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Any ideas for a vampire-novel for a 14 yr-old girl

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Initial post: 23 Mar 2012 20:58:03 GMT
AnnaAB says:
I was just wondering if anyone knew a great vampire book, for a girl who really love the house of night and the vampire diaries? But didn't like Twilight...

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 10:59:39 GMT
Reviewer says:
Hi, The Secret Portal is free today on Amazon (link at end of You Tube Video) - not a romantic one, more like Inbetweeners meets Harry Potter (without all the swearing of the Inbetweeners of course!)

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 22:12:57 GMT
F. Smith says:
You will find it hard to beat the original Dracula by Bram Stoker

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2012 22:16:45 BDT
LEP says:
I'm not really into vamps myself, but what about:

The Morganville Vampires series - Rachel Caine
Vampire Academy series - Richelle Mead

Posted on 25 Mar 2012 23:12:56 BDT
Anna Louise says:
Ah, the House of night's and Vampire diaries are hard to beat! I'm 15 (just to reassure you) and after reading the obvious novels (aka, Twilight) I moved onto House of night and vamp diaries, then after I got into a couple more series that admittedly are not vampire orientated but are still good reads for teens like me: Immortals series, hush hush saga and (This one contains various supernatural beings, including vampires) The mortal instrument series.
They're all really good, and because there are a limited number of vampire novels on the market it might be a good idea to try some other supernatural romances or horrors. If you want to give it a go I suggest all of Maggie Steifvaters books, the first book in a series called paranormalicy (Vampires) and also (although not really supernatural) I found that the Hunger games and the Chaos walking series were truly fantastic reads.
Hope this helped.

P.s. If you're going to read dracula, it would be good to follow it up with the sequal written by Bram Stoker's desendant: Darce stoker. :)

Posted on 26 Mar 2012 10:30:11 BDT
50 shades says:
House of night are good although a couple of close to the knuckle chapters but not graphic so at 14 should be ok. Dracula I found real hard going think at 14 unless you find a kids version the old english would put her off. Although not vampire books what about The beautiful dead series bet she would love these worth looking them up, or the mediator series also about the dead not vampires but a good read for a 14 year old.

Posted on 26 Mar 2012 11:21:12 BDT
CherrieAnna says:
I've read Destiny Binds and now reading Time Mends by Tammy Blackwell - it is werewolves but is such a great story. I'm 40 something and loving reading light escapism books and I loved the Twighlight and next going to try The Hunger Games. You don't have to be in your teens to enjoy these books! And these kindle books were only 77p - BONUS.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2012 17:40:14 BDT
lucyglitters says:
if you can get it . . . jane gaskell's "the shiny narrow grin" - i read it as a 14 year old and loved it - of course, this was in the 60s and it is very much of its time!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 18:31:28 BDT
Hope Whiston says:
Morganville Vampires. They're brilliant!
Dracula is fantastic
The last Vampire - took awhile for me to get into but they were worth reading.

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 19:47:44 BDT
Department 19 is great teen fiction for girls or boys. Its by Will Hill.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012 19:53:52 BDT
Anna Louise says:
I forgot to mention the last Vampire! I knew I was missing something. I agree, they're good but are difficult to get into and can be quite confusing at times.

Posted on 29 Mar 2012 00:14:35 BDT
all the Kelley Armstrong Women of the Otherworld series

Also my find of 2011 was: A discovery of witches, Harry Potter meets Kelley Armstrong in a university

Posted on 29 Mar 2012 00:20:18 BDT
Actually at fourteen Darkest Powers trilogy from Kelley Armstrong before the Women of the Otherworld - sorry didn't read orignal post properly. Also Kathleen Duey did a Brill first two books of a Trilogy = Sacred Scars and another one - excellent for a discerning teenaqgeer who wants depth of story rather than twee romance.

Posted on 30 Mar 2012 12:25:41 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2012 17:21:09 BDT
jo says:
have you tried the Darren Shan stories my son loved these

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2012 16:16:05 BDT
RC says:
i know it isn't about vampires but you should try "the hunger games"
You should also try,
"starcrossed" -josephine angelini
"finding sky" - joss stirling
"stealing phoenix" - joss stirling
"seeking crystal"- joss stirling (when its released)
"hunting lila"-sarah alderson
"fated"-sarah alderson
none of these are about vampires but they are all paranormal romance but if you want good vampire fiction then try Bram stoker.

Posted on 1 Apr 2012 11:24:39 BDT
If you're not adverse to comics, perhaps Vampire Knight or Lament of the Lamb (haven't read much of them, but they seemed interesting)? I don't know how violent they get so you might want to look them up first and see if they sound like something you're comfortable with (note I said YOU, not YOUR PARENTS/GUARDIANS), but maybe the True Blood series by Charlaine Harris?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 18:35:02 BDT
LEP says:
Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

Posted on 1 Apr 2012 23:08:35 BDT
Barmy_Bex says:
I definitely agree with the Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine they are incredible.
There is a series called 'The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd' by Heather Brewer (main character is a boy, but think girls could enjoy it too, (I did)
There is 'Vampire Academy' series by Richelle Mead.
'Vampire Journals' by Morgan Rice are fab!

Not strictly about vampires (although there is one in book 4 onwards I think) try the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy.

Posted on 2 Apr 2012 16:49:15 BDT
Thistle says:
There's a debut vampire novel I checked out recently called Born Dark - it's by H.G Lynch, and it's totally awesome. I love Vampire Diaries and all those kinds of books, and I loved Born Dark. Worth checking out!

Posted on 2 Apr 2012 18:49:09 BDT
Ilovebooks says:
Diary of a vampeen was entertaining and free to download. I enjoyed it as it wasn't as full-on over the top romance like twilight and it is a series if your daughter likes them. I also like diary of a wimpy vampire for a laugh. Lauren Kate's books (fallen series) are good too and like previously mentioned the maggie steifvater books are very good too, esp Shiver.

Posted on 2 Apr 2012 20:01:41 BDT
joevascotia says:
It depends if you want one of the modern clutch of vampire dross, or a classic which is actually well written.

If it is the latter, go for I Am Legend - Richard Matheson. Fantastic book.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2012 14:15:34 BDT
Anna Louise says:
I've read the manga Vampire Knight, it's good, but confusing and odd sometimes. But I read it when I was fourteen and it was fine, does drag on a bit though :) still give it a go.

Posted on 4 Apr 2012 01:42:04 BDT
How has no one mentioned "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" by Charlaine Harris? Maybe they're not popular in Britain? Do you guys get the HBO show "True Blood"? It's very popular over here and it's based on these novels. Really great stuff.

Posted on 4 Apr 2012 10:55:43 BDT
maggie says:
My daughter enjoyed Clive Barkers 'Books of Blood'
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