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post #221 of 237
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Originally Posted by east carolina View Post
Stephanie Meyer and Twilight were my gateway into Urban fantasy and I want to discover some more authors.
you might try the Sookie Stackhouse series - took me a bit to get into them and then I was gone because the characters really grown on you and Sookie is a telepath. I've been trying to decide whether to reread or to sell the entire series...I get hooked on each new series I start so I don't know if I'll get back to rereading just yet but they are worth rereading!
Anita Blake series is another one you can try - she's a necromancer and vampire executioner but the stories really turn on teh head later on

If you like erotica try the Black Dagger Brotherhood series - they are completely addictive! And she has a new series coming out the first of which is Fallen about a fallen Harley riding angel!
Finally, another series recommended by Stephanie Meyer which I loved was the Mortal Instruments Series - read them in just a few days. It's not vampire but urban fantasy set in New York and another dimension. need to reread this series soon
post #222 of 237
Oh yeah, I've been jonesing to read some Sookie Stackhouse, I'll pick it up soon. I'm going to read Harris's other series with Harper Connelly first since they had that at the bookstore last time. Thanks for the other suggestions, I'll add them to my ever-growing list. I also downloaded some e-books (I don't live in the U.S. so it's not always easy for me to get all the book sin English I want) from this pretty cool site: http://www.suvudu.com/freelibrary/

Anyway, back to the Twilight discussion -- I'm still re-reading NM and I like a little better this time around, but I still think everything in it goes by so fast, the stories and characters are so good, I'd like alot more details and descriptions, better pacing. That's why I likes BD the best, I thought it was the best paced.

I think my favorite thing about Twilight is the romantic/sexual tension between Bella and Edward. It gave me goosebumps, I don't think I've been as turned on by a book in a long time.
post #223 of 237
[QUOTE=east carolina;
Stephanie Meyer and Twilight were my gateway into Urban fantasy and I want to discover some more authors.[/QUOTE]

Same for me!
Before Twilight I'd never read anything "paranormal".
I went on to the Sookie Stackhouse series which I loved so much I started a thread asking for advice on what to read next. I have gotten many suggestions. I have also been reading up about Urban Fantasy and am looking forward to reading many new books. I also liked the first book of the Mercedes thomson series,which is more about shapeshifters but also has vampires.
post #224 of 237
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Originally Posted by sapphos View Post
If you like erotica try the Black Dagger Brotherhood series - they are completely addictive! And she has a new series coming out the first of which is Fallen about a fallen Harley riding angel!
Finally, another series recommended by Stephanie Meyer which I loved was the Mortal Instruments Series - read them in just a few days. It's not vampire but urban fantasy set in New York and another dimension. need to reread this series soon
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series sounds awesome! I hope I get my hands on some. I've got quite a list of stuff to read from all the thread here about urban fantasy/SF/what to read after Sookie Stackhouse.

Funny, I never thought I'd be reading fantasy fiction and YA books, I was such a classical reader (not that there's anything wrong with the standard Western canon) practically my whole life.

I blame it on Edward Cullen
post #225 of 237
Subbing in to join my self-proclaimed addiction!
I giggle at how "silly" I first thought this new book series was that swept the nation and had teenaged (...ahem....mamma's alike ) girls in a vamp-ish uproar!
Just finished NM in less than 48 hours! Throw in a dh, dd and 2 ds's...housework...outside work...I do not know how exactly I did it!

Nice to meet ya'll

Kelsey
post #226 of 237
I have been a huge sci fi/fantasy fan for a long time. Here are my suggestions:

The Jaran series by Tanya Huff

The Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey

The Darkover series by Marion Zimmer Bradley
post #227 of 237
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Subbing in to join my self-proclaimed addiction!
I giggle at how "silly" I first thought this new book series was that swept the nation and had teenaged (...ahem....mamma's alike ) girls in a vamp-ish uproar!
Just finished NM in less than 48 hours! Throw in a dh, dd and 2 ds's...housework...outside work...I do not know how exactly I did it!

Nice to meet ya'll

Kelsey
Ditto. I read all 4 books in about a week. I liked the books, and obviously found them very compelling, but I can't get over how poorly written they are for such popular and mass marketed books.

I love the films much more. My favorite is Twilight, then Eclipse, then New Moon. This is definitely not my usual genre, and I think I watched the Oprah interview - maybe - with Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristin Stewart, then rented Twilight and New Moon, and then had to go see Eclipse, which I saw twice. I can't remember the last film I went to see twice. By myself.

