Sunday, June 15, 2014

RA RA READ: Vampires, Werewolves, Faerie and the girls who love them

We moved the teen area downstairs in 2014 and at that time paranormal romance was still popular. While I still have a few fans, they mostly read the standards, Twilight, etc. and rarely ask for reader's advisory. Should the genre revive, I'll update this list.
  • Kiesha'ra (series) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
    • Shapeshifters, quick reads
  • Den of shadows (series) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
    • Time-traveling vampires
  • Morganville Vampires (series) by Rachel Caine
    • More in the "scary" than "romantic" vampire genre
  • House of Night (series) by P. C. Cast
    • These are awful, but teens devour them. A mixture of weird religious/vampire lore and a heroine that everyone, including gays and happily paired up people, immediately falls in lust with
  • Blue Bloods (series) by Melissa de la Crus
    • Gossip Girls + Vampires
  • Jessica's guide to dating on the dark side (first in a series) by Beth Fantaskey
    • Jessica is a practical mathlete with a nice normal boyfriend. Then her parents tell her she's been betrothed from birth to vampire royalty
  • Hush, Hush (first in a series) by Becca Fitzpatrick
    • Bad boy angels
  • Beautiful Creatures (series) by Kami Garcia
    • Twilight backwards - vampire girl, normal boy. The movie was a flop but the books are still popular
  • Evernight (series) by Claudia Gray
    • Gothic boarding school and students with strange powers
  • Need (series) by Carrie Jones
    • Hunky were creatures and scary faeries
  • Fallen (series) by Lauren Kate
    • Another Gothic boarding school containing students with strange powers
  • Blood and Chocolate; Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
    • The original teen werewolf and vampire stories. Written by a librarian, so you know they're good.
  • Wicked Lovely (series) by Melissa Marr
    • Dark and tortured (sometimes torturing) faerie
  • Vampire Academy (series) by Richelle Mead
    • A slightly more fun vampire school. Still, you never know what's in the attic
  • Thirst (series) by Christopher Pike
    • Alisa must get close to Ray to ensure her immortality and she falls in love.
  • Vampire Kisses (series) by Ellen Schreiber
    • This is the series I most frequently recommend to kids who want to read Twilight but their parents don't want them to.
  • Tantalize (series) by Cynthia Leititch Smith
    • Murders, vampire-themed restaurants, werewolves-in-training...and it all happens in the live music scene of Austin, TX
  • Vampire Diaries (series) by L. J. Smith
    • Two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
  • Shiver (trilogy) by Maggie Stiefvater
    • In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.
  • Lament (trilogy) by Maggie Stiefvater
    • Faeries and music
  • Faire Folk Trilogy by Gillian Summers
    • For RenFaire fans who would like the faeries to be real.

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