Monster Recommendations


Vampires, faeries, zombies, ghosts ... 

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (book 1 in The Mortal Instruments) Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (book 1 in Forest of Hands and Teeth) Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesheating people who were once dead.

Marked by P.C. Cast (book 1 in House of Night) Set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampires have always existed. She has been Marked as special by the vampire Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.

Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (book 1 in Darkest Powers) After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz (book 1 in Blue Bloods) Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

Between by Jessica Warman By weaving through her memories and watching the family and friends she left behind, eighteen-year-old Liz Valchar solves the mystery of how her life ended in the Long Island Sound.

Liar by Justine Larbalestier Compulsive liar Micah promises to tell the truth after revealing that her boyfriend has been murdered.

Monster High by Lisi Harrison (book 1 in Monster High) When Frankie enters Merston High School camouflaged as a "normi," all she wants is to fit in, but it takes the help of another new student who believes that everyone should be treated equally before Frankie even has a chance.

Dust by Joan Frances Turner Jessie and her gang of zombies have a wonderful life in "Hicksville", Indiana. But now new beings are in the woods; neither human nor zombies. A new disease has come as well; one that makes the undead more alive and the living to exist on the brink of death.