What are the best gothic-romance books?

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    #1The Taker

    The Taker

    The Taker by Alma Katsu is an occult fiction and gothic romance novel first published in 2011. This is the first book in Katsu's The Taker Trilogy. It follows the story Dr. Luke Findley who fell in love with the mysterious Lanore McIlvrae.


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    Edward Scott
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I was looking for a gothic-romantic book to read. Someone recommended this one to me. It was so bad that I refuse to talk to that person anymore."
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    #2Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.


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    #3The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)

    The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)

    The Angel's Game is the second book in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's magical realism series for young adults, The Cemetery of Forgotten. It is translated by Lucia Graves and was originally published in Spanish in 2008.


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    Charles Rios
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Zafon's The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten) is a decent gothic-romance book. The series is pretty popular with this entry carrying on satisfactorily. It's written well and the characters are believable."
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    #4The Winter Sea (Slains)

    The Winter Sea (Slains)

    The Winter Sea is the first book in the Slains series by Susanna Kearsley. It tells the story of Carrie McClelland who wants to write a novel set on the early Scotland era. The Winter Sea is published in 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark.


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    Peter Pierce
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Fantastic book. I'm usually not into this genera, but it this hit me right in the feels."
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    #5Generation Dead

    Generation Dead
    Generation Dead by Daniel Waters is a horror fantasy novel that revolves around a gothic girl who is strangely presumed to be alive but dead. This book shows how friendship can go beyond boundaries even if it means chaos.

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    Nancy Little
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book does not qualify as "gothic". It is more of a feminist story about biases towards those who are different. It is set in a high school with all the angst-y scenarios that come with being a teenager trying to fit in with one's peers. The heroine of the story is labeled "goth", but she is actually a zombie. What kinds of rights do zombies have? There is nothing romantic going on this story. This book does not fit the category of "best gothic romance books". It is nowhere near that category."
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    #6Seeds of Yesterday

    Seeds of Yesterday

    Seeds of Yesterday by V.C. Andrews is a gothic fiction novel originally published in 1984 by the Simon & Schuster. This is the fourth book in Andrews' Dollangager series. It was followed by the Garden of Shadows in 1986.


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    Howard Bennett
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I really enjoy gothic romance book as they just have so much atmosphere. My favorite book of this genre that I recently read was "Seeds of Yesterday." It has so much atmosphere and feeling in it that it really felt like I was transported into that world. I've recommended it to many of my friends and am now recommending it to a wider audience!"
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    #7Vampire Kisses: The Beginning

    Vampire Kisses: The Beginning

    After many years being empty, the mansion on top of Benson Hill is occupied once again. Its inhabitant is no other than Alexander Sterling, a handsome man who caught the attention of Raven, a girl obsessed with the gothic world and with many hidden secrets. 


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    Amanda Castro
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This solution is okay. It suggests one good book, but also takes me to a website that makes other suggestions as far as what I may also enjoy reading."
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    First published in 1980, Bellefleur is a gothic novel by multi-award-winning author, Joyce Carol Oates. It follows the Bellefleur family through several generations, telling tales of their eccentricities and supernatural abilities.

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    Gregory Dunn
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I definitely find the plot of this book to be pretty interesting and it could appeal to different types of audiences. I've always been a fan of anything paranormal/supernatural related so I think this story could end up being right up my ally! "
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    #9The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.


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    Juan Ortiz
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Shadow of the Wind is a book by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It is available from Amazon for $12.27 for a new paperback. It is the leading book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. The book centers on the son of an antiquarian book dealer, Daniel. This has been a great seller for Amazon and the reviews are outstanding. If you are interested int he genre then you should check this one out."
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    #10Silent On The Moor

    Silent On The Moor

    Silent On The Moor (A Lady Julia Grey Novel) is Victorian mystery Gothic Novel about Lady Julia written by Deanna Raybourn. It was published February 17, 2009 by Mira.


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    Joan Estrada
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "What a fun goth mystery! The mystery and the story line are so well intertwined with the characters, I get lost in the story. The twists and turns of the mystery will keep you reading while the love story keeps you hoping."
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    #11Harvest Home

    Harvest Home

    Harvest Home is a gothic novel written by Thomas Tryon. Published in 1973, Harvest Home focuses on the village of Cornwall Coombe and centers on the characters of Ned and Beth Constantine.


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    Bruce Wheeler
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "If you are looking for the best gothic themed romance books then Harvest Home might not be a bad choice. It's a creepy tale written by Thomas Tryon about a couple and their family that unknowingly become a part of a sinister ritual known as the Harvest Home Ritual."
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    #12Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom

    Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom

    Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom is a gothic fiction and romance novel written by Julia Cohen. This book belongs to the Little Black Dress series and it was first published in July 2011. It follows the love story of Nina Jones.


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    Bob Sun
    Written on May 13, 2018
    " Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom is one of the best romance book i think"


Best What are the best gothic-romance books
1The TakerBooks 41 Paid
2Wuthering Heights Books 38 Paid
3The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)Books 36 Paid
4The Winter Sea (Slains)Books 34 Paid
5Generation DeadBooks 33 Paid
6Seeds of YesterdayBooks 30 Paid
7Vampire Kisses: The Beginning Books 29 Paid
8BellefleurBooks 27 Paid
9The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)Books 26 Paid
10Silent On The MoorBooks 14 Paid

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