book. As Ned strolls along roads walked by Celtic tribes and Roman legions, he discovers a very old story playing itself out in this modern world of iPods and cell phones. On one holy, haunted night of the ancient year, when the borders between the living and the dead are down, Ned, his family, and friends are shockingly drawn into this tale. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high and older readers. 2007.
- Author:Spear, TerrySummary:
The hot, powerful Wolff brothers have moved to the outskirts of Silver Town and opened a ski lodge. They've always wanted to live in a wolf-controlled area, and now they have their chance. They're settling in for a quiet winter when their lives suddenly become way more exciting than they'd ever planned. Private Investigator and Gray-wolf shifter Josie Grayson is hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal hiding out at the ski lodge when her partner takes ill and must leave her to pursue the mission alone. Blake Wolff steps in-he can't resist the allure of this brilliant and focused she-wolf whose presence awakens a long-dormant yearning in his heart. As pursuit of their quarry heats up, Blake has a mission of his own-to convince Josie that there's more to life than work-and that she's his perfect mate.
- Author:Rhodes, Jewell ParkerSummary:
Medical doctor Marie Levant--descendant of the legendary Voodoo Queen Mari Laveau--is tired of seeing blood-drained corpses arrive at the hospital each night, and tired of being haunted by their ghosts. To protect herself and her loved ones, she'll need to use all her skills to expel the deadly spirit responsible for the murders--an African vampire called a "wazimamoto."
- Author:Jolley, Dan.Summary:
Staci Glass feels cursed-whenever there's a crisis, she's stuck in the middle. Now her best friend, Faith, has a new hobby, and against her better judgment, Staci conjures up the courage to go along. They join a trio of wannabe witches for a magical ceremony in an Incan history exhibit. Their chanting is loud enough to raise the dead, it seems. Why else would a shriveled-up mummy go missing-and a mysterious Incan prince suddenly appear' Prince Pachacutec-or "Chuck"--Is a man with a past. He died tragically five hundred years ago, but that's all ancient history as far as Staci is concerned. He is everything she could want-kind, charming, and drop-dead gorgeous. But the witches aren't willing to live and let live. Will Staci fight for Chuck' Or do the witches have a point when they say reanimated corpses make bad boyfriends'
- Author:Butcher, JimSummary:
Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He's a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble. In the three novellas that make up ''Working For Bigfoot, '' collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin's life. As a middle-schooler, in ''B is For Bigfoot, '' Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in ''I Was a Teenage Bigfoot, '' Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it's not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up's typical problems as a freshman in college in ''Bigfoot on Campus, '' or would have if typical included vampires.
- Author:Kohda, ClaireSummary:
Lydia is a young, mixed-race vampire living in London. On her own for the first time, she struggles to balance her deep-seated desire to live amongst humans with her incessant hunger for blood.
- Author:Davis, EvetteSummary:
Beneath the fog of San Francisco lurks a hidden world that controls our fate. Nobody who works with superstar political consultant Olivia Shepherd knows that she has supernatural empathic abilities—and that’s just how she likes it. But when she wakes up one morning to find Elsa, an ancient time-walker, standing in her kitchen, Olivia can no longer ignore her gifts or the mystical path that awaits her. Soon she is plunged into the hidden world of powerful “Others” who operate beneath the dense fog of San Francisco. Drafted to work for the Council, a shadowy organization that controls the fate of humanity, Olivia must decide whether to dedicate herself to its cause. Complicating matters further is Olivia’s new love interest William a centuries-old vampire who is far too jaded to take an interest in human affairs. As shocking details from Olivia’s own past emerge and her role in the world begins to take shape, will she rise to the challenge of her destiny?
- Author:Swann, S. AndrewSummary:
When young Uldolf discovers an injured and frightened young woman in the woods, he brings her to live with his adoptive family. But Lilly is not quite human, and the danger is greater than they can possibly imagine.
- Author:Singh, NaliniSummary:
The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems. This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems - if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters - and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.
- Author:Stone, EthanSummary:
When college student Jack Coleman meets Derek Malone at a party, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Lies and secrets almost derail the relationship, but they face the problems head on, and it isn’t long before Jack and Derek decide to take their relationship to the next level. That’s when things get complicated. It turns out Derek and several other people Jack thought he knew are werewolves... and so is Jack. In fact, his unusual birthmark brands him as a Chosen One, a werewolf of great power destined to be alpha. But Jack isn’t sure he’s cut out to be a leader. When a pack rival, Elias Fairchild, kidnaps Derek to force Jack’s hand, Jack has to make up his mind: Will he deny his newfound heritage or risk it all to save Derek’s life?
