I recommend Vampire Academy to teen readers.
****I’m on book 4 and am loving the series.****
Thanks to my friends over at Goodreads, I’m reading like I’m supposed to be. There is an annual reading challenge on Goodreads and you can set up the number of books that you intend to read. The challenge has motivated me. For some reason, I had slowed myself down but now I’m reading one – two novels per week. It feels absolutely fantastic. One of the book series that I’m reading is: Vampire Academy. I, literally, did not think I’d read another book after Twilight. I almost felt like I was cheating on Stephanie when I picked up this series. But, nonetheless, I am enjoying it. The third book in the series was my favorite though I almost cried when I read the last few pages. Anyway, if you are looking for a change of pace in your young adult fiction, try Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
And here’s a side note…
I believe that people can learn from reading all kinds of books. Although I primarily write realistic fiction as well as romance (Exclusive & Privacy,) I absolutely love mysteries and self-help books. I read most genres of books except for hardcore thrillers because I’m prone to get a nightmare. I recently discovered Harlan Coben and could not be happier. I am in love with Myron Bolitar. Also, there are these “book purists” out here who seem to think that every author is supposed to write like Ernest Hemingway or JR Tolkien. I think those “purists” are missing the point of what authors do. Authors tell stories in their own voices. I enjoy reading books told from a variety of perspectives and voices and believe others should as well.
So, I encourage you and encourage young people to try different types of books. You never know what you like until you give it a try.
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Peace & Love,