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Subject: Paranormal Romance Books
Date Posted: 11/27/2009 11:24 AM ET
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My daughter just turned 13 and is seriously into vampires after reading three of the twilight series and is looking for more books to read about vampires and these are the only type that I know of that are about vampires.  Are there any good series that would be acceptable for this age.  I am also open to any suggestions that are not considered paranormal romance as well.

Theresa

Date Posted: 11/27/2009 1:53 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/28/2009 3:29 PM ET
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I haven't read them but Richelle Mead has some vampire books that might be YA. Here's a link to Fantastic Fiction, it's the titles under Vampire Academy.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/richelle-mead/



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Date Posted: 11/28/2009 9:42 PM ET
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The Vampire Academy series is definitely YA.

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 6:22 PM ET
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also, LJ Smith writes good YA paranormal stories.  she's been publishing for a long time (i read her when i was in high school), but they are timeless and age-appropriate.  she also writes about magic and witches, not just vampires.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 12:46 AM ET
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I started reading Tamora Pierce when I was 12 or 13... Love her!  Start with Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, Bk 1) It's her first book and the world develops from here! Each girl has 4 books written about her generally, (there is an exception,) starting with Alanna.  The next books are about Daine, then Kel, next comes Ali (Alanna's daughter and the only 2 book grouping.)  The final books (oh yeah, this is a trilogy! and the 3rd book comes out this year!!) in the "Tortall" world are about Beka and these actually go back in time.  Beka is the Great-great-great-(idk how many greats) grandma of a character from the "present" world. I just love these books and actually keep multiple copies of the 1st book around to loan out! (Then I'm not so sad if they never come home again!;))

Just as a disclaimer for your daughter, Yes, I do love the Twilight series (btw, there are 4 of them, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and then breaking Dawn) and yes, I have been reading sci-fi/fantasy books for years now! (When I started Alanna's books were all that were written!) There are SO many "paranormal" books out there these days... Even in the YA genre... I go to Borders with my friend and we take pics of all the books that sound good so I can come home and WL them.... Really, with the available selection nowdays you can pick any # of titles and have them be pretty decent reads.... Anyways... If you want more titles let me know, but there are 17 books to get her started! ;) Lemme know if you want the titles in order, instead of chasing them all down! :D

Edited to say - Oh yeah, these are NOT books about Vampires, but still really good!



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Date Posted: 1/5/2010 9:57 PM ET
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The House of Night series by PC Cast and Kristen Cast is good.  The only sex I remember in it was a mention of a BJ - no details. It was in book 1 and was mentioned 1 other time only, I believe.  They are really good books - YA - there are 5 - she says there will be a total of 12.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 1:08 AM ET
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I just finished the Cassandra Clare books (City of Bones, City of Glass, City of Ashes) and I thought they were pretty good for kids. There are vampires in the books but none of the main characters are vampires, and the series doesn't really focus on the vampires ... but it is definitely paranormal and the characters are demon fighters. The main character in all three books is a teen girl. The characters are in their later teens, and there is no explicit sex in the books. Just mention of kissing here and there.

There is also the Darren Shan series (which I have not read yet) called "Cirque Du Freak", there are 12 books about vampires. I believe the main character in those is a boy, though (not sure if your daughter cares, but some girls might).

Also the Vampire Diaries books by L. J. Smith (I also have not read these) ... but these fit almost exactly your genre (paranormal romance for teens, with vampires).



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Date Posted: 1/26/2010 9:32 PM ET
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FYI, the House of Night series does have one sex scene that I recall (book 3 or 4, I can't remember) and at least one or two scenes of a sexualized nature (some mystical vampire stuff + blood lust + willing ex-boyfriend = feeding/grinding).  Other than that it's a really fun, fresh series for teens.

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Date Posted: 1/26/2010 9:39 PM ET
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I second Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments trilogy, which is now complete, so your daughter can read them in one go.  It's sort of an urban Harry Potter/Twilight mashup, very PG, very engaging and likable characters.  If she likes those, Ms. Clare has a new series coming out called the Infernal Devices that's set in the same world with different characters,  the first book of which will be published in September.