My friend Stacy recently asked for some book recommendations for her teenage daughter who loved Twilight and hasn’t found anything she’s liked as much since. I figured many moms and teens are having the same problem, so I checked in with my daughter who recommends the following 5 series. (She has read them all, in fact and likes #1 and #5 the best).
|#1 – Blue Bloods Series by Melissa De La Cruz
This one is Gossip Girl meets Twilight – a page turner, but a little racy.
|#2 – The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel
Immortality – check,
magic – check,
teen romance – check, check….
All bases covered.
|#3 – House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
In a world where humans know about and tolerate vampires – the main character Zoey is marked to become a vampire and starts her training at Hogwarts…oops no the House of Night School. So Twilight meets Harry Potter – but older and a bit racy. Pattern? Surely not. Still great angsty teen vamp fun.
|#4 – The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
A Victorian boarding school, a Gothic mansion, a gossipy clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy. What more could you ask for?
|#5 – Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
About to be a movies starring Uma Thurman this one is a bit of a departure – not vamps – but Greek gods. Might not sound as compelling at first – but trust me it is!
These should keep your teen – or let’s face it you – reading through all the planes, trains and in-laws’ houses you encounter in the next couple of weeks.