New community!

Thanks to soundofsunlight, there's now a WWTB-style community over at Dreamwidth:

Since you offered to point people to it, (that would be terrific!) I made

I really loved your group here, and I'd hate to see it end, so I hope people will come over and keep it going on DW.

Enjoy! :)

This community is now closed. Please do not PM me or leave a comment asking about a book you're trying to find, as I'm unable to help. If you go to that Dreamwidth community, hopefully someone can help you find your book.

What Was That Book

Thanks for all the lovely comments and offers to help. I didn't realise the community was still so vibrant. My problem is with Livejournal itself, so I'm afraid offers to keep it open here aren't viable, but I appreciate them.

It turns out there's already a Dreamwidth version - - though I don't have any connection to that, and it doesn't seem to be very active, though there's some recent posting.

If anyone wants to start a new WWTB-type community over there, I'm happy to point people to it. Just leave a comment on this entry.

In the meantime, I'll leave these archives up for people to search.

(The sticky post in this community has a link to the new WWTB-style Dreamwidth community. If you are looking for a book, go there!)

Closing down What Was That Book

Hi everyone. Pisica here. I started this community in 2006 and I cannot believe what an amazing resource it's been over the years.

However, with the recent changes in Livejournal policy, I don't feel able to keep this community open.

Current or past mods (I'm not entirely sure who is still around) are encouraged to contact me so I can thank them personally. I'm not sure if I can keep the site up as an archived resource but I'll leave it up for a little while, at least.

Thank you to everyone who's contributed to this community over the years, and I hope you all find the books you are searching for in future.

Best wishes

Can't remember the title

Hey all, I'm trying to find a book I read some time ago, following a boy who was found by a city guard captain, chained in a hidden compartment at the back of a cargo boat. The boy showed extraordinary abilities, much like those of a vampire, with similar weaknesses. He was entered into training as an assassin, but was later removed from his position due to failing a test, after being sabotaged by his rival apprentice. I can't for the life of me remember anyone's names from the story, but I remember the boy it follows, being told to flay a girl as punishment for her crimes, he fights a prince on a rooftop, whom he was supposed to assassinate.

Book that I read back in the 90's

A book about a girl who finds a talisman in the beginning of the book while at the beach. She stayed for a bit to clean the house up and get it ready for winter. She gets into an argument with her aunt. She had both parents and a younger brother. She was close to her grandmother who died around Halloween. She was upset that her parents allowed her younger brother to go trick or treating. The protagonist also had an aunt and cousin that she could not get along with. The cousin went to France and came back making dresses. The cousin fell in love with a boy and decides to return. The protagonist celebrated a birthday and redecorated her room. Her dad came home with a gift. When she opened it she saw that it was a cat clock whose eyes glowed in the dark. She was upset with the gift and told her dad that she was trying to get rid of childish things. She had a guy friend who became her boyfriend. She broke up with him. At the end of the book she returns to the beach and finds the talisman in her sweater. She had forgotten about it in that year.

Help I can't remember the series or author!

So I'm trying to remember this series that has to do with a teenage girl who is ( i think) a servant girl at a small inn. One day she discovers that she has magic and somehow comes into possession of a dragon egg. But magic has been banned by the powers that be and dragons are thought to be gone. So she is forced to leave the inn before she brings trouble to the owner. However when she leaves this goofy boy ( probably about ten years old) decides to go with her. They eventually find a group that is against the evil sorcerers who rule the land that help train her magic.

She is also hunted by the evil sorcerers who want to recruit and use her magic for their own purposes.

I think that the title of each book has something to do with a season or time of year.

At one point sometime after the dragon is hatched she is sent off to another world to attend a sort of dragon day care for several years. This world has separate time and the dragon returns fully grown shortly after she had left.

I also remember that the boy find a really weird looking stick and boasts about it a lot. Later in the series it turns out to be a relic of powerful magic accessible through dancing.

I read this series about 10 years ago.
Any ideas?

