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15 year old girl looking for teenage fiction books. Please help!


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Posted on 9 Jun 2010 13:26:18 BDT
Hiya,
I have a few books you may enjoy, as it seems we have similar tastes :D.

Ok, so I think you shoud get;

1. All of the books from the House Of Night Series (the first being 'Marked') by P.C and Kristen Cast.
2. Witch Child by Celia Rees.
3. Sorceress by Celia Rees (that's the witch child sequel).
4. Blood Sinister by Celia Rees.
5. The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel (I think that's her name anyway...)

Hope that helps!
Lots of Love,
Abbie

Posted on 14 Jun 2010 14:53:14 BDT
Katie says:
Hi. You might try 'Family Secrets' by Gail Jones. It's the first in a trilogy about Rachel Brooks who is fifteen. She finds out she is adopted and for some reason her parents have kept it a secrets from her and are still hiding something. She decides to find out for herself what it is.

Also you might want to try the Cherub books, they have male and female characters and are very good. The characters are a bit young in the first few books but they are followed through until in their mid teens. There's always older characters involved too.

Posted on 14 Jun 2010 16:30:42 BDT
You have to read The knife of never letting go. First of a trilogy by Patrick Ness. FANTASTIC. I am a bookseller and this is one recommend i tell everyone about. One of those books that will never leave you. So heart breaking. Better then the hunger games.

Posted on 14 Jun 2010 20:33:26 BDT
Miranda says:
I would really recommened Sabriel, Lireal and Asreal by Garth Nix (they're a triology) - they are quite creepy fantasy books about two worlds, one a very believable magic universe with walking dead spirits, and the other pretty much a version of England in the 1930's. They read very realistically for all that they are fantasy and are some of my favourites.
I would also suggest books by Tamora Pierce, particularly the Song of the Lioness Quartet and the Immortals Quartet. It's a sort of alternate medieval fantasy, again with magic and they always have female protagonists.
Also When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, by Judith Kerr, a very touching and quite funny memoir of a family forced to flee Germany in 1933. It's based on the author's actual experiences.
Hope these help :)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2010 21:46:02 BDT
Please try I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I ached to be 15 again when I read it at the age of 45! It's an amazing book,evoking a time in your life when nothing is as important as falling in love. Please read and enjoy!

Posted on 15 Jun 2010 04:05:34 BDT
Joanne Nolan says:
Hi i'd like to second the Garth Nix trilogy suggestion, they are amazing. Can I also suggest Terry Pratchett? Try 'Guards, Guards' first or 'Wyrd Sisters' in the adult series. 'The Wee Free Men' is his first in the young adult series. Scott Westerfeld's 'Uglies' quartet is great. 'The Bartimaeus Trilogy' is so funny in a sharp, sarcastic way. Naomi Novik's 'Temeraire' series is absolutely addictive. They are about the Napoleonic Wars but with dragons. Sounds odd but they are fantastic and the developing bond between Capt. Lawrence and his dragon Temeraire is touching. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman goes without saying. Don't be put off by the film adaption. The books contain so much more depth. 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman is my favourite of his novels. For a bit of classic sci-fi you can't go wrong with 'The day of the Triffids'. The Spooks Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney have quite a creepy, spooky atmosphere to them (in a good way) and are an enjoyable read too. hope you like some of these.

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Posted on 15 Jun 2010 10:52:41 BDT
Raven says:
The bell jar by sylvia plath, a must for all young women
The elf-witch chronicles by helen cardwell
Washington square

Posted on 15 Jun 2010 10:54:02 BDT
Millie says:
I definitely agree with the suggestion to read Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy. I think it is one of the most stunning examples of original new writing. For me, it comes a close second to Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy in terms of epic scale and incredible impact. I would definitely recommend it.

Posted on 18 Jun 2010 17:13:09 BDT
Thanks again guys i will have lots to read over my summer hols! Some really good suggestions there! :-)

Posted on 18 Jun 2010 18:59:52 BDT
Maria DeLuca says:
Hi, Im probably late with these suggestions but may i suggest:

The Eyes of a King and Voices in the Dark by Catherine Banner, who was just 14 when she wrote the first novel. Excellent fantasy/parallel books.
The Blue Bloods novels by Melissa de la Cruz, fantastic new twist on vampires and she is still writing the novels.

