A multimedia guide to surviving life after 'Twilight'

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES -- The cast in it's seventh episode of the series, "Haunted."
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES -- The cast in it's seventh episode of the series, "Haunted." (THE CW)
Posted: November 16, 2012

WE GET IT, Twi-hards. It's been seven years since you met Edward and Bella in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books - four since Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson blew up as your favorite supernatural couple in the films. Now it's over, and you're at a loss for what to look forward to next. Here are a few suggestions:

Movies

"Beautiful Creatures": Based on the first in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's four-book Caster Chronicle series, the movie features a heavyweight cast (Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons) in a story about a boy (the promising Alden Ehrenreich) who falls in love with the new girl (Alice Englert), only to find out that she comes from a long line of people with magic powers either Light or Dark, good or evil. We're loving the Southern-gothic feel of the trailer and can't wait to see what Emmy Rossum of "Shameless" can do as Lena's "Dark" cousin Ridley. Hits theaters Feb. 13.

_ "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bone": Clary Fray (Lily Collins of "Mirror Mirror") discovers she's a demon hunter, alongside the comely Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower of "Twilight: Breaking Dawn"). "Instruments," based on Cassandra Chew's six-book series, gets the big-screen treatment in August.

Books

Divergent: The first installment in Veronica Roth's trilogy is set in a dystopian Chicago that divides people into different values (honesty, intelligence, peacefulness, bravery and selflessness). Beatrice Prior chooses bravery and must prove herself worthy. A movie directed by Neil Burger ("Limitless") is expected in 2014.

_ House of Night: Written by P.C. Cast and daughter Kristin, the series focuses on a boarding school for teenagers where humans transition into vampirism.

Television

" The Vampire Diaries": Featuring all of the soapy fun of a CW signature series, "Diaries" adds a sexy supernatural twist (including a love triangle). Its fourth season, airing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, is shaping up to be its best yet. The entire series is streaming on Netflix, if you're looking to catch up.

_ "Awkward": If you love "Twilight" for the love triangle, not the vampires, check out MTV's "Awkward," a totally adorable, high school-set sitcom, complete with snappy dialogue and relatable heroine. The show is written considerably better than "Twilight" and is quite a bit sunnier. Both seasons are available on Hulu Plus, iTunes and Amazon Prime.

For more TV bloodsuckers, don't forget the classics: "Buffy," "Angel" and "True Blood."

" @mollyeichel

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