Who's tired of hearing about Twilight and True Blood? There are a lot of other, overlooked options out there! What other books have you read on these topics that were awesome but no one seems to know about? One of my favorite series is The Last Vampire (aka Thirst) by Christopher Pike. It's a young adult series that was released years ago, but the author recently came out of hiding and started adding new books to the series. It starts off like a seemingly typical vampire series, but veers pretty far off course from there. A lot of unexpected elements! A good standalone novel is Sunshine by Robin McKinley. I read this when Twilight first got popular and I was determined to hate it, because I hated anything to do with vampires at the time, but Robin McKinley has this awesome way of really drawing you into her stories. As for werewolves, how about Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series? I came to this series from reading Anita Blake (let's not even go there) and it was such sweet, sweet relief to learn about Briggs's werewolves and read a sexy romance story that didn't feel like smut. Her Alpha and Omega series that is set in the same world is a different dynamic but also really nifty. What else have you guys got?