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Twilight Read-Alikes

Dangerous romances, supernatural enemies and mysterious circumstances abound in these stories. Read them while you wait for Breaking Dawn, the next book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.

This booklist was contributed by Appleton Public Library Reference and Information Services Staff, 6/08 

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Demon in my view by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes(2000)Seventeen-year-old Jessica Allodola discovers that the vampire world of her fiction is real when she develops relationships with an alluring vampire named Aubrey and the teenage witch who is trying to save Jessica from his clutches. (View First Chapter/Excerpt)

Marked by P.C. Cast(2007)In this first book of a new series, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been RmarkedS by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. (View First Chapter/Excerpt)

Betrayed : a House of Night novel by P.C. Cast(2007)In this follow-up to "Marked," fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has settled in at the House of Night. But when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart and jeopardize her world.

Chosen : a house of night novel by P.C. Cast(2008) Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledging vampyre Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this "highly addictive series" in which Zoey's mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. (View First Chapter/Excerpt)

City of bones by Cassandra Clare(2007)Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

City of ashes by Cassandra Clare(2008) Sixteen-year-old Clary continues trying to make sense of the swiftly changing events and relationships in her life as she becomes further involved with the Shadowhunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents, her brother Jace, and her boyfriend Simon. (View First Chapter/Excerpt)

Blue bloods by Melissa De la Cruz(2006)Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

Masquerade : a Blue Bloods novel by Melissa De la Cruz(2007)Schuyler Van Alen, growing comfortable with her newfound vampire powers, seeks her grandfather in Italy, while back in New York plans are being completed for the fabulous Four Hundred Ball, to be followed by an elite, teens-only event at which masks hide a terrible secret.

By these ten bones by Clare B. Dunkle(2005)After a mysterious young wood carver with a horrifying secret arrives in her small Scottish town, Maddie gains his trust--and his heart--and seeks a way to save both him and her townspeople from an ancient evil.

Vampire knight by Matsuri Hino(2007)Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the day class and the night class. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the guardians of the school, protecting the day class from the Academy's dark secret: the night class is full of vampires!

Vampire kisses by Ellen Schreiber(2005)

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith(2007)When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

Companions of the night by Vivian Vande Velde(1995)When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and dangerous choices.