On June 16, 2016, Kidsmomo reader Emily asked us for book recommendations based on her interests:
I love teen paranormal romance books but I don’t know what I should read next.
Well, Emily, we’d love to help! A lot of thought, and then furious typing, immediately occurred when we saw your message:
Emily, teen paranormal romance books are very popular these days, but there are so many of them! To avoid a ridiculously long list, we’ve skipped over the most well-known series, like Twilight (for ages 13+). Click on the description links below to see the entirety of the official publisher overview for each book:
[Note: Some of these books are recommended for older readers, so take note of the age ranges listed under the titles.]
Never Ever by Sara Saedi
Speedy Summary: Peter Pan retelling, flying, romance, family issues.
Wylie Dalton didn’t believe in fairy tales or love at first sight. Then she met a real-life Peter Pan.
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Speedy Summary: Annie Oakley’s Wild West meets evil genies and mythical beasts a la Aladdin.
She’s more gunpowder than girl — and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Speedy Summary: One of Nancy’s favorite series! Teenagers with special powers, and the government doesn’t know what to do with them. The romance is light, but really addicting.
When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police.
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Speedy Summary: Fallen angels, private school, a little cheesy, and lots of romance.
What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Speedy Summary: A typical girl meets boy love story, but the boy happens to be a werewolf.
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf — her wolf — is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.
Soundless by Richelle Mead
Speedy Summary: A fantasy set in China, deafness, and social class systems to deal with.
For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear.
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
Speedy Summary: Another retelling of Aladdin, with a female genie that totally kicks butt (and possibly falls in love with him).
She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world…
And if you decide to take a break from paranormal romance after reading all the awesomely romantic books described above, then check out our answers to other “Ask Kidsmomo” questions!
If any readers — especially Emily! — decide to read any of these books, please leave us a review! And if there are any other Kidsmomo readers unsure about what to read next, feel free to submit an Ask Kidsmomo question below: