The Between by LJ Cohen
Fae, Faerie, and magic - honestly, it's not my usual cup of tea, but LJ Cohen did a great job with characters here. Lydia doesn't like her stalker, in fact, she wishes he would just go away. But he isn't the strangest thing to happen in her life. Her fate has always been tied to the world of Fae, and she has to make hard choices in order to save her family.
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This is such a great coming-of-age story with zombies. I loved how even though the zombies are a big part of the piece, it was more about the humans and how they dealt with being in this world. Benny is growing up in a town where the people are more scary than the undead, and it's done almost flawlessly.
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Run by Patti Larsen
I've read this whole series - The Hunted - and it's quite good. It's dark for YA, but done really well, and super action packed. If you prefer slower-paced novels, this series is not for you. They are always trying to get away from something, and things never quite seem to pane out for the best with Reid. Highly recommended for a fun, fast, and action-packed read.
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The re-telling of Cinderella... with steam punk and dystopian elements? Okay, I bit hard. I loved this book, absolutely adored it even though I was very well aware of how it was going to end. It was a quick read, fun, and who doesn't love fairy tales? Well, if you don't love fairy tales, this probably isn't the book for you - but I promise you, it's good. Well written too!
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