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Subject: My daughter who just turned 15 likes vampire type books
Date Posted: 11/15/2011 3:53 PM ET
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She just got a kindle and I was showing her how to find books on amazon and was wondering since I am not a fan of these, if there are any authors that I should steer her away from due to more adult subject matter.  For example she has read all the other Twilight books but my husband and I won't let her read Breaking Dawn due to the subject matter.

Theresa

Date Posted: 11/15/2011 7:12 PM ET
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It depends on exactly what you want to steer her away from.  I'm guessing any kind of sex, since in BD they are married?  Or is there something else?

You could take a look at sites like: http://www.monsterlibrarian.com/vampiresya.htm where they tell you a little about the content and give warnings for language, sexual situations, etc.



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Date Posted: 11/15/2011 7:55 PM ET
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My 16 year old daughter Loves the House Of Night series by PC Cast as well as the Vampire Academy by Rachel Vincent and the LJ Smith Nightworld Series.  They are all written for young adults.

Date Posted: 11/15/2011 10:45 PM ET
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If you wont allow her to read Breaking Dawn then i wouldnt recommend the House of Night series. There is both sex, and some bad language.

Date Posted: 11/15/2011 11:15 PM ET
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It is mostly the sex especially if they go into detail.  I don't mind a small bit if it doesn't go into detail.  I know that she is reading Vampire Academy and really likes it.

Theresa

Date Posted: 11/16/2011 10:45 AM ET
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There isn't much sex in Breaking Dawn and there are not elaborate details in the sex scene, it actually skips the detail all together. I wouldn't reccomend House of Night because there is sex in the books and it goes into a bit of detail. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer are pretty good. You could look up Being Human by Patricia Lynne as well both are good books/series without too much sexuality. Is she just into vamps or all things paranormal? You could try the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. Hope that helps a bit :)



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Date Posted: 11/16/2011 11:44 AM ET
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There is sex in both of Maggie Stiefvater's series (Wolves and Fae) but neither are very romantic sex. Not the heavy desire like in Meyer. Rachel Caine's Morganville series has sex, but not the main character. There also is Blood and Chocolate. It was written before many of these books, back when YA was much more clean cut.
Date Posted: 11/17/2011 7:49 AM ET
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def dont let her read black daggar brotherhood, the immortals after dark, love at stake, house of night or any of that.. lol if u are looking for no sex im not sure what vamp books she can read lol

Date Posted: 11/17/2011 7:51 AM ET
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oh try most of L.J.Smith's books..  Nightworld series, Dark visions, secret circle, and more.. no sex that i remember in those.. not just vamps though

Date Posted: 11/18/2011 7:45 AM ET
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Have you read BD?  I allowed my daughter to read it at 13.  There really was no sex.  They waiting until they were married and then they skipped all the details.  And I do mean ALL the details..... I've read it myself so I can assure you of that. 

I have a 15 yr old that love paranormal books too, but I can't think to recommend a one.  They all have more sexual content than BD. 

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 12:49 AM ET
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What about the Darren Shan Circus De Freak books?  or The Vampire Kisses books by Ellen Schreiber.  While they are not about vampires I love Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments Series. 

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 4:58 PM ET
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I'll add Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden books to kids who are old enough for an adult tale. There is very little sex and a heavy dose of responsibility. But the action and violence is not suitable for an emotionally younger teen. Rob Thurman's books also are very adult UF with very little sex.

My theory on teens is there should either be sex or violence. It's the overlap that I try to not give to folks with raging hormones. Let them learn to control the hormones before adding the mix of sex and violence. That combo is for ADULTS.



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Date Posted: 12/3/2011 5:14 AM ET
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I am guessing that if any 15 year old wants to read Breaking Dawn, they can get it easily since it's a teen book. Same with any other teen book with a smattering of sex. They can't be shielded forever and unfortunately it sounds like her genre of choice typically includes some sort of mention of sex.
Date Posted: 12/3/2011 11:40 AM ET
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I don't mind her reading some with sex, but kind of want to try to stay away from the really erotic sex.
Date Posted: 12/3/2011 11:17 PM ET
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You could always read Breaking Dawn and see what you think. It's actually a really good series. I do echo what others have suggested for choices.
Date Posted: 12/10/2011 1:29 PM ET
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I'd also recommend Sunshine by Robin McKinley.  It does have an older (early 20s) main character who does have a boyfriend, but everything sexual is well off stage.   Sort of "I spent the afternoon at his house, sunning in the backyard".  It definitely had that 1940s movie vibe where you knew there was sex but both couples stayed on their twin bed with their feet on the ground. 

Date Posted: 12/11/2011 7:11 PM ET
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I don't mind her reading some with sex, but kind of want to try to stay away from the really erotic sex.                

Breaking Dawn doesn't have sex.  They mention they had it but there is no description of it at all.  I suggest you read it if you are concern but I would have no hesitation in allowing a teen to read it. 
    

Date Posted: 1/2/2012 5:47 PM ET
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No Anne Rice, A.N. Roquelaure, or any of her other pseudonyms.  That seems like the most obvious one; her books are beautiful, but they are very erotic and freethinking about sex, and really not appropriate for children.

Date Posted: 1/12/2012 2:19 AM ET
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Breaking Dawn just kinda faded to black.... plus they waited for marriage, so hey, good moral teaching there.

Does she like Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Because there are many Buffy books out there for her to check out. Not much, if at all, sexual situations in those. I've only read some of the REALLY early books though.... nothing touching on the 4th season and on.

There's also some Sweet Valley High vampire books - a series of three I know for sure:

#126 Tall Dark and Deadly

#127 Dance of Death

#128 Kiss of a Killer

No erotic sex. Just makeout/steamy kissing from what I remember. I loved these when I was younger. And it's actually pretty identical to Twilight, so if she liked that plot, she should love this too. However, the main vamp is not a veggie vamp, but he does mascarade as a highschooler where he meets his 'soulmate'.



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Date Posted: 1/12/2012 3:10 AM ET
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I'll second recommendations for Sunshine by Robin McKinley and just about anything by Rob Thurman (especially Cal & Niko series).  Jim Butcher good too, very minimal off-page sex (not every book) but the series is more adult themed.

And add Hold me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride, and Greyfriar by Clay & Susan Griffith (the second book, The Riftwalker is available but I haven't read it yet and cannot comment on content). 

Chloe Neill has a suitable YA series, which starts with Firespell.  Her adult series (featuring a collage age heroine) has a bit of sex (not graphic).

Kelley Armstrong has a YA series (trilogy?)  I haven't read all of them yet, so research content.



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