- Author:Laine, TaraSummary:
Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can't have. Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.
- Author:Tyler, PaigeSummary:
Wolf shifter and SWAT Officer Max Lowry falls hard for she-wolf Lana Mason, but things spiral out of control when wolf hunters track her down, and Max realizes Lana has no idea who-or what-she really is. SWAT Series: Hungry Like the Wolf (Book 1) Wolf Trouble (Book 2) In the Company of Wolves (Book 3) To Love a Wolf (Book 4) Wolf Unleashed (Book 5) Wolf Hunt (Book 6) Wolf Hunger (Book 7)
- Author:Mayer, ShannonSummary:
My name is Rachel Sambrook, and I thought I understood the world...until I discovered the world is full of living, breathing monsters.When I teamed up with Lea, I thought we had stopped the experiments on vampire blood.All we did was open a can of wolves we had not expected. The clues we find take us halfway across the world and, to my irritation, leave us depending on two men. One, a werewolf who has his own set of secrets. And the other, a Cazador like Lea...only this one is human and more tempting than I'd like to admit. The only way to win this new fight will be to trust one another. If we don't, then none of us will survive the bite that is coming...
- Author:Blackwood, LaurenSummary:
* REESE'S BOOK CLUB FALL 2021 YA PICK * "Lauren Blackwood's can't-miss debut is a magical, Ethiopian-inspired remix of Jane Eyre ." - Harper's Bazaar What the heart desires, the house destroys... Andromeda is a debtera-an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. She would be hired, that is, if her mentor hadn't thrown her out before she could earn her license. Now her only hope of steady work is to find a Patron-a rich, well-connected individual who will vouch for her abilities. When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rochester reaches out to hire her, she takes the job without question. Never mind that he's rude and demanding and eccentric, that the contract comes with a number of outlandish rules... and that almost a dozen debtera had quit before her. If Andromeda wants to earn a living, she has no choice. But she quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn, and that Magnus is hiding far more than she has been trained for. Death is the most likely outcome if she stays, the reason every debtera before her quit. But leaving Magnus to live out his curse alone isn't an option because-heaven help her-she's fallen for him. Stunningly romantic, Lauren Blackwood's heartstopping debut, Within These Wicked Walls, ushers in an exciting new fantasy voice. "An intricate magic system, a grimly humorous Black heroine, AND a heart-thumping romance? This book leaves nothing wanting." - Jordan Ifueko, New York Times bestselling author of Raybearer
- Author:Liu, Marjorie M.Summary:
Joining the Dirk & Steele Agency turned Eddie's life around. A pyrokinetic and former car thief, he cannot refuse an assignment to cross the continent in order to rescue an extraordinary woman in peril, even though he fears losing control of the destructive power of flame at his fingertips.
- Author:Oakes, Cory PutmanSummary:
Enter the gates of Witchtown to find a mischievous coming-of-age story for fans of Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic and the Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die series. When sixteen-year-old Macie O'Sullivan and her masterfully manipulative mother Aubra arrive at the gates of Witchtown-the most famous and mysterious witch-only haven in the world-they have one goal in mind: to rob it for all it's worth. But that plan derails when Macie and Aubra start to dig deeper into Witchtown's history and uncover that there is more to the quirky haven than meets the eye. Exploring the haven by herself, Macie finds that secrets are worth more than money in Witchtown. Secrets have their own power.
- Author:Galenorn, YasmineSummary:
"We're the D'Artigo sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we are savvy and sexy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who is still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Camille, a wicked-good witch. Except my magic is as unpredictable as the weather, which my enemies are about to find out the hard way. At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, a fellow operative, Jocko, has been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, badass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He has made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground. Our assignment: Keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they're in like Flynn. After all, with only my bumbling sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we've got a secret for them: Faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D'Artigo girls"
- Author:Argyle, AmberSummary:
Brusenna is the last. All the other witches have been captured, their songs stolen and twisted from harmony and growth into chaos and death. She alone must stand against an evil much older and darker than anything she could ever imagine—an evil every witch before her has failed to vanquish. In that, Brusenna must be the first.
- Author:Argyle, AmberSummary:
A ship burns, sinking into the dark sea. There is only one survivor—a child hunted for the power of her song. Hidden away on an isolated island, Lilette buries her power deep, convinced it caused the deaths of those she loves. But she can’t run from who she is. And when her secret is revealed, the only thing that can save her is her song. It’s time to rise up and become what she was always meant to be: the most powerful witch ever born.