Teenagers & Transitions: Supernatural Edition

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 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library



The Lightning Thief
By Rick Riordan
Reading level: 5th – 8th
Twelve-year-old Percy (Perseus) Jackson has always had problems at school, but he has only just discovered it’s all because he’s never learned how to control the powers he inherited from his absentee father, Greek god Poseidon.

Forgive My Fins
By Tera Lynn Childs
Reading level: 6th – 10th
While trying to live a normal teenage life on land, mermaid Lily unwittingly sets plans in motion for her inheritance of her father’s mermaid kingdom when she kisses the cute boy next door.




Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising
By Jason Henderson
Reading level: 6th – 10th
After being sent to a Swiss boarding school, Alex Van Helsing finds out that vampires are real and that he is indeed a descendant of vampire hunter, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing.


By C.J. Hill
Reading level: 7th – 10th
Rich socialite Tori has always had an odd fascination with dragons, which makes sense when it is revealed at her unusual summer camp that she is one of a small group of dragon slayers, endowed with special abilities necessary to the fight the very real threat of dragons.


Wolf Mark
By Joseph Bruchac
Reading level: 7th – 12th
Not only has Lucas King’s black ops agent father taught him how to defend himself with martial arts and cunning, he’s also passed on the family shape-shifting trait, which comes in handy when he has to take on the mysterious new gang at his high school.

By Molly Cochran
Reading level: 7th – 12th
Upon her arrival at her mysterious new boarding school, sixteen-year-old Katy soon learns that she comes from a long line of witches and must learn to control her magical abilities.



City of Bones
By Cassandra Clare
Reading level: 8th – 12th
When teen Clary Fray discovers that she possesses certain magical powers, including the ability to see supernatural creatures, she becomes drawn into the world of Shadowhunters, humans sworn to kill demons and monsters.


The Diviners
By Libba Bray
Reading level: 9th – 12th
A string of occult murders in 1926 New York coincides with a group of teens learning to use their supernatural powers, including psychic abilities, invisibility, and healing powers.



Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
By Lish McBride
Reading level: 9th – 12th
College dropout Sam is working at a fast-food restaurant, unaware of his ability to raise the dead, until evil fellow necromancer Douglas recognizes his powers and forces Sam to learn how to use them in this lighthearted, yet sometimes gory, tale.


By Kiersten White
Reading level: 9th – 12th
Sixteen-year-old Evie has lived at the International Paranormal Containment Agency for as long as she can remember, surrounded by a wide variety of supernatural friends (mermaids, faeries, shape-shifters), but she’s only beginning to discover what her ability to see through supernatural glamours reveals about her own identity.


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