Teen Book Lists: Paranormal Comedy

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Jessica Abel and Gabriel Soria, art by Warren Pleece / YP FIC ABEL
Life Sucks
Dave is a vampire working the night shift in a convenience store, and after he becomes attracted to a Latina girl named Rosa, he soon finds himself competing for her affection with another vampire named Wes.

E. Archer / YP FIC ARCHER
Geek: Fantasy Novel
Ralph is spending the summer with his relatives in England to help them set up a Wi-Fi network and finds himself fighting off killer rabbits, demons, and evil aunts.

Amanda Ashby / YP FIC ASHBY
Fairy Bad Day
High schooler Emma is devastated to learn that she may not follow in her mother's footsteps as a dragon slayer, but with an unlikely band of allies she discovers that she may, indeed, be more adept at slaying giant killer fairies.

Amanda Ashby / YP FIC ASHBY
Demonosity
Thomas Delacrox, the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight, needs a contemporary girl to help him protect the Black Rose, a powerful ancient force, but popular, quirky high school junior Cassidy Carter-Lewis is not happy about being chosen to train before dawn and battle demons at parties, the mall, and even school.

Sean Beaudoin / YP FIC BEAUDOIN
The Infects
A celebration of zombie culture features the story of 17-year-old Nero, who is stranded in the wilderness with fellow juvenile delinquents when their counselors transform into flesh-eating maniacs.

Cathy Brett / YP FIC BRETT
Scarlett Dedd
When misfit goth girl Scarlett accidentally kills herself and her family, she at first is amused by being a ghost, but then she begins to get lonely and bored.

Timothy Carter / YP FIC CARTER
The Cupid War: All Love is Warfare
Ricky Fallon was contemplating suicide when he slipped and fell, only to find himself a Cupid in the afterlife, but between the bad boss, a pink bodysuit, and attacks from shadowy entities called Suicides, he is not feeling much love.

Adam Troy Castro / YP FIC CASTRO
Z is for Zombie: an Illustrated Guide to the End of the World
A stunningly illustrated and hilarious A-to-Z guide that bears witness to the zombie horde as it slowly overruns us.

Lucienne Diver / YP FIC DIVER
Vamped Series
Vamped
ReVamped
Fangtastic
Fangtabulous
After being turned into a vampire, Gina realizes that she, along with many other students from her high school, have become pawns in an uprising within the vampire world.

Edited by Jim Valentino / YP FIC FRACTURE
Fractured Fables
Some of the comic book industries best and brightest use their talents to welcome comic book readers with a weirder than weird anthology of skewed fairy tales!

Carrie Harris / YP FIC HARRIS
Bad Taste Series
Bad Taste in Boys
Bad Hair Day
Kate Grable plans to be a doctor, but her interest in medicine keeps getting her in over her head surrounded by zombies, werewolves, and danger!

Jeff Hart / YP FIC HART
Eat, Brains, Love (also available in ebook)
New Jersey teens Jake Stephenson and Amanda Blake are turning into zombies and, having devoured half of their senior class, they are on the run, pursued by teen psychic Cass, a member of a government unit charged with killing zombies and keeping their existence secret.

Stacey Jay / YP FIC JAY
Undead Much
Megan Berry learns the secret of why she is such a powerful Settler, gets help from a new friend in battling a siege from a zombie army, and tries to reach second base with her boyfriend, Ethan.

Catherine Jinks / YP FIC JINKS
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
When Tobias wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, a mysterious man tells him he has a dangerous condition, and he finds himself involved with a group of werewolves convinced he needs their help.

Catherine Jinks / YP FIC JINKS
The Reformed Vampire Support Group
Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them--until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.

Stacey Kade / YP FIC KADE
Ghost and the Goth Series
The Ghost and the Goth
Queen of the Dead
Body & Soul
After being hit by a bus and killed, a high school homecoming queen gets stuck in the land of the living, with only a loser classmate, who happens to be able to see and hear ghosts, to help her.

Helen Keeble / YP FIC KEEBLE
Fang Girl
Jane has always loved vampire lore, but she is surprised to awaken in her coffin with fangs, and she goes to her parents and younger brother for help in figuring out why undead factions are vying for her eternal allegiance.

Maia Kinney-Petrucha and Stephen Petrucha, art by Rick Parker / YP FIC KINNEYPE
Breaking Down
Jane has always loved vampire lore, but she is surprised to awaken in her coffin with fangs, and she goes to her parents and younger brother for help in figuring out why undead factions are vying for her eternal allegiance.