Can't remember the title or author

I read this book back in the late nineties or maybe a little after, although it may have come out several years before that. The main character is a teen girl that is sent to a camp for delinquents after she attacks her teacher​for trying to molest her. The camp is actually run by a satanic organization that switches the bodys of their members with the bodys of the kids then the members previous body die with he teen still in it. They have one of the members get close to the main character to get her to have sex because it won't work if she's a virgin. He can't get her to but doesn't tell the organization, causing the switch to fail. She hides at a counselors cabin, a military woman that is actually having sex with the boy that was assigned​ to the main ​character. There are other storylines​during the book, one is with a man that just became the new director of the organization, I remember him reading the history of the camp where it used to be a failing farm and the owner was told to look under any rock and he would find a bag of money. I believe he also had his wife sharing her body with another woman and when they changed places their appearance changed, and one is with a woman that has strong telepathic powers and escaped them, working in a diner. A couple other things I remember, the members can own or be owned by other people, with a strong obsession with pleasing the owner beyond anything else forced on them. And members can increase someone's attraction to them(something the boy used on both the main character and the councilor). I have been trying to remember the book and it's driving me crazy, someone help?

Young Adult Fantasy Book

I am trying to find a book. Cannot remember the title or author, but I checked it out of the Newport News, VA public library when I was 11 or 12 years old (almost 40 years ago ... wow!). All I can remember is that its protagonists were a brother and sister. And the sister had silver hair - that was a big deal. And they traveled to another world and had a big adventure and then came back to the "real world." And the sister was sad about coming back. Good luck with this one! Thanks.

Looking for Children's Story

Hi everyone--

I posted this to AbeBooks' "BookFinder," to no avail so far. I'm looking for a scary story I read as a kid. I can only remembering the most oblique facts about the plot, but here goes:

The sister of the narrator (and/or viewpoint character), a young boy, has just died, but the narrator knows that, in fact, the Moon (yes, the Moon) came in and killed her. The boy goes to look for her but is terrified of the moonlight streaming in through the window. There's a scene about the Moon laughing, or something like that. There's also a scene in which the Moon's rays are compared to a knife, and a description of blood. (Yes, I know how vague all those comments are.) It terrified me when I was little--it had something of the feel of an evil fairy tale, if that makes any sense.

It is not Patricia Windsor's "Moon Kill," though that is similar.

Thank you all!


NEED to find this book

Have been looking for this book for years and its driving me crazy. Medieval fantasy.
A Y/A book, a main protagonist is a twelve year old girl living with her uncle or grandfather in a book store, the village they live in is swarmed by black birds or crows and when they get into the houses they die. The girl picks one up and it comes back to life. Then she is chased by a man with a pet bird which has white feathers on its brest. Can't find it anywhere, someone please tell me if they've read it, thanks!

Very recent apocalyptic book

This is set sometime after some apocalyptic event.

A teenaged girl is being pursued by a man she thinks raised her after her parents were killed in a car crash. (She wandered into the forest, found his cabin, and hid under the table.)

Now he's pursuing her into the forest, but she skills he taught her, including throwing knives. She has a blade she throws at him, which makes him enraged.

In the backstory, there's mention of a small, ragged town nearby.

This is quite recent, I think, perhaps 2016.

Need some help.

Alright so i've been mulling this over all morning have had no luck finding it.
It's a YA novel about a boy/girl that can see ghost and is trying to help them pass on. The only way they can pass on is by confronting their death. If they don't they will experience it over and over until they turn into monsters that eat the souls trying to pass on.
(Its not the everlost series)
Thank you in advance!

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All I remember about this book is that it was a mystery-type story centered around a group of kids (I think they're related). Story takes place in Florida/key west/key largo keeps coming to mind. They're staying at someone's house, maybe an older relative? The kids keep seeing these colored animals running through the house (i.e. a blue dog), one for each kid. I think they sleep on waterbeds. Other things that happen: someone gets pushed into a pool, they go mini golfing maybe? This is driving me nuts! Probably read it about 10 years ago.

Looking for two books

1. The first book I'm looking for I read in the mid-seventies (I think). It was set on an island in Northern NY state. A teenager (I think it was a girl, but can't remember) went to stay at house her family owned on this island. There may have been something about her parents having trouble of some sort. Her grandparents went, also. There was something 'off' or 'mysterious' about the island. I think one of the grandparents was ill/dying and the island was like a 'fountain of youth' and this person was healthy as long as they stayed on the island.

