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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2010 18:56:31 BDT
Sarah Jane says:
Have you ever tried "The saga of Darren Shan", a 12-book series about vampires, or "The Demonata", a 10-book series about demons but with a few werewolves? They are for children/teenage boys (based on the content of "The Demonata" i'd say the appropriate age range is 10-15), but I'm a 23-year-old female and I love them.

Posted on 31 Aug 2010 19:43:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Aug 2010 19:48:16 BDT
S.L. Baum says:
The Summoning (Darkest Powers) and its two sequels are great. No vamp - but there's a were. My daughter started reading them and hooked me into them too.

Ooh - I'm editing to add Ninth Grade Slays (Chronicles of Vladimir Todd) - but I don't see the whole series on amazon. They start with Seventh Grade Sucks (I believe).

S.L. Baum
A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones)

Posted on 31 Aug 2010 19:49:18 BDT
Pad de Braye says:
Vampyre Labyrinth: RedEye this has just been released and is refreshingly unlike the hollywood-crafted Twilight/New Moon etc etc. GP Taylor gets more rave reviews (as he does)... inlcuding mine :)

Posted on 1 Sep 2010 00:10:35 BDT
sorcerer says:
Vampire Academy series is fantastic - gritty, well-paced etc and for werewolves try newcomer Sam Young's (down as Samantha Young on Amazon for some reason) addition to the genre Lunarmorte - it's got a bit of twist on the whole mythology. hope this helps.

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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2010 13:06:28 BDT
I think you might like Cassandra Clare's trilogy The Mortal Instruments - well written, not to mushy, lots of adventure. Stay clear of things like the House of Night Serise - lightweight and a total waste of money.

Posted on 1 Sep 2010 13:10:58 BDT
el says:
Ralph is (not) a Vampire This one is a modern version for the under 10s - very funny!

Posted on 1 Sep 2010 18:29:22 BDT
I'd definitely suggest Keri Arthur books- she's written a few series: Riley Jenson Guardian and Nikki and Michael Vampire.. The one I'm most familiar with is the Riley Jenson, Guardian series which follows a half vampire, half werewolf (Riley) and has a lot of were, shifter and vampire characters. Kind of a mystery plot to it. Richelle Mead's Succubus series is also very good. Not strictly vampire but does have a few vamp characters. Follows Georgina Kinkaid, a succubus who tries to go against her nature and who works in a book shop in an attempt to live as an ordinary human. Kim Harrison books are also very good- series starts with a book entitled Dead Witch Walking. It's more general supernatural based than anything specific. Main character is a witch, other central characters are vampires, pixies and were animals feature. These books do contain some adult themes, but they aren't overly explicit and I would say are suitable for mature teens and older- 14 would probably be the youngest I'd recommend them for! In a few years it would also be worth you trying Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series and Merry Gentry series- but those are very explicit indeed (especially the first few Merry Gentry and the later Anita Blake) and not really suitable for under 16s (at the very youngest!)!

Posted on 2 Sep 2010 14:34:13 BDT
Keri Author is great! I love Kissing Sin.
I toss these books out there for anyone interested in werewolf/vampire.
Claire de Lune YA werewolf (novel)
The NightMan werewolf/vampire-a HEA (short story)
Forever David's vampire- really good- but very suspenseful & addictive- book one of three
Hunter's Blood Awesome werewolf book! KA-heroine meets a sexy werehunter- really great story I loved it.
The Revelation (Wickford High) YA werewolf- very cute not mushy- teen drama/paranormal romance.

Posted on 20 Sep 2010 20:59:46 BDT
R. W. Owen says:
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead are a brilliant series and i loved them =] xx

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2010 03:48:38 BDT
It has to be Anne Rice's Chronicles series, surely. Also Tom Holland's The Vampyre and Supping With Panthers.

