Does Harry make you happy? Did Twilight turn your world upside down? Are you Team Werewolf? Or maybe Team Zombie? If this describes you, then you've found the right place! This pathfinder was created to help you find books, music, websites and other
fun things that go bump in the night! So pull up a chair, or get out your wand and conjure one up! Check out all these resources about vampires, witches and wizards, werewolves, faeries and other supernatural creatures. It will have you howling at the moon!

Twilight and Harry Potter

Blame the boy wizard for starting the craze in paranormal fiction! Harry Potter captured the hearts of fans all over the world......until Edward Cullen came and stole them, that is! Well, all the female hearts, at least!

The phenomenon of Harry Potter and the Twilight series has ignited a firestorm of interest in monsters and mythical beings of all types. But they were the first! Here are some links to check out information about the books that started it all!

[ Twilight Saga Community] This is the official website from the publisher, Little, Brown. There is some news about the Twilight saga and you can talk to other Twilight fans.

[ Scholastic Harry Potter website] This is the official site from Scholastic, the American publisher of the Harry Potter books. You can read about the books, talk to other fans and take Harry Potter quizzes. Which house will the Sorting Hat put you in?


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There are 7 Harry Potter novels:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

That's not enough Harry Potter for you? J.K. Rowling wrote some companion books and donated the proceeds to charities. Here are links to those:

[ Tales of Beedle the Bard]is a collection of wizard fairy tales that Ron tells Harry about in "Deathly Hallows".

[ Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastical Beasts]are both examples of school books that one might find at Hogwarts.


There are 4 official Twilight books. They are:


New Moon


Breaking Dawn

Stephenie Meyer recently released a Twilight world novella about one of the newborn vampires from Eclipse. Find out more about Twilight world vampires by picking up a copy of [ The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner].

Of course, if you want to get all of the inside scoop about these worlds from their fans, there are 2 fansites that are not to be missed.

[ Mugglenet] was created by a homeschooled teenage boy who loved Harry Potter. It has become one of the most well-known websites in the world!

[ The Twilight Lexicon]was created by a stay-home mom who fell in love with Twilight. She was able to contact author Stephenie Meyer and has even posted a whole section of author correspondences in which Stephenie Meyer answers many questions about her vampire and werewolf worlds.

Vampire Young Adult fiction

Looking for some books with bite? Is reading normal fiction just draining you dry? Then you've come to the right place!

350px|thumb|right|Vampire books are bloody brilliant!

There are some books in the FTF library if you search [ Destiny] or just click here--> Vampire books

There are over 40 vampire books in the library at Foard, which is enough to keep you reading for all eternity! But if that's not enough to quench your thirst for vampires, never fear! There are more!

Check out these books at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library:

[!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!246249~!16&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=vampires&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya Never bite a boy on the first date] by Tamara Summers.

How about history and vampires? Check out [!255692~!0&ri=3&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&source=~!horizon&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=Vampires+--+Fiction.&index=PSUBJ&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=3 Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter] by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Maybe vampire royalty instead...[!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!255963~!6&ri=5&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=Vampires+--+Fiction.&index=PSUBJ&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=5 Almost to Die For: A Vampire Princess Novel] by Tate Hallaway.

This one is a series with 5 books: [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!228750~!0&ri=15&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=Brewer,+Heather.&index=PZAUTH&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=15 The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites] by Heather Brewer.

[!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!229925~!37&ri=21&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=Vampires+--+Fiction.&index=PSUBJ&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=21 Borne in Blood: A novel of the Count Saint-Germain] by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Don't forget this children's classic! [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!7722~!44&ri=21&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=Vampires+--+Fiction.&index=PSUBJ&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=21 Bunnicula] by Deborah and James Howe.

And girls, you won't find this in a local library, but you might want to invest in a copy before you decide to date a bloodsucking fiend: [ The Girl's Guide to Vampires: All You Need to Know about the Original Bad Boys].

Vampires were even popular during Shakespeare's time, as evidenced by the classic [ Romeo and Juliet and Vampires]. To bite or not to bite, is that the question?

The Vampire Lestat was stalking the night long before Edward Cullen. Anne Rice has written enough vampire novels keep you up all night long!

[ The Vampire Chronicles] are the original vampire books that follow the adventures of Lestat.

Also check out [ New Tales of the Vampires] for more in Anne Rice's vampire world.

