What are the best YA paranormal fantasy books?

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    #1Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)

    Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)
    Raised embracing her shapeshifter nature, Mercy Thompson had always lived with her fellow werewolves family. Everything changed when she got kicked out the community due to a forbidden love affair, so she started running a mechanic shop. One day, she meets a teenage werewolf, something that will get her in many troubles with the family that abandoned her. 
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    Zhang Yan
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I read this on request of my daughter. I found it to be quite an enjoyable book. It is well written and and an easy read. The story moves along nicely too. I recommend."
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    #2American Gods

    American Gods

    American Gods is a multi-award-winning novel by the acclaimed British author, Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Shadow and Mr. Wednesday as they travel around America to recruit American reincarnations of old deities to fight the new ones.

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    Nancy Gray
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I'm not into reading this stuff. Definitely a fantasy book but paranormal?"
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    #3Neverwhere

    Neverwhere

    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is about Richard Mayhew, a goodhearted man living in London whose life changed after helping a bleeding girl on a city sidewalk. Because of his act, he was put in a place filled with dangers Mayhew never even dreamed existed.

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    Rosalba Reyna
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Very popular book with good ratings. I would be interested in checking this book out."
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    #4Marked (House of Night)

    Marked (House of Night)

    Marked, the first book in P.C Cast and Kristin Cast' House of Night series, is about Zoey and the House of Night, the school for vampyres. While trying to fit in her new school, Zoey finds out that even as a 'Marked', her life is not going to be easy.

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    Ryan Matthews
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The best Young Adult paranormal fantasy book is Marked (House of Night) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. The story focuses on Zoey, a young fledgling entering the House of Night, a school for vampires. She must navigate the school's rules and relationships among other vampires that will test her to her limits."
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    #5Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)

    Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)

    The first book of the 'Guild Hunter Series' beings narrating the story of Elena Deveraux, a vampire hunter that kills many beasts and monsters for a living. This time, she has been hired to kill Archangel Raphael, something harder that will be harder than she thought, as his beauty might interfere in her job. 

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    Jean Parker
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Angel's Blood is the first book in a series about paranormal romance. I'm not a fan of the genre but decided to give it a try. I kinda enjoyed it, it's a well written book, with an interesting premise, the characters and pace are okay but I think that this genre is not my thing anymore, I have no desire to know how the story continues."
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    #6Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)

    Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
    This thriller written by Anne Rice combines terror, suspense and erotica. The first book of The Vampire Chronicles tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter.



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    Craig Jackson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "It's not exactly a young adult book. It's a popular paranormal book series, but it is far more adult than what I would give a teenage or a tween. It's definitely for full gown people"
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    #7Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)

    Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)

    Cry Wolf, the first book in Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series, is about Anna, who never believed in werewolves until she was turned into one and began a love-and-hate relationship with her pack's Alpha.

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    Christine Sullivan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This was a very interesting read overall. I normally wouldn't read books like this. But the concept was cool."
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    #8Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)

    Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)

    Bitten is a suspense novel with a huge international success. Elena Michaels lost her parents in a car accident when she was a child. Smart, beautiful and engaged to be married she discovers that her fiance is a werewolf. 

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    Betty Holland
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a pretty good series. I got it for my daughter and she really seemed to enjoy it. Kept her entertained on our summer travels."
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    #9Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake)

    Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake)

    Guilty Pleasures, the first book in Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, is about Anita and her investigation of a series of vicious slayings in St. Louis, where supernatural forces are lurking about.

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    Ralph Riley
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Laurell Hamilton is one of the best Vampire fantasy writers to ever put pen to page. Her Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series being the most popular. Anita Blake has not only been a series of novels, it has also been a graphic novel and was licensed to become a movie."
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    #10Storm Front (Dresden Files)

    Storm Front (Dresden Files)
    Storm Front is a supernatural paranormal mystery novel written by Jim Butcher as the first book for The Dresden Files series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2000 by Penguin ROC.
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    Lawrence Davis
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book was intense and kept me on edge! One of the best reads in a long time. It started off a slightly slow but then the paranormal actions started to happen and thats when it started to get good. "
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    #11Darkfever (Fever)

    Darkfever (Fever)

    When MacKayla Lane's is murdered, the quest to find her sister's killers draws her to a world where nothing is how it seems. Soon she faces a greater challenge: stay alive long enough. 

