Thursday, January 15, 2009

Teen Vampire Booklist

Thirsty. M.T. Anderson. (1997). From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him while also struggling to remain human.

Demon In My View. Amelia-Atwater Rhodes. (2001). Teenage writer Jessica becomes entangled with her own ghoulish characters.

In The Forests Of The Night .Amelia-Atwater Rhodes. (1999). 300 year old vampire Risika still looks 17– the age she was when she became immortal– and she is involved in a frightening mystery. Written when the author was 13 (!) this is a great introduction to her writing.

Shattered Mirror. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. (2001).As seventeen-year-old Sarah, daughter of a powerful line of vampire-hunting witches, continues to pursue the ancient bloodsucker Nikolas, she finds herself in a dangerous friendship with two vampire siblings in her high school.

Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires. Rachel Caine. (2006).When Claire decided to attend college early, she had no idea what she was going to learn. (Sequel: The Dead Girls’ Dance)

High School Bites. Liza Conrad. (2006). Having learned on her sixteenth birthday that Count Dracula exists and lives in her hometown of Seattle, Lucy tries to save herself and her friends while wondering whether her boyfriend is also a vampire.

The Vampire’s Promise. Caroline B. Cooney. (1993) A vampire holds a group of teenagers prisoners in his house. In order to be released, one must volunteer to stay behind.

Blue Bloods. Melissa de la Cruz. (2006). Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines. (Sequel: Masquerade)

The Silver Kiss. Annette Curtis Klause. (1990).A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoe come to terms with her mother's terminal illness.

Gil’s All Fright Diner. A. Lee Martinez. (2005).Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood County in their pickup truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks to be right up their alley.

Twilight, (2005) New Moon, (2006) and Eclipse (2007). Stephenie Meyer. When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Vampire High. Douglas Rees. (2003). When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, pale-skinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day.

Braced 2 Bite. Serena Robar. (2006). When Colby Blanchard is attacked and turned into a half-vampire, her senior year of high school becomes surreal as she vacillates between trying to save her life and worrying about losing her place on the cheerleading squad.

Vampire Kisses. Ellen Schreiber. (2003). Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the mysterious new boy in town, eager to find out if he can make her dreams come true. (Sequel: Kissing Coffins)

Cirque du Freak series. Darren Shan. (2001)Darren becomes a half-vampire after a visit to a bizarre freak-show, and the saga follows his adventures as he tries to adjust to his new life and fights evil.

The Awakening. L.J. Smith. (1999). Elena is torn between two brothers- and it only further complicates things that they are vampires.

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean. Justin Somper. (2005) When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her.

Dracula. Bram Stoker. (1897). Jonathan Harker must try to defend his fiance Mina and her friend Lucy from the decadant Count Dracula.

Peeps. Scott Westerfeld. (2005). Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

For older readers (Graphic elements)

Covenant with the Vampire. Jeanne Kalogridis. (1995). The first in a series of diaries of the family of Dracul.

‘Salem’s Lot. Stephen King. (1975). Ben and Susan don’t know exactly what is going on in their small town- but they know it feels evil.

Interview With the Vampire. Anne Rice. (1976). Louis, a vampire for 200 years, tells his story to a reporter in San Francisco.

Graphic novels with Vampire Themes

Vampire Knight. Matsui Hino. (2007). Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the day class and the night class. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the guardians of the school, protecting the day class from the Academy's dark secret: the night class is full of vampires!

Vampire Game. Jason Judal. (2003). In this manga series, reincarnated vampires search for each other.

Vampire Loves. Joann Sfar. (2006). Ferdinand is a vampire- but he is too polite!

Tales of the Vampires. Joss Wheedon. (2004). This is based on the TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

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