Ten Books for Fans of Twilight You May Like Even Better

Next next weekend the final installment of the Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn Part II, comes out. I jumped reluctantly on the Twilight train pretty late. I swore that I did not like vampires (how did I know I’d never given them a chance), I was horrified that they took my precious Cedric Diggory (I think he makes a great Edward), and I heard that Bella was a wimpy role model (but then again I don’t believe all book characters need to be role models and in fact other characters in the books are great). So once I gave it a chance I really enjoyed the books. Of course they aren’t marvelous works of literature, but they are good solid fun that got tons of people reading.

And as much as Breaking Dawn Part I had me cracking up at inappropriate parts -sorry to anyone who was in the theater with me, but the wolves mind talking, oh yeah- I’ve gotta celebrate an end of an era. So, for today’s Top Ten Tuesday freebie on The Broke and The Bookish I’ve got 10 suggestions for people who liked the Twilight books (I’ve limited the list only to books I’ve actually read and enjoyed). These all involve young adults with powers of some sort.

As always you can find more about each of these books, my reviews and if you want befriend me on goodreads. Also check back in next Monday for a fun Breaking Dawn Blogger Party complete with some of my favorite bloggers.

For the Love of The Cullen Family
One of my favorite aspects of the Twilight books was the Cullen family. I just loved how they worked together even when they didn’t agree they were trying to do what was best. Both Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini and Die for Me by Amy Plum are newer reads for me and I adored them both. Besides being awesome books about kids with powers they gave me the same family fuzzies I got from the Cullens. 

Vampires Re-Vamped
Not that I can say I really am familiar with traditional Vamp lore, but I do know that Meyers per her own spin on the blood suckers. If you want more non-tradition vampires in your life Richelle Mead writes one (or many many) good book. Her Vampire Academy books are great and perfect for those who kind of like the vampire thing but not at the same time (Bloodlines and Golden Lily are spin offs so don’t even read the description until after you read the VA books unless you want to get some spoilers). And although Cassie Clare’s The Mortal Instruments books aren’t about vampires specifically there are a few vampire characters that will feed you if you’re wanting some more vapire action. Plus I think the rest of the paranormalness of here series totally fits the bill. 
Juggling Teen + Paranormal Life
I’m not going to lie, I think Bella was super annoying. Sorry Bella lovers. But at the same time I thought she was a realistic teen. It was fun watching and her friends all juggle normal high school life and deal with the emotions a normal teen would. If you haven’t read Stephenie Meyer’s The Host yet, do it. So many interesting ideas and in my opinion even better than the Twilight books. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White is action filled with a fantastic sassy teen main character that is realistically wonderful. And Alyson Noel’s Evermore from the Immortals series has more of the fun real school life juggling for you.
Blast from the Past
And last but not least I really enjoyed the historical bits that we were given in the Twilight books. The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, The Immortals (also mentioned above), and The Infernal Devices another great series from Clare all have an aspect of that in their tales too which in my opinion was lots of fun.
I haven’t read many vampire books so I know this list is lacking that but I’d love you to comment with some of your favorites and any other books that you think Twilight fans might love!


  1. Thanks for always suggesting great books. I’ve read most of these but there are a few I wasn’t aware of.

    I really liked the Blue Blood series by Melissa De La Cruz. It’s different but a fun read.


  2. This post made me smile so much because of how much I can relate. I was one of those people who hated Twilight until my friend pinned me down and forced me to watch and I was hooked – I read all four books in a week and then started again!
    I loved the films but also had to laugh at the awfulness of the wolf pack mind bits in Breaking Dawn Part 1. Despite not liking the last film as much as the others, I am excited to see the final film in a couple of weeks!
    Hope you had a great day!

  3. i love all of these books you have chosen!! such good picks and such good reads :D

  4. I loved the Twilight series! I kept refusing to read it, but I finally succumbed and I was sooo happy that I did!

    I think that you are a blogger that allows pins… If so, I am going to pin this!

    Also, immediately after reading this I logged into the library website and found one that was available for my Kindle right now! Yippee! :-)

    Love the blog and everything that you do!

  5. it’s funny how man of us had the same experience!

    Kari I’ll have to check that one out.

    Rachel yes I absolutely LOVE it when people pin my stuff thanks!

  6. I’ve only read Twilight, and I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but I love how you outlined some of the aspects you liked and related them to different books! This is a very thoughtful post!

  7. I love your flow chart!

  8. Great list! Most of these I’ve read and I agree with you! And the others are on my TBR, so I’m glad to hear I’ll probably like them! I’ve been thinking about books I loved that were comparable to Tiwlight (and not in the publishers ‘how can we sell this book, oh let’s put for Twilight fans on the cover’kinda way), but I must say I haven’t come up with any beside your list… For the family thing I would go for Finding Sky by Joss Stirling. But that’s it.

    My TTT Bookish Confesions

  9. * new follower * looove your site, super cute! love this post, I attibute twilight in my bio as the books that got me hooked on reading, and now, many years later i loving reading all different kinds of paranormal you have listed there. love this list! Check out our Top Ten Fictional Crushes Edward cullen on mine :) Katie @ Inkk

  10. This was a really good idea for a topic considering the next movie comes out next week. I haven’t heard of any of those books but I’ll have to look them up My TTT

  11. I don’t like Twilight and I’m not a huge fan of the Revenant series, but there are some tips I definitely want to read! Great list :)


  12. These are some fantastic picks! I fell in love with the Twilight books around the time the first movie was released. Though I’ve read a lot of books that I’ve ended up liking a lot more (several of which you have on your list) since then, I’ll always remember Twilight as the series that got me back into reading again.

    Thanks for stopping by our Top Ten!

  13. Great list! And I,too, think that The Host was even better than Twilight :)

  14. I’m going to check out your recommendations. I read all the twilight books but the last one was a bit much if you ask me. And I didn’t see the first movie yet, because I hate when they break up books and you have to wait a year to see the rest. I’ll see them both when they are available. :-)

  15. thanks guys!

  16. As i read this, my daughter passed by and reminded me to make a reservation for her cinema ticket this friday. I am soo ready for this saga to end, even though I watched those movies like 100 times with her :)

  17. Thanks for all the suggestions Marissa!!! I just finished City of Bones :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  18. Great post! Thanks for the ideas. Stopping by to say thanks for linking up to the Pinteresting party!

  19. Can I just say that I LOVE that you share book lists?! Love it!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner! Hope to see you again this week :)

  20. I just did a post on this too! Only two were the same :) I will have to check out the others on your list.


  21. Great list.Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

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