An oldie but goodie — and a personal favorite — is Garth Nix‘s Abhorsen series (Currently it is a trilogy, but a fourth book is set to be published next year). The first book is Sabriel, which introduces the Old Kingdom magic and the Abhorsen, a powerful person who controls the bells and the gates of death. When the Abhorsen goes missing, Sabriel will journey through the kingdom trying to find him, uncovering some dark secrets along the way.
If you like vampires but want something a little different, try The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. When a rogue vampire started contaminating humans with the vampire virus, whole cities were walled off to keep the epidemic contained. When Tana wakes up the morning after a party to find everyone dead except her ex-boyfriend and a vampire who was left chained, she decides to enter Coldtown with the two boys. But not everything is as it seems on the video streams, and Tana might not make it out alive.
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is for those who like creepy ghost stories. Cos Lowood kills ghosts, following in his father’s footsteps. But Anna, the 16-year old-ghost in Thunder Bay, has killed everyone who enters her house. Can Cos take care of the problem without loosing his heart or his head? Be sure to check out the sequel, Girl of Nightmares.
Posted by: Beth