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    #12City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.
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    Tammy Morris
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A good read written by a best selling author of several books."
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    #13Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows)

    Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows)

    Dead Witch Walking, the first book in Kim Harrison's The Hollows Series, is about Rachel, a hot witch with serious sex appeal tasked to keep the underworld free from disorder, despite being populated by blood-thirsty vampires.

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    Jose Beck
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Dead witch walking is a pretty spooky book, which is good because that's what it's supposed to be. There's a lot of sexual themes for a young adult novel, however, it never goes too far and it's pretty fun along the way."
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    #14Vampire Academy

    Vampire Academy
    Vampire Academy is a paranormal romance by Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Lissa, a vampire princess, and her guardian and best friend, Rose, during their stay in St. Vladimir's Academy. This is the first book of a six-part series.
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    Michael Medina
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "not my type of genre of reading. that being said it does look like good read for some"
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    #15The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld)

    The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld)
    The voices of the past tormented Ashlyn Darrow. Searching for an end to the nightmare, she flew to Budapest looking for men with supernatural abilities, a man trapped in his own hell. 
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    Catherine Day
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "If your like torture, Greek mythology mixed with a little current world then you may like this book. The main characters seem to have deeper issues within themselves. I never knew the underworld could be so seductive. It was filled with action but just a bit too far fetched from the typical paranormal fantasy books that I prefer."
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    #16Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave is the first book in the Night Huntress series written by Jeaniene Frost. This urban fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2007 by Avon. 

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    Julie Watkins
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book has been around for quite a while, but is still a fun read. This is the first book in the Night Huntress series. The lead characters have a great chemistry which keeps the book interesting until the end. "
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    #17Dracula in Love

    Dracula in Love

    Dracula in Love is a fantasy historical fiction written by Karen Essex. This paranormal fantasy romance book is first published in August 2010 by Doubleday. 

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    #18Young Blood (The Mediator)

    Young Blood (The Mediator)

    Young Blood is a paranormal fantasy romance fiction and the fourth book in The Mediator series written by Meg Cabot. It is first published in 2001. 

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    Isidro Molina
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "has an interesting plot that can really get you wondering what will come next. will look into this."
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    #19Dracula: The Un-Dead

    Dracula: The Un-Dead

    Dracula: The Un-Dead is a paranormal fantasy book written by Dacre Stoker. This horror fiction book is the sequel from Bram Stoker's notes and is first published in 2009 by Dutton. 

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    Humberto Domínguez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I did not like these books that much!!Don't make the same mistake as I did!!"
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    #20Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin)

    Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin)

    Dragon Actually is the first book in the Dragon Kin series written by G. A. Aiken. This paranormal fantasy romance fiction book was first published in 2004. 

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    Jennifer Andrews
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "My mother bought these books for my preteen daughter. I decided to give this one a read before she did, and I am so glad I did. It is not what I would have chosen for her and it is adult oriented, which I think you can guess from the cover! It is a good book, but not for kids."
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    #21Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds)

    Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds)

    Elizabeth's Wolf is the third book in the Breeds series written by Lora Leigh. With over 300 pages, this paranormal fantasy romance adult fiction is published in 2005 by Ellora's Cave.

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    Margaret Hansen
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book sounds interesting and I love it's on Amazon. However, I'm not a fan of how expensive it is."
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    #22Fantastical (Fantasyland)

    Fantastical (Fantasyland)

    Fantastical by Kristen Ashley is a paranormal fantasy romance novel that was originally published in 2013. This book tells the story of Cora Goode who found herself trapped in a parallel fairytale world.

