Living Dead In Dallas, by Charlaine Harris (Ace, 2002)

Telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse is back, and as usual, she’s up to her neck in problems, worries, catastrophes, disasters, and relationship problems. It’s hard enough having a disability like telepathy in the small-minded small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, without … Continue reading

Narcissus in Chains, by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley, October 2001)

The next time someone I know has relationship problems, I’ll point out that no matter what, they have to have it better and less complicated than Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter. In Narcissus In Chains, the tenth novel to feature the … Continue reading

The Wereling Trilogy, by Stephen Cole (Razorbill, 2005)

Book One: Wounded When sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson runs afoul of an accident while on a vacation in the wilderness, he’s initially relieved to be rescued, until he realizes that the strange, reclusive family has something other than his best interests … Continue reading

Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace, by MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi (Berkley Jam Books, 2005)

When Jennifer’s parents gave her the usual “birds and bees” speech, they managed to leave out the part where the otherwise normal teenager would someday start growing scales, claws, fangs, and a tail, and be able to perform superhuman feats … Continue reading

Never Cry Werewolf, by Heather Davis (HarperTeen, 2009)

After Shelby gets caught with the wrong boy once too often, her parents send her to Camp Sweetwater, hoping some tough love will straighten her out. Instead, she meets Austin, the enigmatic son of a rock star, who’s also secretly … Continue reading

Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press, 2009)

For years, a mysterious connection has existed between Grace and the yellow-eyed wolf that once saved her from his own kind as a child. Little does she know that the wolf spends his summers as a human, and that as … Continue reading

Unleashed, by Kristopher Reisz (Simon Pulse, 2008)

Daniel appears to have a perfect life, with a gorgeous girlfriend and Cornell in his near future, but deep within, he’s discontent and looking for something more. Then he starts hanging around Misty and her friends, a wild and rebellious … Continue reading

Birth of the Pack, by Petru Popescu (Tor Teen, 2007)

Lily, Nikki, Arielle and Grazia have one plan in mind: start a girls’ soccer team at their South Pasadena high school. Calling themselves the Weregirls, they embark upon a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, made all the more potent when … Continue reading

The Silver Moon Elm, by MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi (Berkley Jam, 2007)

Jennifer Scales is still struggling with her unique nature: half-weredragon, half-beaststalker, able to bridge numerous worlds, potentially able to bring multiple warring races together, if they’ll only listen to her. Unfortunately, things just keep getting more complicated, especially when a … Continue reading

Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light, by MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi (Berkeley Jam, 2006)

In the second book of the Jennifer Scales series, the titular heroine continues to cope with her dual legacies as weredragon and monsterslayer, and finds herself utterly entangled in several generations’ worth of mistrust, betrayal, and secrets. With enemies all … Continue reading