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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

by Stephenie Meyer


Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling Twilight saga has been a true pop culture phenomenon, selling over 160 million copies worldwide. The hit film adaptations starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart grossed more than $3bn. But what if you've read all the books, watched the movies, and just can't get enough? Here are five books like Twilight, featuring passionate paranormal romance.

Suggested by Jasmine Shackle

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

by Stephenie Meyer


The Twilight saga follows Bella Swan, a quiet 17-year-old who has moved to Forks, Washington, to live with her father. At the local high school, Bella finds herself fixated with Edward Cullen, her biology partner whose coldness infuriates and intrigues her in equal measure. Soon Bella—and her readers—are transported into Meyer’s fantastical world of vampires, werewolves, and forbidden love. Midnight Sun, a new companion novel, was published in 2020 and reignited a new wave of love for the series.

Twilight is one of the best-known titles in supernatural romance, a popular sub-genre that encompasses elements of both fantasy and romance. Here we’ve gathered five more novels with similar themes or characters—books we think you’ll like if you were a big fan of the Twilight books and films.


by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver, the first book in Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls series, haunted the New York Times’ bestseller lists for more than thirty weeks on its release in 2009. The small town of Mercy Falls is in crisis: local boy Jack Culpeper has been found dead, killed by a pack of wolves. A group of local hunters set out to deal with the problem. Across town, Grace Brisbane finds Sam Roth naked and badly injured on her front porch. Unable to explain his gunshot wound nor his miraculous healing ability, Sam reveals to Grace that he is in fact a werewolf. When romance blooms between the two, Grace finds herself pulled into a world beyond her wildest imagination. Like Twilight, the book wrestles with love across the natural-supernatural divide; Grace, like Bella, also runs the risk of transformation. Shiver was followed up with Linger and Forever; a fourth book, Sinner, is a standalone story starring a pivotal character from Shiver, Cole St. Clair.


by Tracy Wolff

Tracy Wolff’s Crave, the first title in a bestselling YA fantasy series, tells the story of Grace Foster—a recent orphan who has been sent to her uncle’s exclusive boarding school, Katmere Academy. Previously unaware that this is a school for the paranormal arts, Grace is thrust into a world of shapeshifters, witches, and vampires. As the only mortal in Katmere Academy, Grace feels isolated—save for the aloof vampire Jaxon who finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. There are obvious parallels here that should appeal to anyone who likes the Twilight books. This dangerous romance calls into question everything that Grace has ever known, even the death of her parents.


by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jenifer L. Armentrout’s bestselling Lux series, which began in 2011 with Obsidian, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Katy Swartz. Having recently moved to West Virginia, Katy has low expectations of her small town until she notices two interesting-looking neighbours—Dee and Daemon Black. Katy and Dee are fast friends, but Daemon is another matter entirely. Arrogant, infuriating, and brooding, Katy finds him difficult—until she is attacked by a stranger and his response makes it immediately obvious that he is not of this world. Soon Katy becomes entangled in an intergalactic war of epic proportions. It’s different in tone, but you’ll find some common ground with Twilight. “Aliens are the new vampires,” claimed the book’s publisher, and—well, see if you agree.


Hush, Hush
by Becca Fitzpatrick

Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush is the first in a fantasy romance series for young adults that is perfect for fans of Twilight. In it, teenager Nora Grey lives with her mother in Coldwater, Maine, where she attends the local high school. But her uneventful existence is turned upside down after she finds herself sitting next to Patch Cipriano. Though generally uninterested in boys, Nora battles with her feelings for bad boy Patch—but as her life grows increasingly dangerous, she begins to wonder whether he is a place of safety or a source of danger. All the books in this series—Hush, Hush and its sequels Crescendo, Silence, and Finale—debuted as New York Times bestsellers.


The Beautiful
by Renée Ahdieh

In Renée Ahdeih’s YA vampire romance series, seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, who travels to 1870s New Orleans after being forced to flee her native Paris. While living with a group of immigrant women in the Ursuline convent, Celine finds herself captivated by the city’s extravagant underworld. Celine’s strong will and sharp wit soon catch the attention of the prolific Sébastien, leader of La Cour De Leons. But when a series of dead bodies are discovered, each more gruesome than the last, she begins to suspect the young man who captured her heart. A captivating book filled with passion, secrecy, and anticipation, with a lot that will appeal to fans of Twilight.

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