|David Ryckaert III, Dulle Griet (Mad Meg), 17th century|
Part 1 of the vampire post dealt with classic vampires (pre-2000). In the past 10 years, there's been an explosion of vampire books, many of them written for young adults. The most well known is the Twilight Series, but there are many more, mostly dealing with teen angst and young love. Still, there's a lot of entertainment here, so give one or two a try. They're not just for kids!
Vampire Academy Series by Rachelle Mead. St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school; it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them.
Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer. When Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington, she finds herself thrwon into a world of vampires and werewolves.
House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night School to train to become an adult vampire if she survives the change.
Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz. When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried pilgrims into the new world. However, some were not pilgrims; some weren't even alive.
The Moral Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. Clary, a fifteen year old girl living in New York City discovers a group called the Shadowhunters who are dedicated to ridding the world of demons.
Evernight Series by Claudia Gray. Bianca is uprooted from her small town to a gothic boarding school where she meets Lucas, a mysterious misfit who is enticingly dangerous.
Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine. Claire moves off campus to a run-down house where her roommates aren't the only ones in Morganville, TX not showing signs of life.
Nightworld Series by L.J. Smith. Nightworld is a secret society for the vampires, werewolves, witches and shapeshifters among us. To escape a terminal illness, Poppy risks everything to become immortal.
Tantalize Series by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Quince Morris' is hybrid werewolf first love is about to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever.
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer. Vlad is not your typical junior high kid. Being part vampire, he struggles daily with his blood cravings while trying to keep his cover from being blown.