What gothicy, fantasy, romantic books do you recommend for a teenager? (Angels, Vampires, Werewolves...)I love Lauren Kate's 'Fallen' sequel...anything along those lines will be great!!

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I suggest going back to the source!  Read the original gothic books, like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Frankenstein and Dracula.  Other fantastic gothic stories include Charles Dickens’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Great Expectations.  Of course the Gothic stories are all the rage now.  Yet the classics are the root of these stories.  Reading these will give you an appreciation of the genre, and where modern writers are borrowing from.  While they do not all have supernatural elements like angels and vampires, they are very scary.

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Also, would you be interested in reading the Supernatural series, based on the hit -TV -series - which I happen to really love as well.

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mjay25 | Student, Graduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I too love Gothic Literature :)

Like the previous post mentions, going back to the originals is a must I think, and it'll probably help a lot with future literature assignments on the Gothic.

They say the genre really began from The Castle of Ortranto and The Monk.

There's also Carmilla (has vampires), which is quite short, but nevertheless thrilling !

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nerdrebel | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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I suggest going back to the source!  Read the original gothic books, like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Frankenstein and Dracula.  Other fantastic gothic stories include Charles Dickens’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Great Expectations.  Of course the Gothic stories are all the rage now.  Yet the classics are the root of these stories.  Reading these will give you an appreciation of the genre, and where modern writers are borrowing from.  While they do not all have supernatural elements like angels and vampires, they are very scary.

Thanks! I've actually already read all of these, thanks to school, but thank you anyway :)

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