Horror Reads for Teens: Vampires

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
YA MEAD, R.
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

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The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
YA MY JINKS, C.
Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them–until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.

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Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex
YA REX, A.
After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation.

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Sucks To Be Me: the All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley
YA PAULEY, K.
When sixteen-year-old Mina is forced to take a class to help her decide whether or not to become a vampire like her parents, she also faces a choice between her life-long best friend and the boy she has a crush on versus new friends and possible boyfriends in her mandatory “vampire lessons.”

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The Vampire Diaries: the Awakening and the Struggle by L. J. Smith
YA SMITH, L.
Presents the first two volumes in the Vampire Diaries series, in which popular and beautiful high school senior Elena finds herself torn between two vampire brothers, the dark and brooding Stefan who wants to protect her from the horrors of his past and the dangerously attractive Damon, who is determined to use her to get revenge on his brother.

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Vampire Kisses: the Beginning by Ellen Schreiber
YA SCHREIBER, E.
Raven tries to shield her younger brother from the menacing Valentine Maxwell, even as she yearns to attend the prom with her immortal love, Alexander. The first three books in Ellen Schreiber’s bestselling Vampire Kisses series capture the thrill of a most unusual romance.

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Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block
YA BLOCK, F.
Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend.

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Evernight by Claudia Gray
YA GRAY, C.
Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Lucas, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca’s entire world.

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Bite Me by Melissa Francis
YA FRANCIS, M.
AJ, a teenage vampire, hides her identity from her new stepfamily–among which is her ex-boyfriend–and investigates the secrets of her heritage.

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Throat by R.A. Nelson
YA NELSON, R.
Seventeen-year-old Emma, having always felt cursed by her epilepsy, comes to realize that it is this very condition that saves her when she is mysteriously attacked and left with all the powers but none of the limitations of a vampire.

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Blood by K.J. Wignall
YA WIGNALL, K.
A centuries-old vampire wakes up in the modern day to find he is being hunted by an unknown enemy, and begins to uncover the secrets of his origin and the path of his destiny.

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Suck It Up by Brian Meehl
YA MEEHL, B.
After graduating from the International Vampire League, a scrawny, teenaged vampire named Morning is given the chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he embarks on a League mission to become the first vampire to reveal his identity to humans and to demonstrate how peacefully-evolved, blood-substitute-drinking vampires can use their powers to help humanity.

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
YA BLACK, H.
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

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Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
YA HARVEY, A.
As her momentous sixteenth birthday approaches, Solange Drake, the only born female vampire in 900 years, is protected by her large family of brothers and her human best friend Lucy from increasingly persistent attempts on her life by the powerful vampire queen and her followers.

Vamped

Vamped by Lucienne Driver
YA Driver, L.
After being turned into a vampire, Gina realizes that she, along with many other students from her high school, have become pawns in an uprising within the vampire world.

NightRoad

Night Road by A.M. Jenkins
YA JENKINS, A.
Battling his own memories and fears, Cole, an extraordinarily conscientious vampire, and Sandor, a more impulsive acquaintance, spend a few months on the road, trying to train a young man who recently joined their ranks.

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The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
YA FUKUDA, A.
Seventeen-year-old Gene has passed as a vampire for years, carefully following every rule, but now, just as he finds a girl worth fighting for, he is chosen to participate in the hunt for the last remaining humans among ruthless vampires who soon suspect his true nature.

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Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
YA KENYON, S.
Streetwise, tough, and savvy, Nick and his quick sarcasm are the stuff of legend… until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity. With his fellow students turning into flesh-eating zombies, how can he stop them… without getting grounded by his mom?

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
YA BREWER, H.
For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half-vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents’ deaths, than he could have guessed.

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Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
YA FANTASKEY, B.
Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her.

Farm

The Farm by Emily McKay
YA MCKAY, E.
In a vampire-infested world where teenagers have been imprisoned to provide food for the undead, Lily and her autistic twin, Mel, team up with a former schoolmate to make a desperate escape.

Peeps

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
YA WESTERFELD, S.
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

DrainYou

Drain You by M. Beth Bloom
YA BLOOM, M.
Even after Quinn Lacey learns that the coast of Southern California is crawling with vampires, she still tries to keep her job at the video store, convince her parents that she is eating well, and rescue her best friend from a fate worse than death.

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Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast
YA CAST, P.
Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is Marked as a fledging vampyre and joins the House of Night where she will train to become an adult vampyre.

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Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
YA LARBALESTIER, J.
Residing in New Whitby, Maine, a town founded by vampires trying to escape persecution, Mel finds her negative attitudes challenged when her best friend falls in love with one, another friend’s father runs off with one, and she herself is attracted to someone who tries to pass himself off as one.

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Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine
YA STINE, R.
After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister Livvy are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the “Restorer,” someone who can return them to normal.

BlueBloods

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
YA CRUZ, M.
Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
YA MEYER, S.
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.

Bloodline

Bloodline by Kate Cary
YA CARY, K.
In this story told primarily through journal entries, a British soldier in World War I makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
YA KAGAWA, J.
After Allison is forced to flee the city, she joins a band of humans who are seeking a legend — a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the creatures threatening humans and vampires alike.

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Department 19 by Will Hill
YA HILL, W.
After watching his father’s brutal murder, sixteen-year-old Jamie Carpenter joins Department 19, a secret government agency, where he learns of the existence of vampires and the history that ties him to the team destined to stop them.

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My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick
YA SEDGEWICK, M.
In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father’s secret past may hold the key to stopping her.

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Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan
YA SHAN, D.
When his cousin is murdered at the factory where they both work as child laborers, young Larten Crepsley commits a horrific act and must live on the run until he meets a vampire named Seba Nile who offers him protection and training as a vampire’s assistant.