It really depends on what kind of a read your after. If you just want some light vampire love story stuff then look at Twilight lol. But I really reccomend UGLIES by Scott Westerfield (really good book/series). The vampire Diaries is also not too bad (better than Twilight).
I Love the Vampire Academy Books!
Some other Great Books are:
Fallen - Lauren Kate
True Blood - Charlaine harris
House of Night - P.C. and Kristin Cast
Hush,Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
Vampire Diaries - L.J. Smith
Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine
The Secret Circle - L.J. Smith
Dark Secrets - Elizabeth Chandler
Night World - L.J. Smith
Harry Potter - =)
Kissed by an Angel - Elizabeth Chandler
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia
The Immortal Series - Alyson Noel
Need and Captivate - Carrie Jones
Generation Dead - Daniel Waters
The Hollow - Jessica Verday
Evernight - Claudia Gray
Wicked Lovely Series - Melissa Marr
Beautiful Dead - Eden Maguire
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Darke Academy - Gabriella Poole
Blue Blood Series - Melissa de la Cruz
The House of Night series was Ah-mazing once you really get into it its like your own personal soap opera at least in my opinion... the mc Zoey gets in multiple love triangles and even though your mad at her your hoping she can pull herself togethe. I've read Twilight too and it doesn't even compare. Check out the website its houseofnightseries.com and at the bottom are all the books in order and you can read the 1st chapter.
Any books by these authors...
Mellissa De La Cruz
Laurie Halse Anderson
Elizabeth Chandler (very good book by her, it's called Kissing Angels, or something like that...tons of suspense)
The Immortal Intrusments are a very good series as wel las the vampire diaries and Twilight Saga as well. I started to read this book called evermore it is by Alyson Noel. It doesn't really have anything to do with vampires, but one of the main characters is immorttal.Its very good and the second book of the series comes out in August of 09
House of night series seriously sucks.
Mortal instruments is somewhat amazing, the sookie stackhouse series is good if you're about 16 and older.
The host by meyer is really good. I'm not a big twilight fan.
OH I PERFECT BOOK ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE FORBIDDEN ROMANCE BY THE WAY VA WAS THE BEST BOOK IN EXISTANCE IM IN LOVE WITH DIMITRI AND CRIED ALL NIGHT AT THE END OF SHADOW KISS
ANYWAY TRY NIGHT WORLD IT HAS VAMPIRES AND FORBIDDEN LOVE WITH TENSION... AND IF YOU LIKE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CHARICTORES ITS A GREAT BOOK I READ TWILIGHT THEN VAMPIRE ACADEMY THEN NIGHT WORLD AND NOW IM READING VAMPIRE DIARIES
-The Hunger Games series, by Suzanne Collins
-Darkfever,Bloodfever, Faefever...fever series by Karen Marie Moning is more an adult series
-Evernight series, by Claudia Gray (someone probably already said this, Im saying it again)
-Tithe, Valiant, Ironside (all by Holly Black; came out a few yrs ago, still good)
-Blue BLoods, by Melissa De La Cruz
-Artemis Fowl (Eion Colfer) and Inheritance Circle (Chris Paolini)
Fallen, by Lauren Kate, and Hush Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick are both worth it, if u havn't read them already
-look into Mariia V. Snyder, Poison Study and Sea glass were amazing!
-Simone Elkeles writes the best High school-romance novels I've ever read
-Shiver & Linger by Maggie Steifvater
-Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and new series just came out
-The Dark Powers YA books by Kelly Armstrong
-Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan
-House of Night by PC Cast(and Night World: personally I don't understand why people like this, but who knows? u mite enjoy it...
Vampire Academy Richelle Mead is by far my fav!
A great serise is vampire kisses its about a girl who falls in love with a vampire and doesn't even know it till she runs into another vampire who wants her for his own. it's really great try reading it sometime but yea house of night is amazing to
THE MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES SERIES BY RACHEL CAINE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOVE IT SOOOOOO MUCH & ONCE YOU START READING, YOU JUST CAN'T STOP TILL YOUR DONE & THEN YOU NEED TO GO OUT & BUY THE NEXT ONE ... THEY ARE JUST AMAZING... READ THEM, NOW!!! :D
You should try the Mortal Instruments series. The first book is City of Bones, and while it falls under the supernatural genre, the plot and characters really stand on their own.If you thought the vampire/human or student/teacher dilemma was an obstacle, just wait!
Check out www.theangelsofthenight.com for a new vampire romance series "Angels of the Night: Discovery." Although the series will not hit the shelves until Aug. 2011, the author lists her blog where you can find an excerpt from the book -very hot!
Cassandra Palmer series by Karen chance
Midnights daughter series also karen chance
Mary janice Davidsons Queen Betsy series
Ellen Schreiber's Vampire kisses
The sookie stackhouse novels by charlaine Harris
Fallen by Lauren Kate (isnt vampire but its seriously good)
Alyson Noel's Immortal series (not vampire)
Goddess of PArtholon novels by P.C Cast (not vampire)
cant thin of anyone else now, but anywhooo.. most of them are good books, didnt like the queen betsy series so wouldnt like read them untilu havent got anything 2 read ^^
Oddly enough nobody mentioned one of my favorite books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes called In the forests of the night. She has others as well like demon in my view, the sequel to In the forests of the night. She is incredible having written the first one when she was only 13 and it wasn't what I would consider juvenile in the least bit. I recommend it to anyone who likes vampire novels in any style.
Not like Vampire Academy, perhaps, but about young people finding a way in a world they don't fit into. "The Borribles" a trilogy by Michael De Larrabeiti; usually easy to find via Bookfinder, republished in one volume a few years ago. Utterly brilliant in its introduction of a subculture into "our" world. Maybe a predecessor in some ways to things like Chris Fowler's brilliant, though much harsher "Roofworld".
Just a thought.
the drake chronicles are good books to read. the first on is hearts at stake, then blood feud, after that is out for blood, the next one is bleeding hearts, then blood moon, and the last one is blood prophecy. if you want to read the 1st 3 then read ruling passion it has the 1st 3 books
I don't know about 'sexual tension" but there is the Harry Potter series. And SINCE it is probably one of THE most popular book AND movie franchises around, I don't think I need to go into much detail on what it is about! :)