Novels that Bite for the Teen Crowd

Last week the teen librarian asked me if I could think of any teen vampire novels and, as often happens, the blank, empty skull syndrome hit. In anticipation of the publication of Stephanie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn novel in her Twilight Saga, here are a few vampire series to help slake the thirst of teen vampire fans who want even more vampi-ness. On a personal note, I used to read vampire novels and such in my callow youth, but I think seeing the movie Nosferatu cured me. His picture is featured here 🙂

Serial Vampires

Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

New Moon
Breaking dawn

Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz

Blue Bloods

House of Night Novels by P.C. and Kristin Cast


Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses
Dead Girls Dance
Midnight Alley
Feast of Fools

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

Vampire Kisses
Kissing Coffins
Dance with a Vampire
Coffin Club

Vamps by Nancy A. Collins


Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce

A gathering of gargoyles
The Pearl of the Soul of the World

The Society of S by Susan Hubbard

Society of S
The Year of Disappearances

A few stand alones:

Evernight by Claudia Gray
Suck it up by Brian Meehl
Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Uninvited by Amanda Marrone
Vampire Island by Adele Griffin
My swordhand is singing by Marcus Sedgewick
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld
Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

…Thanks to the Floating Lush for suggesting Peeps and the Last Days by Scott Westerfeld for a unique take on vampirism.
…Thanks to Cleery for suggesting the Dark Angel trilogy, which I read long ago and loved; a new series called Vamps, and Thirsty by M.T. Anderson.
…Thanks to Zengardner for pointing out that there is a sequel to the Society of S. I’ve moved it up up to the series list. Lets hope Susan Hubbard keeps writing these!

Okay…for the younger set of of Fang Fans:

Bunnicula: a rabbit tale of mystery by Deborah and James Howe
Howliday Inn by James Howe
The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe
Nighty-Nightmare by James Howe
Return to Howliday Inn by James Howe
Bunnicula strikes again! by James Howe
Bunnicula meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe
Rabbit-Cadabra! by James Howe

Vampirates! by Justin Somper

Demons of the ocean
Tide of Terror
Blood Captain

Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

Eighth grade bites
Ninth grade slays

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4 Responses to Novels that Bite for the Teen Crowd

  1. Peeps and The Last Days by Scott Westerfield look at vampirism in a really unique light, and are both very good.

  2. Zengardner says:

    Thanks for the list!THE SOCIETY OF S is not a stand-alone–the sequel is out. It’s called THE YEAR OF DISAPPEARANCES, and I think it’s even better than the first one.

  3. Thanks for catching that, Zengardner, I’ll change the Society of S on the list to a series.

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