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Monday, August 17, 2009

What to Read After Twilight

The Twilight series remains popular with the Young Adult patrons of Brooks Memorial Library. But what do you do if you’ve finished all of the books in the series and find yourself thirsting for something juicy to sink your reading teeth into? Fear not! Jeanne, the intrepid reference librarian at Brooks, has compiled a list of great books available at Brooks that should appeal to most fans of Stephenie Meyer’s work. But beware: reading any of the following books might result in some sleepless nights as you rush to find out what happens next!

Blood and chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / KLA

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

A certain slant of light by Laura Whitcomb

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / WHI c. 2

After benignly haunting a series of people for 130 years, Helen meets a teenage boy who can see her and together they unlock the mysteries of their pasts.

City of bones by Cassandra Clare

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / CLA

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

Evernight by Claudia Gray

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / GRA

Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Lucas, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca's entire world.

Graceling / Kristin Cashore

· 1st Fl. New Fiction / CAS

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

A great and terrible beauty by Libba Bray

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / BRA

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / LEA

When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.

Peeps : a novel by Scott Westerfeld

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / WES

Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

Sabriel by Garth Nix

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / NIX

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

The secret hour by Scott Westerfeld

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / WES

Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica Day learns that she is one of a group of people who have special abilities that help them fight ancient creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight; creatures that seem determined to destroy Jess.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / WES

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / MEA

Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

The vampire diaries by L.J. Smith

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / SMI

Presents the first two volumes in the Vampire Diaries series, in which popular and beautiful high school senior Elena finds herself torn between two vampire brothers, the dark and brooding Stefan who wants to protect her from the horrors of his past and the dangerously attractive Damon, who is determined to use her to get revenge on his brother.

Wicked lovely by Melissa Marr

· 1st Fl. YA Fiction / MAR

Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

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