Hope these help I love them and will re-read them lots of times.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2010 11:59:29 BDT
S. Vogler says:
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
To kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee.
Try the Witches trilogy - Terry Pratchett especially if you've studied Macbeth. In fact anything by Mr Pratchett!

Posted on 19 Jun 2010 13:04:30 BDT
highly recommend "ilfayne's bane" and uncoming "oathcursed" by julia knight - available on amazon - local author to me and one well worth trying out :)
her first books published and believe has already won an american fantasy award, plus having read them, found them really enjoyable and suprisingly easy to get into unlike so many other fantasy romance books

Posted on 20 Jun 2010 19:33:21 BDT
Hey,

I am also going to plug Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen by Garth Nix, for a fantasy fan they are truely fantastic. I also see you like Julie Mckenzie, "Girl, missing" is a really good read and as you enjoyed Blood Ties it's a safe bet you will enjoy it.

The tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn are some of the best books I've ever read. The writing is superb, I recommend starting with what was originally the first book, Across the Nightingale Floor, even though there is now a prequel.

You might also enjoy the Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, and of course Twilight!

If your looking for Classics, a great place to start is with Austen!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2010 13:05:45 BDT
Scarlet says:
The White Cat by Holly Black is actually her first foray into adult fantasy, it even proclaims this on the front cover on a wee black sticker!

Posted on 21 Jun 2010 18:32:03 BDT
5113 days says:
yes, I just read IF I STAY - it's amazing (I was reduced to tears).

I have also read the Hunger Games, the Host, and Wicked Lovely. Here are a few of my favourite books :)
The mortal instruments series by Cassandra Clare - fantasy novels, all very action packed with romance too
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin - the first chapter is a bit slow but it is really an amaazing book.
The Declaration by Gemma Malley - about the future, very interesting and exciting
Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer (you've probably read them but if u havent PLEASE DO - after i first read them I was obsessed for months!)
Numbers by Rachel Ward - (sequel just came out) about girl who can see the date that people are going to die - thrilling romance/scifi novel

Hope that helped!!!
Xx

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2010 18:33:34 BDT
5113 days says:
i love "the knife of never letting go" ! About to read the third book :)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2010 20:39:07 BDT
Try the Midnighters Trilogy by Scot Westerfeld.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2010 20:42:18 BDT
Try the Midnighter's Trilogy by Scot Westerfeld, Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras by Scot Westerfeld and The Mortal Instuments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Hope you enjoy them!

Posted on 21 Jun 2010 22:49:18 BDT
R. Mawbey says:
Hi, my favourite book when i was fifteen was ''Looking for JJ'' by Anne Cassidy and we've read a few of the same books. Also my personal favourite authour is Sarah Dessen, her books are typically, romances coming of age type of books.
And since every other girl on the planets has read or is reading the Twilight Sega you might give it a try though i personally didn't ejnoy overly.

Posted on 22 Jun 2010 03:59:38 BDT
vpenner2 says:
The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon - a great fantasy with a strong female character, one of my favourites
Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold - science fiction and some romance, another one of my favourite books
Agent of Change by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (or any of their other Liaden Universe books) - also science fiction and romance

Posted on 25 Jun 2010 11:45:26 BDT
Amo 360 says:
The cherub series would be good

Posted on 25 Jun 2010 22:54:12 BDT
Nozzer says:
If you want some more adult stuff, try:
Chysalids, Day of the Triffids, Midwich Cuckoos, Chocky, John Wyndham
Children of Men, PD James (much better than the film!!)
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon

If you like them, I have lots more suggestions that my 14-year old son is working through!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2010 12:30:41 BDT
mr trinitys quest is a fantastic book

Posted on 28 Jun 2010 20:07:53 BDT
Florence :) says:
I'm 15 and I'm reading the True Blood books at the moment - they're not particularly well written but have interesting plot lines so they are entertaining, although they are quite adult!
Also Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella is a great, easy read.
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