Top 5 Books after Twilight

I want a book that contains:

1) A sizzling heart-throbbing romance

2) A very intriguing and sexy male romantic lead

3) Characters so alive they jump out of the page

4) Supernatural characters – preferably vampires but fallen angels, fairies, werewolves and the likes are welcome as well.


But.. wait, the list doesn’t end here. All of the above also translates to:


“I want a book series that captures and transports me to that other supernatural fictional world, so that while I’m reading it, it feels as if I’m living within the world myself, side by side with the characters and experiencing that heart-throbbing romance myself.”


In short, I want a book similar to Twilight.

When I think of it, no wonder it’s been kind of difficult to find a similar book.  You see, of all the books I’ve read in the past year (and that’s a lot of books), very few have captured me in this way. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve read loads of wonderful books – each amazing in their own way.

But, one that completely transported me in time and space the way Twilight did? Not so many.

However, I did mention there were a few, and here they are, a bunch of books that helped me getting over the post-Twilight void, and hopefully will help you getting over yours too:



1) The Host by Stephenie Meyer

My first book after Twilight was The Host. It was an obvious choice because after all, it’s written by the same author. And I am so glad I chose this one, because I loved it from start to finish. Yes, I know you may think that it’s not your thing, with aliens and stuff. But trust me, I was equally sceptical! There are about 100 initial pages to get through before it takes off, but once you’re past that, you’ll experience a complete transportation into the world of Melanie, The Wanderer and their friends. Beautiful and heartfelt story!


2) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

If you’ve read my reviews of this series you know the one major reason for my MI addiction. That’s right: Jace. Never did I think that any fictional character could rival Edward in Twilight. Well, Jace sure did. While reading this series I could not think about anything else. I was consumed.


3) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

This series had a rocky start for me. Mostly because I had problems relating to the protagonist Rose. But, if you are experiencing the same issues as me, do not quit after the first book, because it does get better. Much better. I’m on the fourth book now and it’s turned into such a reading addiction that I fear I’m in for a serious VA void when this is over.


4) Hunger Games (book #1 and #2) by Suzanne Collins

No vampires, and romance is not even in the forefront. Instead this is a dystopian fiction, cruel and brutal. How did that series end up here you might ask? Well, it had me hooked, that’s why. Consumed to the point that I could not leave the bloody book (even for a trip to the bathroom or something to eat). Let me tell you, once you start this book, there is no turning back.


5) Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Once again, no vampires, instead there is magic. Yet, it’s on this list. One reason for that. Romance. Holy smoke! One of the best sizzling romances I have ever read (apart from Twilight). I devoured it!



3 Responses to “Top 5 Books after Twilight”

  1. jenika July 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    After reading Twilight I strongly advice to read Nightlight: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon. It was one of the most funny book I ever read. I was laughing so much I had tears in my eyes.
    It’s a parody of Twilight by S. Meyer and it is soooo well written!
    Here is the story:
    (I copy it from Goodreads)
    Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?

    Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.

    I totally recommend it.

    • tess July 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

      Thanks for the tip Jenika, that sounds like a really funny book 🙂

  2. jenika July 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    yes, it really is!!!

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