Vampire Stories

Looking for some exciting, romantic, thrilling, and frighteningly fun reads? Here are some books you can really sink your teeth into!

Series

Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa
After Allison is forced to flee the city, she joins a band of humans who are seeking a legend -- a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the creatures threatening humans and vampires alike.
The books: The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure

Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz
A group of teens from some of New York's most wealthy and powerful families discover that they're the descendants of vampires who came over on the Mayflower. Also look for the graphic novel series based on the books.
The books: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository (this is a companion book: encyclopedia of terms, short stories, secret information), Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine (three short stories), Lost In Time, and Gates of Paradise

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer
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.
The books: Start with Eighth Grade Bites, Ninth Grade Slays, and Tenth Grade Bleeds

Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
Two friends visit an illegal freak show and are drawn into a dangerous world filled with vampires and dangers aplenty. Also look for the graphic novel series based on the books.
The books: Cirque du Freak, The Vampire's Assistant, Tunnels of Blood, Vampire Mountain, Trials of Death, The Vampire Prince, Hunters of the Dusk, Allies of the Night, Killers of the Dawn, The Lake of Souls, Lord of the Shadows, and Sons of Destiny

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
When seventeen-year-old Dawn Montgomery, daughter of the slain delegates to ruling vampire Lord Valentine, becomes the new delegate, she finds herself falling in love with Valentine's kindhearted son, and risks her life when she is drawn into their dangerous political game.
The books: Darkness Before Dawn, Blood-kissed Sky, and After Daybreak

Department 19 by Will Hill
After watching his father's brutal murder, sixteen-year-old Jamie Carpenter joins Department 19, a secret government agency, where he learns of the existence of vampires and the history that ties him to the team destined to stop them.
The books: Department 19 and The Rising

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

The House of Night by P.C. Cast
Sixteen-year-old Zoey lives in a world where humans and vampires coexist. She is marked as a fledgling vampyre, and must move into the House of Night to begin her vampyre training. Also look for the graphic novel series based on the books.
The books: Start with Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, and Untamed

The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
College freshman Claire Danvers can't stand dorm life once the popular girls take it upon themselves to make her miserable. She moves into Glass House, where she finds out her new roommates are vampires.
The books: Start with Glass Houses, The Dead Girls' Dance, Midnight Alley, and Feast of Fools

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
When Cal discovers he's a carrier of the parasite that causes vampirism, he must track down all of the ex-girlfriends whom he has infected.
The books: Peeps and The Last Days

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Teenager Quincie Morris decides to reopen her family's restaurant with a vampire theme, but her plans are derailed by a series of murders, including that of her head cook. On top of that, she's got to deal with her best friend, with whom she may be in love, and who may be a werewolf... and she worries that her concerns might just be connected. Also look for the graphic novel series based on the books.
The books: Tantalize, Eternal, Blessed, and Diabolical

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
When seventeen-year-old Bella moves to Forks, Washington, she catches the eye of the mysterious and beautiful Edward. As the attraction between them grows stronger, she realizes that he's quite different from most of the other boys she knows... Also look for the graphic novel series based on the books.
The books: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
A vampire princess and her guardian-in-training return to St. Vladmir's academy to study magic and physical training, respectively, while trying to avoid gossip and cliques. Also look for the graphic novel series based on the books.
The books: Start with Vampire Academy and Frostbite

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
High-schooler Raven wishes for nothing more than to be a vampire. When mysterious Alexander moves into town with her family, she's excited to think that he may be the one to make all her dreams come true. Also look for the graphic novel series based on the books.
The books: Start with Vampire Kisses, Kissing Coffins, Vampireville, Dance with a Vampire, and The Coffin Club

Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino
In this manga series, Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy's secret. Yuki believes that vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, but her partner has different ideas...
The books: Start with Vampire Knight Volume 1

Novels

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. 2013
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex. 2010
After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation.

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks. 2009
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.

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. 2012
Residing in New Whitby, Maine, a town founded by vampires trying to escape persecution, Mel finds her negative attitudes challenged when her best friend falls in love with one, another friend's father runs off with one, and she herself is attracted to someone who tries to pass himself off as one.

Thirsty by M.T. Anderson. 1997
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.