The first step to recovery is a whopping great pile of new books to sink your teeth into
Now that Breaking Dawn Part 2 has hit the cinemas and we’ve had a chance to laugh and cry our way through two and a half hours of Robert Pattinson pulling sex faces while wondering whether it’s weird that we still fancy Taylor Lautner as a CGI wolf, we are facing a slightly more pressing dilemma; What the hell are we going to read next?
The books may have been out for a while, but don’t let that vampire lurking about in the corner put you off as we’ve picked out a pile of awesome reads that might just help you take the first - albeit emotional - step towards getting over Twilight.
10. Dinner With a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs
Kicking things off with another fang-tastic tale, this may seem like a clear stepping stone from the world of Bella and Edward, but don’t be fooled as although this British story might be centred around another vampiric love triangle, it takes bloodlust to a whole new level.
In fact, for Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a dark street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and bloodsucking royalty from where there is no escape.
All the riches in the world can’t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic, sexy and very dangerous prince, Kaspar Varn.
9. Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struglling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the days until he can escape Gatlin forever, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he’s never med. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, he’s inexplicably drawn to her and detemined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
8. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa
The first in the Blood of Eden series, this is a vampire trilogy with a difference. To be honest, it probably couldn’t be farther from the relatively cushy lifestyle Bella and Edward have going on (bar the whole Volturi hoo-hah) and set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia where humans and vampires are at odds, it’s a whole new side to the genre.
In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle and one girls will search for the key to save humanity. Having hated vampires her whole life, Allie Sekemoto is forced to make the decision to change in order to survive and becoming what she despises most, she must learn the rules of becoming immortal.
Separated from her mentor, Allie flees into the unknown where she joins a ragged band of humans seeking a cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike. But it isn’t easy to pass for human, especially around Zeke who might just see past the monster inside her..
7. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The first in a trilogy of the same name, welcome to a whole new fantastical world of monsters and angels that is guaranteed to make Twilight, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fans alike fall in love all over again.
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shops, a devil’s supply of human teeth grow dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young are student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldy war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; and she speaks many languages, not all of them human. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out, thanks mainly to one of the strangers; the mysterious, haunted Akiva who reveals blood and starlight, secrets that defy memory and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past.
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