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Initial post: 12 Apr 2012, 19:36:05 BST
I'm 39, loved Harry Potter, miss the Cullens and am enjoying the Hunger games, what next?
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Posted on 12 Apr 2012, 20:48:37 BST
Garscadden says:
Bad Wisdom: The Lighthouse at the Top of the World - sounds like it'll fit right in :)

Posted on 12 Apr 2012, 20:56:22 BST
Jay Kahy says:
Earthsea: The First Four Books: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books)

Posted on 12 Apr 2012, 22:05:49 BST
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Posted on 12 Apr 2012, 22:32:31 BST
I have a few years on you, but also loved Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, so you might like The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.

Posted on 12 Apr 2012, 22:35:41 BST
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Jen Errik says:
I always say this, but what about Bujold? She's one of my autobuy authors. If you read ebooks at all, you can try her for free from the Baen free library (not really a library, cos you get to keep the book) -

they call them 'Space Opera' - but it's a series about this flawed but dynamic hero having adventures, and growing up. Hard to describe.

And if you like them, you can buy the omnibus editions as ebooks for about £3 each from Baen (do look online for the details - when I first bought the series, I didn't know that, and I paid more than I needed to by buying the books individually.)

If it's specifically YA you're looking for, I enjoyed Patricia Wrede's frontier magic books (heroine is the twin sister of the 7th son of a 7th son, but she's the 13th child- boo, hiss, evil - so the parents move out to the frontier to escape prejudice and she Overcomes stuff) and am eagerly awaiting the next, also Maureen Johnson's 'The Name of the Star' (can't wait for the next, contemporary set in London, she can see ghosts and helps solve a Return of the Ripper case), Megan Whalen Turner - start with 'The Thief' (don't read reviews, because you want to come to that unspoiled. I can't describe the series - it's set in an almost fairytale universe with kings and queens and armies, and in this book they're taking the thief to retrieve an object that everyone has failed to recover) and Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon trilogy (starts with The Demon's Lexicon and you need to avoid spoilers for that book as well. Brothers on the run from Magicians who conjure demons into the world for their powerful magic.Sounds grim, but she's great at funny dialogue.)

Also, not YA really, but Wen Spencer's 'Ukiah Oregon' series - starts with 'Alien Taste'. (Fantastic tracker, discovered as a feral child raised by wolves, finds out why he has these skills. Title possibly gives it away, a little.)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2012, 23:43:58 BST
The Amber Room - new young writer worth investigating

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012, 13:57:05 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012, 16:01:13 BST
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead.

Posted on 13 Apr 2012, 21:32:48 BST
To fill the Hunger Games-shaped hole in my life I read The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy (Shiver, Linger, Forever) by Maggie Stiefvater, very gripping but quite teenager-y!

Ones that I've loved in the past and re-read is How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff - has a post-apocalyptic vibe without being out-and-out fantasy. And for more vampires (but definitely not child-friendly vegetarian ones) I'd recommend Let The Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqviste.

Posted on 13 Apr 2012, 22:51:10 BST
Only read it in its earlier stage, but she writes well. HIDDEN - a dark romance (Marchwood Vampire Series Book 1).

Posted on 19 Apr 2012, 13:34:09 BST
I am sure you will absolutely love J R Ward's series - The Black Dagger Brotherhood. There are around 12/13 books beginning with Dark Lover. You're the same age as me and like the same books so I'm pretty confident with the recommendation

Posted on 20 Apr 2012, 11:38:53 BST
ajk77 says:
Other teen crossovers....

Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere
Patrick Ness - The Knife of never letting go and sequels
Philip Pullman - his Dark Materials
Philip Reeve - Mortal Engines and sequels
Alex Scarrow - TimeRiders
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