A booklist by:
Heather Gruenthal, Teacher Librarian
Western High School Orangeview Junior High School, Anaheim Union High School District, Multnomah County Library

Thirsty
by M.T. Anderson

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.

Den of Shadows
by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
1. In the forests of the night
2. Demon in my View
3. Shattered Mirror
4. Midnight Predator
Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.

Valiant: A modern tale of faerie
by Holly Black

Seventeen-year-old Valerie, who has befriended a unusal group, now is bound into service with a troll. When seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city’s labyrinthine subway system.

Gemma Doyle Trilogy
by Libba Bray
1. A Great and Terrible Beauty
2. Rebel Angels
3. The Sweet Far Thing
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
by Heather Brewer
1. Eighth Grade Bites
2. Ninth Grade Slays
3. Tenth Grade Bleeds – will be published July 2009
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.

Prom Nights from Hell
by Meg Cabot

Short stories, including The exterminator’s daughter / Meg Cabot — The corsage / Lauren Myracle — Madison Avery and the dim reaper / Kim Harrison — Kiss and tell / Michele Jaffe — Hell on Earth / Stephenie Meyer.

Bloodline
by Kate Cary
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.
1. Bloodline
2. Reckoning

House of Night
by P. C. Cast
1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed

Mortal Instruments
Cassandra Clare
1. City of Bones
2. City of Ashes
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 bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

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


High School Bites: The Lucy Chronicles
by Liza Conrad

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.

Encyclopedia Horrifica: the terrifying truth! about vampires, ghosts, monsters, and more
by Joshua Gee

A visual reference contains true stories of such creatures as vampires, aliens, werewolves, and ghosts, accompanied by photographic evidence, eyewitness accounts, and original interviews.

Look for me by Moonlight
by Mary Downing Hahn

While staying at the remote and reputedly haunted Maine inn run by her father and pregnant stepmother, sixteen-year-old Cynda feels increasingly isolated from her father’s new family and finds solace in the attentions of a charming but mysterious guest.

Vampire’s Love
by Janice Harrell
1. Blood Curse
2. Blood Spell

Vampire Twins
by Janice Harrell
1. Bloodlines
2. Bloodlust
3. Blood Choice
4. Blood Reunion

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.

Noble Dead
by Barb Hendee
1. Dhampir
2. Thief of Lives
3. Sister of the Dead
Magiere has earned a reputation as the most formidable vampire slayer in the land. Villagers far and wide welcome her with both awe and disdain, grateful to her for ridding their towns of the undead menace, but finding themselves made poorer for their salvation. Magiere has always known she’s dealing with simple folk who only wish to have their superstitions silenced, and she’s never seen anything wrong with exploiting them for profit.

Now, tired of the game, Magiere and her partner, the half-elf Leesil, are ready to hang up their weapons and settle down in a place they can finally call home. But their new found peace will not last. For Magiere has come to the attention of a trio of powerful and dangerous vampires who recognize her true identity — even if she does not – and who fear the birthright that flows through her veins. And they will stop at nothing to keep Magiere from fulfilling her destiny.

Owl in Love
by Patricia Kindl

A fourteen-year-old girl, who can transform herself into an owl at will, discovers interesting new relationships with both humans and owls when she develops a crush on her science teacher.

Salem’s Lot
by Stephen King

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.

Blood and Chocolate
by Annette Curtis Klause

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

The Silver Kiss
by Annette Curtis Klause

Cathy here again! This is another great one, and get this, its written by A LIBRARIAN!
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?

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.

The Claidi journals
by Tanith Lee
1. Wolf Tower
2. Wolf Star
3. Wolf Queen
4. Wolf Wing
When a stranger is captured by the Guards of the House and Garden where she has worked all her life as a slave and maid, sixteen-year-old Claidi helps him escape and sets out with him to journey to his home city through the dangerous Waste.

Blue Sword
by Robin McKinley

Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.

Sunshine
by Robin McKinley

Boys That Bite
by Marianne Mancusi

Bitten by a vampire after being mistaken for her Goth twin sister, Rayne, sixteen-year-old Sunny is in a race against time as she tries to prevent herself from becoming a vampire permanently.

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 the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

I am Legend
by Richard Matheson

Neville is essentially the last man on earth, and the loneliness of his situation is the central part of the story. Matheson is able to communicate Neville’s emotional feelings vividly, making him very real. We gradually acquire the story of the deaths of Neville’s wife and daughter, essentially experiencing the pain he goes through when these memories overcome him. We watch him drink himself into a stupor as each night finds him besieged in his fortified house, surrounded by vampires, including his old friend and neighbor, calling for him to come out. We watch him slowly lose his grip on sanity and come very close to giving up.

Got Fangs?: Confessions of a Vampire’s Girlfriend
by Katie Maxwell

I used to think all I wanted was to have a normal life. You know, where I could be one of the crowd and blend in, so no one would know just how different I am. But now I’m stuck in the middle of Hungary with my mom, working for a traveling fair with my psychics, magicians, and other really weird people, and somehow, blending in with this crowd doesn’t look so good.

