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Topic: Appropiate for 13 yr. old ( newly 13)Sherylynn Kenyon

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Subject: Appropiate for 13 yr. old ( newly 13)Sherylynn Kenyon
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 7:50 PM ET
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I have a voracious reading 13 year old that is always hanging around the adult section of the library....not that YA is boring for her but honestly she has read so much of it already.She is only in the "fantasy" Lord Of Ring Stuff, some vampire, however not Twilight,   However, she has started Sherilynn Kenyon Dark Hunter Series with the first one called "Night Pleasures" which was title enough to make me say...Hmmm.. maybe I should read this first...however I am a terribly slow reader and she grows impatient..so I guess I am asking "Would you let a 13 yr old read this series?  The titles are a little "risque" and it is not in the YA department in our library...so can anyone enlighten me to the series?  

Date Posted: 10/23/2010 10:15 AM ET
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I haven't read them but the reviews on this site say "good sex scenes", I wouldn't let my 13yo read them.  Have you tried the House of night series by Cast, Marked is the 1st book, they are very clean.

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Date Posted: 10/25/2010 10:14 PM ET
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I certainly wouldn't consider the Dark Hunters series young adult.  There are quite a few graphic sex scenes in each book.

Date Posted: 11/4/2010 8:43 AM ET
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I don't think they'd be appropriate for a 13 year old.  They do have a lot of graphic sex scenes in each book. 

Date Posted: 11/4/2010 4:50 PM ET
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I'm not too paranoid about kids and sex scenes myself (I read quite a bit of similar stuff when I was a kid) but you're forewarned that at least a few in the series mention rape pretty seriously and there are some near misses in regards to gang rape and the like. Unless you think she's very mature you might want to hold back based on that.

Date Posted: 11/22/2010 12:58 AM ET
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I would steer her back to the YA section especially with how much paranormal and science fiction has sprung up in the area.  She is way too young for this series and I don't think I would suggest anything in the paranormal section for teens.  Maybe something in science fiction or urban fantasy but still then you get alot of violence sometimes rape and graphic murders.  You should keep her away from the adult paranormal at least for another 3 years. 

Date Posted: 11/22/2010 10:22 AM ET
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That series is definitely not for a thirteen year old.  If she's into that type of book though, tell her to check out Carrie Vaughn.  She has YA and adult books that are really good and the romance is secondary to the story, so the sex is all alluded to and never seen.