Twilight Readalikes

Grade Level Interest

M: Middle School (defined as grades 6-8).
S: Senior High (defined as grades 9-12).
A/YA: Adult-marketed book recommended for teens.

 

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

Chloe has the ability to see ghosts, but before she can figure out what is happening, she’s diagnosed with schizophrenia and placed in a group home. When she meets two of her more mysterious housemates, she realizes she isn’t crazy after all. (S)

 

In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Risika has been living alone as a powerful vampire for centuries. But now her past has come back to torment her. (M, S)

 

 

 

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf killed her parents, Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn’t mean that she’s averse to breaking a rule or two. But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian’s basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents’ murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs. But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far? (S)

 

Tithe by Holly Black

Sixteen-year-old Kaye finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms—a struggle that could very well mean her death. (S)

 

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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Gemma Doyle, sent to boarding school in England after her mother’s suicide, has disturbing visions. Upon finding the mysterious diary of another student, Gemma and three classmates follow the diarist’s lead and travel into the Realms, a place of both joy and danger. (S)

 

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

College freshman Claire Danvers’ new roommates don’t show many signs of life. But they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. (S)

 

 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Katsa can kill a man with her bare hands—she’s a Graceling, born with an extreme skill. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that could destroy the world. (S)

 

Marked by P.C. Cast

One minute, Zoey Redbird is a normal teenager. The next, she’s Marked as a fledgling, forced to leave her old life behind and join the House of Night, a boarding school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. (S)

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

When Clary Fray witnesses a murder in a Manhattan nightclub, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. Soon Clary is thrown into the world of Shadowhunters, humans who hunt and kill demons. (M, S)

 

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

When Schuyler Van Alen turns fifteen, a mosaic of blue veins suddenly appears on her arms, and she starts to crave raw food. Then a girl from her school is found dead…drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn’t know what to think. Could those vampire legends really be true? (M, S)

 

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Marrying a vampire doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s plan. But then a new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. (M, S)

 

 

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Kyle Kingsbury is the most popular guy in high school, and he knows it. But when his cruel treatment of others results in a witch casting a spell on him, his inner beast comes out…literally. (M, S)

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Evernight by Claudia Gray

Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart…and to make Bianca question everything she’s ever believed. (M, S)

 

 

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form. Now forced to flee into the mortal world, Jacinda struggles with her attraction to the hunter Will as she fights against all odds to keep her draki powers. (S)

 

Need by Carrie Jones

Zara’s been seeing a mysterious guy everywhere. Soon she discovers that he’s a pixie—and not the cute kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara. (M, S)

 

 

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Then Allie is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters. Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. She’s forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike. But it isn’t easy to pass for human. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for. (S)

 

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

When werewolf Vivian falls in love with Aidan, a human, she’s torn between her loyalty to her pack and Aidan’s enticing world. What is she really—beast or human? (S)

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The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

Simon is a vampire seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before. Does he dare ask the human Zoe to help free him from his chase? (M, S)

 

 

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn’t mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in love with him. It’s up to Mel to save Cathy from a mistake she might regret for all eternity! (M, S)

 

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

When Keturah becomes lost in the forest, she must bargain with Lord Death for her life—and for the lives of the villagers who are threatened by an onset of the plague. (M, S)

 

 

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

When Kelley gets her big break in an off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, she’s thrilled. But the world of Faerie becomes too real after she catches the eye of Sonny Flannery, a human changeling who guards the Gate between Faerie and Manhattan. (M, S)

 

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Aislinn has always seen faeries. She fears their cruelty and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens. Now faeries are stalking her. Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything and everyone she loves is on the line. (S)

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Wake by Lisa McMann

For Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams unwillingly is getting old. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant… (S)

 

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Two years after running 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, and sinister plots. (M, S)

 

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Ever is the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her family. Now she has the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her, and she’s haunted by the ghost of her sister. And the new guy at school may be hot, but Ever’s sure he’s hiding something. (M, S)

 

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

When Laurel suddenly begins to sprout wings, her new best friend David suspects that she’s a faerie. She also learns it’s up to her to save her land from the evil influences that are trying to take it away. (M, S)

 

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Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Adopted by the King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda becomes a royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her guardian angel, Zachary, disguised as her personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save Miranda’s soul. (M, S)

 

The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

As her senior year begins, Elena pursues the mysterious new guy in town, Stefan Salvatore. Stefan’s resistance is met with Elena’s determination, and she eventually discovers his secret: that Stefan is a centuries-old vampire. (S)

 

 

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

When Deirdre Monaghan meets Luke Dillon, sparks fly, and strange things begin to happen. As four-leaf clovers start appearing everywhere, Deirdre develops telekinetic powers and encounters strange, unworldly people who seem to bear her ill will. (M, S)

 

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has been haunted by a yellow-eyed wolf she sees in the woods around her house every winter. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy named Sam whose familiarity takes her breath away. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human – or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever. (M, S)

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Raven by Allison van Diepen

Zin is like no man Nicole has ever met, and he carries with him a very old secret. When Nicole uncovers the truth, her love may be the only thing that can save him from it. (S)

 

 

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

When the ghost Helen feels human eyes looking at her for the first time in 130 years, she finds herself drawn to the boy who sees her. As the two struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess. (S)

 

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours. But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal. (M, S)

 

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