Curse of the Amber by Kathryn Troy

Troy balances universal human qualities with unsettling magics, to create a novel that will appeal to fans of both supernatural horror and paranormal romance. When Asenath Hayes uncovers not just a mummified man in the peat bogs of Anglesey but the best preserved one in recorded history, she hopes it will provide the sort of … Continue reading Curse of the Amber by Kathryn Troy

Tithe by Chani Lynn Feener

Feener merges the traditional myths of the fairy tithe to hell and the power of a willing sacrifice, providing a fresh and plausible reason for that competition between teenagers which defines one subgenre of young adult fiction. One of Arden Archer’s ancestors was cursed to see the Unseelie; a curse that has travelled down through … Continue reading Tithe by Chani Lynn Feener

The Artist of Ruin by Matthew S. Cox

Cox continues to blend classic horror tropes, the issues common to teenagers, and unique perspectives, creating another young-adult vampire tale that will appeal to readers of all ages and on many levels. This novel is the third in Cox’s Vampire Innocent series. Spoilers might lurk ahead. With the mood swings her transformation brought fading, her … Continue reading The Artist of Ruin by Matthew S. Cox

A Beginner’s Guide to Fangs by Matthew S. Cox

Cox skilfully balances the extremism inherent in both vampires and teenagers with the unique complexity of every person, creating young adult urban fantasy with both passion and depth. This novel is the second in Cox’s Vampire Innocent series. Spoilers might lurk ahead. With a whole fortnight of being a vampire under her belt, Sarah Wright … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Fangs by Matthew S. Cox

Weeia on My Mind by Elle Boca

Boca weaves a fresh perspective on urban fantasy with the very real issues of both policing and covert operations to create a thriller driven more by ethics and character than flashy powers. This book is the second in Boca's Weeia Marshals series. There may be spoilers ahead. When one of the Weeia merchants is threatened … Continue reading Weeia on My Mind by Elle Boca

The First Day of the New Tomorrow by Jennifer M. Eaton

Combining a tale of unlimited power that does not lack challenge with teen self-doubt that does not irritate, Eaton creates a story that will strongly resonate with fans of YA fantasy without sacrificing broader interest. Like most teenagers, Maya dreams of being better looking, cooler, smarter, and more popular. And of dating a star athlete. … Continue reading The First Day of the New Tomorrow by Jennifer M. Eaton

The Vampires’ Birthright by Aiden James & Patrick Burdine

Combining a choice between two, probably unsuitable, immortal lovers, with evil monsters roaming large parts of the world, James and Burdine create a paranormal romance free from the sense of tightness that can afflict the “girl with a destiny encounters a secret vampire conspiracy” novels. This novel is the second volume in the Lifeblood Legacy … Continue reading The Vampires’ Birthright by Aiden James & Patrick Burdine