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Topic: What age group can read this book ? Tantalize

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Subject: What age group can read this book ? Tantalize
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 11:30 PM ET
Member Since: 10/11/2007
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My daughter is 11 and all the kids in her class have read TWILIGHT but her. she has begged for it for Christmas so since I have read it and loved it she is getting it, but won't get breaking Dawn, maybe not even the others.

What i'm wondering is hs anyone read Tantalize ? would it be okay for her ?                            http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780763627911-Tantalize

Last Edited on: 11/16/08 11:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 11:58 PM ET
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Our local bookstore divides the YA books into older books and younger books.  This sounds older.  Just the title alone does.  And it got some negative reviews.  How about Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause?  Or her Silver Kiss?  There is also Vivian Vande Velde.  Lots of vamps, ghosts and witches aimed at the slightly younger YA.  Rachel Caine has a slightly older YA series,  Morganville.   I'd also recommend Sunshine by Robin McKinley, even though the character is older, the book isn't as sexually focused as a lot of vamp stories are.  Robin's laungauge is delicious.  The Firebird anthologies have gotten very good reviews.  There are some great authors in them, letting her decide which she likes best.

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Date Posted: 11/17/2008 11:40 AM ET
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If she's still interested in paranormal after reading Twilight, I highly recommend Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy, which begins with A Great and Terrible Beauty. They're age-appropriate, EXTREMELY well-written and fun to read, and they're also popular so it's a really good chance she'll be able to talk about them with other classmates. While there is a light "crush" in the book it focuses on the main character and her friends adventures, strength, intelligence and imagination, while Twilight is pretty much focused on an obsessive romantic relationship.

If she really wants to read Tantalize you may have to read it yourself to determine if she's ready, but it really looks like it's more suited to 13 and above. It's also getting a lot of 1 star "I'm really disappointed" ratings on Amazon and doesn't seem overly original.

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 11:50 PM ET
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Guess I better read Tantalize first.


i actually have several books that were recommended on my TBR so I will share with her. Thanks