Life after Twilight
Has your teen’s reading passion been reignited by the sexy vampires of the Twilight series? Here are three other series to offer.
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What JK Rowling did for tweens, the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer has done for teens: made it cool to read. But when you’ve completed the sexy saga of forbidden love between Edward and Bella, where to go next for well-written youth fiction that doesn’t talk down to its readers?

There’s an explosion of very well-written youth fiction that you can also read and enjoy. From historical settings to entirely imaginary magical worlds, your teen can continue to enjoy the joy of an unputdownable book.

Here are three series that your teen reader might enjoy to keep that newfound passion for reading alive.

Bloodline; and Bloodline Rising by Katy Moran (Walker Books)

Set in pre-Christian Europe, these historical novels are alive with chewable detail and drama.

'Marked; Betrayed; and Chosen by P.C. and Kristen Cast

This mother and daughter writing team have a rather more playful take on the teen vampire genre, with sexy, modern characters and an altogether lighter touch.

The Black Magician Trilogy and The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan (Orbit)

Magic addicts will get lost in this powerful alternative world where magic is commonplace, but power has the tendency to corrupt and lead astray.

And if you really can’t shake that Stephenie Meyer habit, her new book The Host, although about extra-terrestrials, not vampires will feed that hunger.

What do you recommend for teen readers?

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