Sunday, October 19, 2014

Making The Leap: Twilight

So you've read Twilight. You've devoured all the vampire novels YA has to offer and are looking for options beyond YA/MG. Luckily for you there are plenty of options to choose from. Despite popular belief, vampire romances are not just a YA thing.

If you liked this:

The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer

Then check out this:

The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris

Why: Well, the obvious answer is that it involves vampires and the main character has a romance with supernatural creatures like in Twilight. But it also has interesting takes on the mythos, and involves a small town like Forks. It's also very atmospheric like Twilight, accept its atmosphere is the deep south. Sookie is just slightly more involved in the plot then Bella (and also ten times more likable then she is but I'll spare you all my Twilight ranting for once).

Other Adult books to look into for Twilight fans:
Outlander series by Diana Gamboldon (for those who loved the romance aspect)
Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice (for those who loved the broody vampire aspect)
Discovery of Witches series by Deborah Harkness (for those who loved the paranormal romance aspect)

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