The Third Kiss Young Adult Paranormal Romance Novel Review

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The Third Kiss, Love’s Mortal Coil Book One by Kat Colmer is a young adult paranormal romance novel with the right amount of fantasy to keep things interesting. It centers around an impulse kiss by a hookup hunk named Jonas, and the girl-next-door neighbor Cora. BTW, in case you’ve never kissed a good friend in a moment of idiotic momentary passion, it NEVER ends well.

In Cora’s case, she’s hunted by some really crazy demons that are sent to destroy the Eros Guardian Line which, surprise surprise, is what Jonas is a part of. Like I said, it never ends well.

Cora is a sensible but stubborn girl who can hold her own, which is a good thing. She’s gonna need it. Jonas is everything that Cora isn’t looking for in a guy, but we all know how that goes. The characters are well developed and have both inner demons to deal with, as well as the outer ones. Also the mythology is original and creative enough to keep you turning the pages.

Don’t expect this supernatural love story to be too steamy, it has a good balance between action and romance. It currently has a 4.4 out of five star rating on Amazon, and the second book in the series is expected to be a great continuation of the series.

The Newest Best Books for Teens with Vampires

young adult books with vampires


Vampires come in many varieties.

Some are beautiful. Some are ugly. Given the chance, most of them will suck your blood. But don’t get mad, they’re just doing what vampires do. They span several different young adult fantasy genres to create the popular paranormal romance shelf of your local library. Twilight may not have been the innovator, but it was definitely a movement that helped to put the young adult paranormal romance genre on the map. The following is some of the newest best books for teens with vampires.

Swear (My Blood Approves Book 5) by Amanda Hocking

The fifth and final book in the young adult My Blood Approves series. Beware vampires everywhere. Vampire hunter Alice has moved to a new country with her family, but don’t think that she has settled down. As a deadly cult of vampires resurfaces, she receives a message that threatens her new life with her boyfriend Jack. She will begin a quest that explores a tragic mystery that has haunted Peter for years.

What do readers say?

Beautiful. Amanda Hocking never ceases to amaze me with her work/art. She pulls you in and leaves you breathless while she paints a picture with her words. I’m sad this series is over but it ended so perfectly that I couldn’t imagine another book after Swear. Bravo, Ms. Hocking. Now, excuse me while I devour this series all over again from the beginning.R.L., Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Vampire Princess by Cameron Drake

Sasha survived the attack on her royal family, thanks to the two Vampires that protected her. One day she will reclaim the throne, but until then she has to contend with high school. She has to pretend that she’s a normal teenager, and try not to suck the blood of any of her classmates. It would be easier if Dylan wasn’t so wonderful and good looking. It makes her actually want to go to prom, and be the perfect high school sweet heart. Can she hold it all together, without going all vampire on Dylan?

What do readers say?

“If you love Vampire Diaries or Buffy, this is right up your alley. Sasha is no shrinking violet. She is a kick-butt h and she is fallible- even with her ‘unspeakable powers of night’ LOL. I loved the part where she gets all feminist and bites the bad men who think she’s an easy target. This is not your typical vampire book, though there are some dreamy boys in it. One of them just happens to be 800 years old.”F. Raquel, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Annihilate (Hive Trilogy Book 3) by Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve

Two things really tick off Charlie: bullies and vampires. To her, there really isn’t much of a difference. After a large battle with the Quorum, she’s decided that the day of the vampire has come to an end. Surprising secrets reveal more than she expects, and could challenge her plan. Will she live long enough to carry it out?

What do readers say?

What a way to end a fantastic trilogy! I laughed, teared up and was on the edge of my seat so many times in this book! Charlie is an amazing character and you get to see a lot of growth in her during this last installment and I loved that! I’m so happy to have gotten to know these characters but sad to see them go! Maybe there will be a spin off in their future!Hbrandt, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Den of Wolves (The Shifter Prophecy Book 2) by Megan Linski

Vampire princess Lysandra is lost in the woods of Romania after being exiled from her coven. Even worse, she was separated from her love, the werewolf prince Lisar. While searching for the wolves, they find her and force her to become one of them. The only other option is death. Even worse, she is suspected for deaths found within the pack boundaries. Lysandra must prove her innocence and find out who is doing the killings. Why must her true love also be her greatest enemy? This is book two in the young adult Shifter Prophecy series, with book three coming out in June.