2. The next book was about a little boy during the holocaust era. Every time I see the movie/book "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" I think it's the same book, but since I also read this in the mid 70's, it's not. All I can remember is this little boy was alone and I think traveling around woods and fields and villages in Germany or Poland or someplace like that.

Searching for a book

Okay, so I can remember when I was younger - about 8-ish year ago, we had this book competition with my Primary School. Anyway,I'd won a prize and it was this absolutely amazing book, that I'm having trouble remembering the title, and I don't have the actual book after lending it to a friend for it never to return again.

As I have said, it was Primary school, so it must have been a children's book or a teen fiction book. It was about the future in London, England, where the country has become fishermen because the city is halfway underwater. The protagonist is a young girl (about 12-ish maybe...?) and this girl has a cat that travels along with her on this adventure she goes on.So this girl, she sets off on this boat adventure, just her and her cat, I can't remember the reason for this, but I think it had something to do with a grandmother, or the grandmother is a main influence on the girl.

I think the cover had the face of Big Ben on it as a background centrepiece, but only the actual clock part of it, and it had the effect of it being submerged in water. I'm not 100 percent sure on this, but it does seem to stick in my mind something about this sort of design, so I'm hoping it's for this book.

I can't, unfortunately, remember much else about the book,but it is driving me 'round the bend trying to find it.

Thank you, and I hope this was enough to go by! :)

A celebrity teen story. From the perspective of the friend

The book is recounting of her friends early acting career. Her friend eventually became a renowned actress. Her mother is typical Asian tiger parent. Her sisters is in a sorority and nags her to become just like her. The protagonist want to be a producer or director. Her friend is naturally dark ash blonde. She wore headgear and elementary school and was picked on. The only reason the protagonist even approached her is because her mom made her. Later on said mother insists she distance herself from her Later she gets in argument with her mother which she does not apologize. Shortly after her mothers dies in a hit and run accident. The mother of said friend is parasitic stage mom. She gets so bad her daughter emancipates herself. Her friend first major role is a t.v show where she outshines a veteran film actress but becomes anorexic after meeting a teen actresses with breast implants and nearly dies in the end. Her friend later has an interest a teen actor who is in the closet.The narrator falls for a guy who is later revealed to be a pedophile.

Robert Frost's "A Time to Talk"

I am trying to find a poem, but I can't remember any memorable lines that are helpful in a search. Basically, the poem says that if a friend or neighbor were to ride by as you were out hard at work in the fields, and calls out to you, you would not just call back a hello and keep working. You would stop what you're doing, stick your hoe in the ground, and go out to the wall for a chat regardless of how many acres of work remain.

About 3 books that i read.

So, i read a book about 3 or 4 years ago. In the story there was this girl who was going to become a priest, but before she became one some guy stopped here. He told her that her father and brother were killed during an ambush. He than said that she would have to become the leader of their clan. She travelled back with the guy to her land. This story is about clans. All clans have a stone, if this stone gets removed from the ground the clan loses. This book has 3 parts. The girl is developing during the story and at during the 2nd book she defeats the people who killed her father. She was sleeping with a guy who she get a son with. She married some other guy. She has some sort of spy who defends her and gets information for her. She eventually goes to the capital for something, but than the king dies. The heir is some girl and the main person tries to stop others from taking power. She lets her son marry the queen, but they are too young to rule, so the main person becomes the Regent-Queen. After she defeated her rivals, she moves over to their place and lives there. thanks for the help hope this is enough.

Can't remember the series.

I read a series of kids books while I was in elementary school for class and we never finished the series. I remember it was about a group of teens and one them just moved in and finds hidden passage ways underneath his house. He learns it's linked to pirates and it they lead to treasure if navigated corrected. I want to say that captain kid was the person behind the treasure being hidden. Another random detail is the kid with the passage ways under his house is crazy attentive to time because his dad is never late and when he says he will be home, he is always home at that time. I can't remember how many book store were in the series but I know it was more than four.

