Texas Gothic, by Rosemary Clement-Moore (Delacorte, 2011)

Amy Goodnight is determined to be the face of normality among her family of witches. However, that can’t help her when she ends up house-sitting on her aunt’s Texas ranch. Corpses keep turning up, the handsome cowboy next door is … Continue reading

Always A Witch, by Carolyn McCullough (Harcourt, 2011)

After years of being the only mundane in a clan of witches, Tamsin Greene has discovered her own potent set of Talents, along with a prophecy that puts her at the heart of her family’s destiny. When her enemy, Alistair … Continue reading

Red Glove, by Holly Black (McElderry Press, 2011)

Cassel Sharpe has problems: The girl he wants has been cursed to love him against her will, he’s secretly a powerful curse worker, and his family has been using him without his knowledge. Extricating himself from this mess will take … Continue reading

Hexbound, by Chloe Neill (Signet, 2011)

Struggling to master her newfound magical abilities, Lily continues to work with the Adepts, a secret group of mages dedicated to protecting the innocent and battling the Reapers, mages who exploit others for power. With Chicago as their battleground, the … Continue reading

Almost to Die For, by Tate Hallaway (New American Library, 2010)

Anastasija Parker always figured she was just a late-blooming True Witch, and she’d come into her powers eventually. Unfortunately, when she turns sixteen and she’s still as boring as ever, she figures that’s it. No powers, no coven, no dice. … Continue reading

Delcroix Academy: The Candidates, by Inara Scott (Hyperion, 2010)

Dancia Lewis has lived her entire life trying not to be noticed, trying to hide the strange power that lashes out of her whenever someone she cares for is in danger. Thus, she’s surprised when the Delcroix Academy, a place … Continue reading

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, by Lish McBride (Henry Holt and Company, 2010)

It’s all fun and games for college drop-out and professional fry cook Samhain “Sam” LaCroix, until Seattle’s most powerful necromancer recognizes the power Sam didn’t even know he possessed. Now Sam’s the target of his rival’s dark ambitions, and has … Continue reading

Shadow Grail #1: Legacies, by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill (Tor Teen, 2010)

After Spirit White’s family is killed in a car accident, she’s claimed as a legacy by the mysterious, yet prestigious Oakhurst Academy and taken away to her new home. There, she learns of her as-yet-unmanifested magical powers, and falls in … Continue reading

The Demon’s Covenant, by Sarah Rees Brennan (McElderry Books, 2010)

Bad boy brothers Nick and Alan are back for more demon-killing, mage-hunting excitement when their friends Mae and Jamie call for help against the threat of the Obsidian Circle, a homicidal group of mages set on recruiting Jamie against his … Continue reading

Hex Hall, by Rachel Hawkins (Hyperion, 2010)

When disgraced witch Sophie Mercer screws up once too often, she’s sent to Hecate Hall, a reform school for troublemaking witches, faeries, and shapeshifters. Even as she befriends her roommate, the lone vampire student, she runs afoul of a would … Continue reading