Paranormal Romance Worth Skipping

A Listmania! list by A. Nandy (Washington, DC USA)
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The list author says: "I read the following books because they were recommended to me one way or another. I found that they fell flat. I created this list to help others avoid my mistakes! Some of us don't have time to waste our time reading mediocre books."
Tempest Rising (Jane True)
1.  Tempest Rising (Jane True) by Nicole Peeler
The list author says:
  "This book is predictable from the start and holds the readers hand the entire time. The author doesn't make you feel things from the perspective of Jane, and instead just tells us, she was scared, happy, sad, confused, etc. Hard to embrace, skip it."
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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1)
2.  City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare
The list author says:
  "In theory it was a good idea, but it was ultimately sloppy and a bit like a soap opera."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,391 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Book 1)
3.  Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Book 1) by Karen Marie Moning
The list author says:
  "Easy read, but not a page turner. This story is a combination of misunderstandings and the characters taking turns coming to their senses in the midst of various love scenes."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer)
4.  Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer) by Karen Chance
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1)
5.  A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1) by Kresley Cole
The list author says:
  "I was hoping for romance with some substance. Wrong with this one. Light easy read, but lacks character complexity, is predictable, and does not enchant the reader."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (614 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

Fantasy Lover
6.  Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The list author says:
  "A bit slow at times and hard to relate.  Lots of sex, not a much of a relationship."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (513 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Marked: A House of Night Novel (House of Night Novels)
7.  Marked: A House of Night Novel (House of Night Novels) by P. C. Cast
The list author says:
  "Avoid this whole series. What a waste. The first few books suck you in, until you realize that each books spans about 3 weeks of time. This is one giant soap opera of love triangles, bad guy / good guy, teenage drama, and randome references to pop culture.  Definitely not worth your time or money."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (837 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Wake (Wake Series, Book 1)
8.  Wake (Wake Series, Book 1) by Lisa McMann
The list author says:
  "In all fairness, this thrilogy was OK.  I read all three books and they were pretty interesting. But they are defintely young adult, and maybe even pre-teen level reading.  Content is more along the lines of older kids.  But these are short simple books, so don't expect anything too exciting."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Vampire Kisses: The Beginning (Vampire Kisses / Kissing Coffins / Vampireville)
9.  Vampire Kisses: The Beginning (Vampire Kisses / Kissing Coffins / Vampireville) by Ellen Schreiber
The list author says:
  "When will authors learn that young adult doesnt mean 'simple minded'.  This book hits all the cliches, but doesn't deliver.  The story is predictable and lame. Avoid it."
$3.00   Used & New from: $1.55
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Fallen
10.  Fallen by Lauren Kate
The list author says:
  "About three-quarters of the way into the book it starts to get interesting... and then it ends.  Maybe I should have started with the second in the series."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (955 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Nightshade
11.  Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
The list author says:
  "Great cover, not so great content. This is your typical teens sneak around to do, um research?  yes.  No daring action or twisted mystery, that is until the last few pages, where they set the story up for the next book.  Skip it."
$13.42   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (419 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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reading order? 0 Aug 19, 2014
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