Name that book

Okay, so I have been trying to figure out the name of this book that I read years ago as a kid. It's a horror book, has many different stories in the book itself. One that I can remember is about this girl who was on vacation at her parents beach house, and the guy next door told her he couldn't leave his room because the nails on his window are for protection. She gets them off, they start hanging out, later on it's revealed that the nails were to keep evil in and the guy was a demon. They were together romantically, and if I'm remembering right, she became pregnant. I cannot remember what the other stories in the book were about.

Unknown title and author

It was a book about some mysterious disappearances and two young lovers. One of them eventually goes missing. I think it was the boy, but I forget exactly. I think the missing lover died, but whichever one went missing was taken by ghosts. The lover was buried alive if I remember correctly. The ghosts were of abused boys at an academy for boys who were very bad. They had been whipped and would say numbers of lashings. They would say something like "25, 100! 25, 100!" That is all I remember.

unknown title and author, genre is fantasy

Possessed by Kate Cann

Ok so i remember there being a girl as the main character and somehow she ends up living in a guesthouse or the cottage for employees or something, on the grounds of an old historical mansion that had historical (and magical i belive) items inside on display and the house had tours that they set up, and the girl ends up becoming the maid or groundskeeper or something of that nature. She meets this group of other teenagers about her age (also i believe its summertime could be wrong thoygh) and theres a boy and two girls if i remember correctly. And they are obsessed with the house and each other, and i think one of the girls names was maria and she was dating the boy or they had broken up but still hung out. So they end up stealing one of the things from the house and its the gloves that are embroidered with flowers but they somehow look like grotesque faces. I think the house also had a terribkle history. And somehow these items were magical or were conduits or something of that nature, the main character also meets another boy, and hes part of some fire dancers or performers or something, and they hate the house and there is the whole prophecy about it and the girl and a being they call the green lady of something like that. and i vividly remember one scene in the book or in the sequekl (cant remember which) where the wind blows the tree branches in the forest to make what looks like a giant woman pointing to something (the main character i think) while the main character is hiding out watching the fire dancers chill around a fire, they see the trees and the girl and call after her, and she freaks out and runs away and hides up in a tree or inside a tree, and the fire dancers are all searching for her for a while before giving up and then she eventually finds the boy fire dancer and he tells her why they were looking for her (cause they saw the giant lady made of tree). It might be set in ireland but i cant remember, if it is set in ireland, then i beliebe the fire performers/dancers were called the beltane fire dancers or something like that.

This has been killing me for days, if anyone knows anything i would be extremely grateful.

Unknown book and author

(Using my phone forgive me for mistypes and what not typing in a hurry) Well I cant remember the book or the author I remember the story line though it was a 1-4 maube 5 book collection not entirely sure about that I know there were at least 4 basically it qas about a world where you were born with a gem or crystal f some sort black being the strongest and the main male character was born with it and then father was rejected by the mother to give him permission to see and keep him (something like that) and the world was ruled by queens who also bore the gems/crystals and the who would usually rule sections with men and women who were somewhat drawn to the queen and served them there was an evil queen of which a new queen was prophisized would come and kill the evil queen i think it was water and washed away the evil ones including the queen and the people like her the new queen was a child (or atleast she was in th first book I didnt read past the first one) the title had something to do with dark gem dark crystal or something along those lines (its not those I tried them) but its something along those lines also I got it from a library originally im sorry im not very helpful and my bad typing and what not autocorrect is broken.

Fantasy novel, female, trading fair, ship, viking-esque

I think this is all one book but I may be mashing some together.
The story started with a girl(possibly teen) and her family on a coastal village. I'm thinking they were like vikings. Red and blonde.
The father sails with Daughter to a trading fair, in my mind it's on an island but it could be another coastal town.

She is kind of a trouble maker, gets into fights. She may have stolen a dagger from a table after a fight. I believe the dagger is very important to the story.
I think she has magic?

There's a fighting ring or a horse ring, not sure why I'm mixing those possibilities into the same scene...

I think the girl is fearless, climbs bluffs, jumps off ledges, makes her dad mad.

