Envy is book one of the Empty Coffin series. A friend of Haley and Taylor Ryan, twins with a supernatural ability, tragically dies. The book is a social commentary on cyberbullying but the paranormal twist keeps it from being heavy handed or condescending.
This book has a great pace and is easy to get into for an hour or to just pick up and read really quick whilst waiting for the school gate to be unlocked (yes, I am THAT parent). The paranormal aspects of the book aren’t dark, although one scene involving the twins’ ability could be described as overwhelming. It is just presented as an every day part of the twins’ lives that they use to try to help people, just as another person might use other gifts, like intelligence.
I also appreciated that the ending was surprising, and that while past events that affect the present of the story are alluded to, not all of them are completely explained away so that you have a reason to come back to the series in addition to the characters themselves.
There are sensitive topics in the story, like suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders, so be forewarned. It doesn’t come off as gratuitous, but just as an attempt to honestly portray different types of teens and the problems they face.