We get a lot of misdirected fan mail at the Teen Ink office. Lots of readers have noticed that our senior editor is one Stephanie Meyer, and the fan mail usually says something like "Teen Ink is great, and so is Twilight! Please write more books!" Well, if you're one of those readers, I hate to disappoint you, but our Stephi is an entirely different person from the beloved young adult author (though, if you ask us, she's even more deserving of fan mail).
Everyone knows that the Twilight books have become a cultural phenomenon, so much so that it seems like almost every book in the average bookstore's young adult section is about vampires. But what if you're ready to move on? Below, check out some of my favorite YA books that don't have a vampire in sight. (Read more »)