Finally, Anne Rice has a very nice bibliography of fiction and non-fiction supernatural sources [ here] on her website.

Of course, no listing of monster books would be complete without the king of horror, Stephen King. Vampires appear in several of his books and you can find all of them at Patrick Beaver library. But be warned! His books are much scarier than a lot of the books on this list!

[!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!56300~!0&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=salem%27s+lot&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1 Salem's Lot]

[!horizon&index=.GW&term=wolves+of+the+calla&x=0&y=0&aspect=subtab11 Wolves of the Calla](This book is part of the Dark Tower series)

[!horizon&index=.GW&term=song+of+susannah&x=0&y=0&aspect=subtab11 Song of Susannah]

[!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!201862~!4&ri=5&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=the+dark+tower&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=5 The Dark Tower]

And just in case you still have questions about vampires: [ The Everything Vampire book] by Barb Karg, Rick Sutherland and Arjean Spaite.

Werewolf Young Adult fiction

So, are you loving lycanthropes? Definitely Team Jacob? Or Team Remus Lupin? Then keep scrolling for some awesome werewolf reads!

There are some books in the FTF library if you search [ Destiny] or just click here--> Werewolf books

Patrick Beaver also has this book: [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!127386~!7&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=werewolves&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya Werewolves by Daniel Cohen]. They house it in fiction, but it's really a book about the history of werewolves.

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If werewolves are REALLY your thing, you might want to buy some books of your own. Find these before the next full moon!

Werewolf comics? Of course! Check out [ Werewolves on the Moon: Versus Vampires].

Girls, don't even think about dating a werewolf without checking out [ The Girls' Guide to Werewolves: All You Need to Know about the Original Bad Boys]!

Some other wolf fiction titles that you might like:

[ 13 to Life by Shannon Delany]

[ Moonlight: Dark Guardian #1 by Rachel Hawthorne]

[ Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes]

[ The Dark Divine by Bree Despain] (Click [ here] to read the first chapter for free!)

[ Wereling #1: Wounded by Stephen Cole]

[ Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson]

Sometimes, werewolves are the bad guys, like in the book [ Sisters Red]by Jackson Pearce.

Of course, the master of horror, Stephen King, made his werewolves bad as well. Check out his novella [ Cycle of the Werewolf]

Prefer the classics? Then check out [ Little Women and Werewolves] which claims to be the real, unedited version of the Louisa May Alcott beloved story.

Or if Jane Austen is more your speed, then you can't miss [ Emma and the Werewolves]. It might have you howling with laughter.

Hopefully, these will keep you busy until the next full moon!

Witch and Wizard Young Adult fiction

If Harry Potter made you want to pack up your trunk and head to Hogwarts, then you're in luck! These books will put a spell on you for sure!

There are some books in the FTF library if you search [ Destiny] or just click here--> Witch and Wizard books

200px|thumb|left|Brew up a good book!

And check out these spellbinding books from Patrick Beaver!

Interested in witch burnings? This book is based on that: [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!115789~!1&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=witches&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya The Burning Time] by Carol Matas.

[!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!198748~!0&ri=3&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=wizards&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=3&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_pbya The Amulet of Samarkand] by Jonathan Stroud is about a magician's apprentice.

[ Magyk] by Angie Sage is the first book in the Septimus Heap series about wizards.

Looking to add to your own collection? Check out these wicked reads!

This series have 3 huge books: [ Wicked: Witch and Curse], [ Wicked 2: Legacy and Spellbound], and [ Wicked: Resurrection] by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie.

Alice Hoffman likes to write books that deal with witches in many different settings. [ Practical Magic] was also made into a film by the same name.

[ Time of the Witches]by Anna Myers moves the Salem Witch trials to modern day.

If you liked the idea of Hogwarts, you might want to check out [ Hex Hall]by Rachel Hawkins. If only Hermione had known about it!

[ Of Witches and Warlocks: The Trouble with Spells]by Lacey Weatherford is the first book in another series on witches.

And there are always classics like Roald Dahl's [ The Witches].

Think Anne Rice only does vampires? Think again! Her [ Mayfair Witch series] is magical!

Want ancient mythological witches? Check out Marion Zimmer Bradley's [ The Mists of Avalon]for King Arthur told by Morgan la Fey.

