This young adult vampire-romance novel was a massive success for Stephenie Meyer and captured the attention of readers worldwide. Twilight introduced us to a world where humans and vampires co-exist, with an intertwined forbidden love story that echoes Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
Gothic literature has become increasingly popular with children and adults alike in the wake of the release and subsequent success of the Twilight series. If you’re after some further suggestions for similar stories, then look no further.
We’ve come up with some of the best suggestions that you can really sink your teeth into!
1. Blue Blood Series
The Blue Bloods is a series of vampire novels created by Melissa De La Cruz. The Blue Bloods are Lucifer’s loyal army of fallen angels who have been forced to live on earth as vampires. The life of the novel’s protagonist, Schuyler, suddenly begins to change when she turns 15. She notices intricate blue veins pulsing from her arms and, as if overnight, a popular boy who happens to be the twin brother of a class nemesis begins to take a interest in her. I’m sure you can already see why we’d recommend this one to Twilight fans.
2. House Of The Night Series
House Of The Night is a series of vampire fantasy novels co-written by P. C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast. Books within the series spent an astonishing 63 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller list. The story follows protagonist Zoey Redbird as she comes of age and is initiated as a “fledgling vampyre”. The House Of The Night is the name of the boarding school our protagonist must attend in order to grow into a fully fledged vampire, a process which takes 4 years. This series could not be more highly recommended for Twilight fans looking for something a little more occult.
3. Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy is the first novel in a 6-book worldwide best-selling series by the same name, authored by American author Richelle Mead. The story focuses largely around Lissa Dragomir, a Moroi princess and her best friend Rose Hathaway, a dhampir. This tale is truly engrossing, packed with excitement and romance. One to read if you loved Twilight.
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti follows the story of Haven Terror, a reserved, intelligent social outcast. The intrigue begins when an internship allows her to fall in love with someone who isn’t quite what he seems. A must-read for Twi-hards.
5. The Vampire Diaries
From L. J. Smith comes a series predestined for Twilight fans, The Vampire Diaries. Elena Gilbert is the central protagonist of this story and finds her heart torn between two vampire brothers. Entrancement, awakening, and a dark romance...beginning to sound familiar?
6. The Southern Vampire Mysteries
The Southern Vampire Mysteries, also known as The Sookie Stackhouse Novels, were created by best-selling author Charlaine Harris. The series follows drama and love triangles between vampires, werewolves (shifters) and fairies. Promising an interesting and unpredictable read, with Sookie Stackhouse at the very centre of the chaos, these novels are definitely worth a read.!