The list author says: "This is a continuation of my search for the next great YA fiction / paranormal romance (after having read and loved Twilight!). The list below includes all the books that I have read or plan to read, which fit into the categories "loved by Twilight fans" "great YA fiction" and "paranormal romance".
This list is regularly updated as I read more.
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"Anticipated debut about Evie, who works for the IPCA, an agency which controls paranormal creatures in the world. She meets shapeshifter Lend and things spiral out of control. Great light, quirky and funny read, a nice contrast to the other doom-and-gloom epic paranormal romances out there. Very enjoyable read!"
"Well written debut about cheerleader and an outcast goth guy who are assigned a Poe project in school. First half of the book is of them gradually growing fond of each other despite their social differences. The second half the story turns horror/supernatural as they are thrown into a dream world. A fuzzily explained dream world and cliff hanger ending drags grade down. Still enjoyable read!"
"Great sequel to The Summoning, where we follow Chloe and her supernatural friends on the run from the evil people of the Edison Group. Includes some sweet moments of Chloe and Derek together. Not many questions answered though - guess that will finally be provided in the last installment The Reckoning."
"I loved Poison study, and was really eager to continue Yelena's adventure in this sequel. It starts out great with Yelena reconnecting with her family, native country Sitia and her magical powers. Unfortunately, in the last third of the book the plot spirals out of control - too many villains and near escapes. Overall good, but not as amazing as Poison Study."
"About Zoe whose life changes the day she meets the guardian angel of her autistic sister. This is a story about a family in shambles, interwoven with an epic love story. Great read, with a surprising end that will make you want to read the sequel Penitence right away."
"Wonderfully addictive sequel to Heavenly.Not one boring moment, what with Zoe seeing both good and bad spirits and trying to choose between two equally amazing guys. First love triangle I read in a while that actually felt real! Loved it from start to finish. Be aware though of abrupt ending. Last book called Absolution."
"Last installment of the lovely Heavenly series. Zoe is fighting evil spirits, and trying to choose between human Weston and angelic Matthias. Another great read, all though I liked Penitence more. The ending was ok, all though I would have liked more resolvement. All in all, great but not amazing."
"Set in dystopian future. Thomas wakes up in a lift that takes him up to an expanse populated with dozens of other kids, surrounded by a maze. Together they have to find a way out before they're killed. Not as amazing as the similar Hunger Games. Action-packed and intriguing premise, but lacked character development. Sequel Scorch Trials out now."
"Enjoyable paranormal read about Vanessa investigating her sisters sudden death in a coastal town in Maine. If you are tired of fallen angels and vampires, this is a refreshing tale of something new: sirens. Very spooky with all the deaths caused by these creatures, but also with a hint of a romance. Many questions left unanswered though. Sequel out next year."
"I Loved Hush Hush, mostly because of the dangerous and intriguing character Patch. Unfortunately he is absent for most part of this sequel. Moreover, Nora has turned into a an irrational, angry, whiny and weak heroine. I'm sad to say that this book was a disappointment. Still curious to read the conclusion in Tempest, out next year."
"First book in series of 12. Claire moves to Morganville as a freshman in college and befriends the older teens Shane, Eve and Michael. Soon the sinister secret of Morganville is revealed: the town is ruled by vampires. This is a fun page-turner, with non-stop action, and some romance. Not enough character depth and a cliff-hanger-ending drags grade down. Sequel is The Dead GirlsÂ’ Dance."
"Prequel to The Mortal Instruments Series which I LOVED. Set in Victorian London, Tessa is captured by evil warlocks and saved by shadowhunters, among them Jem and Will who both view for Tessa's attention. While I loved revisiting this world, the main chracters were too similar to Jace and Clary which bothered me a little. All in all, great but not amazing."
"Third installment of Need series. Zara is now a pixie queen. Astley is her king, and she is on a mission: bring Nick back from Valhalla. I loved Need, but nothing could hold my attention here. This book was a mess. Juvenile, flat characters and a straggling plot. Won't continue the series."
"Sequel in Vampire Academy series. Several strigoi attacks upset the Moroi community. Rose has guy issues and we learn more about Lissa's ability. I was not addicted by book one, but feel it's getting better the more I read. Looking forward to read Shadow Kiss, book 3."
"Third book in the Vampire Academy series. Rose & friends are back, for their senior year at the academy. Rose struggles with the dark side affects of being shadow-kissed, and as always with her feelings towards Dimitri. I am so becoming a VA addict here, this book blew me away, especially the ending! Fourth book is Blood Promise."
"Fourth book in the Vampire Academy series. Rose has dropped out of school and is traveling through Russia in order to hunt down the man she loves. I loved experiencing the world outside the VA gates with Rose! Amazing book!! Cannot wait to read Spirit Bound, next in the series."
"In this final installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss finds herself in the middle of a civil war in Panem. District 13 exists, and they are bent on destroying Capitol. I loved the two previous books, but found this one to be a little bit too much on the darker side for me. I still recommend anyone following this series to read it. Just be prepared for a somewhat painful ride, thatÂ´s all."
"First book in series which has been described as a Twilight with dragons. Starts out great with an exciting draki world, and a promising romance with a human boy. But as I read more, my interest fizzled out, since the romance didn't capture me, and the heroine's constant inner worries got tiring. Won't continue the series."
"First book in series. A different take on the werewolf myth and one of the best written love triangle I've seen in a while. Plus a great world-building and multi-dimensional characters. All in all, really great book!! The sequel Wolfsbane out in July, and cannot wait!"
"Second book in the Morganville Vampires series. Shane's dad turns up in order to kill vampires, and gets Shane into trouble, which means Claire needs to save Shane. I enjoyed the first book, but here it felt too young adult. Simplistic plot, shallow characters and plot holes. Won't continue the series."
"Sequel to The Body Finder about Violet who can sense murdered bodies. I thought her steamny romance with Jay in the previous book was really good. This one however was a disappointment. It felt like a filler, with no plot to speak of, and too many whiny thoughts from Violet, to the point that she started to bug me. Won't continue the series."
"TBR. Second book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries about waitress Sookie Stackhouse. All though I didn't love the first book, I am a bit curious to see what direction this book will take. I hope to see more of Eric."
"Meghan ventures into fairy land in search for her kidnapped brother, where she faces many dangers together with her friends. I loved this action-packed book! Great world-bulding, very well written and wonderful characters. Can't wait to read the sequel Iron Daughter."
"Anna is sent to boarding school in Paris, befriends a group of people, among them the hottie St.Clair. Now, on the paper it sounds fairly ordinary. But don't let that fool you. This is an AMAZING book!! So real! It felt as if I was there in Paris with them. If you read one chic-lit this year, this is the one!"
"TBR. I loved the first installment Deadly little secret. The sequel however got a lower grade because it was too similar plotwise, basically a copy of the first book. I'm hoping this third book will restore my faith in the series."
"I loved Oliver's debut novel Before I Fall. This one however was a disappointment. Slow-going, with a sketchy dystopian world, a meak boring heroine and a romance the fell flat. The only good thing was the writing. Sorry to say I won't continue the series."
"Amy wakes up on a space ship 50 years early of landing. Someone unplugged her frozen box. At the space ship she soon realizes something is wrong, with the way things are run. This was slow-going, no romance and lack of character chemistry, I only enjoyed it for the world building. May or may not read the sequel."