Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Young Adults


Learn moreWhat’s the next great read?  According to, the breakthrough novel in young adult literature this year is….


Spookygirl by Jill Baguchinsky

Dutton Juvenile (August 16, 2012)

What’s so great about it?  Well, it blends supernatural powers with a thrilling story, presents interesting and complicated characters, and is an all around fun read!

Summary:  From ” Violet Addison can chat with the dead, but what really frightens her is starting her sophomore year at a new school. Still reeling from the loss of her mother,  Violet is about find herself in the company of ghosts . . . both playful and  deadly evil. Standing at the threshold to an unseen world with newfound friends at her side, only Violet can uncover the truth behind her mother’s death and  save the family business–paranormal investigation.”

Not sure if it’s for you?  See what others are saying about it!  Here are a number of reviews! Try this free e-book excerpt!  (If you do not have a kindle, remember that you can download the software for free on your PC or Mac on the Amazon website).

Is August 2012 too long to wait?  In the meantime, enjoy these great supernatural reads!

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 by Linda Cargill

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Beautiful Dead Book 1: Jonas

by Eden Maguire

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Dead Is the New Black

by Marlene Perez


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