Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Recs (4)

Since I did vampires last week, it seems only fitting that I do a rec list for Twihards. Now I'll be honest, I personally hate Twilight with a power of a thousand burning suns and that hatred will likely never fade. However, even I cannot deny Twilight has brought new readers to YA and I can't really bitch about that too much. In my experience in bookstores I've encountered two types of Twilight readers: There's the reader who just wants to read more books like Twilight and then there's the reader who kind of feels there's more out there and is looking to branch out to other stuff. So that's how I'm dividing this list up. Once again, should mention my feelings on books are being left out of the equation therefore you may see books I gave one stars too because even though I didn't like said book, there's a good chance a Twilight lover would. Also note, I rec all books for all ages so these lists always include a mixture of YA, Adult, and Middle-Grade.

If You Like Twilight, Try These:
For the readers who want more books like Twilight:
Halo Trilogy by Alexandra Adornetto
Books of Raziel series by Sabrina Benulis
River of Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergren
House of Night series by P. C. and Kristin Cast
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer
Tempest series by Julie Cross
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
13 to Life series by Shannon Delaney
The Dark Divine series by Bree Despain
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side and sequel by Beth Fantasky
Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Night Huntress series by Jeanine Frost
Evernight series by Claudia Gray
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
Switched Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
Claire de Lune series by Christine Johnson
Need series by Carrie Jones
Firelight series by Sophie Jordan
Fallen series by Lauren Kate
Haven by Kristi Cook
Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Infinite Days by Rebbeca Maizel
Evermore series by Alyson Noel
Wings series by Aprillynne Pike
Revenants series by Amy Plum
Vampire Kisses series by Ellen Schreiber
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter
Spellbound series by Cara Lynn Schultz
The Vampire Diaries/Secret Circle etc. by L. J. Smith
Anything by Nicolas Sparks
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

For the readers who want to branch out into heavier/different stuff:
Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini
The Darkest Powers/Darkness Gathering Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
Everneath series by Brodi Ashton
All books by Jane Austen (particularly Pride and Prejudice if only to see how WRONG Meyer was to say that Bella and Edward are better then Elizabeth and Darcy)
Bite Me and sequels by Parker Blue
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (why yes, I am purposely reccing all books Meyer has dissed in her interviews)
Insatiable series and pretty much anything else by Meg Cabot
Morganville Vampires series (and her adult series books) by Rachel Caine
Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
Graceling and sequels by Kristin Cashore
Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
Nevermore Trilogy by Kelly Creagh
Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Magic Under Glass and others by Jaclyn Dolamore
Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman
The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margeret Stohl
Princess of the Midnight Ball and sequels by Jessica Day George
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
The Goose Girl and sequels by Shannon Hale
Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand
Clarity series by Kim Harrington
Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (and others but I figure this one will appeal to Twihards the most)
The Ghost and the Goth series by Stacey Kade
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
The Agency series by Y. S. Lee
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Jane by April Lindner (I'd read after Jane Eyre though for comparison's sake)
Theatre Illuminate Trilogy by Lisa Mantchev
Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Beauty/Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead (also rec to Twihards in general)
Cinder by Mariisa Meyer
Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montegomary (Gilbert was the bomb, he was my first literary crush; I don't know what Meyer is talking about when she claims he's "such a Jacob". Jacob wishes he was as awesome as Gilbert.)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Delirium series by Lauren Oliver
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (also rec to above Twihards)
Tortall series by Tamora Pierce (if only to see what good fleshed out relationships are)
Dark Mirror series by Mary Jo Putney
Across the Universe Trilogy by Beth Revis
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Divergent series by Veronica Roth
Shade series by Jeri Smith-Ready
Poison Study series by Maria Snyder
Wolves of Mercy Falls/Books of Faeries etc. by Maggie Stiefvater
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent
Angel Trilogy by Lee Weatherly
The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
The Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy by Michelle Zink

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