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Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson: Homecoming: When shapeshifter Mercy Thompson, who is looking for work after graduating from college, travels to Tri-Cities for a job interview, she ends up confronting rival werewolves, angry vampires, and ruthless prospective employers.
Jim Butcher’s Welcome to the Jungle: Harry Dresden, the only professional wizard listed in the Chicago phone book, returns to take on new supernatural villains out to turn the world upside down, in an original graphic novel adventure based on the best-selling fantasy series.
Ted Dekker’s Chosen: As the land of the Forest Dwellers is increasingly decimated by the Horde, Thomas Hunter, supreme commander of the Forest Guard, chooses four sixteen-year-old recruits for a special mission–to find the seven lost Books of History that have power over the past, present, and future.
Neil Gaiman’s Marvel 1602: Things in England become chaotic after Queen Elizabeth’s death, and Nicholas Fury, Otto Von Doom, and the other superheroes must decide whether to stay in England or emigrate to America with a young girl and her Indian protector.
Stephen King’s American Vampire: A new vampire for a new century. Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet has a reputation for cussedness as long as he is ornery. As the first vampire conceived on American soil, however, he’s not your usual creature of the night. Stronger, fiercer and powered by the sun, Sweet is the first of a new breed of bloodsucker: the American Vampire.
Dean Koontz’s In Odd We Trust: In a graphic novel prequel to the original novel, Odd Thomas, a fry cook from Pico Mundo, California, must use his talent to communicate with the dead to solve the murder of a young boy whose killer may now be stalking a second child.
Brad Meltzer’s Justice League of America: The Tornado’s Path: Red Tornado, the android hero, has been wounded and this sets into motion a chain of events that could lead either to the destruction of the JLA or to the birth of a new JLA.
Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight: The first installment in a graphic novel series based on the best-selling Twilight series recounts the tale of Isabella Swan, who moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysteriously alluring Edward Cullen, an occurrence that causes her life to take a thrilling and terrifying turn.
James Patterson’s Maximum Ride: After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the “bird kids,” who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.
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