Fortunately, there’s Benedikt. Yeah, he may be a vampire, but he has a motorcycle, he likes the mysterious horse I suddenly acquired, and best of all, he doesn’t think I’m the leasy bit freaky. So I’m supposed to redeem his soul — if his kisses are anything to go by, my new life may not be quite as bad as I imagined.

Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
1. Vampire Academy
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.
2. Frostbite
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.
3. Shadow Kiss
While Rose is coping with the darker effects of being shadow-kissed, her relationship with Dimitri is finally taking off, and when he disappears during a Strigoi attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy, she must make a terrible choice.
4. Blood Promise – comes out August 25th 2009

Twilight
by Stephenie Meyer
1. Twilight
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.
2. New Moon
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a “cult” and changes in terrible ways.
3. Eclipse
Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob, a werewolf, and her relationship with Edward, a vampire, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city.
4. Breaking Dawn
In the fourth and final book in the #1 bestselling teen vampire Twilight Saga, questions will be answered and the fate of Bella and Edward will be revealed.

Darkangel Trilogy
by Meredith Ann Pierce
1. The Darkangel
2. A Gathering of Gargoyles
3. The Pearl of the Soul of the World
Cathy here again… I read this series in high school and I LOVED IT!
The servant girl Aeriel must choose between destroying her vampire master for his evil deeds or saving him for the sake of his beauty and the spark of goodness she has seen in him.

The Last Vampire
by Christoper Pike
1. The Last Vampire
2. Black Blood
3. Red Dice
4. Phantom
5. Evil Thirst
6. Creatures of Forever

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Angel Chronicles (various authors)
based on the screenplays “Angel” and “Reptile boy” written by David Greenwalt and “Lie to me” written by Joss Whedon ; based on the hit TV series created by Joss Whedon.

Vampire High
by Douglas Rees

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.

Vampire Chronicles
by Anne Rice

1. Interview with the vampire
2. The vampire Lestat
3. The queen of the damned
4. The tale of the body thief
5. Memnoch the devil
6. The vampire Armand
7. Merrick
8. Blood and gold: or, The story of Marius
9. Blackwood farm
10. Blood canticle
Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses.

Vampire Plagues
by Sebastian Rook
1. London, 1850
An ancient evil a doomed expedition. The heart of the British Empire is about of fall prey to an unspeakable curse… When a merchant ship sails into port at twilight, jack recognizes it for what is: an opportunity. But Jack has never seen a ship quite like this one. A side from a flock of enormous black bats that flies from it hull, there’s only one living soul on board – a young stowaway named Benedict Cole. Jack and the wealthy, educated Ben have little in common. But once Jack hears Ben’s hair raising story of an ill fated expedition to Mexico and the strange sickness that’s followed him back the two boys find themselves on the same side of a deadly struggle. With no one to turn to and nothing to rely on but their wits, they face a plague the likes of which London has never seen.
2. Paris, 1850
3. Mexico, 1850
4. Outbreak
5. Epidemic
6. Extermination

Vampire Kisses
by Ellen Schreiber
1. Vampire Kisses
2. Kissing Coffins
3. Vampireville
4. Dance with a Vampire
5. The Coffin Club
6. Royal Blood
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.

Cirque Du Freak
by Darren 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.

Tantalize
by Cynthia Leitich Smith

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family’s vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

Night World
by Lisa J. Smith
1. Secret Vampire
2. Daughters of Darkness
3. Spellbinder

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters — they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World. In “Secret Vampire”, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy’s only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend. Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in “Daughters of Darkness”. Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It’s a battle between black magic and white magic in “Spellbinder”.
4. Dark Angel
After a near death experience, Gillian returns to her body accompanied by an angel who helped her come back. An invisible guardian that only Gillian can see, he helps her achieve the popularity she has always yearned for. But then, Angel begins to make bizarre demands. At last, Gillian must face the terrifying question: What kind of being has she brought back from the Other Side?
5. The Chosen
6. Soulmate
Thierry, the Lord of the Night World, has searched through the years for his soulmate, and has finally found her in Hannah Snow. Yet Hannah’s destiny is death before the age of seventeen, and he fights to protect her.
7. Huntress
Jez Redfern is unique. She’s a vampire hunter who’s half vampire. Formerly the leader of a gang of vampire raiders, she discovered that her mother was human. Now Jez hunts her former friends. But in the search for one of the Wild Powers, Jez has to rejoin her old gang, who want to lure her back to the old ways.
8. Black Dawn
9. Witchlight

Vampire Diaries
by Lisa J. Smith
1. The Awakening
2. The Struggle

3. The Fury
4. Dark Reunion

The Vampire’s Beautiful Daughter
by S.P. 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.

Dracula
by Bram Stoker

A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful. But Dracula also stands as a bleak allegorical saga of an eternally cursed being whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the dark underside of the supremely moralistic age in which it was originally written — and the corrupt desires that continue to plague the modern human condition.

Companions of the Night
by Vivian Van Velde

Cathy here for a second. She’s a local author, she writes a ton and they’re all GREAT!
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
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.