Best Heart Pounding Books
Books that send you screaming from the thrill, crying from the losses and awing from the romance.
1 Vampire Princess Rising (Th...
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4.77 of 5 stars 4.77 avg rating — 96 ratings
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2 After Forever Ends
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 867 ratings
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3 Riptide
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 140 ratings
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4 Dangerous Descent (Love in ...
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4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 41 ratings
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5 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 2,726,477 ratings
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6 Fallen (Fallen, #1)
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 250,645 ratings
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7 Reckless Endangerment
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 150 ratings
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8 The Golden Key Chronicles (...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 16 ratings
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9 Kiss Me Slowly
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 91 ratings
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10 Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 271,947 ratings
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11 Harry Potter and the Deathl...
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4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 1,195,225 ratings
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12 City of Bones (The Mortal I...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 651,355 ratings
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13 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,364,953 ratings
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14 Passion (Fallen, #3)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 83,075 ratings
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15 Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 867,553 ratings
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16 Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 903,591 ratings
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17 New Moon (Twilight, #2)
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 931,641 ratings
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18 Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 151,730 ratings
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19 Spellbound in His Arms (The...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 158 ratings
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20 Last Sacrifice (Vampire Aca...
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4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 131,013 ratings
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21 Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 117,973 ratings
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22 City of Ashes (The Mortal I...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 345,938 ratings
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23 Twilight (Twilight, #1)
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 2,413,556 ratings
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24 The Host (The Host, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 555,275 ratings
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25 Spirit Bound (Vampire Acade...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 166,108 ratings
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26 Blood Promise (Vampire Acad...
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 166,687 ratings
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27 Torment (Fallen, #2)
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 122,291 ratings
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28 City of Glass (The Mortal I...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 386,170 ratings
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29 Halo (Halo, #1)
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 42,413 ratings
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30 Midnight Sun (Twilight, #1.5)
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 121,484 ratings
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31 Frostbite (Vampire Academy,...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 174,413 ratings
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32 Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academ...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 169,617 ratings
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33 City of Fallen Angels (The ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 208,600 ratings
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34 Need (Need, #1)
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 42,330 ratings
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35 Clockwork Angel (The Infern...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 278,114 ratings
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36 Beautiful Creatures (Caster...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 271,712 ratings
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37 Rapture (Fallen, #4)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 49,694 ratings
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38 Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunte...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 42,552 ratings
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38 Captivate (Need, #2)
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 27,319 ratings
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40 Guilty Pleasures (Anita Bla...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 83,693 ratings
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41 Marked (House of Night, #1)
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 261,797 ratings
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42 Hunted (House of Night, #5)
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 105,432 ratings
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43 Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovel...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 106,323 ratings
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44 Perfect Chemistry (Perfect ...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 127,167 ratings
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45 Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, ...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 47,681 ratings
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46 Clockwork Prince (The Infer...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 163,998 ratings
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47 Clockwork Princess (The Inf...
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4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 114,078 ratings
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48 Evermore (The Immortals, #1)
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 169,666 ratings
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49 The Short Second Life of Br...
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 125,453 ratings
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50 Vampire Academy (Vampire Ac...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 276,498 ratings
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51 Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 86,827 ratings
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52 Poseidon’s Children (The Le...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 165 ratings
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53 Lone Wolf Rising (The Winte...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 240 ratings
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54 Cinema of Shadows (Harmony,...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 122 ratings
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55 New York (The Nightlife, #1)
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 843 ratings
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56 The Nightlife: Las Vegas (T...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 278 ratings
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56 Spook House (Harmony, India...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 90 ratings
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58 City of Lost Souls (The Mor...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 164,286 ratings
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59 Wings (Wings, #1)
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 48,008 ratings
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60 Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 35,279 ratings
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61 Graceling (Graceling Realm,...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 188,368 ratings
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62 Untamed (House of Night, #4)
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 149,791 ratings
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63 The Killing Dance (Anita Bl...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 45,223 ratings
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64 Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 49,766 ratings
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65 Midnight Alley (The Morganv...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 41,411 ratings
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66 Feast of Fools (The Morganv...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 35,167 ratings
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67 Glass Houses (The Morganvil...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 63,001 ratings
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68 Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 17,013 ratings
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69 Violet (The Endwar Series, #1)
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 14 ratings
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70 Laney (The Brookehaven Vamp...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,413 ratings
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70 Matched (Matched, #1)
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 298,076 ratings
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70 The Wide Game (Harmony, Ind...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 94 ratings
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73 Darkness (The Brookehaven V...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 746 ratings
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73 The Impaler's Revenge (The ...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 52 ratings
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73 Tagged: The Apocalypse
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4.69 of 5 stars 4.69 avg rating — 117 ratings
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76 Corcitura
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 27 ratings
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77 Match Point (Lauren Holbroo...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 1,031 ratings
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77 Explosion in Paris
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 292 ratings
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79 My Wolf Protector (Wolf Tow...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 60 ratings
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80 Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane,...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 91,461 ratings
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81 The Help
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 1,035,150 ratings
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82 North of Beautiful
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 22,641 ratings
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83 Out of Sight, Out of Time (...
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 22,650 ratings
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84 Tempted (House of Night, #6)
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 105,460 ratings
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84 Testimony
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 17,687 ratings
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84 Firelight (Firelight, #1)
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 39,082 ratings
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87 Chosen (House of Night, #3)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 125,296 ratings
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87 Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 77,037 ratings
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89 Kindred
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 22,841 ratings
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90 Princess in Waiting (The Pr...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 24,744 ratings
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91 The Fury and Dark Reunion (...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 43,837 ratings
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92 Some Girls Bite (Chicagolan...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 32,147 ratings
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93 Friday Night Bites (Chicago...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 26,136 ratings
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93 Origins (The Vampire Diarie...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 40,127 ratings
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95 Twice Bitten (Chicagoland V...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 27,988 ratings
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96 Vampire Kisses (Vampire Kis...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 33,041 ratings
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97 The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Bla...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 48,197 ratings
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98 Carpe Corpus (The Morganvil...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 33,858 ratings
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99 Soulbound (Legacy of Tril, #1)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,613 ratings
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100 Blue Moon (The Immortals, #2)
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 59,520 ratings
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