Lauren Davis, io9;

After a seemingly endless run of books trying to capitalize on the success of Twilight, young adult publishers are experiencing a touch of vampire fatigue. But the next set of supernatural romantic leads won’t be werewolves; they’ll be angels.

According to Publishers Weekly, this fall will see a dozen new titles with angels in starring roles, including Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush and Lauren Kate’s Fallen, which both center on teenage girls who fall for Edward Cullen-esque fallen angels.

Some publishers are seeing it as the next logical step for readers of vampire romances, with the added dimension of religion and heavenly wars in lieu of bloodsucking:

But while angels may be shoving aside the undead in the romance department, not all of the angel-themed books are focused on otherworldly love. Libba Bray’s Going Bovine about a terminally ill boy who starts seeing a punky angel (possible delusion)


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Angels sounds like a nice break from reading about vampires. I myself am not done with vamps, but I’m going to check out some of these books.

Do you like angels? Are you going to read one of the new books coming out?