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8 books to read after Twilight

Ahh, the end of an era. We’re crushed to have to say goodbye to the Twilight saga so soon, but it was amazing while it lasted. The complicated triangles, the forbidden love, the fight between human and supernatural…it was too good to be true!
We knew there had to be more books that we could read to get our Twilight fix, so we put together a list of the top reads, loaded with all the Twilight aspects we love. From supernatural creatures to messed-up love affairs, we’ve got ya covered!

Have you read any of these books yet? If so, which ones and did you enjoy? Blog about it, babes.

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    Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
    Set in New York City, the first installment of the series, City of Bones, follows a 15-year-old girl living in Brooklyn named Clary Fray. When Clary witnesses a boy being murdered while at a nightclub with her best friend Simon, Clary is cast into a world of terrifying demons and bad-boy Shadowhunters—a world in which she plays an instrumental role. With love triangles and demon-hunting, this book is sure to keep you captivated.
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    Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
    While you’re probably familiar with the hit TV show, you may not know that it all originated from a book series! This story centers around Elena Gilbert, a teenage girl who ends up falling in love with two vampire brothers. The brothers are very different from one another—one is kind and sweet, and the other is nothing but pure bad-boy. Which brother will Elena choose, and what will happen when she makes her final decision?
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    The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

    Maybe you’ve already read this super popular series. If not, you most definitely should! The Hunger Games is all about the fight for life and death, set in a futuristic world where society has been reduced to thirteen districts. When Primrose Everdeen, member of the 12th district, is called to participate in the annual Hunger Games, her older sister Katniss volunteers in her place. Now, Katniss must fight to the death in the arena, while trying to figure out which boy she really loves.

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    Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner

    Ever since her family’s car crashed into a tree that snowy night, Sasha has been unable to speak except through a computer with a robotic voice. After four years, her body is healed, but her spirit and voice remain broken. Then one day, a gorgeous, dark-haired boy named Ben answers Sasha’s private thoughts—out loud. This boy can read minds (like Edward!), but it’s no big deal in his family of unusually “talented” people. With Ben’s love, Sasha begins to truly heal, but will he be able to stay with her forever?

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    The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

    This series is like Twilight in that it’s all about a supernatural love triangle. Suzie Simon is a teenage mediator, someone who can communicate with ghosts and the undead. Her main goal is to help them reach “The Great Beyond,” but that isn’t always the case. Suzie falls for a 19th century ghost named Jesse who only she and some other mediators can see. Jesse’s competition is Paul, one of Suzie’s fellow mediators. Will Suzie end up with her beloved ghost, or the boy who she can actually introduce to her parents?

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    Venom by Fiona Paul

    Young and rich Cassandra Caravello has everything a girl could want: beautiful clothes, exclusive party invitations, and a gorgeous and wealthy fiancé. But when Cass stumbles upon a dead body, she is thrust into a world of secret societies and monstrous murderers. Soon, she finds herself falling for a poor artist named Falco who has a knack for getting into trouble. Cass must decide between her two worlds, but choices like these aren’t always easy.

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    Black City by Elizabeth Richards

    In the aftermath of a horrendous war, 16-year-old Natalie Buchanan and Ash Fisher fall in love. With Natalie being a human and the daughter of a murdered government official, the last boy she was supposed to fall for was a Darkling. Ash Fisher is a brooding half-blood Darkling boy, but Natalie’s heart betrays everything she’s been taught when she meets him. Soon, Natalie must choose between her recovering family and the boy of the same breed who killed her father.

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    House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

    Yay, another vampire series! Or should we say vampyre. When 16-year-old Zooey Redbird becomes a fledgling vampyre, she must attend the House of Night boarding school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There, she takes Vampyre Sociology 101 and learns the ways of her breed. Becoming a full vampyre takes four years, and 1 in 10 fledglings die in the process because their bodies can’t handle the Change. Zooey works to defeat evil and become a full vampyre, all while juggling multiple boyfriends at a time.

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by Katie Lemon | 2/1/2016