You know when you find an amazing book, and you never want it to end? How do you find another book to read after that? Our answer: Readalikes to the rescue! We hope our Readalikes will rescue you from the what-to-read-next question, and help you find lots of new amazing books.
Today’s Readalikes are for the My Sister the Vampire series by Sienna Mercer. When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she’s excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia’s opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they’re identical twins! Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch places and pull every twin trick in the book. But Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren’t exactly the same. . . Ivy is a vampire.
There are a bunch of books in the My Sister the Vampire series. Once you have devoured all those, sink your fangs into these other supernatural books for ages 8-11.
Vampire Island by Adele Griffin
Hybrid vampire-fruit bat kids move from Europe to New York, where they must adjust to life as regular humans.
Poison Apple: This Totally Bites by Ruth Ames
12-year-old Emma-Rose has always felt different from her parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and hates sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, and loves rare burgers. Could Emma-Rose be a vampire? See also other books in the Poison Apple series.
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
You think you know Hansel and Gretel? Think again! In this book you will experience fairy tales the way the Brothers Grimm intended — in both a comical and gruesome way.
Tales from the Five Kingdoms Book #1: The Robe of Skulls by Vivian French
Sorceress Lady Lamorna’s unnecessary expenses are mounting and she turns to kidnapping and black magic to get funds for her latest obsession, a new robe. See also the other books in the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series.
The Solstice Cup by Rachel Muller
Twin sisters visit Ireland during the winter solstice and learn about the fairy world, but is it a place of enchantment or enslavement for humans?
Suddenly Supernatural Book #1: School Spirit by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
All Kat wants is to be a normal 7th grader, but she has just learned that she can see dead people, and is the only one who can help free the spirit of a girl trapped at her middle school. See also the other books in the Suddenly Supernatural series.
School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari
Everybody is afraid of something. To get over your fears, you must be sent to the School of Fear where your worst nightmares come alive in frightening and humorous ways. See also the other books in the School of Fear series.
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Book #1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess, and her 3 students are not exactly ordinary children. Miss Lumley is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, but first she must help them overcome their . . . um. . . “canine” tendencies. See also the other books in The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.
Hope you enjoy our Readalikes!
—Amanda, Scholastic Booktalker