What is a readalike? It is a book that has a similar mood, subject, style, or tone to that of another book. I am constantly asked for more clean vampire romances like Twilight. Let’s be clear. A chaste vampire romance is practically a contradiction in terms. The following books have some similar appeal factors to the Stephenie Meyer’s series but they aren’t all about vampires. Overall they avoid the spicier elements commonly found in the horror romance genre. Remember taste is subjective so no guarantees and of course there is only one Edward.
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt (YA) When Lord Death comes to claim Keturah she charms him with a story. He gives her 24 hours to find her true love.
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber (YA) Raven dresses in black and hopes to become a vampire some day. When a new boy moves into town she hopes he can make her dreams come true.
Companions of the Night by Vivan Vande Velde (YA) Kerry helps a young man escape from attackers only to find out that he is a vampire. Can she trust her feelings for him?
Loopk for Me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn (YA) Cynda feels separated from her father after he remarries. Instead she finds solace in the attentions of a mysterious stranger.
Old Magic by Marianne Curley (YA) Kate is a loner with supernatural abilities. She senses that the new boy, Jarrod, has powers too but he is accepted into the popular group.
The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle (YA) The King of the Goblins chooses Kate to be his bride.
Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (YA) Danica, an avian shapeshifter, agrees to marry the leader of an opposing faction in order to bring about peace.
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause (YA) A mysterious teenage boy helps Zoe to deal with her mother’s terminal illness.
Never Ceese by Sue Dent (YA) A werewolf and a vampire joins forces in order to break the curse tha binds them. Christian fiction.
The Cure for the Curse by Patrick Vaughn (YA) Warenna’s parents moved them to the middle of nowhere and informed her that they are all vampires. Now she must fight her cravings and she gets unexpected help from a boy at school named Thomas.
See the entire list of Twilight Readalikes on: Marian the libriarian <3 her!
Have you read any of these books?
Do any of these really tickle your fancy?