Top Picks: Vampire Fiction for Teens

Hey Twilight fans, Bella and Edward are back! Get ready to sink your teeth into Edward's side of the story in Midnight Sun. (If you're not familiar with Stephenie Meyer's series, it's the story of a teenage girl who befriends and falls head over heals for the most popular outcast, Edward Cullen. Oh, and he happens to be a vampire.) Need more books to fill that vampire void in your life? Try one of these teen fiction titles.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black takes place in a world where vampires are widely known to exist. Vampires are required to live in isolation, enclosed in cities known as Coldtowns where humans dare not cross. Except that after waking up in a bloody massacre at a house party, Tana is not sure if she's been infected or not. Possibly infected and now a fugitive, she's on the run to the nearest Coldtown for asylum. If you're in the mood for danger or suspense, or if you're looking for a supernatural romance, this book can warm your heart.

Clary goes out for a night of fun at the Pandemonium Club, where she witnesses a gruesome murder committed by three other teens. The victim and his assassins vanish into thin air. Is Clary the only one who can see these strange apparitions? Things get stranger when she discovers her mother has gone missing and Clary is under attack by a demon. Clary is thrown into a parallel world where warlocks, witches, vampires and Shadowhunters exist. But how is she connected? Clary needs to find her mother and unravel this mystery in City of Bones.

Carry on by Rainbow Rowell is a ghost story, a love story and a sometimes melodramatic story with a dash of mystery. Simon Snow is the chosen one, but why? That is what his vampire roommate, Baz, wants to know. When not setting things on fire, Simon is on the case, finding the truth to his past, figuring out his sexuality and passing his classes. There's kissing involved, as any typical Rowell novel would have, but with more monsters than per usual. If you enjoyed Rowell's Fan Girl, get ready for a thriller.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is set at St. Vladimir's Academy, an exclusive boarding school for the education of vampires and their half-human bodyguards who train to protect them. Having been incognito for a couple of years, Rose and Lissa are dragged back to the academy to finish their schooling. Rose is dedicated to protecting Lissa, a Moroi vampire princess, and she is determined to protect her from the Strigoi—the fiercest clan of vampires—who will stop at nothing to make Lissa one of them. Navigating the temptation of forbidden love and tiptoeing around danger, Rose and Lissa must be on guard at all times. If you're looking for a good fantasy with a dash of mystery and forbidden romance, this is the book for you.

Slayer by Kiersten White is set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Nina is grappling with her newfound powers, resentment toward Buffy—after she broke all the magic on Earth—and trying to follow her path amid her chosen one. As she begins to hone in on her skills, she must put her powers to the test to save all those she loves. For all those Buffy fans, you won't want to miss this.

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