What are the best young adult paranormal fiction?

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    #1Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)

    Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)
    Lena Duchannes is having trouble concealing her supernatural ability, a hidden power that has been running in her family for generations. She will eventually meet Ethan Wate, who has been dreaming of a beautiful girl, and they both will have to uncover the connections between them. 


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    Lauren Gray
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If you are into paranormal. This book is for you. A ghostly tale."
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    #2The Keeper: Awakening

    The Keeper: Awakening
    Elizabeth, whose mother was abducted before her eyes many years ago, finds herself alone in the town where she lives, a place where everyone thinks she's crazy. Everything changes when she meets Michael and his best friend Vincent: the three of them will find themselves caught up in a conspiracy where they will need each other in order to survive. 


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    Patricia Hopkins
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I like YA paranormal books usually and this one was okay but definitely not the best I've read. I've been disappointed by other books from this author and to be perfectly honest I just don't think they have anything to offer over other novels in this genre. "
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    #3Vampire 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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    Rosa Arroyo
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is fun and saucy; I loved reading every minute of it. This first book in the series sets up the story and characters beautifully. The romance isn't too heavy-handed and the other relationships and friendships feel really real--the dialogue is wonderful!"
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    #4Specials (Uglies)

    Specials (Uglies)
    Specials is the third book in the thrilling dystopic series for young adults, the Uglies. It was authored by Scott Westerfeld and was first published in 2006. It is about a future where a young woman tried to break the rules in a judgemental world.

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    Samuel Hall
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I wanted to like this book and series, but after struggling through this one I'm done. I kind of liked the idea and the dystopic setting, but it's just not interesting enough and I didn't care about the story, characters or setting."
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    #5Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Uglies written by Scott Westerfeld which centers on Tally who can't wait anymore to turn sixteen as she will have an operation to turn into a pretty girl.


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    Judy Cox
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "You are an uglie until you turn 16. At 16 you get surgery to become a Pretty. Tally is having second thoughts though. A wonderful read."
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    #6Sky Ghosts

    Sky Ghosts

    Sky Ghosts: All for One is the first book in Sky Ghosts series written by Alexandra Engellmann published in 2014. It is an urban fantasy about a girl assassin Patricia.  


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    Marcela Peralta
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Strong women books are a must for our young women to read. Patricia is a very strong young woman and is a good role model for the kids in high school. She is fearless in her endeavors and her courage is infectious. Yet, the book is a good book for all ages to read. Note: It is based on paranormal events. "
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    #7The Keeper: Revenge

    The Keeper: Revenge

    Mary, Michael and Vincent managed to defeat Klein, but he has come back stronger than ever! His plan to destroy the world through vampire armies is on, and they will have to defeat him again in order to restore balance, while dealing with their own feelings. 


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    Amit Nair
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Move over, Twilight--there's a new vampire series on the YA fiction throne! I had chills down my spine with every page, and couldn't put it down--I read it in one sitting!"
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    #8We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma is a horror zombie humorous fiction written by Donnie Smith as the first book in the Ax Handel's Special Zombie Notebooks. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013.


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    Kathy Diaz
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This solutions isn't bad for the topic of best young adult paranormal books. I think this book would be a good addition to any library or selection."
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    #9City 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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    Amy Burton
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book is so intense. I suggest reading this book during free time at home, and i am sure you will like it. It has very exciting stories and situations, with many colorful characters and it will engages your imagination in maximum. "
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    #10Spirit of the Revolution

    Spirit of the Revolution

    Spirit of the Revolution is a paranormal suspense romance novel written by Debbie Peterson. It is first published in 2013 by The Wild Rose Press. 


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    Raquel de los Santos
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I found this book very enjoyable. The story is suspenseful and engaging."
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    Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga series, a book by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of Bella Swan, a transferee student, and Edward Cullen who is a vampire. They will fall in love with each other and defy all odds. 


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    Amber Scott
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Twilight is a good example of a young adult paranormal fiction. I remember reading Twilight many years ago and I thought it was wonderfully written and I still fondly remember the characters that I grew attached to through the series. "
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    #12Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is the first novel in the fantasy fiction and romance trilogy of Infernal Devices. This book follows the story of Tessa Gray and her encounter with a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club.


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    Cynthia Wood
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Suspension, thrills, and a steamy romance, this book will keep you turning pages. It is a great read for anyone that like paranormal fiction, romance, or secret societies! "
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    #13Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

    Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

    Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey is a romance fiction novel published in 2000. This book tells the story of a senior student named Jessica Packwood and her vampire fiancé, Lucius Vladescu. 


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    Julie Curtis
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Well this is just dumb, the story, premise, and the writing are just not good. However, I think it would possible appeal to teens. They tend to like this type of bad writing and stories that are a little out there."
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    #14Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements)

    Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements)

    Every Last Breath is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance and the third book in The Dark Elements series written by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 


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    Charvi Patil
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I wouldn't read it."
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    #15Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries)

    Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries)
    Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries) is a paranormal mythology romance fiction and the first book in The Reaper Diaries written by Michele Vail. It is published in 2012 by Harlequin Teen. 

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    Janet Jacobs
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I would not consider this to fall into the category of young adult paranormal fiction. I had trouble following the mythology of the story. I also thought the romance part rather lame. Those with a deep imagination my enjoy it, but it was not for me"
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    #16The Golem

    The Golem

    The Golem is a hardcore horror novel for adults written by renowned horror novelist Edward Lee. It was released in 2009. It is about a group of bones of the dead that attack a small city.


