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Teen Halloween 2005
By Hilary Williamson
October, 2005

'Double, double toil and trouble; / Fire burn and cauldron bubble.' (Shakespeare)

Here are two score of the latest in bubbling, troubling reads from fantastic writers:

Across the Wall by Garth Nix
Horrific fantasy shorts - 'A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories'.

The Angel Experiment: Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Avian kids are pursued by bloodthirsty half-man, half-wolf Erasers.

Ariel by Grace Tiffany
A re-telling of Shakespeare's famed play, The Tempest, in lyrical prose.

Bloodline by Kate Cary
A satisfying sequel to Bram Stoker's classic, Dracula.

Bras & Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski
Rachel's little sister Miri is a witch!

Devil's Footsteps by E. E. Richardson
Children disappear in the small town of Redford and nobody knows why.

Fear Street Nights: Moonlight Secrets by R. L. Stine
The old Fear Mansion releases horrors in this first in a spooky series.

A Gathering of Shades by David Stahler Jr.
Helped by his grandmother, Aidan tries to call his father's ghost.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
The wizardly world is at war, and Dumbledore unveils Voldemort's past.

Ingledove by Marly Youmans
Ingledove seeks help from the Master of Witchmasters for her brother.

The Lake of Souls: Cirque Du Freak #10 by Darren Shan
Sends Darren and Harkat into an alien wasteland to fight monsters.

Lord Loss: The Demonata #1 by Darren Shan
Throws Grubbs Grady into a maelstrom of gruesome, gory horror.

Magyk: Septimus Heap #1 by Angie Sage
A baby Princess flees Assassins into magical adventure.

The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
Genius pixie villainess Opal Koboi has stored up a deep thirst for revenge.

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
Gemma and friends search the realms for the fabled Temple.

Revenge of the Witch: The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
Tom protects the common folk from things that go bump in the night.

Soul Stealer by Martin Booth
A teacher is an evil alchemist, and a fellow student his familiar.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Klutzy Isabella Swan falls for 'inhumanly beautiful' Edward Cullen.

The Witch's Boy by Michael Gruber
Wonderful tale of the selfishness of youth and the power of maternal love.

Wolf Brother: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver
Torak seeks the means to defeat a demon-possessed Bear.

Enjoy these spooky reads, and have a happy and safe Halloween!
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