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    Larry Lucas
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "A nice fantasy romance novel but it really could have been shortened. It's rare to feel this way for me but this book was almost drawn out so long to the point where I didn't even want to finish it."
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    #23High Stakes (The Mediator)

    High Stakes (The Mediator)

    High Stakes is a paranormal fantasy romance fiction and the second book in The Mediator series written by Meg Cabot. It is first published in 2001. 

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    Timothy Martinez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "High Stakes (The Mediator) takes the best of both fantasy and romance worlds and combines them into a unique story about a girl and a ghost. It isn't the best book or the most high quality but it has the essential elements that make it a pleasure to read."
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    #24I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It

    I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It

    I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by by Adam Selzer is a paranormal fantasy on the blood sucking creatures also known as vampires. This book how a millennial vampire is portrayed into today's generation.

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    Richard Munoz
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Not really a good book although it fits the paranormal fantasy category. The book focuses more on romance and doesn't really embrace much of the paranormal fantasy setting. The book is still fun and explores the theme but the focus is not there."
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    #25Kiss of Heat (Feline Breeds)

    Kiss of Heat (Feline Breeds)

    Kiss of Heat is the third book of the Feline Breeds series written by Lora Leigh. With over 200 pages, this paranormal fantasy romance adult fiction is published in 2005 by Ellora's Cave.

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    Maricela Palma
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I was curious about the genre of young adult fantasy erotica, so I decided to read this book. Yowza, it's definitely heavier on the erotica than the young adult. Aside from that, it's an OK read, but nothing special."
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    #26Life's a Witch

    Life's a Witch

    Life's a Witch is a young adult paranormal fantasy fiction and the second book in the Life's a Witch series written by Brittany Geragotelis. It is first published in 2011. 

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    Victoria Ávila
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book was alright. The story's been done before, but the author has their own way of telling the oft-used story line through a new pair of eyes (or hands, I should say). This book might be interesting if you're really into this sort of genre. "
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    #27Practical Magic

    Practical Magic
    Practical Magic is a paranormal fantasy fiction and the first book in Practical Magic series written by Alice Hoffman. This chick lit novel is first published in 1995. 
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    Harry Ramos
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a really good story. All the characters are amazing, I love them all. It's very well written. In this genre I think authors tend to just pump out garbage books but this isn't one of them at all."
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    #28The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Xian Li-lin)

    The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Xian Li-lin)
    The Girl with Ghost Eyes is the first book in Xian Li-lin series written by M. H. Boroson. It is a historical paranormal fantasy novel published by Talos in 2015. 
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    Yi Chen
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Very super science fiction book"
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    #29The Mane Attraction (Pride)

    The Mane Attraction (Pride)
    The Mane Attraction is the third book in Pride series written by Shelly Laurenston. This paranormal fantasy romance book is first published in 2008 by Brava. 
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    Nancy Holland
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is not a young adult book, but it is paranormal and fantasy based. In those respects, it's a very good book that is interesting and a bit different. But not young adult."
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    #30The Name of the Star (Shades of London)

    The Name of the Star (Shades of London)

    The Name of the Star is a young adult paranormal fantasy fiction and the first book in Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson. It is first published in 2011.

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    Howard Hanson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Great paranormal fantasy book for the young adult, pleanty of fun."
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    #31The Witch Is Back (Life's a Witch)

    The Witch Is Back (Life's a Witch)

    The Witch Is Back is a young adult paranormal fantasy and the third book in  Life's a Witch series written by Brittany Geragotelis.It is first published in 2014 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers.

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    Lawrence Alvarado
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "You gotta love a punny title! The Witch Is Back (Life's a Witch) is the final book in the trilogy about teen witch Hadley as her coven fights for her crush. This is a must-read for readers of the first two books of the Life’s a Witch trilogy"
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    #32The Probable Future

    The Probable Future

    The Probable Future is a contemporary paranormal fantasy fiction written by Alice Hoffman. This magical realism novel is published in 2004 by Ballantine Books.

