Thirsty. MT Anderson. Y Anderson.
All Chris really wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. So while his hometown performs an ancient ritual that keeps Tch’ muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in another world, Chris desperately tries to save himself from his own vampiric fate. He needs help, but whom can he trust?
Blue Bloods. Melissa de la Cruz. YPB DeLaCruz.
Schuyler Van Alen begins to wonder if the legends of vampires are really true. When she turns 15, she starts to crave raw food and is having flashbacks to ancient times. After a classmate is found dead–and bloodless–Schuyler doesn’t know what to think.
Masquerade. Melissa de la Cruz. Y DeLaCruz.
Schuyler Van Alen, growing comfortable with her newfound vampire powers, seeks her grandfather in Italy, while back in New York plans are being completed for the fabulous Four Hundred Ball, to be followed by an elite, teens-only event at which masks hide a terrible secret.
Sweetblood. Pete Hautman. Y Hautman.
After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with the “proto-vampires” she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled diabetes.
The Vampire Hunters. William Hill. Y Hill.
For so many people, image and appearance is important, so books are judged by their cover, not the writing within. That thought inspired this story about a gang of teenagers trying to prove that a strange old man who can’t bear the sunlight is actually a vampire terrorizing their town. This burden of proof is put upon the newest members of the group as part of their initiation. As their investigation progresses, alliances within the group change and members disappear, drawn over to the dark side.
The Silver Kiss. Annette Curtis Klause. Y Klause.
Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house. Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe’s brooding thoughts of her dying mother. Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before. Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness?
Sunshine. Robin McKinley. Y McKinley.
They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion-within easy reach of a figure in the moonlight. She knows she is a vampire.
Vampire High. Douglas Rees. Y Rees.
It doesn’t take long for Cody Elliot to realize that his new high school is a little different. The other students are supernaturally strong, don’t like the sunlight, and are always placing orders at the local blood bank. When his new friend shows him his fangs, Cody doesn’t need any more clues — these kids are vampires! As Cody struggles to fit into this secretive community, he disrupts centuries of human-vampire segregation, with some serious — and some seriously funny — consequences. In sharp, humorous, and insightful prose, Douglas Rees creates a world of vampires where the real issue for humans is not the fear of being bitten, but the need to get along. (From the Hardcover edition.)
Vampire Kisses series. Ellen Schreiber. Y Schreiber.
In her small town, dubbed “Dullsville,” sixteen-year-old Raven — a vampire-crazed goth-girl — is an outcast. But not for long. The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people — especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander’s loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.
Cirque du Freak series. Darren Shan. Y Shan and YPB Shan.
Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.
Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates). Justin Somper. Y Somper.
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.
Tide of Terror. (Vampirates). Justin Somper Y Somper.
In this sequel to “Demons of the Ocean,” there’s a traitor aboard the “Diablo” and enemies at every turn. As the danger intensifies, Grace discovers a place where her twin brother Connor could learn more about the pirate way without risking his life: the elite Pirate Academy.
The Vampire’s Beautiful Daughter. S.P. Somtow. Y Somtow.
Life isn’t easy for Johnny Shapiro, despite his mother’s success as the author of a book about his Lakota grandfather. He finds it hard to “fit in” in his new school–until he meets Rebecca, a new student as well, and the half-human daughter of a vampire.
Vampires: A Collection of Original Stories. Y Vampires.
Thirteen original stories about vampires by a variety of young adult authors.
Companions of the Night. Vivian Vande Velde. Y VandeVelde.
When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and dangerous choices.
Peeps. Scott Westerfeld. Y Westerfeld.
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.
The Last Days. Scott Westerfeld. Y Westerfeld.
As an ancient evil stirs beneath the streets of New York City, infecting rats and people like a plague, five quirky teens come together to form a “New Sound” band whose music seems to have paranormal power.
Vampire Academy. Richelle Mead. YPB Mead.
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.
Frostbite. Richelle Mead. YPB Mead.
While on a school skiing trip, guardian-in-training Rose faces everything from misunderstandings between friends to fights among factions of Moroi as reports of horrific Strigoi attacks raise tensions, ultimately leading Rose and some of those closest to her into a battle that teaches her much about life, death, and love.
The Awakening. (The Vampire Diaries). L.J. Smith. YPB Smith.
The terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
Vampire Tales for Older Readers:
Gil’s All-Fright Diner. A. Lee Martinez. F Martinez.
“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 gargantuan owner, offers them one hundred dollars to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl’s a vampire, this looks right up their alley.” (From the book jacket)
You Suck: A Love Story. Christopher Moore. F Moore.
“Being dead sucks. Make that being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask Thomas C. Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he’s ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody – the woman of his dreams – is a vampire. And surprise! Now he’s one, too.” (From the book jacket)
Salem’s Lot. Stephen King. F King.
Stephen King’s second novel, Salem’s Lot, is the story of a mundane town under siege from the forces of darkness. Considered one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written, it cunningly probes the shadows of the human heart, and the insular evils of small-town America.
I Am Legend. Richard Matheson. F Matheson.
A terrible plague has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive have been transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Except, that is, for Robert Neville. He alone appears to be immune to this disease, but the grim irony is that now he is the outsider. (From Amazon.com review)