Heck: Where The Bad Kids Go, by Dale E. Basye (Random House, 2008)

A bizarre accident kills Marlo Fauster and her brother Milton, sending them to Heck, the horrible afterlife where they’re tormented for their sins on Earth. Their classmates are cruel, their teachers range from Lizzie Borden to Richard Nixon, the food … Continue reading

City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare (McElderry Books, 2008)

Still reeling from the events which left her mother in a coma and her true father revealed as a cunning, ruthless villain, Clary Fray struggles to accept her new status as a Shadowhunter, even as she attempts to juggle the … Continue reading

Uninvited by Justine Musk (MTV Books, 2007)

Ever since Kelly Ruland’s brother vanished in the wake of a tragic car accident, she’s been drifting through her life aimlessly, acting out against the old status quo and experimenting with drugs and alcohol, as if to fill a void. … Continue reading

Just Another Judgement Day, by Simon R. Green (Ace, 2009)

The Nightside — that secret dark part of London where it’s always 3 A.M. and anything goes — may have survived the Lilith War, but the slaughter of its Authorities has led to a new group of people taking up … Continue reading

Eve of Darkness, by S.J. Day (Tor, 2009)

Some days, you just can’t win. That’s the attitude Evangeline Hollis had adopted ever since she was dragged, rather unwillingly, into a complex world full of monsters and violence. How was she to know that an inexplicable episode of indiscretion … Continue reading

The Outlaw Demon Wails, by Kim Harrison (Eos, 2008)

Rachel Morgan, witch and bounty hunter extraordinaire, finds the sins of her recent past catching up to her in full force when the demon she thought gone for good, Algaliarept, appears out of nowhere, thoroughly upset and out for revenge. … Continue reading

Hell to Pay, by Simon R. Green (Ace, 2006)

Lilith may be gone for good, but the Nightside, that sordid dark heart of London remains, a magical place where anything’s possible, everything’s for sale, and everyone has a hidden agenda. And as long as the Nightside endures, there’s work … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, and the Undead, by Kim Harrison (HarperTorch, 2005)

Finally free of the death threats which plagued her existence ever since she and her friends, the vampire Ivy Tamwood and the pixy Jenks, quit their jobs as “runners” for Inderland Security, Rachel Morgan is able to turn her attentions, … Continue reading

A Fistful of Charms, by Kim Harrison (HarperTorch, 2006)

Meet Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch and bounty hunter. She has a spectacular talent for getting into the sort of trouble most supernatural beings can only dream about. As part of the independent runner firm, Vampiric Charms, she’s staked out something … Continue reading

For A Few Demons More, by Kim Harrison (Eos, 2007)

You’d think that after a while, the universe would give Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch and bounty hunter, a break. After all, her best friend is a living vampire who’s drinking blood again, the shady machinations of her ex-boyfriend left her … Continue reading