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Subject: Romance/vampire type books...any suggestions
Date Posted: 12/17/2008 11:00 PM ET
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Okay I have read Twilight (the whole series) and love it. I read Vampire Kisses, Vampire Diaries, and House of Night. I am looking for anymore with a romance feel, they can contain any type of paranormal being in them. Does anyone have any suggestions? Im looking for YA and ''Adult'' books

Date Posted: 12/18/2008 9:25 PM ET
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Try the Richelle Mead series

Vampire Academy
1. Vampire Academy (2007)
2. Frostbite (2008)
3. Shadow Kiss (2008)
4. Untitled (2009)

Date Posted: 12/18/2008 11:05 PM ET
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Rachel Caine's Morganville series.

 

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 5:38 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/29/2008 12:18 PM ET
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I have heard several people recommend the Gemma Doyle books--they start with A Great and Terrible Beauty. They are written by Libba Bray.  I started the first one, but then a student wanted to read it, so I let her borrow it before I got it finished.  I think there are about four books in the series.  I don't know about the "romance" part, but there is the paranormal part!!

Date Posted: 12/29/2008 11:09 PM ET
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I agree with the Morganville books. They are great! You might want to check out Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith or Sucks To Be Me.  I also enjoyed those.  And, if you like paranormal type stuff, you should check out the just released Need by Carrie Jones. It was really good. And, one more series you might like is Mortal Insturments. The first book in that series is City Of Bones.

Hope I helped!

Date Posted: 12/31/2008 2:08 PM ET
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I am a big fan of the Twilight series, and I really enjoyed the Vampire Academy books.  I also really like the series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, which is Marked, Betrayed, Chosen and Untamed.  If you haven't read Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series you might like that as well.  I also like the Women of the Underworld series by Kelley Armstrong, the first two (Bitten and Stolen, I think) focus on werewolves but the books after that involve a lot of other supernatural creatures.  I also really love Sunshine, which is a stand-alone book about vampires by Robin McKinley.  Hope one of those suggestions ends up being something you like!

Subject: there are a few series by charlaine harris about vampires
Date Posted: 1/14/2009 2:04 AM ET
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one of the is kind of like a backwards Twilight.  Looking at the whishlists these look VERY popular. I am starting my first one tonight, but the reviews look pretty funny.  I am excited for this series

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 8:10 PM ET
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I just finished:  Evermore by  Alyson Noel and it was really good.

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 9:11 PM ET
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I will second Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments trilogy (there is a very attractive supernatural bad-boy character!) and Libba Bray's books. I just finished Sunshine by Robin McKinley but didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I'd hoped; I think it just dragged on too long for me.
Subject: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Date Posted: 3/9/2009 6:36 PM ET
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Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has a few vampire books, they have a little romance.  Check her out, she is really good.

Date Posted: 3/9/2009 10:36 PM ET
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thanks everyone for your ideas

 

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 5:07 PM ET
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also need some suggestions

Subject: The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike
Date Posted: 3/18/2009 10:36 AM ET
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Don't think anyone suggested this yet. It's a six-book YA series with some romance, paranormal, time travel, etc from the 1990s.

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 11:17 AM ET
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It's not vampires, but it's similar: Evermore by Alyson Noel. It reminded me of Twilight, but better written.

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 11:46 AM ET
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I'm going to offer a different opinion about Evermore here, for the sake of looking at the book from all perspectives. In fact I thought it was rather poorly written , much more so than Twilight, and that it's not worth your time. The characters are flat, there was no development to the romance (at least in Twilight there were some romantically charged dialogue between the two), and the villains were like, HUH? You came out of nowhere! Remember, I'm just offering that as my opinion. You can, of course, still check it out.

As an alternate suggestion, I'll suggest The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. A girl with the power to see ghosts gets placed in a home for mentally disturbed teens, and she finds out that the house has a sinister past and perhaps life-threatening plans for the teens who live in it.
Date Posted: 3/18/2009 3:57 PM ET
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I would like to second the suggestions of L.J. Smith and Christopher Pike. Loved them as a teen, and probably still would if I were to reread them.

Edit to say: As for adult books, you should see how you like Ann Rice's Interview With a Vampire. There are several books in the series, but I think you could start with Interview With a Vampire (someone more familiar with these books please correct me if I am wrong).



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Date Posted: 3/18/2009 4:39 PM ET
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I'm going to offer a different opinion about Evermore here, for the sake of looking at the book from all perspectives. In fact I thought it was rather poorly written , much more so than Twilight, and that it's not worth your time. The characters are flat, there was no development to the romance (at least in Twilight there were some romantically charged dialogue between the two), and the villains were like, HUH? You came out of nowhere! Remember, I'm just offering that as my opinion. You can, of course, still check it out.

I agree, Stephanie. I didn't really care for it at all. But, I have such a low opinion of Twilight, that it being better written than Twilight isn't really high praise from me. :)  I only suggested it because many people I know and many teens I have worked with that have loved Twilight also flocked to Evermore.

Date Posted: 3/20/2009 10:57 PM ET
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I only suggested it because many people I know and many teens I have worked with that have loved Twilight also flocked to Evermore

Okay so I will try Evermore simply because I love Twilight.

I have heard of the Christopher Pike series however couldn't find anyone that had read them to give me their thoughts.

Subject: Last Vampire series by Christopher Pike.
Date Posted: 3/21/2009 10:37 AM ET
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I have heard of the Christopher Pike series however couldn't find anyone that had read them to give me their thoughts.

I read the series as a teenager several times and I'm still not willing to part with them! Unfortunately I only know about Twilight from the movie so I can't really refer to it. I tried the first chapter of Twilight but couldn't get into it. As the title suggests, the series is based on the life of a five-thousand-year female vampire. She's a complex, well-developed character, hailing from ancient India who has lived under the radar for centuries but now threatens  to be exposed, and feels like she must defend vampire blood from falling into the wrong hands. (In that sense, I guess it's responsible vampirism like Twilight's vegetarian family) . There's some romance, religion, time travel, suspense and adventure. 

Pike's other books are great too. I've got some of them listed, and some unpostable ones.

Date Posted: 5/8/2009 1:04 PM ET
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I have not read Christopher Pike, but I guess his books are reprinting and coming out sometime this year.  His first one, the isbn is: 1416983082

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 6:15 PM ET
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Have you read Jessica's Gude to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey? It's great and the main guy's a vampire. I think you'll like it. It also has a really cute love story :)

 

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 3:02 PM ET
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Fledgling by Octavia E Butler.  Her books are amazing and unlike any you've read.  This is the only one about a vampire.

Ooooh also try Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's series about a 5,000 year old vampire Saint Germain. You can start anywhere with these, but 2 titles are Hotel Transylvania and Out of the House of Life.

Also, check out Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files.

Currently reading: The Lace Reader

Just finished: Dramarama

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 7:02 PM ET
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i really like the vampire academy, twlight, vampire kisses, and marked ,is there any others they might be good

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