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Subject: Young Adult Paranormal books
Date Posted: 8/11/2010 8:54 AM ET
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I have recently started reading more Young Adult Paranormal books. I was wondering what folks like for Young Adult Paranorma?

Some of my favorites are:

  • Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy (this is my favorite series)
  • PC Cast House of Night first few are good last ones are bad
  • Twilght  I think it is important to understand this series really set off the vampire trend in YA and actually enhanced adult books
  • Morganville Vampires Rachel Caine
  • Maximum Ride  by James Patterson - Didn't like it at all
  • Glimmerglass by Jenna Black - Loved it!!!
  • Poison Study - Maria van Snyder - loved it too.
  • Hush Hush by Becca Fitzgerald - very intersting complex

I have more just haven't read them yet

Any older series or new books folks can recommend?

Alice



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Susan Collins 

Melissa Marr

Maggie Stiefvater

Kelley Armstrong and Kim Harrison both have a YA series as well as their adult series

Kim Harrison's pen name of Dawn Cook

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 2:56 PM ET
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I loved Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.  City of Bones , City of Ashes, and City of Glass. 

Aslo try Suzanne Collins Hunger Games,  these were great too.  Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay (NYR) 

If you havn't read either you should try em out, Great Series

Creeker



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I second the Mortal Instruments series, it was fantastic, complex and made my keeper shelf.

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I believe the Chicagoland Series by Chloe Neill is young adult and very good.

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I loved Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Claire.  City of Bones , City of Ashes, and City of Glass.

I am a Jace-aholic lol

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 10:12 PM ET
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Rachel Vincent   Soul Screamers

Gena Showalter   Intertwined (and another series?)

Lilith Saintcrow writing as Lili St. Crow

Thomas Sniegoski  The Fallen

Robin McKinley

Alice Hoffman

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 11:13 PM ET
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I loved the Fragile Eternity Series by Melissa Marr. A must read YA series.

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 2:05 AM ET
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My favorites are The Mortal Instruments series and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 8/12/2010 3:55 PM ET
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I have a bunch of hte books mentioned will give them a try. I have the Succubus books too just need time to read them all.

Alice

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Date Posted: 8/14/2010 1:27 PM ET
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I am a Jace-aholic lol +1 I don't understand people who aren't Jace-aholics :)

No one's mentioned Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series. Haven't read it yet, but book 1's on my tbr.  I've also heard very good things about Maggie Stiefvater's wolves of Mercy Falls series.  A note: though she's one of my favorite and most highly recommended authors, Robin McKinley is more straight fantasy than paranormal.  Sunshine, about vampires, being the notable exception.

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 4:56 PM ET
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I'll add Julie Kagawa's Iron Fae series. 

Maggie Stiefvater's books. Her fae (Ballad and Lament) and werewolf (Shiver and Linger) books.

Carrie Jone's Need series (Need and Captivate)

 

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I don't understand people who aren't Jace-aholics :)

I know right. I was sad to hear that the 4th book will be told from Simon's perspective.

Some other YA books I've liked were

  1. Red Handed by Gena Showalter
  2. Black Listed by Gena Showalter
  3. Boys that Bite by Mari Mancusi
  4. Bite Me by Parker Blue
  5. Got Fangs? by Katie Maxwell (aka katie macalister...these two are being re-printed)
  6. Circus of the Darned by Katie Maxwell
  7. Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
  8. Skinned by Robin Wasserman
  9. Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
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Julie Kenner has a YA series.   Good Ghouls Guide to Getting Even  and Good Ghouls Do

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Twilght  I think it is important to understand this series really set off the vampire trend in YA and actually enhanced adult books

Eek. Are you serious? There were plenty of older vampire YA out there before SM came along to decimate the genre. And enhanced adult books? No freaking way. :) lol

I believe the Chicagoland Series by Chloe Neill is young adult and very good.

No, those books are not considered YA.



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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 8/15/2010 9:42 AM ET
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I disagree Colleen.  I am not saying the Twilight is great book (I actually don' t much like it).  Anne Rice really go the vampire trend going, but it didn't explode especially with the YA until Twilights. There were YA paranormal (Harry Potter really go it going too). I think between Twilight and Harry Potter those two have really brought out the paranormal genre in YA and got more adults reading YA.

If course there is my daughters creative writing teach who says it is too dark has the kids working on just Emily Dickinson....

Alice

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I realize Twilight made lame vamps popular. The sparkley veggie vamp, yes. But there were plenty of YA vampire books out there before she came along. That's all I am saying.

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More Mortal Instruments Series (from Publisher's Weekly): 

City of Fallen Angels April '11

City of Lost Souls  May '12

City of Heavenly Fire Sept '13

And apparently film rights have been sold! 

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The House of Night books remind me of Anita Blake.



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The House of Night books remind me of Anita Blake.

yes

that is why I stopped reading them,

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Eek. Are you serious? There were plenty of older vampire YA out there before SM came along to decimate the genre. And enhanced adult books? No freaking way. :) lol

I agree. While I read the twilight books, and go see the movies (and lose a few brain cells doing it)...I feel like they bring down the genre lol They aren't that good and I wonder constantly why they got so popular when there are so many great books out that blow twilight away. I sometimes think that kids love it so much before edward is almost every teens fantasy....as in he is so completely devoted to bella that everything else is second to her, no matter what. what teen doesn't want a guy like that?

I don't see how she did crap to help adult books. Adult paranormal has been a huge genre for quite some time now, longer then twilight that is for sure.

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Is it sad that I named by son Jace?

Not lame at all - I love the name, in addition to loving those books!  If only I had a boy....

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i love the NightWorld books by LJSmith.. loved the house of night novels.. love max ride...secret circle by ljsmith.. havent read yet but ive got 2 more series by her im gonna try lol. and of course harry potter and twilight :)



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