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Subject: YOUNG ADULT/TEEN books
Date Posted: 11/24/2007 1:51 PM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2007
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Looking for GOOD young adult teen books or maybe even some regular adult books that's not to mature.  Looking for Xmas gifts for my daughter so I would like for them to be in near new condtion.  She loves Cirq du freak books and warriors books and has read them all so maybe another series about vampires or cats.  Let me know what you have I will check them out. !

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 7:09 AM ET
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I don't have any of the books

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is an awesome book and has a large wishlist. The other two in the series New Moon and Eclipse.  Isabella is seventeen when she moves from Arizona to live with her father in Forks, Washington.  She expects life to be dull and boring in her new town.  On the first day at her new school, she is deeply interested in the mysterious senior Edward Cullen.  He is handsome and the two eventually fall in love.  Isabella is drawn towards his family and learns that his brothers and sisters are all adopted, and they are all vampires.  This family of vampires are unusual in that they hunt animals instead of people.  Isabella has a chance meeting with an outside band of vampires which causes danger as they hunt her down.

There is also Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber :  Raven is an outcast in her small town and a misfit in her family.  She is a goth girl who is obsessed with vampires.  There is an abandoned mansion in town that is rumored to be haunted.  A boy and his butler move into the mansion and are descendants of the original owner.  Raven is drawn to the boy, Alexander.  He is worldly, having been tutored at home and well travelled.  Raven is convinced that Alexander is actually a vampire because he rarely leaves his room and ventures outside in the nighttime.  Although the novel has elements of vampirism, it is actually more of a love story between a regular girl and a very different sort of boy. 3 other books in this series, plus it's being made into a manga, comic book.

Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause Zoe's mother is constantly in the hospital because she is suffering from cancer.  Her father is always at the hospital with her mother.  Zoe spends time at a nearby park and she meets a mysterious boy named Simon.  He is actually a vampire who is searching for his brother who killed his mother 300 years ago.  They form a bond and the author tells a story of love and suspense.

You should also check out her other books: Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause chronicles the longings and passions of one Vivian Gandillon, teenage werewolf. Her pack family, recently burned out of their West Virginia home by suspicious neighbors, has resettled in a sleepy Maryland suburb. At her new school, Viv quickly falls for sensitive heartthrob Aiden, a human--or "meat-boy," as her pack calls him. Soon she is trying to tame her undomesticated desires to match his more civilized sensibilities. "He was gentle. She hadn't expected that. Kisses to her were a tight clutch, teeth, and tongue... His eyes were shy beneath his dark lashes, and his lips curved with delight and desire--desire he wouldn't force on her... he was different." But Vivian's animal ardor cannot be stilled, and she must decide if she should keep Aiden in the dark about her true nature or invite him to take a walk on her wild side.

Freaks: Alive, on the Inside! by Annette Curtis Klause Abel Dandy feels all alone, a normal teenager who lives in Faeryland, where his parents perform with other "human oddities." His extended family includes dwarves, fat ladies, and Siamese twins, and his first kiss was with Phoebe the Dog-Faced Girl. Everyone has an act to perform, for in 1899 there are not many ways for these "freaks" to earn a living. But what can boring Abel do? Determined to seek adventure and find a girl without a beard to kiss, Abel runs away from home.But Abel finds a harsh world outside of Faeryland. Nothing seems to go as planned and he is even more alone -- except for a beautiful dancing girl who haunts his dreams and seems connected to his ancient Egyptian scarab ring. After misadventure and mishap (complicated by a little problem he thought he'd left behind), Abel stumbles upon a shabby traveling freak show run by the sinister Dr. Mink. It holds secrets that break his heart. Abel's grand adventure takes a dark and dangerous twist, but the dazzling girl of his dreams beckons him onward as does his own true soul. Annette Curtis Klause has woven humor, adventure, history, and fantasy into this exhilarating epic. Step inside and see the show -- if you dare. You will never be the same again!

Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle Kate and her younger sister, Emily, are orphans, sent to live with great aunts at remote and mysterious Hallow Hill. Hugh Roberts, their guardian, is a surly and somewhat sinister cousin. One afternoon, the girls come upon some strange people and an abnormally huge cat in a clearing. One of these folk, Marak, is a goblin king. He needs Kate to be his human bride, for goblins may not marry their own kind. When Emily disappears, Kate assumes that he is responsible and agrees to marry him in exchange for her sister's freedom. Once in the goblins' vast underground kingdom, Kate is sure she will die from not being able to see the stars. But she does marry Marak and assumes her life as a queen. At this point the plot takes an unexpected turn. A sorcerer attacks Marak, and Kate discovers some surprising things about herself and her relationship with her husband. This is an interesting fantasy world with well-realized characters. Hugh Roberts is a true villain and Kate is a feisty heroine. Marak is frequently described as an ugly monster, and he definitely comes across as something other than human. However, he has a good nature and a sense of humor as well as a great love for his chosen wife. The goblin kingdom itself is beautifully described, as are the strange creatures that inhabit it. Then the other books in the series: Close Kin, In the Coils of the Snake. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has some vampire books.

The Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld, are sort of warriors.

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black Sixteen-year-old Kaye Fierch is not human, but she doesn't know it. Sure, she knows she's interacted with faeries since she was little--but she never imagined she was one of them, her blond Asian human appearance only a magically crafted cover-up for her true, green-skinned pixie self.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. She also has some vampire books.

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer. Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention. But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires. Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything. Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.

These are just some..

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Date Posted: 11/25/2007 8:23 AM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2007
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WOW these all sound great thank you very much !!!

OK I added a bunch to my wish list if anyone has any of these books or even some of the darren shan books I have the credits to order them and would like to get them ordered in time for christmas for my daughter !!!

Thank YOU !!!


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