Justine Larbalestier / YP FIC LARBELES
How to Ditch Your Fairy
In a world in which everyone has a personal fairy who tends to one aspect of daily life, fourteen-year-old Charlie decides she does not want hers--a parking fairy--and embarks on a series of misadventures designed to rid herself of the invisible sprite and replace it with a better one, like her friend Rochelle's shopping fairy.

Kirsty McKay / YP FIC MCKAY
Undead Series,
Undead
Unfed
On a school trip to Scotland new girl Bobby has to face more than Queen Bees and bullies, she has to face hordes of the undead! Worst! School! Trip! Ever!!!

Brian Meehl / YP FIC MEEHL
Suck IT Up Series
Suck It Up
Suck It Up and Die
After graduating from the International Vampire League, a scrawny, teenaged vampire named Morning is given the chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he embarks on a League mission to become the first vampire to reveal his identity to humans and to demonstrate how peacefully-evolved, blood-substitute-drinking vampires can use their powers to help humanity.

Sarah Mlynowski / YP FIC MYLNOWSK
Witch Series
Bras & Broomsticks
Frogs & French Kisses
Spells & Sleeping Bags
Parties & Potions (also available in audiobook)
Rachel tries to use her younger sister (that just happens to be a witch) to magic her way to popularity and love, with less than magical results.

Marlene Perez / YP FIC PEREZ
Dead Is...Series
Dead Is the New Black (only available in audiobook)
Dead Is a State of Mind (only available in audiobook)
Dead Is So Last Year (also available in audiobook)
Dead Is Just a Rumor (only available in audiobook)
Dead Is Not an Option (also available in audiobook)
Dead Is a Battlefield
Dead Is a Killer Tune
Dead Is Just a Dream (also available in audiobook)
In the beach town of Nightshade, California, home to both human and supernatural beings, the Giordano sisters and uncover bizarre mysteries.

D. C. Pierson / YP FIC PIERSON
Crap Kingdom
Tom Parking's dream of being swept away to a fantasy land where he becomes a hero nearly comes true when he finds himself the Chosen One of a nameless world, the most annoying, least "cool" place in the universe.

Emily Pohl-Weary / YP FIC POHLWEAR
Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
When teenage rock star Sam Lee is bitten by a strange creature in Central Park, she discovers she is turning into a werewolf, and must unravel the mystery of the supernatural world before her bandmates and the media find out.

Janette Rallison / YP FIC RALLISON
My Fairy Fair Godmother
High school sophomore Savannah wants to find the perfect prom date after her boyfriend breaks up with her to date her older sister, but when a godmother who is only fair becomes involved, Savannah finds herself in trouble in the Middle Ages, along with a boy who would like to be her charming prince.

Janette Rallison / YP FIC RALLISON
My Fairy Unfair Godmother
A fairy godmother-in-training is sent to help angry seventeen-year-old Tansy, who reluctantly is staying with her father and his new wife while her mother and sister are travelling, but the unfortunate result of this intended help is chaos and confusion.

Adam Rex / YP FIC REX
Fat Vampire: a Never Coming of Age Story
After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation.

Adam Selzer / YP FIC SELZER
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It
Living in the post-human era when the undead are part of everyday life, high schooler Alley breaks her no-dating rule when Doug catches her eye, but classmate Will demands to turn her into a vampire and her zombie boyfriend may be unable to stop him.

Heather Swain / YP FIC SELZER
Josie Griffin is Not a Vampire
Living in the post-human era when the undead are part of everyday life, high schooler Alley breaks her no-dating rule when Doug catches her eye, but classmate Will demands to turn her into a vampire and her zombie boyfriend may be unable to stop him.

Vivian Vande Velde / YP FIC VANDEVEL
Cloaked in Red
Presents eight twists on the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood, exploring such issues as why most characters seem dim-witted and what, exactly, is the theme.

Ehrich Van Lowe / YP FIC VANLOWE
Never Slow Dance with a Zombie
When most of their high school classmates turn into flesh-eating zombies, Margot and best friend Sybil see an opportunity to finally become popular and find boyfriends--if they can just stay alive.

Compiled by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black / YP FIC ZOMBIES
[Zombies] vs. [Unicorns]
Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the age-old question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.