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Kiersten White

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Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at and follow @KierstenWhite on Twitter.

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Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy,...

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Supernaturally (Paranormalc...

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And I Darken (The Conqueror...

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Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)

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Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)

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Paranormalcy Supernaturally Endlessly
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“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.”
Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

“I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway. And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you”
Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

“Yes, I have a driver's license."

I leaned back against the wall, sighing. "Man, that must be so cool."

"It ranks right up there with lockers. In fact, sometimes I put my license inside my locker, and it's so cool I worry that the whole thing might explode with the sheer coolness of it all.”
Kiersten White, Paranormalcy


Please vote for the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy novel you would like to read in September. Poll closes on August 31!

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) by Kiersten White by Kiersten White

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal. Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.
  30 votes 44.1%

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare by Cassandra Clare

Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
  18 votes 26.5%

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones by Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans.
When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.
Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?
  11 votes 16.2%

Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer by Andrea Cremer

When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer—one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack—and the man—she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.
  9 votes 13.2%

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message 17: by Eneida

Eneida Thank you for accepting my friend request! Love your books! :) Love from Albania

message 16: by Kaye

Kaye Hiya, thanks for accepting my friendvite! I just finished Paranormalcy for the second time, and just wanted to tell you that you're awesome!

That is all.

message 15: by Lynette

Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~ Have you read Divergent by Veronica Roth? I think you should it's great, just like your books!

Can't WAIT for Endlessly!!!!

message 14: by Lily

Lily Thank you for the friend add. Love the first two books can't wait to read the 3rd.I am so excited for Endlessly to come out and find out how it ends. Would love to get book recommendation or talk about books or life any time.

message 13: by Diane

Diane Thanks fore accpeting my friend request!

message 12: by Amy

Amy Thank you so much for accepting my request :)

message 11: by Rose

Rose Hello. I absolutely love your books. They're funny and sweet and Evie is such a cool heroine. I can't wait for Endlessly cos I know it's gonna be fantabulous:D

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message 9: by Becca

Becca Thank you so much for adding me as your 1000th friend!

message 8: by Mada (last edited Jul 31, 2011 07:36AM)

Mada I hope someday your books will pe published in my country.I can't wait to read them.I absolutely love the descriptions and the covers.

M. Giulia Thanks for accepting my request :) I absolutely loved Paranormalcy! I can't wait to read Supernaturally here in Italy. Hugs xo

Charlotte Thanks for adding me as a friend!

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
Best wishes, William

Jessica Thanks for adding me. Hurry up and get Supernaturally out ;)

William O'Brien Hi Kiersten - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William

Malithi thanks for adding me as a friend

Pamela Hey Kiersten...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

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