What do readers say?

“Really liked the first book and a new fan of this author. A great second installment! Loved how book 1 was focused on vampires, book 2 focused on wolves, and upcoming book 3 with witches. Recommend! Five glittery stars!”Andrea Heltsley, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Claire, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman

Simon has come from human to vampire, and now to a Shadowhunter. After his memories are stolen from him, he barely remembers who he is. Resolute to find himself, he commits to Shadowhunter Academy, even if that means living in the basement of the school, and having no more experience in weapons except for playing D&D

What do readers say?

“Cassandra Clare never lets me down. I love different series but the Shadowhunters are my favorites. This book gives the tales of Shadowhunters past and the present trying to become Shadowhunters. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the Mortal Instruments and the rest of the series of Shadowhunters. Simon becomes the man he was always meant to be. He also figures out who he is in the process. Thank you Cassandra.”Missi M, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


The Vampire Gift 5: Whispers of Evil by E.M. Knight

The fight of a lifetime begins in book five of the young adult vampire Whispers of Evil series. All who stand against the Haven’s Queen will stand for judgment now that she has returned. It’s been foretold, the time for The Haven vampires to choose a future of darkness is here. Blood bonds will be broken, and just one girl will determine the future of both vampires, and humans all over the world.

What do readers say?

“I loved this series of books and look forward to #6. I normally can figure out what’s coming or what will happen, but not with any of these books. Please continue keeping them interesting and suspenseful and I’ll keep coming back, thank you. ”Bonita M. Sampson, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Vampire Girl 4: Moonlight Prince by Karprov Kinrade

An normal girl sold her soul to save her mother. This is the fourth book, and the epic conclusion to the young adult Vampire Girl series. Unprepared for the final battle, how can Ari, Fen, and the rest of the characters ever win?

What do readers say?

Ok so I will start off by saying when I found out that the Moonlight Prince was going to be the last one, I was definitely upset! But I am extremely happy with the end result! There were several scenes that I did find unexpected so like the first three books, Moonlight Prince definitely kept me on my toes! I absolutely loved it and hope it becomes a series or even a movie! Definitely sad that it’s over but it has to be a must read for everyone!!!Heather, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Warrior (Relentless Book 4) by Karen Lynch and Kelly Hashway

The Mohiri’s finest warrior, Nikolas, has devoted his life to protecting humans from demons for nearly two hundred years. He’s a living legend, an undefeated warrior, ready for anything, except for her. A twist of fate on a routine job brings Nikolas to his mate, Sara. Beautiful, fiery, while at the same time innocent and vulnerable, a strong desire develops to protect her. He must keep her safe, even if she doesn’t want him to. Book four of the young adult vampire Relentless series features the story you already know, but through the eyes of Sara’s protector.

What do readers say?

I recommend this book to all paranormal readers beacuse its a book to die for and worth the time to read. I guarantee you will fall in love with the characters and the suspense and romance that takes place in this story. Karen lynch is a wonderful author, who is able to just wow your mind and Warrior did not lack at all. Can’t wait for her next book. I Love Nikolas, hopefully their is a story about Chris or Jordan in the future though, would totally buy without a second thought.Alma Matias, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


The Marked (Knight’s Academy Book 1) by Emerald Barnes

Alone in the woods has always felt more like home to Myka than with her adoptive parents. So when she receives a full scholarship to a school in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, she jumps on it. But Knight’s Academy turns out to be a mixing ground for humans and vampires, and their little tikes are going unnoticed. Learning about her hidden heritage, Myka must claim her birthright and possibly lose everyone she loves, or give in to a fate even worse than death.

What do readers say?

