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Thursday, August 25, 2011

What are your favorite YA Paranormal Romance and/or (Urban) Fantasy series? Here are my top 5!


My sister recently asked me, "What's your favorite paranormal romance and/or urban fantasy series?" It's not the first time I've been asked that question, but many of you know by now that I am a neurotic freak who will dissect a question until the person who asked it begins to rub their head as run away screaming at the top of their lungs just to get away from my babbling about "more specifics..., if we are talking vampires..., what about adult series....blah, blah, blah." So, My final answer is: There are just too many differences between YA and Adult paromantasy books for me to compare them. So here I am, breaking it down into what I feel is a more answerable question:

"What is your favorite YA paromantasy (Paranormal Romance/(Urban) Fantasy) series?"

I started with favorite paromantasy series because I have suddenly been inundated with some ultra-incredible YA series as of late. So here are my top 5 YA Paromantasies:

1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
2. Evernight by Claudia Gray
3. Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
4. Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

How did I choose my top 5?
They all have one thing in common and it is that they are all heart-pumping action-packed thrillers filled with twists, turns with a sprinkle of romance and a whole heap of danger. In other words - all of them are eye-glue reads that keep you attached the pages until the very end!

As you can see, I only have five listed. Why?
Well, for a couple of reasons:
1. Many of the YA series that I read are good, but just not the unputdownable series that you expect to find on a person's top list. For me, this includes Twilight which I liked, not loved (bring on the he hate mail..lol), The Wolves of Mercy Falls which also sits on my "just okay" list, House of Night which goes from good to bad then back to good again (if you are not consistent, you are off of my list), and lastly the dreaded series The Immortals which I think is one series that I continue to read simply because of my obsessive compulsive need to finish every series that I start.

2. Other than that, I have not read many other YA novels.

Have any YA Paromantasy series that you think would make the list? If so, send me your suggestions. If I read it and love it, I'll make sure to shout you out for your awesome suggestion and reward you with a YA present!


Damaris said...


Paromantasy said...

I've heard great things about Divergent. Thanks Damaris! It sounds amazing!

Ninja Girl said...

Wake, Fade, and Gone by Lisa McMann (Loved this series!)

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (this first one in Marr's series was the best, but I liked the others as well :))

Hope you have a great weekend chica!

Ninja Girl

Paromantasy said...

Hey!! How's my faorite Ninja!! Thanks for the suggestions - you rock!

Lacey said...

Oh, Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey Series, Ash will make you swoon. Seriously

Anonymous said...

Hex Hall!!

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