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Topic: What books are as good as the Stephenie Meyers Twilight series?

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Subject: What books are as good as the Stephenie Meyers Twilight series?
Date Posted: 2/8/2008 11:47 PM ET
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This was my first paranormal experience and I LOVED all three and am desperate for the next one! I didn't even know they were YA! For those of you that read paranormal all the time, are there other authors to try while impatiently waiting?  I would like something simillar to these.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 3:11 PM ET
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If you are looking for YA Genre, then I'm not sure what is similar in the story.  BUT....I have the Twilight series on my keeper shelf, along with A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (this is a trilogy).  Great books, and an awesome writer!  Hope that Helps.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 3:02 PM ET
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  I rarely see good paranormal YA, but I would recommend the Alosha trilogy by Christopher Pike (Alosha, the Shaktra, and The Yanti).

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 5:50 PM ET
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Aimee, have you done the Charlaine Harris series?  Great vampire books.

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 10:10 PM ET
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The Great and Terrible Beauty triology is great!

Twilight is also being made into a movie. Go to www.stepheniemeyer.com to find out more!

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 9:43 PM ET
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I just read both of the Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith and I liked them.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 1:43 PM ET
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Absolutely try "A Great and Terrible Beauty!!!"  I liked this even better than Twilight and couldn't put it down.

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 10:19 AM ET
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I would recommend A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb. Here's the descriptiom from PBS:

In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 12:39 PM ET
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Rachael Cain has an excellent YA series....the Morganville Vampires. The first one is Glass Houses.

eta..I've read A Certain Slant of Light and it's also excellent.



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Date Posted: 4/29/2008 1:37 AM ET
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Vampire Academy and its new sequel Frostbite by Richelle Mead are AMAZING, and sure to put her on the map.  Also, the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan, which is not about vampires but witches, but is really an excellent series. A GREAT paranormal series, though slightly more adult I guess(not erotic or anything, just a little more scary in parts) is the Ghosts of Albion series Accursed and Witchery by Amber Benson of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Christopher Golden who writes most of the Buffy and Angel books.  Fantastic reads!

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 9:30 PM ET
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There is a series I liked that the first one is called Marked by PC Cast and then there's a book coming out in July (I got a ARC copy) that you should put on your WL that's called Evernight. I LOVED that book. Both good reads.