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    Eugene Owens
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Paranormal fantasy is a fun genre, and it makes for great young adult novels. The writing seems pretty easy and fun to read so I would recommend. "
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    #33What the Spell? (Life's a Witch)

    What the Spell? (Life's a Witch)

    What the Spell? is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance and the first book in Life's a Witch series written by Brittany Geragotelis. It is first published in 2011. 

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    Catherine Grant
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "okay reviews, seems more suited to preteens"
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    #34The Midnight Palace

    The Midnight Palace
    The Midnight Palace is a mystery/fantasy book written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Originally published in 1998, The Midnight Palace is translated into English by Lucia Graves. It is the second book in the Niebla series.
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    Bryan Patterson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This book is a nice addition to a young adults library. It is some of this author's earlier works, so it is not as refined as their later series. The translation seems to be spot on as well. "
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    #35The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick is a paranormal fantasy novel written by John Updike. The Witches of Eastwick was published on August 27, 1996 by Random House Trade. It was first published in 1984.

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    Charvi Khan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "What a classic! It grabs the readers attention and you can't stop. Witches is so well-written that you're left wondering about the possibility of witch-craft being around today. If you've seen the movie and were disappointed, PLEASE read the book! It's so worth it!"
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    #36The Grail King (Druids of Avalon)

    The Grail King (Druids of Avalon)

    The Grail King is a paranormal romance book by Joy Nash which follows the story of Owein who has a vision of a Roman beauty whom he helps find a grail. It was published in 2006 by Love Spell and is the second book in the Druids of Avalon series.

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    Arnav Dutta
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Grail King (Druids of Avalon) is a nice mix of fantasy, love, and magic. The story and characters are developed nicely. The relationships and lore make you wanting for more. Don't be too put off by the numerous spelling errors."
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    #37Dark Legacy

    Dark Legacy

    Dark Legacy is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy novel written by Christine Feehan. This book was originally published in September 2017. It was followed by Dark Sentinel in September 2018.

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    Micaela Suárez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is part of a vampire series about the Carpathians by Christine Feehan. Hard to put down all books by this author. This series especially. All her books are great and leave you wanting to read more about the characters. Can't wait for the next one."
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    #38Black Bird of the Gallows

    Black Bird of the Gallows

    Black Bird of the Gallows is a young adult paranormal novel written by Meg Kassel which follows the relationship between Angie Dovage and Reece Fernandez. 

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    Michael Newman
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a great book for young adults that like the paranormal world. It's a little romantic and has a strong fantasy theme running throughout the book as well. It's very well written."
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    #39Queen of Dragons (The Drakon)

    Queen of Dragons (The Drakon)

    Queen of Dragons by Shana Abé is a fantasy fiction and romance novel originally published in 2007. This is the third book in Abé's The Drakon series. It was followed by The Treasure Keeper in 2009.

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    Grace Sun
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a series book. It’s not that popular but has good ratings. It is not something that I would enjoy reading. "
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    #40Time Windows

    Time Windows

    Time Windows is a young adult science fiction mystery fantasy book written by Kathryn Reiss. This paranormal fiction book is first published in 1991. 

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    Betty Porter
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Depending on the age of the young adult, this could be an acceptable book. However, it is geared towards adults so your teenager should be on the mature side. "
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    #41The House at Pelham Falls

    The House at Pelham Falls

    The House at Pelham Falls is a fictional book that presents a ghost story alongside a lesbian love story written by Brenda Weathers published by Naiad Pr in September 28, 1986.

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    Lisa Allen
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The House at Pelham Falls was given as a suggestion while I was looking for the best YA paranormal fantasy books. However, I would not purchase this book as there are only 2 reviews and the book cover looks like it from the 1970's old and dated."

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Best What are the best YA paranormal fantasy books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)Books 46 Paid
2American GodsBooks 43 Paid
3NeverwhereBooks 40 Paid
4Marked (House of Night)Books 39 Paid
5Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)Books 37 Paid
6Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)Books 35 Paid
7Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)Books 35 Paid
8Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)Books 34 Paid
9Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake)Books 32 Paid
10Storm Front (Dresden Files)Books 31 Paid
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