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Initial post: 1 Jun 2010 12:13:03 BDT
Hey everybody looking for interesting teenage fiction that would be suitable for a 15 nearly 16 year old girl. I like fantasy, adventure, action and some scifi with some romance thrown in but i am not afraid to try classics as i am reading gone with the wind at the moment and l really like it. Some of the things i have read and loved are:

The Hunger games trilogy- Suzanne Collins
The Host-stephanie Myer
Lost Art of keeping secrets-Eva Rice
Wicked lovely-Melissa Marr
Maximum Ride Series- James patterson
Nightworld-Ljsmith
Blood ties and the medusa project series-Sophie Mckenzie
What i saw and how i lied-Judy Blundell

Though if there are any Adult books suitable i would also be interested. Thanks for reading looking forward to your suggestions!!!

Posted on 1 Jun 2010 16:19:53 BDT
V. M. Wells says:
Hi Margaret

May I suggest my own teen novel: "The Killer's Daughter" by Vivian Oldaker published by Andersen Press?
It's basically a murder mystery laced with humour and romance. Available through Amazon.
Older people have read and liked it too, so I don't think it'd be too young for you. The main character, Emma, is 15.

I'm sure you'll get loads of suggestions. HAPPY READING!

Posted on 1 Jun 2010 16:41:27 BDT
Some of my favouite reads from when i was a teenager to now (only recently not a teenager!):

The Moth Diaries - Rachel Klein
How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Beach - Alex Garland
The Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
The Color Purple - Alice Walker

and you can't go wrong with a bit of Jane Austen :)

Posted on 1 Jun 2010 16:44:07 BDT
oooh and Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn is PERFECT action-y, romance-y fantasy set in feudal Japan. and if you like Japan then Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden is magical too.

Posted on 1 Jun 2010 19:21:33 BDT
Thank you very much for all suggestions so far! I hope to give some of them a try! : - )

Posted on 2 Jun 2010 00:15:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jun 2010 00:17:18 BDT
Hazel says:
I love the Wicca series (in the US called the Sweep series) by Cate Tiernan, and I can't recommend them often enough. They're great! Cate Tiernan's Balefire series is also very good.
The first two books of the Wicca series (in a bindup) are: Book of Shadows and The Coven (Wicca)
The first book of the Balefire series is
A Chalice of Wind (Balefire)

And you can read an excerpt here:
http://www.amazon.com/Chalice-Wind-Balefire-No/dp/159514045X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266969153&sr=8-1
or here:
http://firefairy.eve7k.com/balefire/books/balefire_1.php#excerpt
on the great Cate Tiernan fansite http://firefairy.eve7k.com/

I noticed you've read the Night World series by L.J. Smith. My favourites are her other books like The Secret Circle Trilogy and the Dark Visions trilogy.
http://www.ljanesmith.net/booklist.php

I also recommend:
Marianne Curley: Old Magic
http://www.mariannecurley.com/Old%20Magic%20Page.htm

N.M. Browne:
Warriors of Alavna
Warriors of Camlann
Warriors of Ethandun

You can read an extract here: http://www.nmbrowne.com/AlavnaExtract.html

Meg Cabot's Mediator series and 1-800-Where-r-u series (also known as Missing)
http://www.megcabot.com/mediator/about.php
http://www.megcabot.com/1800/about.php

Libba Bray: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Terrible-Beauty-Libba-Bray/dp/0689875355/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275433883&sr=1-2

Rhiannon Lassiter: Hex

A very good fantasy series is the Tears of Artamon trilogy by Sarah Ash. The first book is Lord of Snow and Shadows.
It's not YA, but I think you'll like it. You can read an excerpt on
http://www.sarah-ash.com/extracts/48/lord-of-snow-and-shadows-an-extract/#more-48

Good luck and happy reading!

Posted on 2 Jun 2010 11:05:22 BDT
Thanks for all your suggestions Hazel! They sound great : -)

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2010 15:31:32 BDT
LEP says:
Try this web site:
www.freewebs.com/greatteennovels/

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2010 15:32:46 BDT
LEP says:
The Pellinor series. First one is The Naming. Maerad the heroine is 16 in the first book. Very good.

Posted on 4 Jun 2010 13:06:55 BDT
Robert Hart says:
My daughter is reading Melissa de la Cruz at the moment, have you tried her? My wife has written a book called "Blood and Allegiance" which is a fantasy adventure with a historical style setting. You can check it out here.Blood and Allegiance Also, my wife belongs to a website called Goodreads; they have book groups dedicated to different genres including scifi, YA, fantasy, classics.

Posted on 4 Jun 2010 13:28:39 BDT
Lc Bellot says:
The Morganiville Vampire Series (by Rachel Caine) is a good read the main character is 16 years old
I Capture the Castle (by Dodie Smith) is a good read too
Fallen (by Lauren Kate) is different but still interesting
Dark Visions (by L.J Smith) is a good read
Harry Potter! (by J.K Rowling) amaaazing lol
Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit (by J.R.R Toilken) they are different/more intense than the film but if you give them a chance they are really good books.
Night House Series (by P.C + Kristin Cast) are enjoyable too :)

Posted on 4 Jun 2010 14:10:37 BDT
Gigi Hudson says:
Try Morganville books, there are around 8 i think out right now and they are really good :)
Evernight is good too,
and Meridian by Amber Kietzer :)

Posted on 4 Jun 2010 19:21:07 BDT
Claire Mill says:
Here are a few I'd highly recommend:
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead (if the series title puts you off, ignore that and try it anyway, it's got a heck of a lot to it and is not your typical teen vampire series!!)
Strange Angels series by Lili St Crow
White Cat by Holly Black (first of the Curse Workers series and currently the only one out)
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready (another first in series with book 2 not out yet)
Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black (another first in series...)

