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Books Like Twilight

Updated on November 27, 2012

Books Like Twilight

Are you a fan of the Twilight books by Stephanie Meyer? Are you looking for books that are like Twilight?

Look no further, here is a list of fantasy romance books that feature vampire love stories for teenagers. Descriptions and links are included.

Books Like Twilight: The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

High school romance between a human girl and a vampire

The series is about Elena Gilbert, a human high school girl who is torn between two vampire brothers Stefan and Damon. Of all the vampire romances around, this is the one that is the most similar to Twilight, as they are both set in high school and have a love triangle with a vampire who refuses to drink human blood because of ethical reasons.

There is also a TV series based on these books but they are not entirely the same. In the books, Elena is a rather vain, beautiful girl while in the TV series she was made much more likeable. Elena is the "Queen Bee" of her school and she enjoys it. While she starts off as being very superficial, she does grow as a person and becomes much more worthy of love later on.

The series was written with young adults or teenagers in mind and will probably not be appealing to older readers who want to read other books like Twilight.

Humorous Vampire Romance Books Like Twilight

Got Fangs? by Katie Maxwell

Hilarious and light-hearted fun, Got Fangs by Katie Maxwell is a winner when it comes to humorous young adult vampire romance. This series is best for younger readers who are looking for light-hearted but very romantic books like Twilight.

Blurb:

All sixteen-year-old Francesca Getti wants to do is have a normal life where she's one of the crowd, blending in so no one will know just how much of a freak she is. Dragged to Europe by her mother to join GothFaire, a travelling band of psychics, magicians, and assorted other oddities, Fran has to cope with not only the normal angst of always being a fish out of water, but also with her own fate as a psychometrist.

Enter one Moravian Dark One (referred to by most people as vampires) named Benedikt who claims Fran is the key to redeeming his soul, a mysterious horse who seems to have an involved past, an immortal friend who remembers what Mozart was like, and a demonologist who thinks he's Elvis, and you can understand why Fran despairs of ever fitting in.

Fangs on Amazon

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

Unusual Teen Romance Books Like Twilight

This is an excellent and funny vampire romance series for young adults. It's really a laugh a minute and if you enjoy humorous paranormal romance books, this is the YA vampire series for you!

In her small town, dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year-old Raven -- a vampire-crazed goth-girl -- is an outcast.

But not for long...

The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people -- especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.

Ellen Schreiber's spooky and stirring romance tells the story of two outsiders who fall in love in a town where conformity reigns, and ends with a shocking surprise. Another great series for those who want books like Twilight.

Vampire Kisses on Amazon

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Darker, Edgier Books Like Twilight That Are More Mature

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is much more serious and dark. It is not wholly focused on romance but instead more on coming-of-age and teen issues in school. It is also more adult than the other series listed here.

For example, the Dhampir (half-human, half-vampire) Rose feels worried sometimes by the threat of being sent away to a "blood whore" village where Dhampir women who are not Guardians live. Women there have affairs with full vampires because this is the only way their race, the Dhampirs, can be made. Note that these women are not literally whores. I do not recommend this series for very young girls but there are no explicit sex scenes.

Vampire Romance Books Like Twilight

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Blurb:

St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school-it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's-the very place where they're most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi-the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires-make Lissa one of them forever.

Vampire Academy on Amazon

Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

spoiler review

Dreams of a Dark Warrior spoiler review. The eleventh in Kresley Cole's popular Immortals After Dark Series, Dreams of a Dark Warrior was just released last February 15, 2011.

The review includes the Top Ten Reasons Why Declan Chase is the Worst, Most Pathetic Excuse for a Hero Ever in the IAD series.

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