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Twi-likes

Yes, yes, you've read Twilight and the rest of the series.  So what to read now?   This list will appeal to those of you who just can't get enough of vampires, werewolves, and suspenseful romances!

  • A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.




    Blue BloodsBlue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods series)

    This story features a group of attractive, privileged Manhattan teens who attend a prestigious private school. Schuyler Van Alen, 15, is being raised by her distant and forbidding grandmother. Schuyler and her friends are treated like outsiders by the clique of popular, athletic, and beautiful teens made up of Mimi Force, her twin brother, and her best friend. What they have in common is the fact that they are all Blue Bloods, or vampires.


    Chibi VampireChibi Vampire by Yuna Kagesaki (manga series)

    Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a vampire... with a twist. Once a month, she experiences intense bleeding from her nose - we're talking gushers! In other words, she's a vamp with blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans she actually gives her blood to them. If done right, this can be an extremely positive experience that benefits the "victim" as much as the vamp. The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right!


    City of BonesCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments series)

    Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.




    Jessica writes fiction about vampires. She begins to wonder if vampires are real when a new student shows up at school looking just like the character from her book.




    Dingo

    Dingo by Charles de Lint

    17-year-old Miguel Schreiber and a long-term enemy are drawn into a strange dream world when they fall in love with shape-shifting sisters from Australia - twins hiding from a cursed ancestor who can only be freed with the girls' cooperation.



    Eighth Grade Bites
    Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series)

    For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half-vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents' deaths, than he could have guessed.



    EvernightEvernight by Claudia Gray (Evernight series)

    Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Jared, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca's entire world.

  • Generaton DeadGeneration Dead by Daniel Waters (Generation Dead series)

    When dead teenagers who have come back to life start showing up at her high school, Phoebe, a goth girl, becomes interested in the phenomenon, and when she starts dating a "living impaired" boy, they encounter prejudice, fear, and hatred.




    Glass houses


    Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires series)

    In Morganville, Texas, a town where evil terrorizes the streets under the cover of darkness, Claire Danvers, who has had enough of her current dorm situation, moves off campus and discovers that her new roommates are vampires.



    Great and terrible beauty


    A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (Gemma Doyle series)

    After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.



    Haunting of Alaizabel CrayThe Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

    Set in an alternate Victorian London where Thaniel is a wych-hunter trying to rid the streets of terrible creatures. He comes across Alaizabel who is possessed. He must discover the cause and find a way to save her and everyone around them. Scary with violence.



    Hawksong

    Hawksong by Ameilia Atwater-Rhodes

    Danica, an avian shapeshifter, agrees to marry the leader of an opposing faction in order to bring about peace.




    Hollow Kingdom
    The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle

    For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from Hallow Hill, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have moved there with no idea of the land's dreadful heritage - until Marak decides to tell them himself. Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be the goblin king, and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom.



    Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her.




    JinxJinx by Meg Cabot
    Sixteen-year-old Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch, the descendant of a witch, must leave Iowa to live with relatives in Manhattan after the first spell she casts goes awry, but she will have to improve her skills to stop her cousin from practicing black magic that endangers them and the boy they both like.
  • When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.




    Marked
    Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night series)

    In a world very much like our own, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird has known that vampires have always existed. Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire – that is, if she makes it through the Change. However, Zoey is no average student – she has been Marked as special by the vampire goddess, Nyx.



    In the dangerous dark of winter in an eastern European village during the early 17th century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father’s secret past may hold the key to stopping her.




    Peeps
    Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Peeps series)

    Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected. 





    Shiver
    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls series)

    Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.  Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace... until now.

     


    Silver KissThe Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

    Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house.  Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death, as well as Zoe's brooding thoughts of her dying mother.  Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before.  Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness?


    When sixteen-year-old Mina is forced to take a class to help her decide whether or not to become a vampire like her parents, she also faces a choice between her life-long best friend and the boy she has a crush on versus new friends and possible boyfriends in her mandatory "vampire lessons."



    SummoningSummoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers series)

    After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.

  • TantalizeTantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

    When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.




    Thirsty
    Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

    From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him while also struggling to remain human.





    Tithe

    Tithe by Holly Black (series)

    Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.




    Vampire Academy
    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (series)

    Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.



    Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.  Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.  Damn: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Sfefan, the brother who betrayed him.  This series is the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.


    Vampire KissesVampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber (series and manga)

    Raven dresses in black and hopes to become a vampire some day. When a new boy moves into town she hopes he can make her dreams come true.





    17-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against he will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.




    Zombie QueenZombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

    While trying to cast a love spell on her date on the eve of the senior prom, Mia inadvertently infects her entire high school class with a virus that will turn them all into zombies.