Teens: Books with Bite

Young Adult Vampire Fiction 

Are you a sucker for vampire tales? We've got lots of them, ranging from the humorous to the deadly serious. Check out these titles:


Thirsty by M.T. Anderson - From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, teenager Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him while also struggling to remain human.

Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block - Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend.

Marked: The House of Night Book One by P.C. Cast - The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampires have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. 

Vamps: Vamps Book One by Nancy A. Collins - At an elite vampire prep school in Manhattan, sixteen-year-old vampire socialite Lilith seeks revenge against Cally, a new student whom "New Blood" Lilith holds responsible for the death of her close friend during a dispute that attracted heavily-armed Van Helsings.

Blue Bloods: Blue Bloods Book One by Melissa de la Cruz - Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines in this first book of the Blue Bloods series. 


Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst - After sixteen-year-old vampire Pearl Sange is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn, she develops non-vampire-like traits that lead her to save her high school classmates from the Vampire King of New England. 

The Eternal Kiss: 13 vampire tales of blood and desire edited by Trisha Telep - Presents a collection of thirteen stories about vampire romance by such authors as Holly Black, Libby Bray, and Cecil Castellucci. 

Evernight: Evernight Book One 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.

Hearts at Stake: Drake Chronicles Book One by Alyxandra Harvey -  As her momentous sixteenth birthday approaches, Solange Drake, the only born female vampire in 900 years, is protected by her large family of brothers and her human best friend Lucy from increasingly persistent attempts on her life by the powerful vampire queen and her followers.

Sweetblood by Pete Hautman - After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with the "proto-vampires" she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled diabetes. 

Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson - At a boarding school in Switzerland, fourteen-year-old Alex Van Helsing learns that vampires are real, that he has a natural ability to sense them, and that an agency called the Polidorium has been helping his family fight them since 1821.

Night Road by A.M. Jenkins - Battling his own memories and fears, Cole, an extraordinarily conscientious vampire, and Sandor, a more impulsive acquaintance, spend a few months on the road, trying to train a young man who recently joined their ranks. 

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks -  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.

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause - A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoë come to terms with her mother's terminal illness.

Boys That Bite: Blood Coven Book One by Marianne Mancusi - Bitten by a vampire after being mistaken for her Goth twin sister, Rayne, sixteen-year-old Sunny is in a race against time as she tries to prevent herself from becoming a vampire permanently.

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone - Jordan thinks her life can't get any worse as she sits drinking alone in her room until her dead ex-boyfriend starts appearing nightly at her window asking to come in. 

Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy Book One by Richelle Mead - Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

Suck It Up by Brian Meehl - After graduating from the International Vampire League, a scrawny, teenaged vampire named Morning is given the chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he embarks on a League mission to become the first vampire to reveal his identity to humans and to demonstrate how peacefully-evolved, blood-substitute-drinking vampires can use their powers to help humanity. 

Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore - In a world where vampires dominate and werewolves are despised, a teenaged half-vampire discovers his recessive werewolf genes are developing with the approaching full moon. 

Throat by R.A. Nelson - Seventeen-year-old Emma, having always felt cursed by her epilepsy, comes to realize that it is this very condition that saves her when she is mysteriously attacked and left with all the powers but none of the limitations of a vampire.

Vampire High by Douglas Rees - When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, pale-skinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day. 


Vampire Kisses: Vampire Kisses Book One by Ellen Schreiber - Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the mysterious new boy in town, eager to find out if he can make her dreams come true.

My Swordhand Is Singing by Marcus Sedwick - In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father's secret past may hold the key to stopping her.

Cirque du Freak: Living Nightmare: The Saga of Darren Shan Book One by Darren Shan - Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.


Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith - When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

The Awakening: Vampire Diaries Book One by L.J. Smith - Two vampire brothers compete for high stakes--the love of Elena Gilbert, a beautiful high school senior who is searching for excitement.

Demons of the Ocean: Vampirates Book One by Justin Somper - When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her.

Strange Angels: Strange Angels Book One by Lili St. Crow - Sixteen-year-old Dru's psychic abilities helped her father battle zombies and other creatures of the "Real World," but now she must rely on herself, a "werwulf"-bitten friend, and a half-human vampire hunter to learn who murdered her parents, and why.

Dangerous Girls: Dangerous Girls Book One by R.L. Stine - After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister Livvy are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the "Restorer," someone who can return them to normal. 

Teeth: Vampire Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling - A collection of nineteen short stories about vampires features tales from Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, and Melissa Marr.

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld - Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.