Posted on 21 Sep 2010 12:31:02 BDT
Millie says:
I have to agree with the Cassandra Clare recommendations. She also has a new series - The Infernal Devices - of which the first book, Clockwork Angel, is published. These are set in Victorian London, so if, like me, you're interested in history and want something a bit different to all of the current books about vampires, this book is really, really good. I read Dracula a few years ago and really enjoyed it. For something else gothic and without soppy romance, try Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Posted on 21 Sep 2010 17:41:46 BDT
coolbeanios7 says:
Definitely check out Shiver (and the sequel Linger) by Maggie Stiefvater, both excellent reads if you like wolves, completely gripping in my opinion =) Then True Blood books are good, especially for older readers. Stray by Rachel Vincent is along the same lines, it's about werecats, also worth reading.

If you wanted to try something a little different, but still along the same lines, The Immortals series by Alyson Noel is brilliant, currently reading the third installment and love it!

And I know it has been mentioned a few times, but when it comes to vampires, Twilight is thoroughly enjoyable, hope this helps =)

Posted on 21 Sep 2010 23:16:10 BDT
M. Watkins says:
the only two sets of books that i can say i have truly enjoyed for the past year or two are changeling, and the saga of darren shan <<-- this one is the best set of books i have read over the years, i started them at around 13-ish and have enjoyed them eever since. A lot better than most of the trash that seems to have comeout recently

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2010 10:40:21 BDT
Faccia Libro says:
Apparently, Darren Shan's new series are going to be published at the end of September and the first book 'Birth of a Killer' is a story about a boy's adventure in the mysterious world of vampires.The Saga of Larten Crepsley (1) - Birth of a Killer

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Sep 2010 23:18:03 BDT
i absolutely love "the vampire academy" by richelle mead, along with its sequels, "frostbite", "shadowkissed", "blood promise" and "spirit bound". these are excellent modern vampire books!!
i would also try the "blue bloods" novels as well by melissa de la cruz! For wolves i would try "the dark divine" by bree despain!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2010 15:43:52 BDT
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Stefland says:
The Changeling books by...well, by me, are supposed to be rather good.
The series is into its fourth book now, with the fifth, and final, book of the series coming out in Spring 2011.
Changeling: Dark Moon
Changeling: Blood Wolf
Changeling: Demon Games

Posted on 6 Oct 2010 22:36:09 BDT
Hia, Im 24 and i love twilight. There's alot of stick about it being childish and simple minded etc but it is actually a really good read/film. so check them out, they are addictive! Also The Vampire Diaries. Has a few books as its a series. It's also a tv series on itv 2 (season 2 just started) Also addictive. It has it's dangerous and good vampires, Romance and another one you cant put down.

Posted on 10 Oct 2011 07:46:02 BDT
Not a series, but I read Fall Of The Moon by Guy Burtenshaw. It's a werewolf story, but an unusual one. The ending was left hanging, so I suppose it could turn into a series.

Posted on 17 Oct 2011 22:29:33 BDT
Louisa Blank says:
Undead Ed and the Howling Moon: v. 1 The Undead Ed series has, Zombies, Vampiries, Werewolves and other creepy creatures guaranteed to get your spine tingling and give you a good laugh at the same time!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2011 14:40:22 BDT
sooki stockhouse series is really good but definitely for adults in the first book among the many sex scenes there's a rape scene. a good alternative is the vampire chronicles from anne rice - blackwood farm is one of my favourites but there is more description of sexual acts so best stick with interview with a vampire or vampire lestat

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 22:04:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Oct 2011 22:05:42 GMT
Millie James says:
A recent modern take on the werewolf story is Fall Of The Moon

It was recommended to me by someone who has probably read every werewolf book ever written. It was an unusual take on the genre, but I enjoyed it.

Posted on 31 Oct 2011 11:53:33 GMT
Anne Rooney says:
Marcus Sedgwick has written some very intelligent and scary vampire books. My Sword Hand is Singing is brilliant. Much better than the romantic slush of Twilight!

Posted on 31 Oct 2011 22:52:52 GMT
Marysue says:
Now out Vampire Bears by Victoira Lane a book for all ages (no sex or bad language) the book has mind reading bears, talking monkeys spaceships and a small boy named Turk who help save the monkey people from the blood craving Green Eyed Three Toed Vampire bears.
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