Fairy/Fae Young Adult fiction

Although they are not monsters in the classical sense, these pesky little creatures are showing up in fiction a lot these days. And they are not your Tinker Bell variety of pixies!

There are some books in the FTF library if you search [ Destiny] or just click here--> Fairy/Fae books

Check out Patrick Beaver for more tales of the wee folk:

[!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!207178~!7&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=fairies&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya The Hunter's Moon]by O.R. Mellig has 2 teens venturing into the Fairie Realm.

Find out what happens when a teenaged girl meets up with Mab in [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!156830~!9&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=fairies&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya I Was a Teenage Fairy] by Francesca Lia Block.

Holly Black has a series of Modern Tales of Faerie and [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!191899~!12&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=fairies&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya Tithe]is the first one.
350px|thumb|right|The Faerie Realm

There might be gold at the end of the rainbow, but you'll find fabulous fairy gold if you pick up these books!

[ Need]by Carrie Jones combines evil pixies with werewolves!

If you buy a copy of [ Wings]by Aprilynne Pike, make sure you go ahead and pick up the sequel!

Post-apocalyptic fairies? Yes, it exists and it's titled [ Bones of Faerie]by Janni Lee Simner. What happens when fairies and humans go to war? Read it to find out!

Maggie Stiefvater doesn't just write werewolves! In [ Lament: The Fairie Queen's Deception] she approaches fairies with the same magic she had with werewolves in '''Shiver'''.

So what's it like to suddenly discover that you are the daughter of the Summer Faery king? Read [ The Iron King]by Julie Kagawa to find out.

What kind of fairy would you want if you could have one? The protagonist in [ How to Ditch Your Fairy]by Justine Larbalestier doesn't want her parking fairy!

What happens when a fairy goes bad? Find out in [ What the Dickens?: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy]by Gregory Maguire.

Want to know more about the world of fairies?

First, make sure you know who your friends are. [ Good Faeries, Bad Faeries] by Brian Froud will help you.

[ Faeries]also by Brian Froud is a classic that will tell you all about every type of faerie.

Remember! Never eat anything in the realm of faerie, but accepting books is always safe!

Other supernatural Young Adult fiction

Some books defy categories! Or they might include other supernatural elements. Here you'll find books with zombies, ghosts or other magical creatures! Some of them actually have it all: vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, witches, demon hunters and anything else your mind can conjure up!

There are some books in the FTF library if you search [ Destiny] or just click here--> Supernatural books

Find more books of the paranormal variety at Patrick Beaver!

In [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!244904~!18&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=supernatural&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya Creature of the Night] by Kate Thompson, find out what happens when a juvenile delinquent crosses paths with the supernatural.

If you've fallen for supernatural fiction, be sure to pick up [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!244904~!18&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=supernatural&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya Fallen]by Lauren Kate.

The dragons found in [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!210904~!29&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=supernatural&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya The Fire Within]by Chris D'Lacey are certainly supernatural.

Neil Gaiman is a legend in the world of fantasy writing. Check out [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!237152~!35&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=supernatural&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_fya The Graveyard Book].
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In [!168075~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=4&source=~!horizon&term=Evermore+%2F&index=PALLTI Evermore]by Alyson Noel, explore the world of the Immortals.

Zombies are supernatural too, right? Check out [!184927~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=8&source=~!horizon&term=The+Forest+of+Hands+and+Teeth+%2F&index=PALLTI The Forest of Hands and Teeth]by Carrie Ryan to see what happens when the world has been overrun by zombies!

No list of supernatural books would be complete without some demons, so that leads to [!168062~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=10&source=~!horizon&term=The+demon%27s+lexicon+%2F&index=PALLTI The Demon's Lexicon] by Sarah Rees Brennan.

For something a little different, look for [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!230779~!31&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=werewolves&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1 Dinner with Dracula], a collection of funny poetry.

If classics are your thing, you have to read [!175546~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=3&source=~!horizon&term=Pride+and+prejudice+and+zombies+%3A+the+classic+regency+romance--+now+with+ultraviolent+zombie+mayhem+%2F&index=PALLTI Pride and Prejudice and Zombies] by Jane Austen and Seth Graham-Smith. Ms. Austen may come back as a zombie after this!

Before you read any of these, make sure you have a copy of [!138234~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=5&source=~!horizon&term=The+zombie+survival+guide+%3A+complete+protection+from+the+living+dead+%2F&index=PALLTI The Zombie Survival Guide]by Max Brooks nearby!

