I've read Twilight and watched Vampire Diaries rather than reading it but loved both. I then read: House of Night series by P.C and Kristin Cast starting with Marked Host by Stephenie Meyer (took me awhile to get into but very good) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Myst by Charlaine Harris starting with Dead Until Dark (I watched the TV series True Blood before reading them) Hope this helps :)
Have you tried the Casandra Clare series Mortal Instruments (City of bones, city of glass, city of ashes), also the PC & Kristin Cast series House of Night, although there are a couple of more adult themes in House of Night books than in Twilight series (a little more sexually aware).
I'm in my early twenties so I suppose I'm not too old lol but I also really enjoyed the Twilight books although I agree with some of the criticisms of them. I was actually recommended a similar book by a friend of my Uncle's recently which I bought from Amazon and thoroughly enjoyed, The Postmodern Malady (Paperback) It's quite unlike any of the other vampire and horror novels I've read (and I've read a few). Surprising and original take on the genre. It's short stories so maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but the main story it gets its title from should interest fans of Twilight I think.
couldn't agree with you more I am a hugh Sookie fan and have read the book but totally love the Audio book series, I have listened to it over and over again Johanna Parker has got the Louisiana accent down to a tree. Definately a must for all vampire/supernatural romance fans :)
In the fantasy world of Glyn a darkness is spreading across the land. An eleven year-old girl, Ja-Day, begins a journey to find the only one who can save her world, a human boy. Along the way Ja-Day encounters mystical dragons, vicious sea creatures, raging rivers and most dangerous of all - the big cities of earth.
I've just finished Afterlife by Stephanie Hudson and couldn't put it down. Extremely well written, lots of twists and turns to the story and great characters especially the sexy Dominic Draven. Afterlife (Afterlife Saga)
@mel If you like books along that line then you should try a book called Afterlife saga by Stephanie Hudson Afterlife (Afterlife Saga) but I warn you it will become quite addictive! I couldn't put it down and when finished picked it back up again to read again. The only other book I have done that with is twilight :) Hope this helps
Law graduate Anile has recently finished university and is now ready to venture into the working world. She has suffered two discriminating and scrutinising interviews but still remains sanguine with her attitude and refuses to let anyone bring her down. She reaches Dark Lawyers for her third interview and meets a man who is enigmatic, prepossessing and smart beyond any of her expectations. She is checkmated in her interview and completely deflated but she should have seen this as a warning fore she couldn't predict what was yet to come for her. The blandishment of this man's words invites Anile to expensive cryptic parties, spectacular dates and lures her into darkness. If she is not careful and doesn't listen to her subconscious, these very words will be carved into her headstone. Love is the only thing we have that cannot be controlled, but, Anile will soon forget this as she will be plugged in and programmed into her emotions like the rest of the world.
Funny and smart beyond your expectations. Read it for yourself.