And if you want some adult recs too then try:
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
Shifters series by Rachel Vincent (sometimes called the Faythe Sanders series, but Shifters is the official title)
Georgina Kincaid and Dark Swan series' by Richelle Mead

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2010 22:03:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jun 2010 22:05:24 BDT
Hazel says:
You're very welcome, 'Margareth'.
I think I also should have mentioned these:

Marianne Curley: Guardians of Time Trilogy
The Named
The Dark
The Key
You can read the first pages on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Named-Guardians-Time-Trilogy/dp/1582349134/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252964278&sr=1-1#

Garth Nix: The Seventh Tower series. First book is The Seventh Tower (1) - The Fall
You can read the first pages here:
http://www.amazon.com/Fall-Seventh-Tower-1/dp/0439176824/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275771878&sr=1-1

And Pellinor is on my 'to read'- list

Posted on 6 Jun 2010 15:47:09 BDT
Thanks again guys for all your suggestions they are really helpful and i am definetly going to find lots of things to read! :-)

Posted on 6 Jun 2010 19:36:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Dec 2010 17:02:48 GMT
Fee fee says:
I've read most of the books on your list and based on them have a few to suggest.

Have you read Tithe by Holly Black? It's sort of in the lines of Wicked Lovely.

The Enemy by Charlie Higson is about Children trying to survive in a world where all the adults that havn't died are like zombies and want to eat the kids. It's really good.

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly is an adult fairytale but most definately is not for young children..too scarey.

Ice Land by Betsy Tobin is really worth a look at too...different but fab.

Finally, try Graceling by Kristin Cashore...fantasy I suppose and utterly brilliant.

Hope you find something to suit x

Posted on 6 Jun 2010 19:49:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jun 2010 19:49:51 BDT
Hey Margaret,

Garth Nix - Abhorsen trilogy
Rick Riordan -Artemis fowl series
Belgariad

They are really fantastic, the abhorsen trilogy is my top favourite trilogy!

Enjoy

George

Posted on 6 Jun 2010 21:11:29 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2010 13:37:23 BDT
LEP says:
Try this one, it came up on my recommendations list and is YA.
Plenty of adventure in it, the blurb re. the storyline looks good. She's also written another 2 that may be of interest.

The Red Necklace - Sally Gardner

Posted on 7 Jun 2010 14:37:33 BDT
Jane Dudeney says:
Beautiful creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Need by Carrie Jones (followed by Captivate)
House of Night books - PC Cast
Kissed By An Angel, Elizabeth Chandler
Raven's Gate - Anthony Horowitz (set of 4 books, soon to be 5 i think)

Adult books - Kelly Armstrong is good, as is Jodi Picoult (not fantasy, more real-life scenarios)

Posted on 7 Jun 2010 17:43:09 BDT
Mahin says:
Since you liked the Hunger Games...I would suggest Gone by Michael Grant...they are (if not as much as HG) pretty amazing as well! It's basically about a small town/country where everyone 15 and over have disappeared and the 'kids' are basically in charge and some of them are growing mutant powers etc it's really adventurous and I have a feeling you'll love it! (It's a series with 6 books in them)
Then I would recommend The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare because they are completely original (vampires, demons, etc but different)and so complicated (in a good way) and the romance is just WOW!
Vampire Academy is my favourite vampire books out there (I know...cheesy name but amazing books) it's just so different and heart breaking and original and adventurous...
Dark Visions by L J Smith are really really good as well
Then there's the Secret Circle trilogy by L J Smith...they are amazing as well (witches and magic and romance)
Noughts And Crosses is heart breaking (especially the first book...I cried for 30 mins after reading lol) but they are so relevant!
Perfect Chemistry is just that...PERFECT! I'm in love with that book not very adventurous and paranormal-ish but so romantic and funny and it's about teenagers and the writing is just superb! And it's probably the best 'about teenagers' book there! And if you like that...then try Leaving Paradise by the same author...it's really good as well!
Oh and Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler is so sad and sweet as well (but it's really good)
The Morganville Vampires are pretty well written, original and interesting as well...give them a try :)
I hope that helped and
plz ask if you need any other recs:)
(urm...sry for the HUGE post) :D

Posted on 7 Jun 2010 19:09:29 BDT
Wow thanks a lot everybody! I will add them to my wish list! : - )

Posted on 7 Jun 2010 20:58:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jun 2010 20:59:07 BDT
hey im 16 and my fave books that you could give a try are
The Vampire Diaries-L.J.Smith
Hush Hush-Becca Fitzpatrik
the Immortal Series-Alyson Noel
The Twilight Saga-Stephenie Meyer(obv!)
The Eragon books-Christopher Paolini

Some more books that are really good are the True Blood Series, but they are really adult.

Hope this keeps you reading a while
Rachel x

Posted on 8 Jun 2010 17:40:06 BDT
S. Stewart says:
Hi,

My daughter and I have read 'The Devils Creature in the City of the Dead' by RH Stewart. Great book, read it really quickly and although it isn't very well known at the moment, seems to be a hit with those who have read it. Worth a go!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2010 10:56:35 BDT
Try IF I STAY by Gayle Forman - heartrendingly romantic. A great read. Enjoy.
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