And if you can keep on reading, then you may have preternatural skills!

Angels? Yes, they're supernatural as well and they star in the book [ Angel Star] by Jennifer Murgia.

[ Paranormalcy] by Kiersten White would count as Paranormal, right?

[ Shade] by Jeri Smith-Ready has a bad boy turned ghost. That's a new one.

Of course, Anne Rice has other books that fall into this category as well! Check out her mummy book, aptly named [ The Mummy or Ramses the Damned]. There is also [ The Servant of the Bones]about a spirit come to earth.


'''Just the facts about the supernatural!'''

Believe it or not, all books about supernatural creatures are NOT fiction! You can find these books in the non-fiction or reference areas of the school library.

At Patrick Beaver, look for [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!202680~!46&ri=1&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=werewolves&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=1 The Horror Readers' Advisory]which is a bibliography to help you find more books about the supernatural!

You can also find [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!33581~!4&ri=3&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=supernatural&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=3&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_nfa&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_refa An Encyclopedia of Fairies], [!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!146206~!9&ri=3&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=supernatural&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=3&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_nfa&limitbox_1=CO01+=+co_refa An Encyclopedia of the Little People] and [!163823~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=subtab11&menu=search&ri=7&source=~!horizon&term=The+encyclopedia+of+witches%2C+witchcraft+and+wicca+%2F&index=PALLTI The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca].

If you feel like you need to own some factual books about the supernatural, try these:

[ Werewolves: A Field Guide to Shapeshifters, Lycanthropes, and Man-beasts].

The totally revamped [ Vampire Book: Encyclopedia of the Undead] was named the "Nonfiction Book of the Century". Where else could you read about vampire ballets?

Cicely Mary Barker is the renowned fairy artist of the 1920's. She has many books that explore the world of fairies, including [ The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies].

Want to debunk the witch myths? Then pick up a copy of [ Witches]from the Horrible Histories Handbooks series.
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Book websites

Nowadays, even Dracula is digital! Many books and book series have their own websites. You can read about the books, download wallpapers,look at videos, take quizzes about the books or even download music. Some of the websites even have free chapters or entire digital novellas! Check out some of these:

'''Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan'''

Anything involving books of the supernatural would be remiss if it didn't mention the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The series website can be found at [] At this website, you can download wallpaper, play games and trivia and watch trailers for the books and the movie. Oh! And you can find out more about the books and characters and author, too.

'''The Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong'''

If you like Kelley Armstrong's series (The Summoning, The Awakening, The Reckoning), then you have to check out the series website at []. Don't worry! When you first arrive, you think you've accidentally gone to some high-tech company website. Of course, if you've read the books, it only takes a second for you to understand! Kelley Armstrong is one of those author's that likes to post FREE reading on her websites! Be sure to check out the Edison Archives in order to read more about the Darkest Powers characters!

'''The House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast'''

The [ House of Night series]tells the story of Zoe, the vampyre fledgling at the House of Night school for vampires. At this website, you can enroll in the school and stay up to date with the series through e-mail. You can upload pictures of you and your friends and get your own vampyre tattoe! You can watch book trailers and download music!

'''Artemis Fowl by Eoin Coifer'''

Visit the Artemis Fowl series at []. You can watch videos, play games, find out about the books and the author and it's all in cartoon format!

'''Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough'''

If you visit the website for the stand-alone book "Once a Witch", you'll be amazed at the amount of information there for just a single book instead of a series. Besides information about the book and the author, there is a whole family tree for the book family and quizzes about the book. There's also a section about myths and misconceptions about witches. Check it out at [].

'''The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare'''

Talk about your supernatural series! This series has vampires, werewolves, fairies, demons, demon hunters, warlocks and all sorts of wicked goodness! At the website, you can explore the books, the graphic novel and the entire ShadowHunters world. Check it out at [].

If you're looking for a particular series of books, try typing the name of the series into a search engine, like Google or Yahoo!. Some book series have their own websites, but others are just housed with the author's website. Happy Hunting!

Author websites

Maybe the only authors that don't have websites these days are the ones writing about the Dark Ages! Luckily, those who prefer dark fiction have definitely gone digital!

