Sookie Stackhouse Readalikes

A few weeks ago, Charlaine Harris announced that the 13th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series will be the last. The good news for fans is that True Blood is still around and the twelfth book, Deadlocked, was just released in May. The bad news is that we have to try to find another series filled with humor, romance, mystery, and lots of mythical creatures.

The Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn — While Sookie is human with  special gifts, Kitty is a werewolf at the bottom of her pack’s heirarchy. When Kitty accidentally launches a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged, she becomes the target of a werewolf hunter and several homicidal undead. Start with Kitty and the Midnight Hour.

The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger — Instead of Louisiana where vampires are out of the coffin, travel back in time to Victorian London where vampires, werewolves, and many other paranormal creatures live among the mere mortals. Alexia Tarabotti, our heroine, has her own special set of issues…she has no soul; her father is both Italian and dead; and a vampire rudely attacks her. Then a rude werewolf is sent to investigate. It’s paranormal romance meets steampunk and it’s a lot of fun! Start with Soulless.

The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost — Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield pursues the undead with a vengeance in the hope that one of her prey will be the father who ruined her mother’s life, but her plans go awry when she is captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter. Start with Halfway to the Grave.

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan — The diary of a two-hundred-year-old werewolf. Unlike the werewolves in many paranormal novels, this one is more wolf than man. If you like to mix in the occasional horror novel with your paranormal romances and mysteries, this is a good one! (And if you enjoy this one, look for Talulla Rising later this summer.)

Also try…

For more readalikes available in Pinal County, take a look at our printable guide (it also includes more books by Charlaine Harris).

For even MORE similar reads, take a look through these lists:

Don’t forget! You can place a hold in our catalog if your local library doesn’t have a copy of the title you’re interested in.

Happy Reading!


We Recommend…A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Waiting on Diana Gabaldon to publish the next in her Outlander series? Looking for a book where vampires don’t sparkle? Try Deborah Harness’ debut novel A Discovery of Witches.

Take a look at Deborah’s website for more information about The All Souls Trilogy. (The second in the series comes out this summer!)

Penguin is holding a Twitter book club featuring A Discovery of Witches. You can follow along and participate by using the hashtag: #readpenguin. Take a look at this Pinterest board to see all of the places & things mentioned in the book.

Publisher’s description:

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

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