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Initial post: May 22, 2010 8:34:24 PM PDT
Caitlin says:
Hey everyone,
I'm looking for some books to read over the summer, mostly of the mindless/guilty pleasure variety.
Some of my recent favorite series are:

The Mortal Instruments Trilogy
The Vampire Academy

and also series like Harry Potter


Posted on May 22, 2010 8:42:06 PM PDT
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Posted on May 22, 2010 11:39:26 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2010 12:36:55 AM PDT
Boric says:
Books you might enjoy, given the above, include:

Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Thornspell by Helen Lowe
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Wicked Lovely By Melissa Marr

Posted on May 23, 2010 4:28:45 AM PDT
Stephanie B. says:
Glass Houses
If I Stay
A Certain Slant of Light
Dates from Hell
Avalon High
The Hunger Games
The Spirit Window
Perfect Chemistry
North of Beautiful
Before I Die
The Last Summer (of You and Me)

Posted on May 23, 2010 1:45:10 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2010 7:22:36 PM PDT
Charlotte says:
All of Tamora Pierce's books. Female (mostly) heroines. Magic. Delightful reading for all ages.

Posted on May 23, 2010 7:36:12 PM PDT
panda says:
After Harry Potter, I picked up The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and LOVED it!
The fourth book in the series The Necromancer comes out this Tues (May 25th). Michael Scott has done great on these books!

You could try The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins too. Very intense!

Posted on May 23, 2010 7:42:55 PM PDT
M.H. says:
The Immortals by Alyson Noel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Maximum Ride by James Patterson, The House of the Night by PC and Kristin Cast, Anything and all books by LJ Smith are excellent, Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr just for starters!!

Posted on May 23, 2010 7:52:50 PM PDT
panda says:
I agree with melissa about LJ Smith books!
I love her 'Nightworld' books and her 'Secret Circle' series. 'Vampire Diaries' were pretty good and I just started 'Dark Visions'.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2010 10:25:58 AM PDT
C. Sachs says:
Please stop spamming all the threads with cut and paste reviews for your own book.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2010 11:20:48 AM PDT
How about Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire stories--BUT warning. They end on cliffhangers. So get at least the first two. Or get the first from the library, and if you're enjoying it...quickly snap up a couple more from somewhere!

Let's see...there's ShadowMagic by John Lenahan--good, fun read.

And you might also enjoy either of Jim Hines series -- one is about Goblins (my favorite) and the other is sort of retold "princess tales" -- what happened to Cinderella AFTER she got married??

Amazon author page:

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2010 3:47:23 PM PDT
Those are the type of books I like to read and write.
Have you checked out the Hunger Games books? The first two are out and the third comes out in August. I don't know if they could be called "fun" but they're interesting and quick YA reads.

I wrote a book called Glimpse that's available for Kindle and also in print-it's a YA paranormal romance.
Glimpse (Zellie Wells Book 1)

Glimpse (Volume 1)

Posted on May 31, 2010 2:55:47 PM PDT
M Wilridge says:
You would love Angel Lies.. I can't stop reading it, and the next book should be coming out pretty soon.

Posted on May 31, 2010 4:38:16 PM PDT
Feverfan says:
Good suggestions:) I second the LJ Smith books as well.

I would add:
The Iron Daughter (loved this one)
Mediator series and I-800-Where RU series by Meg Cabot
Blood and Chocolate (nothing like the movie - the book was awesome)
Hawksong and sequels
The Awakening, The Reckoning, and one more (trilogy by Kelley Armstrong)

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2010 4:45:18 PM PDT
I highly recommend a new book called "Griffin's Calling" by N.R. Rose. This teenage author began writing this novel when she was 16. My teenage nephew and I loved it and look forward to the sequel. It is suspenseful fantasy that begins in a real town in Oregon. Since we live in Oregon we loved it!!
Here is the books website-

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2010 1:08:49 PM PDT
WriterGal says:
I second Boric's list and Stephanie B's. You might also try
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 1:26:55 PM PDT
K. Harris says:
Bloody Jack books by L. A. Meyer.

The Jacky of the title was born Mary Faber, whose life turned upside down when a pestilence in 1797 left her orphaned and homeless. She turned to the streets, surviving for a few years by begging, brawling and occasionally stealing on the dirty streets of London. But she lost her taste for that life when her best mate was "done for" by a vile city graverobber, and with few options remaining she hacked away her hair, changed her name, lied about her age and secured a post as a ship's boy on HMS Dolphin.

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 1:34:26 PM PDT
Baling is a summer romantic adventure.
Two brothers. One unforgettable summer.

Nick Lawson and his brother John have been dumped for the summer with their aunt, out in the middle of the country, to bale hay.

Not his idea of a great summer.

But then, he never could have predicted the adventures, dangers, and romance that would unfold around him in the
quiet countryside.

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 2:51:13 PM PDT
Cloud says:
Hey Caitlin, I'm in the same exact spot as you are, looking for books to read over the summer! And Vampire Academy is actually on my list. What did you like about it?

I'd recommend you check out the first book in the Powerless series if you're looking for something in the fantasy genre that'll get you hooked and get your blood pumping. It's lots of fun with a tightly-woven plot and lots of interesting characters. Definitely check it out: Powerless: The Synthesis

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 8:34:28 PM PDT
I have a series of Ya urban fantasy/paranormal romance novels out that you might like. It begins with Sojourner

Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Moon has been dreaming of her murder her entire life, and in those dreams, a dark presence is there, watching. When she returns home to Hauser's Landing, the very place her father disappeared, she comes in contact with a gorgeous boy named Lev Walker, and it's not long before she's falling in love. But there's something wrong with Lev. When she realizes he's the eerie watcher in her dreams, she'll have to discover the truth. Is he a guardian angel or a sojourner, an angel of death who has come to collect her soul?

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 6:11:58 AM PDT
Cassidy:: Warrior Princess In Training

New Series just released. Good Read!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2010 6:40:54 AM PDT
D. VanDyke says:
The Reclaiming of Charnel: The Russet Princess and The Hawk Knight

you get both books together. Great medieval adventure with some classy romance

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 6:48:20 AM PDT
If you don't mind a little science fiction, you might like my novel Tumbler. It's the story of a young woman who tries to get an exciting job that's off the beaten track by taking a job as an asteroid miner. However, when she reaches the deep dark, she finds out that she was tricked, shanghaied, and it is only by her perseverance and determination that she can rebuild her life. Massive cave-ins, rescues, and planetary collisions keep her and her new friends fighting for their survival.

I hope you like it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2010 6:58:00 AM PDT
WriterGal says:
If you don't mind some nonfantasy/paranormal books, I just read The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro. Very fun. The perfect beach read. I also recommend Getting Lost with Boys by Hailey Abbott. Both are quick reads.
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