January 09, 2012

"I love the Twilight series! What should I read now?"

If you liked Twilight...

Demon in My View     by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Series: Den of Shadows
Seventeen-year-old Jessica Allodola discovers that the vampire world of her fiction is real when she develops relationships with an alluring vampire named Aubrey and the teenage witch who is trying to save Jessica from his clutches.

Midnight Predator     by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Series: Den of Shadows
Turquoise Draka, a mercenary trained to fight vampires, witches, and shape-shifters, infiltrates a vampire stronghold, but ghosts from her past and new possibilities for her future threaten to distract her from the work at hand.

Valiant: a Modern Tale of Faerie     by Holly Black
Series: Modern Faerie Tales
Seventeen-year-old Val runs away to New York City where she falls in with a gang of squatters who live in the city's subway system and consort with fairies, trolls, and other strange creatures.

Glass Houses     by Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vampires
Danvers's standing with the popular girls on campus might improve after she moves off campus into a house populated with the undead who actually run her college town. Sequels follow.

Marked    by Kristin Cast and P.C. Cast
Series: House of Night Novels
Enter the dark, magical world of The House of Night, a world where vampyres have always existed. Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change--and not all of those who are Marked do.

City of Bones   by Cassandra Clare
Series: Mortal Instruments
Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster. 

Wounded    by Stephen Cole
Series: Wereling Triology
Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson and seventeen-year-old Kate Folan try to escape Kate's werewolf family--and fight becoming werewolves themselves--by making a cross-country journey in search of a mysterious man who might have a cure.

Fatal Bargain    by Caroline B. Cooney
Six teens spending the night in a haunted house must make a chilling choice in order to gain their freedom from the vampire imprisoning them--choose the one among them who will be the vampire's next victim.

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

The Hollow Kingdom    by Clare Dunkle
Series: The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy
In nineteenth-century England, a powerful sorcerer and King of the Goblins chooses Kate, the elder of two orphan girls recently arrived at their ancestral home, Hallow Hill, to be his bride and queen.

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side    by Beth Fantaskey
Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires.

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

Look for Me by Moonlight     by Mary Downing Hahn
During a visit to the remote inn run by her father and stepmother in northern Maine, Cynda feels isolated until she finds comfort in the attentions of a mysterious guest.

Sweetblood     by Pete 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.

Vampire Rising     by Jason Henderson
Series: Alex Van Helsing
At a boarding school in Switzerland, fourteen-year-old Alex Van Helsing learns that vampires are real, that he has a natural ability to sense them, and that an agency called the Polidorium has been helping his family fight them since 1821.

The Reformed Vampire Support Group     by Catherine Jinks
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.

Need     by Carrie Jones
Series: Need Series
Depressed after the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live with her grandmother in a small Maine town, where new friends tell Zara the strange man she keeps seeing may be a pixie king, and that only "were" creatures can stop him from taking souls.

Keturah and Lord Death     by Martine Leavitt
When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.

Wildwood Dancing     by Juliet Marillier
Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood.

Wicked Lovely     by Melissa Marr
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide     by Richelle 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.

Re-vamped!    Sienna Mercer
Series: My Sister the Vampire
When Olivia and Ivy tell their classmates and parents that they are identical twins, the word spreads to the vampire officials and Olivia must prove that she is worthy of keeping Ivy's true identity a secret.

The Host     by Stephanie Meyer
The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie Stryder's body didn't expect ger to refuse to relinquish possession of her mind.

Sucks to be Me     by Kimberly Pauley
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."

Dead is the New Black     by Marlene Perez
While dealing with her first boyfriend and suddenly being pressed into service as a substitute cheerleader, seventeen-year-old Daisy Giordano, daughter and sister of psychics but herself a "normal," attempts to help her mother discover who is behind a series of bizarre attacks on teenage girls in their little town of Nightshade, California.

Vampire Kisses     by Ellen Schreiber
Series: Vampire Kisses
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.

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle  by L.J. Smith
Series: Vampire Diaries
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.

Demons of the Ocean     by Justin Somper
Series: Vampirates
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.

Uglies     Scott Westerfeld    YA WESTERF
Series: Uglies
In a world in which everyone is transformed into a stunning beauty at age 16, Tally has doubts.  Sequels follow.

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

Young Adult Graphic Novels

Life Sucks     by Jessica Abel & Gabe Soria
YA Graphic Novel—ABEL
Life sucks for Dave Marshall.  The girl he's in love with doesn't know he exists, he hates his job, and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire, he can't go out in daylight without starting to charbroil. Undead life in its uncoolest incarnation yet is on display in this cinematic, supernatural drama told with gallons of humor and hemoglobin.

Chibi Vampire.  Volume 1     by Yuna Kagesaki
YA Graphic Novel—CHIBI #1
Series: Chibi Vampire
Karin, an unusual child vampire who has blood to spare, aspires to donate blood to humans rather than steal it, but unfortunately things never seem to work out as she plans.

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer     by Van Jensen
YA Graphic Novel—JENSEN
Series: Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer
After his creator and father Geppetto is killed by vampires, the magically animated puppet Pinocchio sets out to protect the local villagers with the help of woodcarver Master Cherry, an old Blue Fairy, and the ghost of a squashed cricket.

Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things    by Ted Naifeh
YA Graphic Novel-COURTNE
Series: Courtney Crumrin
Courtney's parents have dragged her out to a high-to-do suburb to live with her creepy Great Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. She's not only the new kid in school, but she also discovers strange things lurking under her bed.

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