And of course there is a boy the dad doesn't approve of. I think...

Thank you!

Looking for two book title/authors

First book:
This one was published a long time ago since 5 years ago the book was already old/in bad shape.
The story involves:

-a detective who take a major role in the book
-a serial killer who kills her victims in a way that releated to the three wise monkey (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil) eyes gouged etc.
-there is atleast 3 victim ..maybe more
-the killer is maybe a woman (crippled or atleast have some difficulty with walking)

The book is NOT the See no evil written by Jack Callum

The other book:
The book title possible have the word "tower" in it (not the Stephen King: Dark tower)
The story involves:
And old castle like house where use to live a man as a child with his wealthy family.
The book tells his story from his childhood and how weird kid he was doing cruel things.
The worst thing he did is when he killed his little brother in the cradle.
The story goes like 30 years later.
There is a figure (possible a cop or private detective) who visits this house.
There is salt poured in lines at the windows and doors. The house inteior is wieird too and the story is like a detective story where the detective is after an evil - possible satanist man who is involved in some supernatural stuff. I know this isnt much but I cant recall more still it bugs my mind since years :/

Trying to recall two titles

Please help if you can, the amazing Google has failed me

Book 1:
Genre: fantasy/young adult
Book is set in a magical medieval setting. The main character is female and her father is a Lord. I think her mother had died and she has a spoiled half sister (I think the sister's mom died as well since she was spoiled by her aunt). The daughter was treated like a servant. There was a prophecy that his daughter would marry the king / emperor and it was assumed to be the sister. Before the wedding, both girls are sent to a convent-like cave, there is an explosion and the daughter is blinded. There was something about a trial in hot sand, the daughter got her sight back and she was the one the prophecy was about and not the spoiled sister.

I think there was a wild goblin creature that the father got the daughter that senses magic.

Book 2: SOLVED
Eve by Anna Carey
Genre: medieval dystopian/young adult
Setting is an all girls school where they graduate at 16. None of the girls have family but are told that they would rejoin society when they turn 16. All I really remember is that the main character sneaks out one night, swims across a lake to see the buildings on the other side. She sees a room full of women (and former classmates) strapped in beds and are in various stages of pregnancy.

Any help would be great!

book about sentient animals being used in animal testing

i can't remember if the animals talked in English and people could understand or if they could just talk to one another, but i remember there was a scene i think near the end where one of the main characters (pretty sure it was a cat) was looking for her mother in an animal testing lab. she either sees her mother die or finds out she's dead, i think, but the point was that she and the group that was with her were there to try to rescue animals from the lab. i think i read this in the late 90's or early 2000's.

Mystery book about a "wild" girl who eventually becomes a servant

So my memory of this book comes in bits and pieces. It was sometime between 2000 and 2009, but I'm fairly certain it's closer to the 2005ish range.

Basically, there's this girl whose name starts with an O or possibly an A or possibly I'm wrong altogether, and the title of the book is her name (again, I could be mistaken...). The story takes place in some...I would say more fantasy world, though think more realistic fantasy like Neil Gaiman type worlds than Lord of the Rings Middle Earth type settings. So it's not futuristic since there's no technology or anything. This girl belongs part of a tribe and I keep thinking "savage" only because it's more...barbaric? It has nothing to do with Native American tribes or any of that sort since it's a completely fictitious other world setting.

So in this tribe, a virgin girl is sacrificed every so often...and she's to be sacrificed. I could be mixing wtih something else because this sounds a bit too graphic for YA but I believe she's meant to be raped by several men before she's set on fire in this tent. Anyway, basically she hides a knife in the ceremonial outfit and manages to kill them and run away. She then somehow ends up in a more "civilised" community. Again, not futuristic, nothing complex, just like your typical village or something of that sort. She ends up being a serving girl to this young woman who is very naive and sweet. The only other thing I can remember about this novel is a bunch of pickpockets or bandits or something trying to attack the "mistress" on the street late at night and the main character attacks them and manages to get her mistress to safety.

