YA Books Far Better than Twilight

If Twilight left a sour taste in your mouth or you're just looking for something to read next, this is the list for you, with something for every taste. Keep reading!
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message 1: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Needham Most YA books are much better than Twilight.


message 2: by Erin (new)

Erin Marie City Of Bones,Ashes & Bones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 3: by Athena (new)

Athena Magdelina wrote: "Most YA books are much better than Twilight."

i agree with that!


message 4: by KayLee (new)

KayLee Yeah I'm wondering where Harry Potter isn't on there too... But I do love alot of the other ones on there :D


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah BOOO TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rock on Harry Potter! Any book is better than Twilight!


message 6: by Kailani (new)

Kailani yep any book is better than twilight


message 7: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Sarah Dessen
Maggie Stiefvater
Becca Fitzpatrick
Justina Chen Headly
Shannon Hale

all wrote stories that I am madly in love with. <3

Twilight can't and will never even measure up to them =]


message 8: by Kailani (new)

Kailani u go grl


message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura I have removed all adult fiction from the list.


message 10: by Megan (new)

Megan Magdelina wrote: "Most YA books are much better than Twilight."

I'm going to have to agree to this. Who cares about sparkling vampires and girl-crazy werewolves??


message 11: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 24, 2010 07:36PM) (new)

I don't really like Twilight. I mean come on sparkling vampires.


message 12: by Shainia (new)

Shainia Carrillo Impulse by Ellen Hopkins is by far one of my FAVORITE books of all time! The verse style of writing, the realism of the story, and plot are some of my favorite parts about this book.. FAAR better than Twilight! :B


message 13: by Connor (new)

Connor How come Twilight is on the list?


message 14: by Megan (new)

Megan Connor wrote: "How come Twilight is on the list?"

I don't know, really.


message 15: by Megan (new)

Megan Mickey wrote: "I don't really like Twilight. I mean come on sparkling vampires."

They sparkle like shiny toothpaste. I bet their blood is minty.


message 16: by Kelly (new)

Kelly WAHOO!! Harry Potter! I agree, why is Twilight on there?


message 17: by Megan (new)

Megan Twilight shouldn't even be on there.


message 18: by Megan (new)

Megan Someone delete it, if possible.


message 19: by Lucia (new)

Lucia Belakova Woot! for The Hunger Games trilogy!


message 20: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Rachel wrote: "Sarah Dessen
Maggie Stiefvater
Becca Fitzpatrick
Justina Chen Headly
Shannon Hale

all wrote stories that I am madly in love with. <3

Twilight can't and will never even measure up to th..."


ditto on the first 3 authors !!!


message 21: by Evie (new)

Evie I find it really funny that Twilight is on here.


message 22: by Sababa (new)

Sababa i love the title of this list.. good one


message 23: by Breanne (new)

Breanne Tiger saga all the way :)


message 24: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Someone voted "Twilight" in this vote?
Isn't this supposed to be books better than Twilight vote?


message 25: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Lizzie wrote: "I find it really funny that Twilight is on here."

I agree with you:D
lol.I had to double check the title of list to make sure I was not hallucinating.


message 26: by Sicarius (new)

Sicarius Noctis I think everything but the books by Stephanie Meyer should be counted as "better than Twilight". (OK, you can put the rest of the Meyer books at the bottom of the list. That includes The Host.)


message 27: by Mallory (new)

Mallory Most of these books are VERY intriguing!But,I do love Twilight as well!


message 28: by Aurora (new)

Aurora Avery Thank You! For the realization that Twilight isn't the best series of books in YA.


message 29: by Jen (new)

Jen I wish there was a "vote for all" button here, because I think all YA books are better than Twilight.


message 30: by Lucia (new)

Lucia Belakova Jen wrote: "I wish there was a "vote for all" button here, because I think all YA books are better than Twilight."

Amen to that, sister!

All of the YA books should be more promoted, because Twilight, with all of it's almighty crappiness, shouldn't even have a chance to get published.
Sorry, Meyer, but if a degree from Birmingham university focused on literature didn't help you, it's not going to get any better.


message 31: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Barua the only reason twilight was published was because the publishing company was desperate!!!!!!!!!!!


