CIRCUS OF THE DARNED
Francesca Ghetti's normal life includes psychic abilities, a traveling GothFaire and her witch mother! Now she's conjured the ghosts of a dozen dead Viking warriors, her horse has been stolen -- and her mom's freaking over her 300-year-old vampire boyfriend Benedikt. He wants to make Francesca his beloved life mate, but so far they've only kissed.
Maxwell scores with this must-read second entry in her series. She successfully combines the pressures in a typical teen's life with a paranormal plot full of mystery and excitement. (Jan., 192 pp., $5.99, ISBN: 0843954000, 12 and up, MM)