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Decent vampire/fantasy series

(35 Posts)
Howstricks Sun 28-Apr-13 22:06:18

I enjoyed the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series, but since reading spoilers about the last one I have put them to one side in protest as the ending is not what I had hoped for!!! What else can I read? Nothing that involves too much thought or angst..these are my guilty, no brain pleasure reads, any suggestions?

MRSJWRTWR Wed 03-Jul-13 12:06:23

Thea Harrisons's 'Elder' Series starting with Dragon Bound. I will second Patricia Briggs Mercy series and Ilona Andrews, Kate Daniels series is great. I think Magic Bites is the first one.

susiedaisy Mon 01-Jul-13 19:55:33

I can recommend Kresley Coles Immortals in the Dark series, vampires werewolves and shifters galore, also very raunchy, there is 13 books in the series!

gastrognome Fri 28-Jun-13 21:07:36

Definitely check out Cassandra Clare.
Aimed at young adults but well written page turners with engaging characters and good plot lines. Start with the Mortal Instruments series.
One of the few authors whose new releases I will preorder from Amazon, as I can't wait to read them.

DharmaLovesDraco Thu 27-Jun-13 18:52:38

Lara Adrian's 'Midnight Breed' series is good, especially if you like the JR Ward 'Bhrothers' books.

ChozRa Thu 27-Jun-13 18:38:49

I'm enjoying the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The first is A Discovery of Witches, the second is Shadow of Night, and she's not written the third yet! If you like vampires, witches and history you might enjoy these.

geologygirl Thu 27-Jun-13 18:28:15

I highly recommend the mortal instruments series. Brilliantly written and real page turners.

lucysnowe Thu 27-Jun-13 18:24:34

Not a series, but Robin McKinley's Sunshine is an aces vampire book!

Wilding Wed 26-Jun-13 17:10:57

I really love the Patricia Briggs books about Mercy Thompson - they're much better written than some of the stuff out there. Start with Moon Called and go from there...

Rubysmommy Wed 26-Jun-13 17:03:32

Another vote for Kelley Armstrong's series - great reading smile

Phoenixflame Wed 26-Jun-13 16:52:53

Oh where to start? I love, love, love vampire/fantasy books. I have to second the J.R. Ward books both of her series are fantastic. The 'Dark' series by Christine Feehan they can be a little predictable after you've read a few but I really enjoyed them. The 'House of night' series by P.C. Cast and the 'The Morganville vampires' by Rachel Caine both teen series but are good if you just want something to read easily. 'Chicagoland vampires' series by Chloe Neill. Rachel Vincent has some great urban fantasy series. I particularly recommend her 'Shifters' series. Great female protagonist I almost cried when I realised there aren't going to be anymore books in that series. I know I've read more but I can't think of them right now. Hope these help :D

KelleStar Tue 25-Jun-13 21:46:29

Umm Sherilyn Kenyon's dark hunter series... Not vampires strictly... But similar.

Howstricks Thu 06-Jun-13 15:36:53

So many good suggestions..so many still to try, but so far I have adored the JR Ward brotherhood series..huge thanks for that. smile. Looking forward to a summer of reading!

ArbitraryUsername Wed 01-May-13 16:22:53

Is Guillermo del toro's the strain any good?

ArbitraryUsername Wed 01-May-13 14:38:54

The follow up to the passage is the twelve.

GhostOfTheRobot Wed 01-May-13 14:37:34

Just remembered another vampire series that was good.

Freda Warrington's Blood Wine series:
A Taste of Blood Wine
A Dance in Blood Velvet
The Dark Blood of Poppies

Or try The Hunger games trilogy. Really great page turner but not at all heavy going.

rootypig Wed 01-May-13 04:31:38

How about the Gane of Thrones books? fantasy, not vampire.

larlemucker Wed 01-May-13 04:27:44

Elizabeth hunter - the elemental mysteries series.

Really great books, vampires who are attached to one of the four elements which give them specific powers. If you read the blurb for the first one it goes on about a library! It's a book where the blurb doesn't do it justice and its full of sexual tension as well as being quite funny.
The books are:
A hidden fire
This same earth
The force of wind
A fall of water

Then there's her elemental World Series, I haven't read those yet!

LittleMissLucy Wed 01-May-13 04:04:25

Dare I say it - but the Twilight series? I know its meant to be a big favourite of teens, but apparently the 2nd largest readership group is women aged 38-42 (a-hem!)

Howstricks Tue 30-Apr-13 22:13:19

This is great..I am a voracious reader and never happier than when I have a good book on the go. Thank you all.

NameThatTuna Tue 30-Apr-13 17:01:11

If you don't mind anything too taxing to read

Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress Novels. I enjoyed them anyway smile

JR Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Once you get past the names, they're good and very raunchy!

GhostOfTheRobot Tue 30-Apr-13 16:55:04

Light vampire novels?

The Tanya Huff ones. Main protagonist is a private detective who has a vampire helper. Easy reads, noting taxing there.

Blood Price (1991)
Blood Trail (1992)
Blood Lines (1992)
Blood Pact (1993)
Blood Debt (1997)
Blood Bank - a short story collection

Exogenesis Mon 29-Apr-13 18:34:59

Ann Rice. that is all grin

TheThinksYouCanThink Mon 29-Apr-13 18:33:05

Connie Suttle does some really good vampire ones.

The Passage and its follow up, the name of which has currently escaped me.

MrsReacher85 Mon 29-Apr-13 13:16:55

I just want to second the Anne rice recommendations. Interview with a vampire, and the sequels, are fantastic. I read them about ten years ago and am still dying to visit New Orleans.

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