“The Marked ( Knight’s Academy Book 1 by Author Emerald Barnes is one amazing story and I really enjoyed reading about Myka and the journey and her path when she enrolls in Knight’s Academy. I am excited for this series and all of the characters in this book. Emerald Barnes is one talented Author and this book not only appeals to the young adults but to all ages. I think you should be checking this series out. I hope one day I can also watch this book on screen. Myka is a likable​ character and once you begin to read this book you will never stop.”S. Stein, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


A Shade of Vampire 41: A Tide of War by Bella Forrest

This epic young adult vampire series is likely the longest in publication. The A Shade of Vampire series comes out with a new book nearly every month, with the next book coming out mid April. A Tide of War brings season 5 to a close, with a battle to the death between GASP and the armies of Nevertide, and the entity and its resurrected shadow army. Surprising revelations and much anticipated answers fill the book with suspense and drama, action and betrayal.

What do readers say?

“As always I can’t put into words what a truly fantastic writer Bella is. I was so excited to have everyone back together and working like a well oiled machine to get rid of the entity. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh and how beautiful the wedding was written, I would have so loved to have seen the bridge the lights and of course the dresses.”Kimberly Kohler, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]

The Newest Best Books For Teens in Paranormal Fantasy


I love a good scare.

You too? Curling up with a good ol’ vampire romp, or some sort of mutated circus, anything that puts a paranormal spin on the familiar. Twilight woke a lot of us up to the splendor that YA paranormal fantasy could provide, and many of us haven’t gone back to the “normal world”. Here are some of the best new young adult paranormal fantasy novels on the market.

Something like Voodoo by Rebecca Hamliton

Emily has a paranormal ability to predict the deaths of other people through her drawings. After moving to a new high school, a senior with his own abilities needs help dealing with the supernatural Sarah. The three become connected in unexpected ways in this young adult paranormal fantasy novel.

What do readers say?

High school is hard especially when you mistakenly make the wrong enemies. Emily never meant to piss off the school queen bee but she does when she befriends a handsome lonely boy. She walks into a voodoo curse gone wrong and puts her life in danger by the girl who killed her mother. Awesome book with twist and turns you don’t see coming.Julia M. Nix, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Instruments of the Angels (Hallows & Nephilim: Waters Dark and Deep #1) by Monica Leonelle

Brie van Rossum discovers that she is a descendant of humans and archangels, called Hallows. Like her recently deceased mother, she’s one of the last daughters of archangel Michael. She’s going to need her new paranormal powers, as she has to deal with her mothers enemies. Who can she trust? And can she keep her newfound identity secret from her brother, and the rest of her high school? The next book is out mid march.

What do readers say?

“Quick read for the start of a fantasy series focused the coming storm of a battle of angels and demons (well, okay, Hallows & Nephilim, but what’s in a name?) The only disappointment is that we have to wait for the sequel…in the meantime, be sure to click on the links in the link version of the novel; there’s a lot of fun stuff there.”Benfrew Meridians, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Sanctuary: A dark urban fantasy (Shifter Chronicles Book 1) by Melle Amade

Shae seems to like the wrong guy, Aiden, while Callum has barely said two words to her over the last year. As she learns more about the supernatural underworld within her small hometown, her safe and secure life begins to fall apart. Her own dark paranormal fury threatens to overtake her, and the worse part is that she may have to give into it just to save her friends and family. A young adult paranormal fantasy series with book two coming out later in March.

What do readers say?

I am always looking for books that suck me in and this one didn’t disappoint. I have read many different shifter books and this one is unique. I was left wondering about Shea’s family… will we learn more about her heritage in the next book? Will her brother have a bigger role? Her parents? Can’t wait for the next installment !!!!Andrea Romero, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Vampire: ANGEL – A Paranormal Vampire Novel (Vampire, Paranormal, Shapeshifter, The Grue Series Book 2) by Nancy Adams

Amber has become an Avenging Angel, a supernatural vigilante dealing justice to anyone that preys on the innocent. Her pantry is full of the foolish that cross her path. Vampires help her to understand her powers more every day, but she learns that others like her are feeding on children, and they’re strong. She can’t let this continue, but how can she stop them?

What do readers say?

Love the story and want more!A. Meringolo, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Court of Vampires (The Shifter Prophecy Book 1) by Megan Linski

Lysandra is Princess of vampires, and heir to Dracula’s throne. She’s engaged to a dark vampire prince, and prophesy says that she will end the war between vampires and werewolves. But what will happen when helps a dying werewolf, and then falls in love with him? Will the magical connection between them be their doom?

What do readers say?