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    Joe Hawkins
    Written on May 2, 2018
    ""I can't wait to read a book about bones attacking cities," said nobody ever. Not sure what Edward Lee was on when he wrote this book but it's wholly unnecessary and nothing more than violence porn. Skip it."
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    #17Frozen Charlotte (Red Eye)

    Frozen Charlotte (Red Eye)
    Frozen Charlotte is the first book in the young adult paranormal series Red Eye written by Alex Bell which centers on Sophie who moves in a remote Isle of Skye following her best friend's mysterious death. 

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    Ann Willis
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "When her best friend dies under mysterious circumstances, Sophie sets off to stay with her cousins on the remote Isle of Skye. It's been years since she last saw them--brooding Cameron with his scarred hand; Piper, who seems too perfect to be real; and peculiar little Lilias with her fear of bones. Still, Sophie never expected the strange new rules the family now lives by: Make no mention of Cameron's accident. Never leave the front gate unlocked. Above all, don't speak of the girl who's no longer there, the sister whose death might have closer ties to Sophie's past--and more sinister consequences for her future--than she ever knew. "
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    #18Growing Wings

    Growing Wings

    Growing Wings is a fast-paced fantasy written by an award-winning writer by Laurel Winter. This suspenseful fantasy for young adult readers was originally published in 2000.


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    Raymond Carlson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a great read for young adults looking for a fantasy-skewed novel. The fantasy part of the novel isn't overbearing, it still has the emotions and conflict of a normal young adult."
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    #19Lady Cottington's Fairy Album

    Lady Cottington's Fairy Album

    Lady Cottington's Fairy Album is a Fantasy, Art, Humor, Paranormal and Children's Fairy tale book written by Brian Froud. It was published October 1, 2002 by Harry N. Abrams.


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    Nicole Watson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I love the paranormal and fairy tale books in general and this one was pretty good. The visuals of the book really bring the story to life. Each story is very detailed with plenty of imagination to engage a reader. It's fun to go back in time to your childhood when you allowed yourself to believe in things we don't believe in as adults. "
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    #20The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

    The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

    The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton is a horror book written by Edith Wharton and illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi. Originally published in 1937, this book features 11 stories about the supernatural.


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    Craig Kim
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "When I started reading The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, I simply could not put the book down. It is simply the best young adult paranormal fiction I have read. This book contains 11 supernatural stories and they are suspenseful and leave you craving more. If you are not a scaredy cat, you will love this book too!"
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    #21Garden of Shadows

    Garden of Shadows

    Garden of Shadows by V.C. Andrews is a gothic fiction novel originally published in 1986. This is the fifth book in Andrews' Dollanganger series. It was followed by Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth.


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    Judith Walker
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "You really get pulled in to this family, I know I did. I have read the series. It is a "dark" book but if you like that kind of reading then this book is for you. I , do suggest though that you read the series in order to get the correct feel for this book. You will understand it better. It does have that paranormal feel to it. "
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    #22Aphrodite's Passion (Superhero Central)

    Aphrodite's Passion (Superhero Central)

    Aphrodite's Passion is a fictional romance novel written by Julie Kenner. Aphrodite's Passion is the second book of the Protector Superhero book series. Aphrodite's Passion was published by Love Spell.


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    Shreya Singhal
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book includes subject matter that might be a little more risque than what is appropriate for the young adult crowd. Although, the reading level is perfect and comprehension would be achieved, this is still much too adult for "young" adult."
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    #23The Bones of Others (Skye Cree)

    The Bones of Others (Skye Cree)

    The Bones of Others is the first book in the paranormal romance series Skye Cree written by Vickie McKeehan which centers on Skye Cree who uses her abilities to turn her horrifying past into a positive force for justice. 


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    Matthew Sullivan
    Written on April 27, 2018
    " I read several books a week and some will stand out more than others. This has all the elements I enjoy - mystery, suspense, romance and a touch of the paranormal/unworldly. I am definitely looking out for more."
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    #24The 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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    Chirag Pawar
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Ghost and lesbians what is there not to like? This book was a waste of time for me, and I don't recommend reading it."
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    #25Black 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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    Jessica Carlson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I was looking for the best young adult paranormal fiction. I found Black Bird of the Gallows. My friend recommend it to me a while ago. This is a great book. It's by Meg Kassel and is all about the relationship between Reece Fernandez and Angie Dovage. It's an amazing book that will keep you hooked for days. Love it!"
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    #26Secrets of the Morning

    Secrets of the Morning

    Secrets of the Morning by V.C. Andrews is a gothic fiction novel originally published in June 1991. This is the second book in Andrews' Cutler series. It was followed by the Twilight's Child in February 1992.


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    Andrew James
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "While this book has an interesting story it doesn't really fill my need for paranormal type fiction reading. I was hoping for something a bit more mysterious and was left with what just seems like a missing person story."
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    #27The 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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    Joshua Chavez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Young adult more like regular adult. The book is rated r "
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    #28Ominous Love

    Ominous Love

    Ominous Love is the first book in the Ominous series written by Patricia Puddle. This young adult romance fiction was originally published in 2012. It narrates the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who is being stalked by a strange creature.


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    Shirley Martin
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Ominous Love wasn't very original. I couldn't get into the main character and couldn't care what happened to her."


Best What are the best young adult paranormal fiction
1Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)Books 47 Paid
2The Keeper: AwakeningBooks 44 Paid
3Vampire AcademyBooks 41 Paid
4Specials (Uglies)Books 40 Paid
5Uglies (Uglies)Books 37 Paid
6Sky GhostsBooks 24 Paid
7The Keeper: RevengeBooks 19 Paid
8We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, MaBooks 16 Paid
9City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)Books 15 Paid
10Spirit of the RevolutionBooks 13 Paid

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