After tomorrow, it’s all over. The Twilight Saga is coming to a close. Sure there are rumors of a TV show, and rumors that Stephenie Meyer may — one day — write spin-off books. But the facts right now are, there are no more books and no more movies.
So what the heck do you do read and watch now???
Well, there are a few big YA book adaptations coming to the big screen very soon that we want you to get on your radar. PLUS, our whole mission here at Novel Novice is to feature new YA books all the time — and there are a few books and series we think you’ll especially be excited about, as Twilight fans. Here now is a look at our picks for both upcoming movie adaptations and books to read:
What to Read After Twilight
Frankly, there are endless books we could list here. I mean, really, that’s what Novel Novice is all about — finding new books to read! So of course we recommend you just make sure you’re regularly following us (via email, RSS, Twitter, and/or Facebook). But if you’re a Twilight fan, here are a few very specific recommendations we hope will help you overcome your Twi-withdrawal. And if you want even MORE book recommendations, just ask. I could go on and on …
A dystopian-esque mood, a forbidden romance, and yep, vampires. Black City, which just came out this week, is an addictive and seductive read. There’s a romance to swoon over, and an escalating paranormal drama that will have you hooked and ready for more. The first book in a series, Black City also promises you’ll have plenty to look forward to over the next couple of years. Plus, the movie rights have already been snatched up!
A unique blending of our world and a world of Taylor’s own creation, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a masterful story filled with romance, magic, and war. Get swept up in the world of Karou and Akiva in the first of this planned trilogy. Book two, Days of Blood and Starlight, was just recently released. Book three is expected next year.
Do you like your apocalypse a little bit on the sexy side? Poison Princess delivers — steamy romance, deadly supernatural powers, and the end of the world unlike any dystopian you’ve ever read. The first in a series, Poison Princess promises to deliver pages upon pages of action, romance, and intrigue.
What happens when your best friend falls for the sexy new vampire in school? Team Human tackles the vampire romance from the best friend’s perspective — and offers a unique, heartfelt new twist on this ever popular genre. Written as a standalone, Twilight fans will find plenty to love.
Masque of the Red Death is such a mind-bending, genre-twisting delight! Inspired by a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, Griffin’s re-imagining creates a whole new world that blends dystopian, steampunk, and historical fiction into a delicious genre all its own. Romance, intrigue, mystery all abound. The second book in this two-part series, Dance of the Red Death, is due out this spring.
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
The first two books in this trilogy are out now, with the third due out sometime in early 2013. With Darkness Becomes Her, Keaton combines all the best elements of paranormal romance with elements of Greek mythology. Toss in her kick-ass (and ass-kicking) heroine, and this series is a must read.
This book doesn’t come out until April, but mark your calendars now. Sure, there aren’t any vampires or werewolves — but The Program offers a compelling romance, and a protagonist who will do whatever it takes to protect her love. This book is mind-bending and deliciously twisted. The first in what is meant to be a two-book series.
What to Watch After Twilight
It goes without saying, we absolutely recommend the books that all of these movies are based on. Check out our picks for the cineplex below, listed in order of release date.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Movie adaptation due in theaters February 1, 2013
Though written and published as an adult title, Warm Bodies has plenty of YA crossover appeal. It is, after all, a love story between a zombie boy and a human girl. And yep, it works.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Movie adaptation due in theaters February 13, 2013
Plus, it’s the first of a four-book series, so you’ve got plenty to devour. All four books are currently available.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Movie adaptation due in theaters August 23, 2013
The first of The Mortal Instruments series. The first five books have been released, and the sixth and final book is due out next year. Plus, check out the prequels (The Infernal Devices), and Clare has promised another trilogy based in this universe in the next few years.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Due in theaters November 22, 2013
You should know about The Hunger Games by now. All three books in this addictive trilogy are currently out, and the first movie is already available on DVD and Bluray. (Look for the Catching Fire logo reveal when you seeing Breaking Dawn: Part 2 in theaters this weekend!)
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Movie adaptation due in theaters March 21, 2014
The first two books in this trilogy are currently available. The third book is expected out late next year.
The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
Fourth season of TV series currently airing on The CW network.
The original books in this series came out long before Twilight, and have been re-released in the last few years, along with a continuing set of books.
For the comments: What books (and/or movie adaptations) do you recommend for Twilight fans?