Believe it or not, Stephenie Meyer was not the first author to write a young adult vampire novel. Shocked? Whether you’re waiting for “Midnight Sun” or just wishing the whole craze would be over already, here are some books for you.
For Twilight Lovers: The Interspecies Romances
Just itching for another fix of forbidden love? Whether the romance is a vampire, a werewolf, or just a plain ol’ human, these books will surely appeal to you.
“The Silver Kiss” by Annette Curtis Klause
I cannot count how many times I’ve heard that this book ‘rips off’ “Twilight,” and that’s why it merited number one on this list. Like “Twilight,” “The Silver Kiss” deals with a human-vampire romance, but one with a bit more substance– she’s a lost, lonely human girl, grieving over her dying mother, while he’s a mysterious, alluring vampire, able to understand what she’s going to due to his desire to avenge his own mother’s death. While “The Silver Kiss” is by no means Klause’s best book, if you’re looking for another tale of forbidden love and moody undead boyfriends, this is the novel for you.
“A Great and Terrible Beauty” by Libba Bray
The Unconventional Vampire Novels
If this list is making you feel like vampires are the most overused staple in all of literature, here are some authors who agree with you. Enjoy their more original takes on the vampire myths!
“Blue Bloods” by Melissa de la Cruz
“Thicker Than Water” by Carla Jablonski
“Peeps” by Scott Westerfeld
“Sweetblood” by Pete Hautman
Hate “Twilight” because you can’t take sparkling hundred year old men seriously? Well, these books all hope that you don’t take them seriously.
“The Reformed Vampire Support Group” by Catherine Jenks
“Suck it Up” by Brian Meehl
“Bloodsucking Fiends: a Love Story” by Christopher Moore
“Interview with a Vampire” by Anne Rice
“Blood and Chocolate” by Annette Curtis Clause
“Thirsty” by MT Anderson
Posted by Bethany Davis