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A Kiss of Shadows
1.  A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "The first novel in the Merry Gentry series, some of the best books I've ever read, Amazing characters, engaging plot, and a very visual writing style make this so-far triology a must-read!"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

A Caress of Twilight
2.  A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "The second installment of the Merry Gentry series. A more in-depth exploration of the faerie world, introduction of some fantastic new characters,more sex, and more excitement."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)

Seduced By Moonlight: A Novel
3.  Seduced By Moonlight: A Novel by Laurell K. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "The third book in the Merry Gentry series. This one is probably my favourite of the three, because it focusses more on character development and their relationships. I've read it 3 times..."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

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Bitten
4.  Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
The list author says:
  "Well-written by a Canadian, and partially set in Toronto, this novel is written in first person, very easy to read, you won't be able to put it down. It's definately a "werewolf" book, however."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Stolen
5.  Stolen by Kelley Armstrong
The list author says:
  "The second book to Bitten introduces witches, and other supernatural beings into the world, my favourite of the two, but be sure to read Bitten first!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Companions of the Night
6.  Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde
The list author says:
  "Probably aimed at a 12-year old, this book can still be enjoyed by older readers. Interesting take on vampirism, if not somewhat immature writing, the characters are still interesting, i enjoyed it."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

I Was A Teenage Fairy
7.  I Was A Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
The list author says:
  "Cool writing style, very quirky and interesting to read. I loved this novel, don't be put off by its short pagecount and high price, it's worth it! It also got me hooked on Lia Block, a great writer."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
8.  The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "A book a read as a child and continue to appreciate. Very intriguing fantasy-adventure story, amazingly creative fantasy design (in creatures, ideas & landscapes) & characters are easy to relate to"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,091 customer reviews)

The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials
9.  The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "2nd book to The Golden Compass, this is the continuation to an amazing series I would dub as mature Harry Potter. A very entrancing and fantasically intricate world is created."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (533 customer reviews)

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials
10.  The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "The third and final book of His Dark Materials. The best of the three, everything is resolved and I actually cried at the ending. wow."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (711 customer reviews)

Blood and Chocolate
11.  Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
The list author says:
  "Somewhat uninteresting writing, but an interesting plot and subject matter. Cool supernatual teen romance which is reality based, instead of ridiculous like so many novels today. I rate it 6.5/10"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)

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Go Ask Alice
12.  Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
The list author says:
  "Not supernatural, but certainly dark. I rarely stray from my horro-fantasy genre, with this exception. Amazing story, true, very moving. read it, you won't regret it, plus, it's short (192pgs)"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (909 customer reviews)

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Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel
13.  Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris
The list author says:
  "Interesting story I think aimed at an infrequent reader, this is a good novel about a casual human-vampire romance in Southern USA. i think there are sequels.Rating, about 7/10"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

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Witch Boy
14.  Witch Boy by Russell Moon
The list author says:
  "Very dark, haunting story of a teenage guy who discovers unwanted mystical powers. Amazing writing, and great ideas and creativity behind the storyline."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Witch Boy: Dark Prince
15.  Witch Boy: Dark Prince by Russell Moon
The list author says:
  "Second book in the Witch Boy trilogy. Again, amazing writing, very good REAL characters, and a dark, engrossing plot that jumps back and forth between halluciantion and reality in a fantasic series"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Witch Boy: Blood War
16.  Witch Boy: Blood War by Russell Moon
The list author says:
  "The Third book of Witch Boy. I REALLY reccommend these books, they are VERY good, and hard to put down. Don't be put off by their small size or the reccommendation to Grade 8+ I assure you, great."
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2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Oz: Into the Wild
17.  Oz: Into the Wild by Christopher Golden
The list author says:
  "I know, I know, Buffy books=not great literature, but this one is one of the best I've read. I think this book also appeals to non-buffy fans, as Oz is the only buffy figure in this werewolf book."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Book 1
18.  Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Book 1 by Darren Shan
The list author says:
  "A solid vampire series, a quite amateur, but it explores the story of vampire transformation, and what sacrifices come with being a member of the undead."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Dangerous Angels
19.  Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
The list author says:
  "More interesting F. L. Block books. This set includes all five volumes in one. Not so much dark as it is an amazing story, wistfully written these books are very powerful."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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Dime Store Magic: Women of the Otherworld
20.  Dime Store Magic: Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
The list author says:
  "Another title in the Women of the Underworld ('Bitten'). A little slow, not as interesting, but still good writing."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Industrial Magic: Women of the Otherworld
21.  Industrial Magic: Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
The list author says:
  "The sequel to Dime Store Magic is better than the first one, but I enjoyed them both, read this in 2 days, i couldn't put it down. mystery! intrigue! oh man..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The Gunslinger
22.  The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "An excellent series and the only Steven King I've read. Its not scary, but The story is amazing. The first book is slow, like a big intro, but don't give up! It gets better, trust me."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

Swoon
23.  Swoon by Nina Malkin
The list author says:
  "Picked this up off clearance, and was overly impressed. Swoon really stands out among a lot of YA trash, it's clever, the characters are interesting and multi-faceted, and although it tries for the blah good boy/bad boy storyline, the twists and turns keep it fresh."
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2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Life As We Knew It
24.  Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The list author says:
  "Apocalypse story, this book just gets under your skin. The narrative style is very interesting and sucks you into the book making it feel like it's happening to you... which is very unnerving."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
25.  Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
The list author says:
  "I was totally impressed! Dumb title kept my expectations low, but this writing is clever, the protagonist totally feels like someone you know, and while the plot and antagonists are a little stiff, the style of the writing will win you over."
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