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

I've yet to completely understand the sexual sublimation involved in neck biting, but it's in there somewhere. Probably closely akin to "being in love" with Justin Bieber. Sort of like love, but not messy (except for the blood, but not, like, you know, "nasty.")

For a true romance, with fantasy, great writing, jeopardy, check out The Ballad of Young Tam Lin. Not for the younger YA crowd, but romantic and sensual without being graphic, so fine for older YA readers. Preview on Kindle ("look inside"), or buy hardcover at http://www.createspace.com/3661637.


message 33: by Alex (new)

Alex Maggie wrote: "Most YA books are much better than Twilight."

I agree, I mean twilight was ok, but I think your right.


message 34: by L.M. (new)

L.M. Smith I just added some new books to the list for those of you that have already read the majority of the series' that are on this list. It's funny how I see the same books in just about every list so it feels good to be able to bring something completely new to the table.

The Citizens (A Jazz Nemesis Novel)  by L.M. Smith
This one is good for older YA but I have to be honest and say that I suspect that the series will be going in a more adults-only direction as it progresses. Still, it's a great read - maybe just pre-screen it before handing it to your youngins.

Dhampiri by L.M. Smith
This one is completely YA appropriate. It's a little bit violent but no more than the Twilight series and the story line is much more unique. FINALLY a book that pits vampires against something OTHER than werewolves/lycans. Yep, a brand new creature is in this book that I've never seen before anywhere else and they're pretty badass.


message 35: by Gabby (new)

Gabby Why is Twilight on here?


message 36: by Becca (new)

Becca Every time I see he word 'Twilight' or the book's cover, I want to cry. Very hard.


message 37: by Nono (new)

Nono Everything is better than Twilight. :ȴ


message 38: by Erica (new)

Erica Maggie wrote: "Most YA books are much better than Twilight."

Twilight isn't THAT bad...


message 39: by Erica (new)

Erica Nesrin wrote: "Everything is better than Twilight. :ȴ"

again Twilight is NOT that bad.. It is actually a good series. I think that it's just the movies that take away from it.


message 40: by Jack (new)

Jack If you enjoy the dystopian genre, you should join The YA Dystopian Book Club


message 41: by Tierney (new)

Tierney Banco i dont see the point of this list cause any book is better than twilight


message 42: by Leena (new)

Leena i don't know why there are many people judging any book is better than twilight. i don't think twilight that bad. although i never read twilight, but i read the host. and for me, the host is a good story. i think twilight movies that screwing the book. cause when i first seeing twilight movie, i was like, "gah!! what the hell is this?"

if i can say, hush hush and fallen are the worst. i read both of it and it so awful and terrible that i regret i ever read it in my life. so annoying. such a crap. blah


message 43: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Twilight isn't the WORST series ever. I just didn't like the sappy movies.


message 44: by Laura (new)

Laura Smith Though i liked twilight i do love the books like the mortal instuments (city of bones) they have more of a story too them :)


message 45: by April (new)

April Twilight wasn't even that bad... Hush,Hush is worse tbh


message 46: by Forogh (new)

Forogh Kailani wrote: "yep any book is better than twilight"
I totally agree!!!! Harry potter ? I can t even compare twilight to it!


message 47: by Lyndsay-ann (new)

Lyndsay-ann If this is a list of books that are better than Twilight, why is it on the list?


message 48: by Forogh (new)

Forogh I dont think it s a list of books better than twilight I just saw it on the list among books like harry potter and to kill a mocking bird and it surprised me. but I can t deny it if it wasn t any good it couldnt become this popular


message 49: by Scrubb (new)

Scrubb Interesting. "Books better than Twilight," and all three Hunger Games Trilogy books are on the list. Sure, it was a fascinating plot, but the actual writing in the Hunger Games trilogy got worse with each book.


message 50: by Elyse (last edited Jan 05, 2014 02:39AM) (new)

Elyse I Hate The City of Bones FAR more than (the first) Twilight.

Someone please tell me if TMI gets significantly better in the following books?


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