Josepha Sherman -- Best of 2009

I like Tammy Pierce's fantasy police procedurals, such as the earlier Terrier (2006) and Bloodhound (2009). I haven't read the third one yet.

Also liked Dianna Wynne Jones' House of Many Ways, sequel to Howl's Moving Castle.

Pearl North's Librynth was predictable but still a good read.

Ryan Brown's Play Dead was a weird horror book for Y.A. readers.

FILMS:

Aavtar is the wrong year, but WOW!