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Any really fantastic books as of late?

Hey, I'm new! Real quick: my name's Darci, I write more than I should and I dearly love to read [or else why would I be here?].

This is just for people who've been looking for some pretty good fiction books....
- A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcome. [I loved this book. The short synopsis is, it is this girl who has died; her punishment is no human can see her. She wanders, clinging to certain humans, watching them die, and then moving on again. Eventually she stumbles upon a teacher, and whilst her typical stalking, she notices a boy in the corner; and he notices her back. The two start talking and one thing leads to another, until they are both in love and they are even contemplating stealing a human's body for their own gain. It's truly a wonderful book. It kept me hooked all throughout it.]

- Empress of the World / the Rules of Hearts by Sara Ryan. [These books are really wonderful. They're LGBT books in one of the loosest senses. Empress of the World is centered around a girl named Nic who is at a summer camp for gifted kids. During her stay, she inevitably falls in love with another girl named Battle; but both girls have no idea how to come about this newfound attraction. The Rules of Hearts is centered around Battle. Battle is going off to college, just as her brother - who ran away years before - suddenly makes contact with her. Now she is flying off towards his shared-house, and has even gotten into a college near him. Now, instead of just having to deal with the idea of college - she has to put up with her flimsy brother's problems, as well as her own attraction to the Forest Houses "whore." They're both really good. Sorry for the long explanation.]

A list without a synopsis: 
- Uglies / Pretties / Specials, Scott Westerfeld
- Maximum Ride, James Patterson
- the Black Tattoo, Sam Enthoven
- anything. By. Darren. Shan. HE IS GOD, OKAY? OKAY.
- the Boy Who Couldn't Die / the Last Universe / Hell Phone / the Boy Who Reversed Himself / Boxes / the Duplicate, William Sleator. If Darren Shan is a God, then Wiliam Sleator is most certainly a demi-God. I LOVE HIM OMFG. These are just the ones I've had the chance to read by him. Test was pretty bad, though....
- Cats Cradle / the Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut. No more words needed.

I'd give more, but I could probably be rambling for a really, really long time! 

Now I have a question: has anyone read any really wonderful vampire books recently? I can't find any that aren't just repetitive of themselves.
What I've read:
- Cirque Du Freak, Darren Shan [favorite. Books. Ever.]
- Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer [Ehh.... I loved the first one but personally the books are way too popular for their own good.]
- Vampire Kisses, Ellen Schreiber [Do not. Get me started on these. I loved the first one; the second one was a tad cliche; the third was overly dissapointing; I didn't finish the fourth one.]
- Vampire Beach, Alex Duval [I've only read the first and the second ones. Not too fond of them.]
- Peeps, Scott Westerfeld [I've read the sequel too; they're both okay.]
- Thicker than Blood, Penny Rudolph [Ugh. This book was terrible. Do not want, ever again.]
- Thirsty, M. T. Anderson [AHH I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH.]
- Bloodline, Kate Cary [Okay, this is a rare book that I put down while reading. I hated it.]
- Interview with a Vampire, etc, Anne Rice [Nernngh. Who hasn't read these?]
- Boys that Bite, Stake That!, Mari Mancusi [I loove these books. They're so funny. Does anyone know if Girls that Growl has come out yet?]
- the House of Night series, PC Cast and Kristen Cast [These are actually pretty good. Not my favorite but they are endurable.]
I think that about sums up the major ones I've read. Anything that's really thick with the "Oh, I'm just a damsel who has fallen in love with a vampire!!~ What ever shall I do??? What if he hurts me??? Would he hurt me!!!!1???///// But he loves me!!!11~one" I'm going to probably throw the book against the side of the room once it becomes evident.
Thank you! <3

And sorry my first post was so long. Hahah.

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