Sometimes, life is strange. Have you ever seen a ghost? Felt like someone was reading your mind? Experienced déjà vu? The “weird” things in life can often inspire the most intriguing stories.
If you’re a fan of the supernatural – strange creatures, ghosts, psychic connections, paranormal phenomena – and you’re looking for something new to read, or if you’re thinking about getting into the supernatural genre of young adult fiction, check out one or more of the following books:
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer – When Stephen moves to the midwestern town where his father grew up, he quickly falls in with punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon, but the town has a dark secret, and the twins are caught in the middle of it.
Shutter by Courtney Alameda – Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat, able to see ghosts and capture them on film, but when a routine hunt goes awry, she is infected with a curse and if she is unable to exorcise it in seven days, she will be destroyed, body and soul.
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma – Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters – In 1900 Portland, Olivia Mead is hypnotized by Henri Reverie, who is paid by her father to make her more docile but who, instead, gives her the ability to see people’s true natures, while she continues to fight for women’s rights.
Ashes to Ashes by Melissa Walker – A first entry in a two-part story follows the experiences of Callie, whose life is cut short by a tragic accident and whose spirit travels to an ethereal plane where a striking ghost guides her efforts to bring peace to her loved ones and where she uncovers a dark secret about the agendas of malevolent spirits who are willing to do whatever it takes to stay on Earth.