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Young Adult books with an obsessive, jealous hero


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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 10:59:58 AM PDT
Hi Amy,

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You're welcome to stay in the YA forum and participate in discussions as a regular reader, though! Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 3:39:04 PM PDT
Sandra says:
Star Reader- ooo, thanks!! Now I'm definitely reading it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 3:42:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2012 3:48:15 PM PDT
Sandra says:
Adnana- both books sound good, so in Shatter Me, the hero is crazy in love and the villain is obsessed and possessive or is the hero sort of the villain of the book? Thanks!

I don't know about Fire, I like my heroines to be virginal for the hero, especially in YAs.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 3:46:46 PM PDT
Sandra says:
Star Reader- thank you! I've read all except Killer Secrets.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 12:12:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 17, 2012 12:13:42 PM PDT
Adnana says:
In "Shatter Me" the hero is crazy in love and the villain is just plain crazy -- but somehow still hot in spite of it. And yes, the villain is completely obsessed with the heroine and wants to possess her (in a romantic sense, but not only, he also wants her for her power).
The writing style is a bit weird (check out the book sample before you buy to see what I mean), but I liked it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 12:18:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 19, 2012 8:13:54 AM PDT
Adnana says:
Re: "Fire"

I know exactly what you mean, I feel the same way. This really annoyed me, in "Fire" as well as in other books which were otherwise quite awesome (like Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor). I mean, I can maybe accept it if the h was really deeply in love with her first guy, but she wasn't. Oh, and then the paradox: I don't want the YA heroine to have been deeply in love with anyone before meeting the hero. See... that's why we should write our own book, LOL. That way, we make sure that none of our disliked themes show up.

P.S.: "Fire" was still a very good book. Oh, but I should probably also warn you that, not only is the h not a virgin and makes herself barren, but the H has a child from a previous relationship.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 1:43:15 PM PDT
Star Reader says:
Adnana,

I was reading your post about "Fire" and it made me think do you know of any books where the herione is obsessive and jealous over a women whose a virgin? I'm looking for YA story about virgins.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 8:13:06 AM PDT
Adnana says:
Star Reader,
I don't quite understand your question. You're looking for a YA story about virgins (who should be virgin - the heroine or the hero or both?) and the heroine should be obsessive and jealous over a woman who's a virgin. Why would the heroine be obsessive about another woman? Aren't you looking for a girlxboy romance?

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 8:26:23 AM PDT
I'm a little confused too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 3:17:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 19, 2012 3:20:25 PM PDT
Sandra says:
Adnana- Thanks for the info. I know what you mean about writing your own book, because then it would perfectly fit everything you like. I am actually considering doing this. lol I don't think I will read Fire. It has too many things I hate in it. Non-virgin heroine by OM, hero has children from past relationship, heroine is incredibly beautiful and many men want her only for her beauty..... :(

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 5:25:56 PM PDT
Sandra-
It sounds like you wouldn't enjoy FIRE, and I'm not trying to change your mind, but I feel compelled to clarify one point, just in case any other readers are on the fence.

"heroine is incredibly beautiful and many men want her only for her beauty..."

Her beauty is not a throwaway or "Mary Sue" trait. One of FIRE's main themes is the power and burden of people's perceptions of you -- as well as how people treat (or mistreat) beautiful women. As a feminist, I loved that aspect of it, and I think the author did a great job showing the pros and the cons.

But again, there are a number of factors that disinterest you, and that's 100% fine by me! :) I'm just clarifying this for other people who might misconstrue the book based on that description.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 12:43:04 AM PDT
Sandra says:
Kristan Hoffman- thanks for the info. I don't think I'll be reading Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 1:09:33 PM PDT
Star Reader says:
Adnana,

Sorry if my post was confusing. I will try to be more clear. I am looking for a book where the heroine (the women) is a virgin, and the hero (male) is not. And I want the heroine to be obsessive and jealous over the hero.

Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 1:11:55 PM PDT
Star Reader says:
Kristan Hoffman,
Thank you for your post, I am going to check out this book FIRE, but can you tell me the authors name? This looks really good. I would also call myself a feminist because I don't like the way men mistreat beautiful women. Is the heroine in this book a virgin?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 1:59:21 PM PDT
FIRE is by Kristin Cashore, and no, as Sandra mentioned earlier, the heroine is not a virgin.

If you want a virgin feminist hero, try GRACELING by Kristin Cashore. Great book. The hero is not jealous/obsessive though (which I think was your original request).

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 12:29:43 PM PDT
Adnana says:
Star Reader's request was for a jealous/obsessive heroine, NOT hero. Interesting reversal. :)

Re: Fire
Like Kristan Hoffman said, the heroine in "Fire" by Kristin Cashore is not a virgin when she meets the hero. Neither is she jealous/possessive of the hero.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 12:39:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 12:39:57 PM PDT
Adnana says:
Star Reader's request: Virgin heroine who's possessive and/or jealous of the hero

The first part (virgin heroine) is easy, the second (possessive heroine) not as much. Personally, I love possessive heroes and I also love when their attitude is mirrored by their heroines -- I just feel that it makes the relationship more equal. And more intense. Unfortunately, such books are rare.
I went through all of my favorite YA reads to find titles which fit your request, and I only came up with these few:

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Minder (Ganzfield) by Kate Kaynak
Geek Girl by Cindy Bennett

I'll try to think of more, but I don't know if I'll find any others.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 7:14:12 PM PDT
Kris says:
I don't know if this has been recommended yet, but CRASH by Nicole Williams is mature YA and has a jealous, possessive bad boy hero.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 12:24:41 PM PDT
Star Reader says:
Adnana,

Thanks for your help I really appreciate your list and I am going to check those books out. Let me know if you think of anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 9:43:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2012 9:44:01 PM PDT
Sandra says:
Kris- is the hero from Crash OTT jealous and possessive or just moderately?

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 3:11:56 PM PDT
J. McCord says:
Crash was good, I read it all in a night :)

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 6:37:18 AM PDT
Miriam says:
I think you would enjoy Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. There will be 5 books in the series and the second comes out this month. I have already read the Arc of it and both books are fantastic.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 8:14:15 AM PDT
Terri says:
Try

Easy - college age
Thoughtless - college age
Ink - YA but not
Beg for Mercy - high school

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 8:32:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 2, 2012 8:35:18 AM PDT
Holly says:
I recommend Shatter Me. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world. The heroine kills anyone she touches and they lock her up when she accidentally kills a little boy. The Reestablishment is a military group trying to get control of a group of Rebels who oppose their totalitarian regime. One of their leaders (villain) thinks he can use the heroine's powers on their side as a means of control. So he takes her out of prison to try to force her to join their side but in the meantime another soldier, the hero, had known the heroine when they were younger and falls in love with her and tries to help her escape. The villain is in love/obsessed with her as well and does some bad things but he would never harm her even though he's evil. For some reason the heroine can touch the hero and villain without hurting them; it's not explained why yet. I'll leave it there, but I think the 2nd book is due out in October and another book told from the villain's POV is coming out sooner (I think). It was a decent book but the writing was annoying...descriptions seemed to go on forever. Some people like this though (see reviews). YMMV

(I know the topic is obsessive hero but I thought this theme was similar enough to fit as well)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 2:57:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 2, 2012 2:58:10 PM PDT
Sandra says:
Holly- thanks for the rec, I'm going to wait till book #2 comes out and I'll see if the reviews are good for it before I read book #1.
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