Lately, I keep hearing the same thing from teens: "I loved Twilight, but nothing else is as good!" If you, too, are suffering from post-Edward depression, try these great paranormal books!
Prom Nights from Hell
Here's a great way to get your Stephenie Meyer fix: read something else by her!
One of the stories in this collection is Meyer's, and you may also find other paranormal authors you like.
In these stories, teen girls meet up with reapers, demons, zombies, vampires, oracles, and more! The tales run the gamut from romantic to funny to scary.
Other authors include Meg Cabot and Michele Jaffe.
You can also watch author Kim Harrison discuss the novel based on her story: Once Dead, Twice Shy.
Evermore, by Alyson Noël
Since her family died in a car accident, Ever has strange abilities.
She can see auras, read minds, and know your life story just by touching you.
That's why she avoids touching anyone, which makes her an outcast at school. Her head is full of noise, and she doesn't think she can cope - until she meets gorgeous Damon.
Why does he bring silence with him, and why is he immune to her powers? Who - or what - is he?
Watch a trailer for the book here! You can also check out the author's blog and website.
The Summoning, by Kelley Armstrong
Chloe Saunders is going crazy. At least, that’s what she’s told after she sees a ghost. She is quickly sent to a group home for teens called Lyle House.
But as Chloe gets to know the other teens at the home, she begins to realize that there something odd about everyone.
How does Simon push people without being anywhere near them? Why do objects move of their own accord when Liz is around? What’s with Rae’s thing for fire? ...And what really happens to the teens who are “released”?
Chloe and her friends discover that Lyle House is definitely not your usual group home - and they are all in serious danger. Check out the sequel, The Awakening, and the website / blog. You can also watch a trailer for the book here!
Night World series, by L.J. Smith
There are nine books in this series so far! Each large volume has three books.
In each book, a supernatural being and a human discover that they are soulmates, and bound together forever.
Can they escape with their lives after defying the laws of the Night World?
Find out in this series, which features vampires, werewolves, witches, and more!
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, by Beth Fantaskey
Jessica's senior year is about to be ruined by an exchange student named Lucius. He is looming creepily wherever Jessica goes, and soon he’s at her door.
Lucius claims that Jessica is a vampire princess and he’s her long-lost fiancé. But Jessica refuses to accept her vampiric responsibilities – she is a vegetarian, after all.
Then a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, and things suddenly look different.
Could Jessica really stop a global vampire war? Can she save Lucius' soul? Can she compete with a cheerleader? Check out the author's website here.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan
This book never uses the word “zombie,” but it’s all about the walking dead.
Mary’s world is guided by the Sisterhood and protected by the Guardians. It is surrounded by a fence. The fence keeps out the Unconsecrated, who inhabit the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
When Mary’s mother is bitten by one of the Unconsecrated, she is cast into the Forest. Mary is taken in by the Sisterhood, and she quickly discovers that they are hiding something.
Is there humanity beyond the Forest of Hands and Teeth? Is there a part of the world unaffected by the Unconsecrated? Mary is determined to find out. Then the fence is breached.
Need, by Carrie Jones
Don't let the weird gold lipstick on the cover throw you off - this book is really good!
After Zara's stepfather dies, she is shipped off to rural Maine, a place where she can stay "safe." But what does she need to stay safe from?
It turns out Maine isn't all that secure when Zara picks up her very own stalker. Things get even worse when she discovers that he's a pixie.
Unfortunately, he's nothing like Tinkerbell - he's big and menacing, and he's hunting the locals.
Will Zara be able to cope with the death of her stepfather? Will she be able to avoid the creepy pixie? And is that cute guy at school a werewolf?
Wicked Lovely, by Melissa Marr
Aislinn knows the rules. Don't stare at faeries, don't speak to faeries. And don't ever attract their attention.
She has always been able to see faeries, and has carefully ignored them. But recently, they have been growing unsettlingly active.
Then Keenan, the Summer King, arrives. Is Aislinn meant to be his Summer Queen?
The sequel is Ink Exchange, and the final book in the series is on order at the library! You can watch the trailer here.