Call me suckered in...

I'm a mid-30s 'tween. Sigh.
post #228 of 237
Anyone read "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" by Stephanie Meyer? It's a novella about Bree, the vampire who surrendered in book #3......

Didn't quite give me the "googlies" like the real books, but it was fun, especially when her story and the Cullens overlap. Now to get my fix I have to wait for the next movie or wait to see if Midnight Sun will ever get published in its entirety (not holding my breath).
post #229 of 237
I did not read through the whole thread, forgive me. I have a specific question about the books that I didnt think I could find easily, so I figured I would ask outright.

Are the movies pretty much an animated version of the books? Do they sway away from the books at all? The only reason I ask is because I am currently reading The Sookie Stackhouse Novels, and am an avid true blood LOVER. The books are so different from the show, and I was just curious if the Twilight series was different as well. When I am done with my current series, I will begin the Twilight Saga. I have seen twilight countless times, and New Moon once. I plan to see Eclipse as soon as its on paperview.

TIA!
post #230 of 237
They are different. Not hugely so, but there are some things they add or leave out. They aren't as far from the books as True Blood is from the books.

The books are much much better than the movies. I think with LOTR, those books were so incredibly long, they had to cut things, but basically the movies were a good, shortened adaptation of the books.

Honestly, you might be a little bored with Twilight after the Sookie Stackhouse series.
post #231 of 237
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Originally Posted by Alyantavid View Post
Honestly, you might be a little bored with Twilight after the Sookie Stackhouse series.
You think so? Why? Because of the lack of sex? Or lack of other supes? What makes you say that, exactly?
post #232 of 237
Just less stuff. Less action, fewer characters. And yes, less sex.

I loved the Twilight series, but once I read the Sookie series, that was just so much more interesting to me.
post #233 of 237
Hmmmm... maybe I need to read the Sookie books! (rhymes with nookie? )

Is "Dead Until Dark" the first book? Or where do I start? IS this where "True Blood" comes from? Haven't seen or read either...
post #234 of 237
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Originally Posted by heymama1+1 View Post
Hmmmm... maybe I need to read the Sookie books! (rhymes with nookie? )

Is "Dead Until Dark" the first book? Or where do I start? IS this where "True Blood" comes from? Haven't seen or read either...
Yes, yes and yes. Here's a thread about the series.
post #235 of 237
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Originally Posted by Barbie64g View Post
I did not read through the whole thread, forgive me. I have a specific question about the books that I didnt think I could find easily, so I figured I would ask outright.

Are the movies pretty much an animated version of the books? Do they sway away from the books at all? The only reason I ask is because I am currently reading The Sookie Stackhouse Novels, and am an avid true blood LOVER. The books are so different from the show, and I was just curious if the Twilight series was different as well. When I am done with my current series, I will begin the Twilight Saga. I have seen twilight countless times, and New Moon once. I plan to see Eclipse as soon as its on paperview.

TIA!
There is some sway. The films take some liberties. But mostly, in my opinion, the films follow the books pretty closely and are true to form. I believe the author, Stephenie Meyer, was involved in the making of the three films. Not sure if she had final script approval or anything, but I know she made at least one cameo and she was on set.

For what it's worth, I liked the films better than the books. I thought Twilight and Eclipse - the films -were far superior to New Moon.

Just my take.
post #236 of 237
Hi! I want to join in I went with my DH to see the Twilight movie for our anniversary. I didnt even know what it was or that it was such a big deal. I liked it and my DH bought me the series. I read all 4 books in 5 days! I have been hooked ever since. I am 100% team Edward. I also loved loved the last one! I know a lot of people didnt. I cant wait for it to come out.
post #237 of 237
ok, so Im almost finished with New moon, and I gotta say...as a True Blood finatic and a Sookie stackhouse reader, its a refreshing change to have the movies almost MIRROR the books. Even some of the lines are INDENTICAL, as if the directors of the movie threw them in there as a hat-tip to the Die Hard book Readers. I see some sway, but trully the movies are ALMOST dead on. Its kind comical to me.

I havent seen eclipse yet, and I am actually going to hold off until AFTER ive finished the book. Itll be a nice change of pace to read something where I dont already know whats coming. hehe well, sort of.
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