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Topic: Can anyone recommend any YA paranormal/paranormal romance books?

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Subject: Can anyone recommend any YA paranormal/paranormal romance books?
Date Posted: 6/24/2012 12:55 AM ET
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I have a 15 year old.  Also if you know of any other good YA books/series, please list here but also send pm with suggestions because I don't always have time to check here as I also have 7 month old.

Thanks,

Theresa

Date Posted: 6/24/2012 3:23 AM ET
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor was beautiful and disturbing. Some sex, but kinda of negative. Definitely NOT the lust feeling that Twilight had.
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Date Posted: 6/27/2012 8:03 AM ET
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My daughter loves the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Immortals series by Alyson Noel, and the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson (not as much romance until the last few books),

I know there are others I will have ot ask her. But those are the series that I know she absolutely loved and had to have as they came out. She has the Wolves of Mercy series by Maggie Stielvater on her TBR, so if she reads it this summer, I will let you know how she likes it.

Date Posted: 6/27/2012 2:02 PM ET
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Do come down to the YA forum.  And part of this question should be what level you and your daughter are ready for.  How clean?  Level of violence? 

Date Posted: 6/28/2012 10:10 AM ET
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My 15 year old just finished Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. She really liked it, and said there was a lot of action, but not too much romance. It was different and she read the whole thing in a day.
Date Posted: 7/8/2012 8:51 PM ET
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I usually avoid YA, but my sister was so enthusiastic about Maggie Stiefvater's books that I decided to try the first one, Shiver.  I don't usually keep books, but I absolutely LOVED Shiver and kept it to read again.  It is beautifully written, lyrical, and shows a mastery of language I was surprised to find in YA paranormal.  The plot is engaging.  The characters are well-developed and believeable.  There's not too much violence or sex (which, again, surprised me in paranormal).  The characters feel like people you might know, and are individual enough that you don't feel like they are all the same person with a different name.  I really appreciated that the main girl and boy characters were likeable and well-adjusted, even though they both came from backgrounds with significant issues to overcome.  There was none of the angst-ridden, whiny nonsense I find so annoying.  I'm eager to read the rest of this series and heartily recommend it to teens and adults alike.



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Date Posted: 7/9/2012 9:30 AM ET
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