What's great about visiting an author's website? Lots of things! Many authors put a lot more than their bio and their books on the website! You can find information about book signings, information about upcoming books, information about other websites you might be interested in and news about the books becoming movies. There are often free downloads or links to other merchandise you might like. Best of all? Many of them have FREE READING!!! That's right, free reading! Sometimes you can read the first chapter of a book and sometimes you can read the first 10! Many authors also post outtakes that didn't make it into the edited version of the book or related stories that they don't plan to publish.

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Go see what these authors have on their websites!

[] J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter-duh!) Make sure you have your pop-up blocker disabled for this website!

[]Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series)

[] Bree Despain (The Dark Divine)

[] Kelley Armstrong (The Darkest Powers series) This author really likes to post free reading on her websites!

[] Holly Black (The Modern Tales of Faerie, The Spiderwick Chronicles)

[] Maggie Stiefvater (The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, The Books of Faerie series)

[] Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments series and the upcoming Infernal Devices series) Fun facts about Cassandra Clare--Before she wrote novels, she wrote Harry Potter fanfiction and worked for a gossip magazine!

[] Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon's Lexicon series)

[] Scott Westerfeld (The Uglies series, the Midnighters series, Peeps)

[] Beth Fantaskey (Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side,
Jekel Loves Hyde)

[]Carrie Jones (Need series)

These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to author websites. If you don't see your favorite author here, type the author's name into a search engine or check their name on [] or on []. Also, many publishers have links to their authors on the publishing house websites, such as [ Harper Teen]. And if all else fails, check the inside cover of your favorite books. Most authors put their websites on the dust jackets.

Paranormal YA book blogs

What is a book blog and why on earth would I want to look at one?

Good question! A book blog is where a normal person, like a student or a librarian or a teacher or an investment banker, decides to start posting personal reviews about the books that he or she is reading. Who can start a book blog? Anyone can! You can go start one yourself if you like. One of the most popular blog sites is found at [].

There are a lot of book blogs floating around on the Internet, but some of them focus on YA reading and in particular, YA reading of the supernatural sort. Here is a collection of some book blogs that focus on YA, paranormal or both. If you don't like any of these, then start writing one of your own!

'''Teen Reads''' []

'''Teens Read Too''' []This internet group has a book club as well. Check the section on book clubs and groups to find it!
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'''YA Reads''' [] This website is a book blog and a book club, all in one spot! You can even read blogs by genre. If you look on the right hand side of the blog, you can choose fantasy, urban fantasy or paranormal. There are even other genres if you get tired ::gasps:: of reading about the supernatural!

'''Bookalicious''' [] Bookalicious is a fabulous blog that looks at YA paranormal and fantasy and historical fiction. This blogger has a search feature on the blog, plus author interviews, reviews and contests. You can also look at this blog by genre.

'''Ramblings of Teenage Bookworm''' [] This one is not all paranormal, but it IS written by an average teen!

'''The Story Siren''' [] This is a blog of mostly YA lit done by a dental hygienist. Remember the regular people part?

'''A book-by-book summer''' [] Even Canadians blog! Who knew? Seriously, this blog from a Toronto native is mostly YA paranormal. It's a also new blog.

'''The Book Pixie''' [] This is another blog written by a teen. She does reviews and challenges.

'''The Thoughts of a Book Junky''' [] This is a YA blog written by a 22 year old CNA. Regular people!

'''Black Fingernailed Reviews''' [] The tagline for this blog says that it is the blog says that it is a "blog from a gothly teenage book junkie". I think that sums it up!

Hopefully, when this wiki updates, your book blog will be in this section!

Book Trailers

Book trailers are exactly what they sound like....a movie trailer for a book! Sometimes fans make them, but often, publishers put them out to pique the interest of readers. Here are two examples:

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There's not enough room here to put all of them, but these are a few more you might want to check out too:

[ The Stolen One] by Suzanne Crowley

[ The Reckoning] by Kelley Armstrong

[ Fallen] by Lauren Kate

[ Hush, Hush] by Becca Fitzpatrick

[ The Prophecy of the Sisters] by Michelle Zink

[ The Hollow] by Jessica Verday

[ The Mortal Instruments series] by Cassandra Clare

[ Wicked Lovely] by Melissa Marr

[ Wondrous Strange]by Lesley Livingston

Sometimes, the trailer is an author interview, like in this trailer for [ Wings] by Aprilynne Pike.

