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Young Adult - Paranormal Relationships

Love is Hell
Love is Hell (2008)
Five stories of supernatural romance by Laurie Stolarz, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, and Melissa Marr.
 
Pretty Dead
Pretty Dead (2009)
Francesca Lia Block
Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend.
 
The Splendor Falls
The Splendor Falls (2009)
Rosemary Clement-Moore
Dark secrets linking two Alabama families and their Welsh ancestors slowly come to light when seventeen-year-old Sylvie, whose promising ballet career has come to a sudden end, spends a month with a cousin she barely knows in her father's ancestral home.
 
Nevermore
Nevermore (2010)
Kelly  Creagh

  When cheerleader Isobel Lanley is assigned to work with goth, Edgar Allen Poe fan Varen Nethers on an English project, she is swept into a horrific dream world that he has created in his mind.

 

 
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (2009)
Beth Fantaskey
Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her.
 
Zombies Don't Cry
Zombies Don't Cry (2011)
Rusty Fischer
After being hit by lightning on her way to a party, Maddy awakens happy to be alive, but soon realizes she's become one of the living dead.
 
A Kiss in Time
A Kiss in Time (2009)
Alex Flinn
Sixteen-year-old Princess Talia persuades seventeen-year-old Jack, the modern-day American who kissed her awake after a 300-year sleep, to take her to his Miami home, where she hopes to win his love before the witch who cursed her can spirit her away.
 
Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures (2009)
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
 
Evernight
Evernight (2008)
Claudia Gray
Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Jared, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca's entire world.
 
Need
Need (2009)
Carrie Jones
Depressed after the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live with her grandmother in a small Maine town, where new friends tell Zara the strange man she keeps seeing may be a pixie king, and that only "were" creatures can stop him from taking souls.
 
Wicked Lovely
Wicked Lovely (2007)
Melissa Marr
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.
 
Wake
Wake (2008)
Lisa McMann
Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.
 
Twilight
Twilight (2005)
Stephenie 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.
 
Evermore
Evermore (2009)
Alyson Noël
Since the car accident that claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras and hear people's thoughts, and she goes out of her way to hide from other people until she meets Damen, another psychic teenager who is hiding even more mysteries.
 
Reign or Shine
Reign or Shine (2009)
Michelle Rowen
In small-town Canada after her mother's fourth marriage, sixteen-year-old Nikki learns that her long-lost father is king of the demons, a fact that threatens to destroy her newfound popularity and sense of belonging.  The first book of Demon Princess.
 
Vampire Kisses
Vampire Kisses (2003)
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.
 
I Kissed a Zombie and I liked It
I Kissed a Zombie and I liked It (2010)
Adam Selzer
Living in the post-human era when the undead are part of everyday life, high schooler Alley breaks her no-dating rule when Doug catches her eye, but classmate Will demands to turn her into a vampire and her zombie boyfriend may be unable to stop him.
 
Night World
Night World (2008)
L. J. Smith
Three novels of the Night World, where supernatural beings walk among us but falling in love is against the rules.  Includes Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Spellbinder.
 
Shade
Shade (2010)
Jeri Smith-Ready
Sixteen-year-old Aura of Baltimore, Maryland, reluctantly works at her aunt's law firm helping ghosts with wrongful death cases file suits in hopes of moving on, but it becomes personal when her boyfriend, a promising musician, dies and persistently haunts her. (Teen Department)
 
Strange Angels
Strange Angels (2009)
Lili St. Crow
Sixteen-year-old Dru's psychic abilities helped her father battle zombies and other creatures of the "Real World," but now she must rely on herself, a "werwulf"-bitten friend, and a half-human vampire hunter to learn who murdered her parents, and why.
 
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (2008)
Maggie Stiefvater
On the day of an important music competition, talented but painfully introverted and nervous Deirdre Monaghan is helped to perform by the compelling and enigmatic Luke Dillon and finds herself inexorably drawn into the mysteries and dangers of the faerie world.
 
Raven
Raven (2009)
Allison Van Diepen
New York City breakdancer Nicole loves fellow dancer Zin, who keeps her at a distance, harboring a very old secret.
 
Kiss of Life
Kiss of Life (2009)
Daniel Waters

Phoebe has a crush on Tommy, but Tommy is a zombie - one of the teens in her town who have come back from the dead.  When her friend Adam dies protecting her, her life becomes even more complicated. Sequel to Generation Dead (2008).

 
The Fetch
The Fetch (2009)
Laura Whitcomb
After 350 years as a Fetch, or death escort, Calder breaks his vows and enters the body of Rasputin, whose spirit causes rebellion in the Land of Lost Souls while Calder struggles to convey Ana and Alexis, orphaned in the Russian Revolution, to Heaven.
 
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