Random other details include...the main character has this...yell? Like a tribal scream a la Tarzan that's meant to be a war cry of sorts. She also comments that she's grown fat and soft as a servant, and the whole story is told in first person.

Anyway, any help would be appreciated since this is driving me mad!

Y/A book from early 00's. Guy dating popular girl. They break up then he dates her weird sister

I cannot remember this book for the life of me.
I just remember this dude is a jock possibly and he's dating the most popular girl in high school. He has his own car and is always driving her home. He mentally talks about even though she is pretty much perfect, he isn't really happy with the relationship. Kinda emotionless. He befriends her weird/possibly goth sister. After they break up (I think he dumps her) he becomes close to the sister and in one scene they're driving home and have a make out session in front of her house. They start to date and she starts dressing more "normal" and the end of the book they go camping and a storm hits pretty bad. The river floods and they get lost. A tree ends up falling on her and a helicopter has to come save them. As they are on the way to the hospital, I believe she passes away.

Kids or Teens book - forgot author and title...

Hi there

I am looking for a book that I read as a kid in the late 80s or maybe early 90s. It is about a boy that discovers he is able to push or nudge things with his mind - this leads to him opening a doorway or portal to a fantasy realm where all kinds of stuff happens - I can't remember that part... Any ideas?

Story about a boy on a quest with maybe magical powers

Hi, I remember reading one, maybe two books, in what I think was a book series about a young boy who perhaps has special magical gifts and lives in a land not on Earth. He is raised by a single mom, discovers his talents and has to go on a journey. If I remember correctly he has two friends who go with him and they are completely different -- different species or something. I think one of his friends is some sort of aquatic species with green skin and gills.

The part I remember most about the book is a scene where the three friends are walking across a huge desert to reach a fortified city with high copper walls that bake in the sun. The desert is very dangerous because there are giant sand creatures who live in pits in the sand. The girl falls into one of these pits and it ends up being a burning tunnel of some sort which both other boys follow her into.

Perhaps there is another scene about him gazing into a small pond or fountain of clear water like a mirror to see his "gifts" or "future" or some sort of power. Not sure though.

Thank you for you help!

Dragons, Planets and Princesses

a long time ago I read a book about a dragon that took a young girl through space to a planet that she was from. I don't remember much but I do remember that there were dragons who were killed for a powerfull crystal that was grown in their skulls. There were also dragon like creatures who's crystals were bad. The girl had friends who tried to get her to remember her family and they took her to a palace were a door was opened and a mural disintegrated because it was so old and the change in air pressure disturbed it.

I really don't remember much more but I keep thinking about this book and have been looking for years. Please help me.

I only have a vague memory of one scene

PLEASE HELP! I have been thinking about this scene from a book I read around 7-9 years ago for ages now and I cannot remember the book. In the scene, a little girl (a toddler) gets lost, and the protagonist, a boy, wanders off into the woods looking for her. He has a petrified "gum rock" belonging to the girl that he carries with him, and he eventually gets so cold that he can't feel his hands and carries it in his mouth. The boy searches long into the night, distressed about finding the girl and he hears sirens/a search party. Finally his family finds him and it turns out that the girl had only been missing for a moment and that it was him they were looking for all along. Any help would be appreciated!

FOUND: Kid's Early Reader about Native Americans

I can't find my original post, but some years ago I asked if anyone knew about an early reader from the 1970s that was incredibly depressing. I finally found it in a box of books I brought from my mom's house, and boy, it's even more depressing than I remembered!

The story of a member of the Canarsee tribe, who 'sold' Manhattan to the Europeans, who randomly comes across the Europeans as a young boy. Consequent meetings do not go well and the Native Americans are constantly moved on as the Europeans expand. The final few pages of the book are just Small Wolf's family wearing their belongings, moving on again, and again, and again. Yay 1972...

