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Subject: I need more YA paranormal suggestions
Date Posted: 12/14/2007 10:39 PM ET
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Some that are maybe posted in the system cause Marlee needs her fix and all the books I have WL for her are far down on the list. Actually any sort of drama ish darker YA will fit the bill.

Date Posted: 12/18/2007 6:09 PM ET
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Has she read books by L. J. Smith? She was my favorite author when I was a teen. It looks like her book The Initation ( Book 1 of the Secret Circle Trilogy) is available in the system.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 10:39 AM ET
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What about the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer?  I just got it today as a Christmas present, and I was told it was good though it was sort of YA vamp fiction.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 12:07 PM ET
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She just read Twilight. Im thinking of getting her the next one for Christmas.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 6:10 PM ET
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Chris, I just found this site and thought you might want to look at it.....

www.monsterlibrarian.com/vampiresya.htm



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Date Posted: 12/19/2007 9:46 PM ET
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Oh bookmarking thanks Angela.

Date Posted: 12/20/2007 8:22 PM ET
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Thanks for posting that site Angela! I found some books I haven't read yet.

Chris, the Morganville books by Rachel Caine were pretty good.  The Blue Bloods books by Melissa De La Cruz were good too.  I liked The Vampire Diaries trilogy by L.J. Smith, but each of the first two end really up in the air, so it's really a series she may want to have all 3 before reading.   Anything by Scott Westerfeld is awesome, except maybe Peeps. It was just meh. 

Date Posted: 12/20/2007 9:51 PM ET
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This is the book I got her for Christmas: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780763627508-Thirsty

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 1:52 PM ET
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Chris I ordered Vampire High by Douglas Rees

I haven't read it yet, but my little brother (who I can't get to read hardly EVER) read it and loved it!!

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 2:37 PM ET
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My son loved the "Michigan Chillers" series when he was age 7-9. The author also does a similar series for US States, called "American Chillers"(?)

 

Real nice guy. I met him at a book signing.

 

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 6:02 PM ET
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midnight alley by rachel caine.

dawn

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 6:37 PM ET
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duh!  i totally forgot maryjanice davidson's ya books, the jennifer scales series.  very, very good!

dawn

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 2:57 AM ET
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Here's a list of a few of the YA books I've read and enjoyed:  Dracula: Return of Evil (Universal Monsters) by Larry Mike Garmon, In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Thirsty by MT Anderson, The Rose and the Beast (Fairy Tales Retold) by Francesca Lia Block, Sweetblood by Pete Hautman, Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli, Dangerous Girls by RL Stine, Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde, Little Grrl Lost by Charles de Lint, and Tithe: a Modern Fairy Tale by Holly Black. 

Those are all the ones of the past year that were pretty good.  I especially liked Sweetblood (premise that ties vampirism with diabetes) and Blood and Chocolate (way better than the film).

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 12:48 PM ET
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She has read a lot of the suggestions here and I put a lot on my WL as well. There are a few that we didnt know about though. Thanks for the suggestions.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 12:28 PM ET
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just thought of another great ya book (series) i loved.  'marked' and 'betryed' by p.c. and kristen cast.  :)

also christopher moore's 'you suck: a love story' could be read by a mature kid.  there is no sex, although it is written in an adult tone.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 8:37 PM ET
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Has she read the Daughters of the Moon Series?  I've only read the first couple, but they were pretty good.  The first one in the series is available here on PBS.

I'd send you the one I've got, but my daughter is currently reading it.

How about the Mediator series by Meg Cabot?  Those are good reads as well.