Category Archives: paranormal

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

About: This free-verse biography with black-and-white watercolor illustrations depicts “Frankenstein’s” young author, Mary Shelley. Ofilia’s Thoughts: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein so this biography of Mary Shelley comes at a perfect time. This is … Continue reading

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The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma About: A ghostly story of suspense told in two voices–one still living and one dead. Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is … Continue reading

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness About: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the … Continue reading

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Jackaby by William Ritter

 Jackaby by William Ritter About: Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see … Continue reading

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer About: Twilight is about a girl, Bella, who has just moved to a small town called Forks. Bella is clumsy, not particularly good at sports, but really smart. One day Bella meets Edward, a mysterious boy … Continue reading

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Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore About: Amy  and Phin Goodnight grew up surrounded by household spells, magic, and benevolent ghosts. While ranch-sitting for their aunt in Texas Amy and her sister quickly realize that they are not alone.  There’s … Continue reading

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The Girl from the Well

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco The Ring meets The Exorcist in this haunting story about an American boy whose last hope for protection lies with a vengeful ghost Okiku wants vengeance…and she gets it. Whenever there’s a monster hurting a … Continue reading

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