Some authors run contests for the best fan-made trailer, like [ these] for "Jekel Loves Hyde" by Beth Fantasky

You can subscribe to the following publisher channels on YouTube:

[ Simon and Schuster]

[ Random Books]

[ HarperTeen]

Also, [ COS productions]posts a lot of book trailers on youtube.

READERS BEWARE!!!! Once you start watching book trailers, you might find yourself bewitched by them!

Paranormal podcasts

There are so many podcasts out there on books that it's hard to narrow it down to just a few. Type "Harry Potter" or "Twilight" into iTunes and you'll get so many hits that you'll wish you had a Sorting Hat to sort them out!

Here are some general YA podcasts to get you started. Some of them come from publishers, some are done by teens, for teens and there's one from 3 crazy librarians! And the cool thing about podcasting is that if you don't like any of these, you can make a podcast of your own!
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'''The Fireside Book Chat'''—books for teens, reviewed by teens

'''Simon & Schuster Teen Video Podcast'''—latest book releases from S & S

'''YA Literature review'''—reviews of YA lit and publishing news

'''Pulse Podcast from Simon and Schuster'''—monthly podcast on hot reads from S & S

'''YA Central'''—a video podcast from Penguin Young Readers

'''ReadThis!'''—3 school librarians make recommendations for teens.

'''HarperTeen podcast'''—the latest news on authors from Harper Teen


There are official sites for books, but many fans find that they just can't get enough of their favorite characters. Some fans have even created fansites where fans of the books can find out news about the author and the books and discuss them with other like-minded people. It's sort of like a vampire coven or a wolf pack for book lovers!

There are many, many fansites for Harry Potter and Twilight, but other books have fansites as well.

Like '''Hush, Hush'''? Then visit []

For fans of Holly Black, there is []

Love the world of Shadow Hunters and Downworlders in Cassie Clare's '''Mortal Instruments'''? Check out the fansite []

You can find places where fans gather on websites like fanpop also. For example, here is a forum for fans of the '''Evernight''' series by Claudia Gray: [ Evernight at]

And another for fans of '''Need''' by Carrie Jones: [ Need at]

And of course, for '''Twilight''', there are tons to choose from. Here's a sampling:




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Tired of your mom trying to talk to you about Team Edward vs. Team Jacob? There's even a '''Twilight''' site for her! Send your mom and all her friends over to [ Twilight Moms]!

Reading Groups

One great way to find new things to read is to join a book club or a book group. There are sometimes book clubs at your local bookstore, but there are lots of them online.

There are 2 great websites where you can share books with people. Check out--

[ Goodreads] or [ Shelfari]. Think of these as Facebook for book lovers! You can put in all the books that you have read, mark what you are currently reading and what you want to read. When you mark something, others will get an update about it. Likewise, when one of your friends marks a new book to read, you get an update! You can also join groups with discussion threads. If you like vampire fiction, you can find a group for that! If you want to talk all YA with someone, there are groups for that as well!

Teens Read Too has a book club online at [] They also have an awesome guide to starting your own book club. Check it out at []

It's great to find a group to belong to since reading is always better in a pack!

Monster Food and Fun

Need to whip up something to eat for your vampire coven? Famished wolf pack on the way? Maybe you need to stir up a tasty potion for the wizard meeting at your house. Never fear! In this section, we'll cover everything you need to throw a FANGtastic party! You won't even need to ask your Mummy for help!

You can find the following books in the Fred T. Foard library:

'''Ghoulish goodies'''

741.5 BOW Bowers, Sharon

'''Monster origami'''

736 NGU Nguyen, Duy, 1960- (yes, that really does say monster origami!)
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'''Halloween : decorating, entertaining, projects.'''

745.594 HAL

'''Halloween tricks and treats'''

745.594 MEA Mead, Matthew.

'''Check out these books at Patrick Beaver:'''

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'''These websites can you help you out with even the hungriest beasts!'''

To find recipes for all your favorite Harry Potter treats, check out []

Looking for vampire food that's more than just a blood bank? These websites can help:

[ Twilight Party Food]

[ A True Blood Halloween]

Planning to invite any of the fair folk? They have their own special foods. You can find some of those at these websites:

[ Fairy Gardens]

[ Traditional Fairy Cakes]

If you just want some just spooktacular food, give these websites a look.

