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Seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City and befriends a group of very unusual characters who live in the city's subway tunnels and soon finds herself bound into service by a troll named Ravus.

When seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.

The Mortal Instruments

City of Fallen Angels: The Mortal Instruments, Book 4 - Book Review

Fishpond New Zealand, City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare. Buy Books online: City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments), ISBN Cassandra Clare

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children...i read this its a great book, and there is a part 2 to it called "  Hollow city" it comes out januray 2014,.... A must read!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.a unique (peculiar.) story told by using vintage photographs.

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman- A must read 5 star ratings

After high school student Elizabeth Rew is hired at the New-York Circulating Material Repository, strange things begin to happen.

Shadowshaper Book Review - A Fascinating Urban Fantasy

Shadowshaper Book Review - A Fascinating Urban Fantasy

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older. Sierra Santiago, a Brooklyn muralist discovers she comes from a long line of spiritual artists/magicians called Shadowshapers.

Historical murder mystery set in 1600's Bavaria (The Hangman's Daughter - Oliver Pötzsch) Jun 2014

The Hangman's Daughter, Oliver Potzsch - This is a historical thriller set in but it piqued my interest when I saw it at the bookstore. Enjoyed this one a lot, even though it was a bit different from my usual fare.

I plowed through this series recently beginning with this book. I liked the poignant subplot of a teen dealing with her mother's illness contrasted with a fantasy world.

The Goddess Test

Holly Black: White Cat

White Cat by Holly Black 310 pp. This is the first book in the "Curse Workers" series. Curse workers have special powers that vary fro.

"Even now I'm not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things I've gotten from books."

Go Ask Alice, Anonymous. Honest, controversial and engaging for all teens tempted by the allure of drugs. A visceral portrayal of a teen's descent into addiction.

Love this quote, and definitely need this for the office! You can never have enough books!

The Best Non-Book Gifts For Bookworms

All set in the urban cities of New York and Philadelphia, modern day girls find themselves able to interact with fairies who have been hiding in plain sight all along.

The modern faerie tales series by Holly Black. Seems like a fun read, I just got the first book, Tithe, at the thrift shop. Now I need to collect the others so I can read the series.

“At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.”       “He was like a song I'd heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.”

Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden (Awesome book, way better than the movie, but that was good too)

Newberry Award Winning Books - Several here my grandchildren would enjoy

Newbery Award Winning Books

Get this from a library! [Holly Black] -- Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a .