Top 6 Young Adult Vampire Books and Series
Vampires have always been fascinating – mysterious, dominant and often quite romantic. When it comes to love and vampires, nothing beats teenage vampire romance. There is something special about these creatures and their incredible power is one of the assets that make them stand out. All in all, here are some of the best teenage vampire books to put you in a great mood.
Bellocaro, by P. S. Meraux
This would be one of the best-rated YA vampire romance books if you liked Twilight or Pride and Prejudice. Indeed, there are two different stories, but somehow, they seem to be perfectly mixed together in a cocktail of original ideas. This is the type of book that will take you to a brand new world.
The story follows Skye Moon, who meets Thatcher Blue in a forest. Things escalate pretty quickly because Skye is now targeted by a vampire. He is trying to kill her only for being near Thatcher. Skye has had a difficult life, but she has never had to deal with an angry vampire.
Thatcher’s family comes to the island, but there is something funny about it. Those kids are not really kids. All in all, Thatcher looks at her in a different way. Eventually, she realizes that he is there to save her. Will he manage to do it? Or is he interested in killing her as well?
Glass Houses, by Rachel Caine
Glass Houses is the first book in The Morganville Vampires series. It is mandatory if you want to go through the whole series, as you get to meet most characters, understand their backgrounds, connections and relationships. The action takes place in a small community from Texas – Morganville.
Peaceful at day, this is the type of place that changes to 180 degrees once the sun goes down. Claire is a college freshman. Her life in college is not great. She decides to leave the campus and finds an available room in an old house. However, she has no clue that this house is about to change her life.
Claire ends up with a bunch of new roommates. They are less likely to become friends, but somehow, her new roommates will cover her back once things escalate. The town’s secrets come to life, looking for some fresh blood. Will she be able to survive?
Marked, by Kristin Cast and P. C. Cast
The first book in the House of Night series will surprise you with the fresh action, making it one of the most exciting teenage vampire books out there. The story follows Zoey. She is only 16 years old. An unusual encounter turns her life around, as she is now marked with a crescent moon on the forehead.
She has been marked by Nyx – the vampire goddess – and has everything required for the five elements. Zoey needs to enter the House of Night now, only to learn more about who she truly is and what kind of powers she actually has. But then, an unusual situation puts her right in the middle of a battle.
The school’s elite club – the Dark Daughters – is different from what everyone thinks. The leader is now misusing her gifts. Zoey needs to find out more about her new destiny and put things back on track. Luckily, she has some new friends to rely on.
Blue Woods, by Melissa de la Cruz
Schuyler van Alen’s life is turned upside down one day. Random things happen to her and the bad news is that they make no sense at all. She needs to figure out what is going on before it is too late. Besides, some of these things are quite frightening – for instance, her veins turn blue out of nowhere.
Schuyler also notices that she craves raw meat. One thing leads to another and she ends up in a different society full of intrigue and action. She has never been a popular girl in school, but suddenly, the school’s most popular boy – Jack – is interested in her attention.
Days later, one of the school’s most popular girls is found dead. No one knows what has really happened, but Schuyler and Jack decide to dig deeper and discover the truth. At the same time, the teenager needs to discover the secrets of the so-called Blue Bloods, yet knowing too much could be dangerous.
The Silver Kiss, by Annette Curtis Klause
This is one of the most intoxicating YA vampire romance books out there. Go through the first chapter and chances are you will find it difficult to put the book away. Zoe is quite lonely and has never been a very popular girl. But then, things change out of nowhere and she has no clue why.
Simon visits her house one night without anyone to know. He is one of the most attractive guys in town, but he is also quite frightening. Simon seems to be aware of what loneliness means, but he is also familiar with death – after all, Zoe's mother passed away and she barely managed to cope with the pain.
All this understanding has a simple reason. Simon is not a regular guy, but a vampire. His primary goal is to find revenge for his mother’s death – more than 300 years ago. He cannot do it alone, so he chooses Zoe to be his partner in solving the puzzle.
Vampire Kisses, by Ellen Schreiber
Raven is only 16 years old. She is a goth girl living in the most boring town in the USA – often referred to as Dullsville. She is definitely an outcast, but things are about to change.
Everyone in town is aware of the old mansion on Benson Hill. It has been vacant for years – people claim it is haunted. Some people decide to move in though. Everyone is intrigued, especially when it comes to the beautiful Alexander.
There are all kinds of rumors around this family, but Raven chooses to find out more and starts digging. Her fascination for vampires might finally pay off. What is she going to discover?
Bottom line, these are some of the top-rated teenage vampire books out there and for some good reasons. Get a good dose of romance, plenty of action and a bit of humor – what else can you ask for?
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