Discussion Forums - Paranormal

Topic: Suggestions for another series like Vampire Academy?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Suggestions for another series like Vampire Academy?
Date Posted: 10/21/2012 11:43 AM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2008
Posts: 127
Back To Top

I am currently reading the Vampire Academy series and I am really enjoying it. I have also read the Twilight series but I'm wondering whats another good series or book that would be good to go on to? Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/23/2012 3:20 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2010
Posts: 2,424
Back To Top

Morganville Vampires  By Rachel Caine

Date Posted: 10/23/2012 7:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
Posts: 4,581
Back To Top

Are you wanting Young Adult books only?  And do you just want paranormal or only Vampires? 

If you want YA but don't care it its vampires try Cassandra Clare's Mortal Insturments series. 

If you want adult ones and you haven't picked up the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison yet thats a really good one. 

Date Posted: 10/23/2012 7:23 PM ET
Member Since: 1/31/2010
Posts: 255
Back To Top

Def second Cassandra Clares Mortal Instruments.  Excellent series.

Date Posted: 10/23/2012 10:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2008
Posts: 127
Back To Top

Thanks everyone! I will look into those!

Date Posted: 10/24/2012 12:15 AM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
Posts: 2,953
Back To Top

I'm reading Clockwork Angel and loving it.

Date Posted: 10/26/2012 10:47 AM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2010
Posts: 11,515
Back To Top

There's also the House of Night series by PC and Kristin Cast. I gotta say though that they need to wrapping it up soon. The series started out really good but seems to be dragging now. Book 10 was just released last week.

Date Posted: 10/26/2012 4:28 PM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2008
Posts: 1,228
Back To Top

A few more YA, non-vampire:

Kim Harrison has A YA trilogy, too, the Madison Avery series.  It starts with Once Dead, Twice Shy.

Tera Lynn childs has a mermaid trilogy, starting with Forgive My Fins.

I've also heard great things (but haven't read them myself) about Sophie Jordan's Firelight series (dragons).

Votes for Morganville Vampires and Mortal Instruments, too.  And The Hollows, if you're including adult.

Date Posted: 11/16/2012 2:06 AM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2010
Posts: 162
Back To Top

The Evernight series by Claudia Gray is exactly like Vampire Academy. Very much enjoyed that series =)

Date Posted: 11/25/2012 12:48 AM ET
Member Since: 10/11/2010
Posts: 16
Back To Top

Here is my list of recommendations for series to start following The Vampire Academy Series (Aside from Bloodlines and Golden Lily, Richelle Mead's new series):


1. Bluebloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz

2. Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

3. Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter (I am not sure the name of the series)

4. Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore

5. The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater (starting with Shiver)

6. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

7. Evernight by Claudia Gray

8. Glimmerglass ( Faeriewalker Series) by Jenna Black

9. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

and if you need more I will contribute more but I figured that was a great start. Just let me know.

Date Posted: 12/9/2012 11:03 AM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2007
Posts: 7,874
Back To Top

I second most of those, especially Cassandra Clare, Rachel Caine Jenna Black and Kristen Cashore (although that is regular fantasy, not paranormal set in a version of our world)

Some other good YA (although none of these are vampire, or not primarily):

  1. Kelley Armstrong's "Darkness Rising" series (starting with The Gathering) - magician/werewolf
  2. Rosemary Edghill and Mercedes Lackey's "Shadow Grail" series (starting with Legacies) - magician
  3. Holly Black's Curse Workers series (starting with White Cat)) - magician
  4. Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade series - ghost (which I normally don't like, but I loved these)
  5. Kiersten White's Paranormalcy series - fae/faery

The first three are set at boarding schools, incidentally (or at least start there), the last two aren't.

Date Posted: 1/19/2013 1:04 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2006
Posts: 19
Back To Top

These are all YA paranormal series:

1.  Lili St. Crowe's Strange Angels series - this is one of my all-time favorites - I keep promoting it in every forum I post in!

2.  P.C. Cast's House of Night series. 

3.  Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall series.

4.  Yvonne Woon's Beautiful Dead series.

5.  Jana Oliver's Demon Hunters series.

6.  J.J. Bonds' Crossroads Academy series.

7.  Maddy Edwards' Paranormal Public series.

7.  Chelsea Bellingeri's New England Witch Chronicles.

Last Edited on: 1/19/13 5:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 3