There’s nothing wrong with being an adult reader who enjoys young adult fiction. VBC has read enough to narrow it down to those that should fly with adult readers. You’ll find the same elements in adult paranormal fiction, but with less violence and sex.
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
YA urban fantasy, vampires, guardians, love story, epic battles and, in time, a love triangle that will drive you insane.
Book 1: Vampire Academy (Review | Excerpt | Goodreads | Amazon)
The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Magic, nephilim, steampunk automatons, and even a parasol as a weapon. Clever world-building and characters everyone will adore.
Book 1: Clockwork Angel (Review | Goodreads | Amazon)
Evernight series by Claudia Gray
YA paranormal romance, vampires, slayers, wraiths and piles of surprises (This is a series that gets better as it progresses)
Book 1: Evernight (Excerpt | Goodreads | Amazon)
Firelight series by Sophie Jordan
YA paranormal romance with a strong female and a love story that will tug at your heart…with dragons and their hunters.
Book 1: Firelight (Review | Goodreads | Amazon)
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent gives us shining moments of strong character and will and showcases the link between bravery and selflessness. It will shock you with betrayals no one could see coming, and it will balance it with raw vulnerability and love.
Book 1: Divergent (Review | Goodreads | Amazon)
Razorland series by Ann Aguirre
Brilliant YA dystopian with cloistered teens seeking the truth, battling zombies and finding strength in each other
Book 1: Enclave (Review | Excerpt | Goodreads | Amazon)
You’re always welcome to contact us @ChelseaVBC on Twitter for specific recommendations (just let us know if you want YA, UF or PNR), but in the meantime here are our favorites.