Court of Vampires (The Shifter Prophecy #1) by Megan Linski is a great paranormal, fantasy book! If you like vamps, weres, shifters, magic, and romance thrown in, this is the book for you. It has it all plus action, adventure, and intrigue. What more does a fantasy reader need? Great read.Montzalee Wittmann, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Moon Rising: A Wolfland Novel: Four – Book Part Vampire and Wolf series. (The Wolfland Saga) by E.S. Night

Recurring dreams of the white wolf and his pack haunt Abigail every night. But on the twenty-third night, the dream wolf turns into a man with a name – Grayson Hale. Suddenly her town is turned upside down when the real Grayson and his family move to her small island in Sicily. As townspeople begin to die, Abigail is determined to discover what is going on. Will she destroy herself and her own family while trying to find the love of her dreams?

What do readers say?

“This was an interesting look at a star crossed love story with humans and werewolves. While it is fast passed the story flowed well. I think this is a great weekend read.Kindle Customer, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


The Vampire Gift 5: Whispers of Evil by E.M. Knight

This is book 5 in the YA paranormal fantasy series Whispers of Evil. The Haven vampires have their Queen back, and they plan to create a future of darkness. Anyone that stands in the Queen’s way will stand for judgment. One girl will come between everything to determine the fate of both humans and vampires. It’s time to battle.

What do readers say?

“What an incredible storyline! I’ve read the entire series so far, and the cliffhanger at the end of this book has me impatient for more! The series is well written and has kept me up late at night more than once because I just couldn’t stop reading!lioness32, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Soar (The Immortal Chronicles Book 3) by Sloane Murphy

A warrior must become something that she never wanted, a Princess. When the return of Addie’s mother doesn’t materialize into everything that she dreamt it would be, who will she be after all the chaos settles down? This is the third book in the YA paranormal fantasy series The Immortal Chronicles.

What do readers say?

Love the book …..can’t wait until the next book comes out. Your a gr re at writer ……..but that cliffhanger……Nina, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and dreams of ever seeing the mythic performance of Caraval are over. But this year her dream may become a reality as the mysterious sailor Tella helps Scarlett, only for Tella to be kidnapped when they arrive. As Tella becomes the grand object of the elaborate performance, Scarlett must find her, and also find out how much of Caraval is illusion, and how much is real. One of the best books for teens.

What do readers say?

THIS is how you tell a story. Poetic prose and awesome world-building with a little bit of romance and family drama.The epilogue hints at further adventures, and I can’t wait to read more!Amazon Customer, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Lifeblood (An Everlife Novel) by Gena Showalter

Tenley just chose her realm in the Everlife, and now she will see if her rare supernatural ability to absorb light will keep her safe. Now in her Secondlife, she has to learn about her realm while fighting off enemies and launching her first mission: convincing select humans to join her before they die. Killian, who sacrificed everything for her happiness, is her competition. He can only get redemption if he beats Tenley. Will their feelings for each other spur them on? Or slow them down? The choice is Love, or victory. Book two in the young adult paranormal fantasy Everlife series.

What do readers say?

“Gena Showalter has been one of my favorite authors since I randomly picked up the first Lords of the Underworld book many years ago. Everything I have read since has been a wonderful read and I always know the next book will be just as amazing! Lifeblood did not disappoint and I am desperately awaiting book 3.Amanda, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]


Queen Alpha (NYC Mecca Series Book 2) by Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve

Book two in the young adult paranormal fantasy NYC Mecca series, and book three comes out in April. Wolf Shifter Arianna has taken the crown, but something is wrong with the Mecca. She must call upon the king of the bears to save both her, and their people. Just one problem, the temptation between them is overwhelming and a relationship between them could ruin everything for her.

What do readers say?

“Just when I thought they couldn’t outdo themselves they go an prove me wrong. Queen Alpha was better than Queen Heir. It has everything that Leia Stone and JAYMIN Eve are known for action, and romance. This one however has everything I look for when reading a book conspiracy, lies, hidden secrets, forbidden love and sacrifice. If you’ve read Queen Heir than you’re going to love Queen Alpha and if you’re new to these two amazing authors then you’re in for a wild ride. Can not wait for Queen Fae now.Steven Smithen, Amazon user. [Review from Amazon]