Sixteen-year-old Holly Bennett is a comic book nerd, a con artist, and a shaman. Most days Holly wishes she could trade in her power of spirit communication for something more useful - like fireballs or Wolverine claws. She knows spirits aren't exactly Casper the Friendly Ghosts. They're dangerous beings from Lower World who snack on human life, and messing with the magic from their world is an express ticket to big trouble. But when a shaman sticks her mom's mind between their world and ours, Holly becomes the unexpected breadwinner in the family.
"exciting young teen unusual magic YA"
Seventeen-year-old Gwen Kane wants one thing in life: to follow in her dad's footsteps and become the best vigilante Towton City has ever seen. She just never imagined she'd have to prove herself by saving her dad's life. As he sits on death row for a murder he didn't commit, Gwen's desperate to do whatever it takes to find the true culprit and clear his name. She just has two problems.
Thora Green had a life once upon a time, but that ended the day her parents enrolled her in sleep clinic prison. At the facility her chronic insomnia is observed by scads of doctors, but she is never actually treated for her dire disease. In a feat of desperation, Thora escapes and heads straight for New York City. Buried deep in the city's underbelly, there is rumored to be a secret haven called the Insomniacs's Cafe: a place where people like Thora can find relief.