Book about a woman with a daughter who takes a young impoverished girl under her wing

I read this one in 2010-2011, I think, and it was probably fairly new at the time. The main character is an upper middle class suburban woman with a preteen daughter. The mother meets a young girl who lives in poverty nearby (I feel like she might have been a distant relative, but I'm not sure), and feeling sorry for her, starts inviting her over a lot to play with her daughter, integrating her into the family and making her feel welcome, etc. The little girl is neglected at home, and she becomes very attached to the woman, even going so far as to call her Mom, which makes the woman feel uncomfortable. As time goes on the girl becomes more and more desperate to become part of the family, the woman realizes more and more that she isn't able to give the girl the amount of care and attention that she needs, and it culminates in the girl trying to kill the woman's daughter so that she can take her place. She tries to drown her, but also ends up falling into the water herself; the woman is only able to save one of them and she chooses her daughter, so the other little girl drowns.

I remember the plot of this book fairly well, I just can't for the life of me remember the title, and Google isn't helping.

Book with a magick crystal that would store spells

Around 1990 I read a book from my middle school library that I've been trying to find. It was a little worn so it could be from the 70's or 80's I imagine.

From what I can remember it was a pure fantasy tale. There was hero, who might have been a halfling of some sort, who was on a quest. He had a magic crystal or amulet that he was learning how to focus and store spells in little honeycomb-like chambers inside the crystal. He MIGHT have been an apprentice at some point to learn how to use the crystal. The author may or may not have spelled it "magick" with a k in the book. Since it was in the middle school library, it might have been a YA book, but it is also possible that they just assumed any fantasy was for kids so I am not totally sure about that either. That's about all I can remember. It might have been part of a series.

Any help would be great, thanks!

Looking, Looking, Looking. . .

  Caution - This is going to be a hard one!
  I'm looking for a book which I believe I only read the preview for, between 2006 and 2008. It was likely a YA novel. What stuck with me was that people didn't drive their own vehicles, because everyone in this rather futuristic world thought it was too dangerous. I think most people had self-driving cars. The main character was, stereotypically, a teenage girl. I think she may have had an over-protective father, but I may be accidently mashing books together. There was also a teenage boy or young man, who was frowned upon because he had a manual car which he enjoyed driving excessively fast.
  I believe the cover of the book featured a cork sealed jar, with flowers inside.
  I know it's a long shot, but I'd appreciate any suggestions you have! Even if it doesn't match this description 100%, since it's very possible my memory has become warped. Thank you!

Need help finding a book

So I read a book a long time ago back when I was in high school or middle school about a unpopular weird high school girl who falls in love with a popular guy I don't remember much about the book other than the girl would dress weird and she had weird collections of stuff towards the end she tries to act cool so the guy would like her by changing her clothes and getting rid of her weird little collection please let me know if you find anything I've been looking for weeks now with no luck thanks in advance

I cant remember this book title

How's it goin. I'm having a problem remembering a book title, well more like 3 books but they are all together in a series.
Anyway, to the best of my memory the books are about a vampire boy who goes to a human school at night(with other beings of the night like wolves, zombies, other vampires, etc.) because its time for them to go to school since the humans were to have left school for the night. This vampire boy meets a girl and her brother, who i believe is younger than she is, and he befriends them bith and they find out he is a vampire. At one point he takes them to his house to meet his family but since they are human he gives them some jackets that make them smell like zombies instead of humans so they wont get caught.
In the last book the vampire boy ends up killing the girl's younger brother.
Now that is all i can remember from the book with the exception that one of tge books had the images of a boy carrying a girl on his back as he climbed the wall.
It may also be helpful that these characters were closer to pre-teen ages. Thanks in advance for the help.

Trying to find book title

Hi to all,

Got here via a Google search. I'm trying to figure out the name of a Sci-Fi novel I've read a couple of years ago but I cannot remember the title. Here is what I do recall:

a. Science fiction
b. Space travel
c. more than one planets
d. The planet in question has a superstorm on the sun facing side (it's gravity locked)
e. The main characters somehow ended up some considerable distance away and they journey towards that
f. There is a crew of people from earth abandoned there as caretaker hiding under the storm
g. I think on the dark side of the planet (opposite location of the superstorm) they find one of the first pioneers (solo-flying) who died after landing due to... problems (don't exactly remember).

h. The main clue is that somewhere on that planet (also I think on Earth) there is this chamber that two of them enter, like a tunnel. When they come out, 20 years have passed, and they are on an alien world, but they did not experience it.

i. It may have been more than one book.
j. At the end of the novel, a pair of them get into another of those transit tunnels but they head away from earth.

