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Subject: Any books like the Twilght series?
Date Posted: 1/23/2009 7:43 PM ET
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I have really enjoyed the Twilight series and was wondering if there are other books out there similar to these.

Date Posted: 1/23/2009 9:12 PM ET
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I haven't read any of the Twilight series, nor have I seen the movie, but I loved HBO's Tru Blood, and the books they are based on are The Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. 

 

Date Posted: 1/23/2009 11:47 PM ET
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Another vampire type, YA series that I just love is the Vampire Academy books by Michelle Read (I think I have that right!).  A little more "racy" than the twilight series, but really great books!

Date Posted: 1/24/2009 3:14 PM ET
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House of Night series by Kristen Cast and PC Cast (mother daughter authors)

The Morganville Vampires

a more older vampire series would be the Undead series

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 12:53 AM ET
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I guess it depends on what you mean by "like"...but I enjoyed Holly Black's faerie series (Tithe, Ironsiders and Valiant).

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Date Posted: 1/25/2009 9:57 AM ET
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In the sense of having a "good guy" vampire, there's Tanya Huff's Blood series and Smoke series...but I am not going to say they are similar to Twilight. 



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Date Posted: 1/25/2009 7:39 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions they all sound like good books.

 

Subject: Twilight
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 8:30 PM ET
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Try typing "Twilight" in the search box and see what you come up with! I'm very familiar with the Twilight series, so give it a shot! [:

Subject: Vampire series
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 1:09 PM ET
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Another, older series with a 'good-guy' vampire is Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's St-Germain books, starting with 'Hotel Transylvania.' A friend said, 'I know you don't much like vampire books, but try this one,' and I stayed up reading till 3 AM because I couldn't tear myself away from it. I liked the first half dozen books very well, then they got so I couldn't read them; the author seemed to decide it was better to use a long, obscure word ('esurience') when there's a perfectly good shorter one that means the same thing, and also, although she'd clearly done a lot of research, some factual howlers crept in.
Subject: By like Twilight do you mean books with action/romance/vampires?
Date Posted: 2/3/2009 3:09 PM ET
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If you do then you may want to try Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter/Dream Hunter series. She ties in Greco/Roman  mythology with vampires and wereanimals-  very catchy and great reading.

Other Authors in the Vampire/Paranormal Genre:

Laurell K Hamilton

Charlaine Harris

Kelley Armstrong

Patricia Briggs

Karen Chance

The list goes on....

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 12:44 PM ET
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I liked "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley.  It's also told from the first person point of view, so there is a ton of internal dialogue.

Robin McKinley writes mostly fantasy, usually young adult fantasy. Sunshine is her only "paranormal" book written for adults, but she approaches it like a fantasy, so I thought it was very unique.

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 6:13 PM ET
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The House of Night series is excellent.  The 5th book comes out next month!

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 7:14 PM ET
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I read "The Vampire Diaries" by LJ Smith series when I was a teenager. To me, the Twilight series totally stole that author's idea. It is a teenage high school girl who falls in love with a vampire. There are differences in the story, but from what I remember of it, I thought it was better then the Twilight series..... but then again it has been about ten years since I read it. Worth looking into!
Date Posted: 3/4/2009 1:00 AM ET
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Like many others, I loved the House of Night series by P.C. Cast.  I am in my 30's but really enjoyed it.  I had friends read it and they also enjoyed it.