I really enjoyed the "Twilight" series and was wondering if anyone would recommend another series to me. Twilight  

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If you enjoy the love aspect of Twilight I would recommend anything by Francesca Lia Block. She has the Wetzy Bat series that is interesting.Some of her work is in the realm of fantasy.

If you are over 18, (this isn't so much a series, but a grouping of novels that speak to each other) I recommend reading the following in this order:

Nalo Hopkinson's "Greedy Choke Puppy" (a short story)

Jewelle Gomez's "The Gilda Stories" (The newest edition with the added chapter)

Octavia Butler's "Fledgling."

 

These works are AMAZING and ground breaking for the vampire narrative.

 

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If you want another vampire series, you should try the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. The first book is titled Dead Until Dark. Be warned, however, that they contain more "mature" subject matter and language than you'll find in the Twilight series. The series "True Blood" is based on these books.

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I suggest "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley if you like the vampire/human relationship theme. Excellent book that came out awhile ago. I highly recommend anything by Robin McKinley, especially her fairy tale retellings.

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These may seem like strange recommendations, but if you were captivated by the love story in the Twilight books, it's possible that you might really enjoy Jane Eyre, and/or Pride and Prejudice.  Like Edward in Twilight, Mr. Rochester and Mr. Darcy at first appear to be cold, aloof, and fairly unsuitable suitors for the young Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennett; like Bella, Jane and Elizabeth are stubborn and occasionally strong-willed, and are not afraid to speak their opinions.  All three young ladies tend to become embroiled in exasperating disputes with the men that will become their husbands, and it is that quality of hard-headedness that makes them such charming heroines.  Therein we learn more about the characters of Rochester, Darcy, and in Twilight, Cullen, because instead of moving on to another love interest, all three of these characters are intrigued by the stubborn women that irritate them, but whom they ultimately fall in love with.

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I forgot to add this to the last post, but you may also enjoy the series by Libba Bray which starts with A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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I have not read them myself, but my students who like the Twilight series really seem to enjoy The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith. If you are over 18, I would also recommend Anne Rice.

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I echo post #2 about the "Uglies" series - those books were great.

I also recommend Cassandra Clare's series, including "City of Bones," "City of Ashes," and "City of Glass." This series is about a girl named Clary who learns that demons walk among us, and eventually starts to fight them.

Another good one was Melissa Marr's "Wicked Lovely," which tells the story of Aislinn, a girl who knows about faeries but tries to avoid them, until they begin to interfere in her life. The follow-up to this book is "Ink Exchange."

I have heard good reviews of the "House of Night" series, which is about teenage vampires, but I haven't read that particular series myself (yet). The same goes for the "Inkspell" series, the first of which is now a movie.

I also recently read "Hunger Games," which was a great book. It is the first in a series, and it's about a girl who lives in a society where every town has to send one boy and one girl to the capital (annually) to compete in a battle-to-the-death scenario not unlike "Survivor." The only winner is the one who has killed or out-survived everyone else. It was very enthralling.

Happy reading!

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You haven't indicated your age, so I have to qualify my suggestions.

If you are over 18, I recommend Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series, which begins with "Dead Until Dark." You'll see some parallels to the Twilight books in that a human woman falls in love with a male vampire. But it is a very adult-oriented series.

The "Uglies" series, about a girl named Tally Youngblood, is pretty good, but the 4th book is disappointing. Tally plays a very minor role in it.

If you like historical fiction, try Sam Barrone's "Dawn of Empire" and "Empire Rising," about the development of cities in Mesopotamia.

A couple of very old series that are still good but may be harder to find are the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maud Montgomery and the "Jalna" books by Mazo de la Roche.

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