[ Halloween recipes]

[ Even more Halloween recipes]

If you prefer to brew up your potions from your own spell books, you might want to consider [ The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook]

Fairies might be small but their food is big on taste! Try out [ Fairy cooking] or [ Fairies Cookbook]

Bad cooking bites! So check out some vampire cookbooks that definitely don't suck!

[ The Vampire Cookbook]

[ Love at First Bite: the Unofficial Twilight Cookbook]

[ Love at First Bite: The Complete Vampire Lovers Cookbook]

Luckily with all these recipes, your friends will never be left hungry as the wolf!

The Classics

What would Dracula think of Edward Cullen? The world will never know the answer to that question! But there were books that came before Twilight and Harry Potter. Check out these classic precursors to the paranormal craze. You can find them in the Fred T. Foard library collection.

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'''Beowulf : a hero's tale retold'''

398.2 RUM Rumford, James, 1948-

'''The collected tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe'''

818 POE Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.

'''A midsummer night's dream'''

822.3 SHA Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

'''Dracula, by Bram Stoker'''

823 DRA editor, Jack Lynch

'''Mary Shelley's Frankenstein'''

823 MAR edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

'''The hound of the Baskervilles : another adventure of Sherlock Holmes'''

F DOY Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.

'''The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe'''

F LEW Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.

'''The silver chair'''

F LEW Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.

'''The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the rings'''

F TOL Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.

'''The hobbit, or There and back again'''

F TOL Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.

'''The return of the king: being the third part of The lord of the rings'''

F TOL Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.

'''The two towers: being the second part of The lord of the rings'''

F TOL Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.


Of course, no good horror story is complete without a magnificent soundtrack. You know that music that holds you in suspense and you're sure that something is just around the corner?

Here are some links to Wizard rock, Twilight rock and all sorts of spooky soundtracks.

Some of you may be wondering just what Wizard rock is. It seems that some fans just aren't satisfied with books, movies, fansites, fanfiction and merchandising. No, these obsessed fans started creating music inspired by their favorite books. With names like Harry and the Potters, the Moaning Myrtles, or the Bella Cullen Project, every fan out there knows just what book these folks are rocking out to! Here are some links to find out more about these bands:

[ MTV news] did an article about Twilight and Wizard rock, just so you'll know the basic facts about them.

There is also a [ Wizard Rockumentary] website.

Wizard rock not your thing? Maybe soundtracks hold you spellbound! Here are a few CD collections you might like:

No listing of supernatural stuff would be complete without a mention of [ Buffy the Vampire Slayer]!

Remember that bad 80s flick about vampires, [ The Lost Boys]?

Barnes and Noble created their own spooky compilation called [ After Dark: The Alternative + Gothic Rock Collection].

Many people post their own paranormal playlists. A good place to post one is at [] Or check out the links to these playlists:

A [ Witches playlist]

If you prefer werewolves--[ werewolf playlist 1] or [ werewolf playlist 2]

The [ Werewolf Cafe] claims to be the home of all things werewolf on the Web. They have a [ forum] to discuss werewolf music!

This is a [ vampire playlist] that says it doesn't suck!

At, they have put together a [ Vampire movie songs] list.

The CW posted the official [ "Vampire Diaries" playlist] at There is a playlist for Elena, for Damon and for Stefan.

Last but not least, who could forget the original scary rocker, [ Alice Cooper]?

This classic should get you in the mood to keep looking:

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Wicked Wearables

Looking for some vamped up vogue? Fanged fads? Hoping to cast a fashion craze? Check out these places for hints on all the latest in monster clothing and makeup.

At Patrick Beaver, you can find these books:

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E-how has lots of videos on clothing and makeup for vampires. This [ video series] takes you through creating your own vampire outfit!

This e-how video shows the proper technique for applying [ witch makeup].

For more help with your vampire makeup, check out these sites:


[ Do it yourself] has a whole page of choices to help you perfect your vampire look.

[ Roger Riggle] is a professional makeup artist. Look in the video section of his website.

Of course, you can find things on YouTube as well. #ev:youtube|mndjUKpND9g|360|left|Dracula makeup

For more help with your witch makeup, try these spots:


[] This one has a nice video link.

Just remember to have fun and let your own personality shine through! Your costumes don't have to be complicated. Follow that fashion rule and you'll be the hit of every undead soiree!