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Initial post: 12 Mar 2012, 15:56:15 GMT
India says:

I am eleven years old but have a very high reading age. I have read all the Twilight books and loved them, without any help. I like romance, crime, supernatural themed books but hate magic like Harry Potter and books that are meant for 9+ or 10+.

Thanks ever so much.
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Posted on 12 Mar 2012, 21:40:58 GMT
Hi Nintom
if you like Twilight you should have a look at Kelley Armstrong's supernatural trilogy for young adults -Darkest Powers called The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning. There is some magic but it is not the focus as it is in HP. You should also have a look at the early Vampire Diary books by LJ Smith
Hope you find something you like

Posted on 12 Mar 2012, 21:43:04 GMT
Try Katy Moran's Bloodline series. Bloodline

Posted on 13 Mar 2012, 00:07:53 GMT
Hazel says:
As RM Murray said the Vampire Diaries were written by L.J. Smith. She has also written the Night World series (also about vampires), and some great other kind of paranormal trilogies.
My favorites are Dark Visions Bind-Up: The Strange Power, The Possessed, The Passion and The Secret Circle trilogy (about witches, but not at all like Harry Potter) The Secret Circle: Initiation AND The Captive Part v. 1. For a full list check out her website:

I also like Ruby Red (Ruby Red - Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier and the Guardians of Time trilogy by Marianne Curley The Named (Guardians of Time Trilogy) and the dystopian series Tomorrow Girls Tomorrow Girls #1: Behind the Gates.

Happy reading!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2012, 18:14:45 GMT
LEP says:
Try the Pellinor series, the first one is The Naming/The Gift.

Posted on 14 Mar 2012, 23:30:45 GMT
You could try Aprilynne Pike's Wings series.

Posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:57:03 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012, 22:00:06 GMT
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LEP says:
Try Eva Ibbotson's teenage books. Also have a look at Michael Morpurgo's books such as War Horse etc.; the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore and L J Smith's books.

Posted on 24 Mar 2012, 23:14:38 GMT
S. Patterson says:
My 12 year old daughter and 15 year old son both enjoyed the Hunger Games novels and also the Malorie Blackman Trilogy Noughts and Crosses.

Posted on 25 Mar 2012, 18:48:57 BST
Ness says:
Try 'Dance on my Grave' by Aiden Chambers, an unusual and uplifting story of a pivotal summer in the life of two unlikely friends.

Posted on 25 Mar 2012, 20:02:26 BST
India says:
HI again -
Thanks for all your ideas!! i'm very thrilled and shall try to read all of your wonderful recommendations.
Meanwhile pls could you keep the ideas coming!!

Posted on 25 Mar 2012, 21:25:01 BST
RebBloomer says:
One last idea...perhaps you might like Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Covenant series? Really cool. I read all three in about a week. Loved every word.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 00:52:58 BST
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Posted on 28 Mar 2012, 16:34:26 BST
Try Children of The Realm by W.L. James. It was a fun read

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 22:04:24 BST
A. Preece says:
Coming out on 29/3/2012 'Sixth Sense' by Andrea Preece a childs great fiction book with a super natural twist think this may be what your looking for

Posted on 29 Mar 2012, 18:58:59 BST
India says:
Thanks ever so much!!


Posted on 29 Mar 2012, 21:45:20 BST
FSamuel says:
have you tried Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins of Gorlan The ranger's Apprentice my 11 years old has enjoyed the series tremendously and read them quick. No magic but action, adventure, a little bit of romance and friendship. Bravery, loyalty etc... . 11 books in the series. For Young Adults.

Posted on 30 Mar 2012, 12:22:39 BST
evietop9 says:
Hi Nintom,

I am 14 years old, and like you have been reading 'dark' teenage reads since I was 11.
Here are my recommendations:

1. Switched: Book One in the Trylle Trilogy (Trylle Trilogy Young Adult Edn)
This is about a girl who's whole life is turned upside down when a dashing boy, Finn turns up at her bedroom window and takes her to the world of Trylle. This is my most recent series I am reading and it is not at all soppy. I highly think you will enjoy it and I would call this my TOP recommendation.

2. The Awakening: AND The Struggle Bks. 1 & 2 (The Vampire Diaries)
I read the whole series when I was 11 and they were AMAZING!

3. The Secret Circle: Initiation AND The Captive Part v. 1

4.The Hunger Games

5.Fallen This is one of my FAVOURITE books along with Switched. It is dark and mysterious and never judge it by its cover. Its very modern-day and I can see that you will LOVE IT. If you loved Twilight you will ADORE this.

6.Forbidden Game Bind-up: The Hunter; The Chase; The Kill
L.J. smith is a very good writer and I would recommend many of her books. This is a very good book but very very dark, I would advise to wait a while until you read this.

These are all I can think of so far, but I have read plenty more.

But ENJOY! And I hoped this helped ;) x

Posted on 2 Apr 2012, 20:30:57 BST
Booklover says:
My 11 year old son has recently read and loved the Hunger Games trilogy, and Gone he has also loved the James Patterson Maximum Ride series. His current book is The Maze Runner which he tells me is very good too.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2012, 11:36:55 BST

Try Susan Cooper's "Dark is Rising" sequance or Alan Garner's "Weirdstone of Brisingamon" and "Moon of Gomrath"

Posted on 3 Apr 2012, 21:31:06 BST
Sdrowym says:
Try 'Secrets in the Chalk' ...... it's more than just a story, it contains its own 'Hidden Secret' but be warned, it won't be easy to crack it. The Downland Adventures have just begun

Posted on 4 Apr 2012, 01:16:21 BST
Have you heard of the HBO show "True Blood"? It's based on "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" books by Charlaine Harris. There's romance, crime and supernatural stuff all in one!

Posted on 4 Apr 2012, 11:00:11 BST
maggie says:
Kathy Reichs has just written her 2nd book for teenagers. The 1st was Virals and the 2nd is Seizure,try those and see what you think.

Posted on 4 Apr 2012, 15:20:21 BST
M. Andrews says:
I would recommend books such as the Percy Jackson series, I know it sounds a little young, but I'm 16 and I still really enjoy them, you also learn a lot about interesting greek mythology! For a lighter, more romantically summer based theme I would look into Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. Then, there is my 2011 favourite, Divergent by Veronica Roth. In a similar ball park you could look at Delirium. I hope I helped!

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