Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (SF WHI)
In the class of the high school English teacher she has been
haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human
eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not
seemed remarkable until now. And Helen--terrified, but intrigued--is
drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents
this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers
struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the
secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to
and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (SF KLA)
Sixteen-year-old Vivian Gandillon is trying to fit in to her new
home in the suburbs, which isn't easy since she and her family are
werewolves. When she falls in love with a human, she must sort out
in My Viewand others by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (SF
Jessica, the author of a vampire novel, wishes she felt as
comfortable with her school mates as she does among the vampires and
witches of her fiction. Life changes when two new students arrive at
Ramsa High wanting Jessica's attention.
Vampire Diariesby L.J. Smith (SF SMI)
Two vampire brothers, Damon and Stefan, find their bond torn apart
by the woman they both love and the tragedies of their past.
Great and Terrible Beautyby Libba Bray (SF BRA) It' s 1895, and after the suicide
of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life
she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England.
Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have
an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma' s reception there is a
chilly one. To make things worse, she' s been followed by a
mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What
is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence' s most
powerful girls-- and their foray into the spiritual world-- lead to?
Bloodsby Melissa de la Cruz (SF DE) 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.
Markedby P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (SF CAS) 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters
the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult
vampyre. Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been
"marked" by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only
fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.
Vampire Academyby Richelle Mead (SF MEA) St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just
any boarding school; its a hidden place where vampires are educated
in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them.
Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a
Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're
being dragged back to St. Vladimir's, the very place where they're
most in danger. Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance,
the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime
rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi, the world's
fiercest and most dangerous vampires, make Lissa one of them
Vampire Kissesseries by Ellen
Schreiber (SF SCH) 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. Ellen Schreiber's spooky and stirring romance tells the story
of two outsiders who fall in love in a town where conformity reigns,
and ends with a shocking surprise.
Tantalizeby Cynthia Leitich Smith (SF SMI) Werewolves, vampires, and human
hybrids all work up an appetite in this delicious debut novel of
dark fantasy, young love, and culinary secrets.
Companions of the Nightby Vivian Vande Velde (SF VAN) Kidnapping. Car theft. Murder.
Vampires. Kerry's got a tough night ahead of her.
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Taleby Holly Black (SF BLA) Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern
nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with
her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces her back to
her childhood home. There, against the industrial, blue-collar New
Jersey backdrop, Kaye finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient
power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms.
Wicked Lovelyby Melissa Marr (SF MAR) In a world unseen by mortals, the
forces of Summer and Winter are at war. Two Faery Courts have been
seeking the Summer Queen for more than nine centuries--one to
restore the power of Summer and the other to banish it in this
gritty modern Faery tale.
Dangerous Girls by R.L.
Stine (SF STI)
Destiny Weller and her twin sister, Livvy, were as close as two
sisters could be -- until Livvy chose to become a vampire, leaving
Destiny behind. Now Destiny will do anything to bring Livvy back to
the family. But in Livvy's world of endless darkness, she knows
there is only one way she and Destiny can be reunited -- Destiny
must become a vampire too... Which sister will live to see the glow
of the next full moon? Whose lips will savor the taste of night? Who
will survive? Book jacket.
Boys That Bite
by Mari Mancusi (SF MAN)
Due to a case of mistaken identity, Sunshine McDonald is
bitten by a good looking vampire and must find a way to reverse the
vampire curse before she becomes one of the undead for the rest of
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (SF GAR)
There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much
the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I
thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a
curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena
Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has
ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse
that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the
overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the
forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate,
who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is
haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena
moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is
inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection
between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change
Shiver by Maggie
Stiefvater (SF STI)
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind
her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a haunting presence
she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives:
In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the
silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months
of being human -- until the cold makes him shift back again. Now,
Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath
away. ItÂ’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears and the
temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing
himself, and Grace, forever.
Morganville Vampires chronicles
by Rachel Caine (SF CAI)
Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Just don't stay out after dark.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish
dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just
where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than
zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she
finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show
many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's
deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.
Mortal Instruments trilogy by
Cassandra Clare (SF CLA)
Their hidden world is about to be revealed....When fifteen-year-old
Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she
hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed
by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing
bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's
hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and
the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary. Equally startled
by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as
Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the
earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears
and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon. But why
would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her
mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters
would like to know....