For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of.

Magical Instrument Flute Or something I dont it was some sort of instrument...

This book was about this girl who was from a powerful magical family and her family was whipped out so she was the only one left. The story takes place with her being like 15 or something and she is a slave of this really powerful master who has like 30 slaves or something. She has this necklace (i think I read this like 3 years ago don't judge) and it shows the sign of her family. She is found by another powerful guy who realizes who she is and sneaks her out. I remember them walking through a forest and nearly dying cause of all the monsters in there. Its set in medieval times and if i remember correctly her magic comes from her ability to make music.

Plez halp i never finished reading it

A Book....

So, I Cant Find The Name Of This Book, It's About A Boy I Think 15? Who Has A Key Necklace, His Father Has A Present For Him On His 16th, At The Beginning He's On The Phone With His Best Friend, His Father Has The Old Family Car In The Basement Where His Wife Died, Trying To Bring Her Back To Life, A Demon? In The FrontRoom/Lounge Opens A Portal To The Undead Realm Where His Mother Is, A Woman With Wings And A Sword Appears And I Cant Remember The Rest... The Last Thing I Remember Is Some Of The Undead Can Rip Their Own Faces Off And Throw It Onto Other People To Control Them...

Please Help...


Hello all:

A year or two ago, I came across this teen fiction novel on Wattpad about a girl and a boy who find themselves in bed together after a party. Neither are able to remember how they got there, but they both know nothing happened (they find themselves still in underwear). I think someone takes a picture of them together and it gets sent around their school but the entire thing causes a bit of a scandal. Now I can't exactly remember if they were ex's or if they had some sort of rivalry but there was quite a bit of banter. They end up finding out that their drinks were spiked at the party by a group of friends (I can't remember why) and that the whole thing was a set up to create drama. They obviously end up falling in love but it was a pretty good read and I really want to re-read it again. Have gone through my library a million times and still can't find it. It's gotten to the point where I just need some solace.

I want to say that the girl's name may have been Chloe, but I'm not entirely sure.

If anyone knows what I'm talking about, or knows somebody who reads a crapton of Wattpad and can help me out, please respond to this message!

Thank you for your attention :)

Alternate Italy or Venice?

Please help!

I started a series at least a year ago (2014-2016?), there were 2 books at the time and I cannot remember the titles, and I do not trust the character names I remember because a Google search turns up nothing. They are not at my library anymore because I looked at my checkout history and the entries had been deleted since the books are no longer there (lost or weeded, I guess because they were not old when I read them).

Here is what I remember:

Book 1:
Setting: city/state based on Italy, perhaps Venice, LOTS of Italian names of places/characters, but the author does not use true names he makes up his own (I'm pretty sure the author is male). There is a center city surrounded by islands where the merchant families (upper class) live. Palace is in the center and the city/state is ruled by a king who is supported by the merchant families.

Girl from a well-to-do family is set to be chosen for one of the 2 schools the class always attend. Her little brother is chosen, but not her. Her parents eventually end up trapped in the castle as a power-play by the son of the king who wants them to make him the king (he has to have the approval of the families in order to become king). She keeps the family's island/home safe by blowing the horn each evening (something her father does when he is there). She discovers magic within herself and saves the kingdom. (I remember even more details, but I do not want to bore anyone)

Book 2:
Different main character. This follows the story of a boy who is a slave. He believes that he has a curse because all of his masters die. He is working for a troop of actors and is actually happy, but then their ship is attacked by pirates, thus prolonging his idea of his curse. He ends up stranded on an island and, enlisting the help of other marooned people, makes his way to a city where he claims a ship the people of the city believe to be cursed (everyone who steps aboard goes mad, but he does not). They crew the ship and manage to make it back to the city with information of an attack. They meet up with the main character from Book 1 who helps them with her limited magic to thwart the attach, mostly with illusion magic. He eventually discovers that the ship is a special ship that should only be able to be used by people from a certain family, and that his mother is the missing daughter of this family.