Hi everybody! So, it’s almost Halloween. Fabulous. I will have a cheat day that includes pumpkin dip and cinnamon cookies, candy corn, miniature snickers . . . Can you hear my sigh of happiness? 🙂
Anyway, I’ve been looking at all these great book blogs lately and thinking of some of my fav books. So I thought I’d go back and mention a few great YA reads that are also super appropriate for Halloween! First mention: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz. This is sort of a Gossip Girl meets Vampire Academy series. Blue Bloods is all about these high society vampires (who are actually fallen angels that keep being reborn). I loved the first book of this series. I have to be honest and say that I didn’t keep up with the series after about book 3, but I really love the creativity the author used, especially in book one. I’m a fan of historical fiction, and the author weaved some of that through in book one. I highly recommend this book.
Okay, moving on. Evermore by Alyson Noel. Ever is a 17-year-old girl whose mom, dad, sister, and dog died in a car crash. She was the only survivor. Now she can hear people’s thoughts and see auras and all that cool stuff. There’s mystery and romance. I stopped reading this series after Blue Moon; honestly it got a little too mystical for me. But Evermore has great characters and is a very fun read.
Next up: Vampire Academy. I really loved this series. Though I didn’t read the last book after learning that the main girl, Rose, doesn’t end up with the guy I wanted her to end up with. Still, it’s a great series with lots of intensity. I was so hooked on the first four books that I couldn’t stop reading. There’s royalty, vampires, dhampirs (human/vampire), strigoi (powerful, evil vampires)–it’s just a really cool series.
Okay, last for now: Morganville Vampires. Claire is this super smart 16-year-old who’s going to college early. She moves to the town of Morganville and realizes just a little too late that it’s full of vampires and she’s not going to be able to leave. This series has some great characters and great storylines. Still, it’s a long series, so don’t feel like you have to read every book to enjoy it. Start with Glass Houses and enjoy a spooky and fun book.