Saturday, December 6, 2008

Twelve Days of Giving: Books for Twilighters

So the tween or teen in your life has read all the Twilight books, they've seen the movie, and they're thirsty for more (haha)? Consider buying one of these books for the die-hard Twilight fan on your holiday gift list!

LJ Smith's Vampire Diaries series, a favorite of mine when I was in high school, was re-released in two volumes last year with new cover art and new packaging. Check out The Awakening and The Struggle and The Fury and Dark Reunion. The story of a beautiful girl torn between two vampire brothers will satisfy those who enjoyed the love triangle in Twilight.

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause features a teen werewolf Vivian and her longing for the (human) hunky heartthrob Aiden. Can she curb her wild nature to be with a human boy? And what about the rest of her pack?

Meg Cabot's Mediator series star a girl with a peculiar talent - Suze can communicate with people who are not so much with the living. She works as a "mediator" to put the dead to rest. When her mother moves from from New York to California, Suze finds that her bedroom in the new house is haunted... and the ghost guy is, well, kinda cute... Great for Twilighters who like a little mystery.

In Evernight by Claudia Mills, Bianca is sent to Evernight Academy, an odd school where the students seem strangely perfect. She doesn't fit in and she's drawn to fellow outsider Jared. Is their connection strong enough to defeat the forces that would drag them apart?

Demon in My View is the story of Jessica, a high schooler who pens vampire novels under a pseudonym. When one of the characters from her novel shows up at her school, she's not sure what his intentions are. She gets tantalizingly close to him as she tries to determine the truth behind his existence.

And this last one was suggested by Ellen Anne over at Alternative Teen Services. The short story collection Prom Nights from Hell includes a short story by Stephenie Meyer as well as stories by some of the most prominent YA authors out there. Each story deals with a very special night in a teen's life - Prom - but these stories are about the darker side of Prom. A bonus for this collection is that Twilighters may be pulled in by the lure of a story by Stephenie Meyer and then discover some new favorites authors! (Thanks to Jackie for the link!)

Need more ideas? Check out the rest of my 12 Days of Giving posts!


Melissa Walker said...

Another great series is Mari Mancusi's Blood Coven, starting with BOYS THAT BITE. :) Great list!

Awkward Librarian said...

I agree with Ms. Walker, this list is really well done! I would also add the Silver Kiss by Klause...I know Blood and Chocolate is the preferred of hers, but I think Silver Kiss was Twilight before Twilight was Twilight.

Amy said...

Thanks so much for this list! My tween is currently going through Twilight withdrawl, so we really can use these suggestions! She just finished City of Bones by Cassandra Clare which she enjoyed, but vampires were only a minor detail. Thanks for your 12 days of giving series!