Great Books for Teens


Supernatural Romances - No Vampires


Black, Holly. Tithe: A Modern Fairy Tale.

Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.

Bray, Libba.  A Great and Terrible Beauty. (and series)

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

Cabot, Meg.  Mediator series.

After moving from New York to California with her newly married mother, 16-year-old Susannah has to cope not only with her new stepbrothers, but also with the handsome ghost sitting in her new bedroom and the angry girl ghost haunting her new school.

#1 Shadowland     
#4 Darkest Hour
#2 Ninth Key          #5 Haunted
#3 Reunion            #6 Twilight

Cabot, Meg.  Jinx.

Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch, the descendant of a witch, must leave Iowa to live with relatives in Manhattan after the first spell she casts goes awry, but will have to improve her skills to stop her cousin from endangering the family.

De Lint, Charles.  Little (grrl) Lost

T.J. and her new friend, Elizabeth, a six-inch high "little" with a big chip on her shoulder, help one another as T.J. tries to adjust to her family's move from a farm to the big city.

De Lint, Charles. Dingo.
Seventeen-year-old Miguel Schreiber and a long-term enemy are drawn into a strange dream world when they fall in love with shapeshifting sisters from Australia--twins hiding from a cursed ancestor who can only be freed with the girls' cooperation.
De Lint, Charles. The Blue Girl. 
New at her high school, Imogene enlists the help of her introverted friend Maxine and the ghost of a boy who haunts the school after receiving warnings through her dreams that soul-eaters are threatening her life. 

Dunkle, Clare. Hollow Kingdom.

Kate is chosen by a powerful sorcerer and King of the Goblins to be his bride and queen, but becoming the goblin Queen will mean leaving behind the world she knows and everyone she loves. 

#2 Close Kin
#3 In the Coils of the Snake

Flinn, Alex. Beastly.

A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to human form.

Hale, Shannon. Book of a Thousand Days.

Fifteen-year-old Dashti is a lady-in-waiting, sworn to obey Lady Saren.  Locked together in a tower for years of punishment, Dashti helps Lady Saren escape and return to the land of Saren's true love, where both must hide who they really are. 

Klause, Annette Curtis. Blood and Chocolate.

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle bother her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

Marr, Melissa.  Wicked Lovely.

Calder Aislinn has the rare ability to see faeries--nasty, brutal creatures--and is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and the summer all hang in the balance.

Schroeder, Lisa.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me.

Ava can't see him or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here.  Jackson. The boy Ava loved is back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds.

Simner, Janni Lee.  Bones of Faerie.

Fifteen-year-old Liza travels through war-ravaged territory in a struggle to bridge the faerie and human worlds and to bring back her mother while learning of her own powers and that magic can be controlled.

Stolarz, Laurie Faria. Deadly Little Secret.

When someone starts stalking high school junior Camelia, everyone at school assumes that it is Ben, a new student who is rumored to have killed his previous girlfriend, but Camelia is nevertheless inexplicably drawn to him, and eventually finds that Ben has been hiding a startling secret.

Tomlinson, Heather. Swan Maiden.

Calder Doucette, the 16-year-old daughter of a count, longs to be a swan maiden like her two sisters, who can perform sorcery. Doucette undergoes year-round tutelage until she discovers the swan skin her mother has hidden from her since birth.

Whitcomb, Laura. The Fetch.

Calder is a Fetch, a death escort, the first to fall in love with a mortal girl. But when he climbs backwards out of that Death Scene, into the chaos of the Russian Revolution, he tears a wound in the ghost realm, where the spirits begin a revolution of their own.