So you finished the Twilight saga but don’t quite know what to do with yourself? Not to worry; there are dozens of paranormal romance novels out there for you to enjoy. Here are a few of them you should try if you liked reading about Edward and Bella.
Evernight (Claudia Gray): The Olivers have just accepted teaching positions at the exclusive Evernight Academy and uprooted their teenage daughter, Bianca, to attend the school. Bianca soon falls for new-guy-slash-quasi-bad-boy Lucas, but there’s a twist halfway through that sets the stage for the rest of the series.
Evermore (Alyson Noel): If you’re not already familiar with The Immortals series, it just might be right up your alley. Ever has lost her entire family in a car crash but gained psychic abilities. Once settled in with her aunt and at a new school, she meets brooding, mysterious Damen. But of course, Damen is holding a secret even bigger than Ever’s psychic abilities, if you can imagine that. But you probably can.
Infinite Days (Rebecca Maizel): For all the criticism the Twilight saga received for its bad writing, Infinite Days makes Twilight look like Dickens wrote it. If you loved the sappy romance between Edward and Bella, you’ll eat up the love triangle between 500-year-old vampire Lenah her hot boy toy Justin, and cute artsy friend Tony.
13 to Life (Shannon Delaney): The 13 to Life series doesn’t have vampires but it does have werewolves, romance, mystery, and guys with accents. Enough to satisfy any paranormal romance fan, right?
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (Carrie Ryan): Mary lives in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies. When her village is overrun, she is forced into the titular forest, but still manages to find love with Travis…even though she’s supposed to be engaged to Harry. Although there are zombies in this story, fortunately, there is no zombie romance.
Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl): No, this one isn’t about Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Ethan lives in a small town in Georgia that isn’t too welcoming to outsiders. Nevertheless, he falls for mysterious new student Lena, who turns out to be a witch (erm, caster). The book is pretty thick…but so is Twilight.
Hattiesburg residents: Ready for some more paranormal reading? All of the following books are available at the Oak Grove Public Library on Old Highway 11.
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