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If you love The Vampire Diaries, add these reads to your TBR

The Vampire Diaries has been everyone's favorite show since it premiered, and we all love watching Elena interact with the world of vampires, werewolves, doppelgangers and more. If you've finished the show and can't wait to get your hands on more paranormal action, check out these riveting reads ASAP.

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

What if The Vampire Diaries happened in a world where everyone knew that vampires existed, and all humans either feared or admired them? That's the premise of The Coldest Girl In Coldtown. Tana lives in a world where vampirism spreads like a plague, and those infected are locked into special cities called Coldtowns to keep them from feeding on human beings. But when someone she knows ends up infected, the only way Tana can save them is by venturing into Coldtown—a place where humans never escape.

Siren by Kiera Cass


If you love the spookiness of the paranormal characters featured in The Vampire Diaries, check out this story about a siren (aka a deadly woman of the sea). Kahlen's life was saved a long time ago by the Ocean, and the price she pays is to become a siren who obeys the Ocean's rules, namely staying away from humans. But when she meets a human boy, she starts questioning everything she's been told.

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

The Beautiful

Vampires? Check. A relatable protagonist? Check. A love triangle? Check. This spooky story set in 19th-century New Orleans has everything a fan of The Vampire Diaries could wish for. If you love rooting for Elena Gilbert and obsessing over the Salvatore brothers, you'll love The Beautiful.

Switched by Sienna Mercer


Preppy cheerleader Olivia and goth vampire Ivy have gone their whole lives thinking they're only children. But when they end up at the same school, they discover that they've been identical twins this whole time, even though one is human and one is a vampire! But as Olivia and Ivy get closer and discover the bond of sisterhood, Ivy finds it harder and harder to hide her supernatural secret.

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by Hana Tilksew | 4/4/2024