Dark and Dangerous
Annotation:When Ludlow Fitch runs away from his thieving parents in the City, he meets up with the mysterious Joe Zabbidou, who calls himself a secret pawnbroker, and who takes Ludlow as an apprentice to record the confessions of the townspeople of Pagus Parvus, where resentments are many and trust is scarce.
Annotation:Jonathan Starling's father is in an asylum and his home has been attacked when, while running away from kidnappers, he stumbles upon Darkside, a terrifying and hidden part of London ruled by the descendants of Jack the Ripper, where Jonathan is in mortal danger if he cannot find the way out.
Annotation:In Victorian London, after discovering that vampires really do exist and plot to end the human race, friends George, Liz, and Eddie join Sir William Protheroe in an increasingly desperate effort to find ways to stop them from overthrowing Parliament and, eventually, taking over the world.
Annotation:"On a single night, five children suddenly vanish from their homes in Paris, Glasgow, Rome, and London. Years later, five enigmatic teenagers make an impressive entrance at an exclusive New York holiday party with their strange but beautiful governess, Madam Vileroy. Rumor and intrigue follow the Faust children to the elite Manhattan Marlowe School, where their very presence brings unexplainable misfortune..."--dust cover flap.
Annotation:When Xander travels through the portals in the King's strange house to visit Uncle Jesse as a boy, he learns that David has died and determines to do whatever it takes, and visit as many worlds as necessary, to change the future.
Annotation:The existence of Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, becomes a terrifying reality for fifteen-year-old Reggie when she begins to suspect that her timid younger brother might be one of their victims.
Annotation:Since the car accident that claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras and hear people's thoughts, and she goes out of her way to hide from other people until she meets Damen, another psychic teenager who is hiding even more mysteries.
Annotation:Grace Divine, almost seventeen, learns a dark secret when her childhood friend--practically a brother--returns, upsetting her pastor-father and the rest of her family, around the time strange things are happening in and near their small Minnesota town.
Annotation:High school junior Violet uses her uncanny ability to sense murderers and their victims to try to stop a serial killer who's terrorizing her town, and although her best friend and would-be boyfriend Jay promises to keep her safe, she becomes a target.
Annotation:Presents two novels in Elizabeth Chandler's Dark Secrets series, "No Time to Die, " in which Jenny is stalked by the same serial killer who murdered her sister, Liza--who tries to warm Jenny from the grave; and "The Deep End of Fear, " in which Kate tutors a boy living in the estate she used to call home and discovers he is in contact with Ashley, Kate's childhood best friend who drowned in an icy pond.
Annotation:Everyone's heard the rumors. Call on Tall Jake and he'll take you to Malice, a world that exists inside a horrifying comic book. A place most kids never leave. Seth and Kady think it's all a silly myth. But then their friend disappears.
Annotation:When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.
Annotation:In the aftermath of the accident that killed his foster father, high school student Jacob Fielding discovers that he has acquired the power of indestructibility, and the more he learns about it the more he realizes that it is a heavy burden, if not a curse.
Annotation:Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.
Annotation:After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.
Annotation:In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
Annotation:After being kidnapped and barely escaping, sixteen-year-old Jack goes to London with his best friend Connor, where someone gives him a pair of glasses that send him to an alternate universe where war is raging, he is responsible for the survival of two younger boys, and Connor is trying to kill them all.
Annotation:In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a New Escientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.
Annotation:After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.
Annotation:Belladonna Johnson has a strange gift: she sees ghosts—everywhere. Suddenly the ghosts disappear and Belladonna can no longer see a single one, but she knows that something is terribly wrong . . . and she must act now.
Annotation:Max’s family moves out of the city to a house on the ocean to escape World War II, but the house and the grounds have secrets, and Max and his sisters, Alicia and Irina, begin to experience odd events. Max meets Roland, the son of the lighthouse keeper who shows Max and Alicia the wreck of the Orpheus. As the skies darken and the ship resurfaces, will the three teens escape with their lives?
Annotation:Grief-stricken Lena withdraws, drops out of school, becomes reclusive. Ethan discovers Lena hanging out with Incubus John Breed and he fears he has lost her. Lena and John head for the Great Barrier. When Sarafine calls a Claiming Moon out of time, Ethan, Link, and Liv follow Lena and John, determined to save Lena from becoming a Dark Caster.
Annotation:Tessa travels to Victorian England where she is met by the Dark Sisters. They keep Tessa captive and teach her to use her talent to change into anyone else, dead or alive. Tessa is rescued and thrust into a fight between the Shadowhunters and the Downworlders.