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    Cracked – Eliza Crewe

    “There are some people you know you shouldn’t anger because it isn’t right. Like your mom – if she’s the nice sort.  There are other people you know you shouldn’t anger because they have the authority to punish you. Police officers, politicians, insane asylum wardens, your mom – if she’s the bad sort.  But there are some people you shouldn’t anger that you don’t know about, because no one ever survived to warn you.  I’m the third kind.” Meda is a demon halfing. She eats peoples souls. Brought up by her human mother who tried her hardest to ensure Meda didn’t turn into the demon that was nestled in her…

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    Johnny The Homicidal Maniac; The Director’s Cut – Jhonen Vasquez

    Dark and disturbingly funny, Johnny The Homicidal Maniac (JTHM) follows the adventures of Johnny (you can call him Nny), who lives with a pair of styrofoam doughboys that encourage his madness, a wall that constantly needs a fresh coat of blood, and–oh, yeah–his victims in various states of torture. Join Nny as he frightens the little boy next door (Todd, known to fans of Vasquez’s work as Squee), thirsts for Cherry Brain Freezies, attempts suicide, draws Happy Noodle Boy, and tries to uncover the meaning of his homicidal existence. *** This may only be a short review but that isn’t to say I didn’t love the book, I find it…

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    City of Bones – Cassandra Clare

    “‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’ The bouncer said, folding his arms across his massive chest. He stared down at the boy in the red zip-up jacket and shook his shaved head. ‘You can’t bring that thing in here.’  The fifty or so teenagers in line outside the Pandemonium Club leaned forward to eavesdrop. It was a long wait to get into the all-ages club, especially on a Sunday, and not much generally happened in line.” Clary Fray is seeing things that can’t be real. Demons and Vampires are popping up all over the Manhattan she knew and loved. When she notices a group following a boy through a club…

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    Devilish – Maureen Johnson

    “Prologue  So this was how it ended. The revelers had deserted, leaving plates of Spanish almonds and sushi and cupcake wrappers. Now there would be no more grand ballrooms with Assyrian kinds and pampered dogs and English pop stars and the A3. No more midnight rides through the skies of Providence. No more Calculus II with Brother Frank. No more stolen moments with 116-year-old boys or staring at the golden brick mansion across the fields.”  Jane and Ally have always been best friends, and have always only had each other. They are two odd to be cool and too cool to be odd at St Teresa’s Preparatory School for Girls,…

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    Carnival of Souls – Melissa Marr

    “The man – witch – who’d summoned Selah was nothing like what shed expected. In truth, he looked no different than many daimons she’d met: implacable expression and a musculature that would serve him well in one of the Marchosia’s fighting competitions. It was only his eerie blue-and0gold witch eyes that revealed his true nature – and those eyes were fixed on her.” Mallory is unaware of the true nature of The City and its Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. All she knows about The City is that her father, and every other witch living there, was cast out and forced to…

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    Dreams – Daniela Sacerdoti

    “You’d never think it would happen to you. You’d never think that one day you’d stand in a graveyard, rain tapping on a sea of black umbrellas, watching your parents being lowered into the earth, never to come back. It’s happening to me.” Sarah Midnight has dreams, dreams she writes down so her parents can search for the demons from them. The demons which are roaming the Earth having slipped through from the place they were banished to years before we can even remember. But one day her parents are found dead, Sarah has been sheltered from the full extent of the Midnight legacy but she knows that she can’t…

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    Forsaken (The Demon Trappers #1) – Jana Oliver

    “2018 Atlanta, Georiga Riley Blackthorne rolled her eyes. ‘Libraries and demons,’ she muttered. ‘What is the attraction?’ At the sound of her voice the fiend hissed from its perch on top of the book stack. Then it gave Riley the finger. The librarian chuckled at its antics. ‘It’s been doing that ever since we found it.’” Riley Blackthorne is her father daughter, that’s for sure. So of course she wanted to follow in his footsteps as a Demon Trapper and earn some money to pay off the outstanding medical bills from her mother’s illness. However demon trapping isn’t for the fainthearted and as the first female allowed to trap, Riley…

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    After Obsession – Carrie Jones and Steven E Wedel

    “You are mine. You all will be mine. These are the words I hear every single freaking morning since my friend Courtney’s dad died. They slither around inside my brain all day until I think I’m going crazy, and today is no exception.” Aimee dreams strange dreams, like people dying, that often come true. Alan, trying to stick true to his father’s Native American culture, has his own totem, Onawa, and when she warns him of danger he knows something is not right in this small town. Courtney hasn’t been right since her dad’s boat was wrecked and all the men aboard were lost at sea. Everyone’s convinced that they…