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A Gathering of Gargoyles

A Gathering of Gargoyles
Series Title: Darkangel
by Pierce, Meredith

Painfully aware that her husband Irrylath is still not free of the White Witch's spell, Aeriel sets out on a dangerous quest to gather the winged steeds that Irrylath and his brothers need to do battle against the powerful witch.


A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty
by Bray, Libba

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.


Allies of the Night

Allies of the Night
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

Algebra class, two old friends, and a creature with deadly hands test Darren's determination as he travels to Mr. Crepsley's home town to search for the murderous vampaneze.


Betrayed

Betrayed
Series Title: House of Night #2
by Cast, P. C.

Fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird has accepted her powers and role as Leader of the Dark Daughters. But too soon the people Zoey cares about from her old life are in danger and it looks like the House of Night is killing human teenagers.


Blood Captain

Blood Captain
Series Title: Vampirates
by Somper, Justin

While Connor faces trouble in the form of an obnoxious new crewmate, Grace, his twin sister, seeks out a vampirate guru who might be able to heal their dear friend Lorcan's blindness.


Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods
Series Title: Blue Bloods #1
by de la Cruz, Melissa

Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.


Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn
Series Title: Twilight #4
by Meyer, Stephenie



Chosen

Chosen
Series Title: House of Night #3
by Cast, P. C.

Dark forces are at work at the House of Night. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. Zoey's best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected position of having three boyfriends. Now, vampyres start turning up dead. It looks like the People of Faith are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, how things appear rarely reflects the truth...


Cirque Du Freak

Cirque Du Freak
Series Title: The Saga of Darren Shan
by Shan, Darren
YA Fiction
Book #1: 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.


City of Ashes

City of Ashes
Series Title: Mortal Instruments #2
by Clare, Cassandra

Sixteen-year-old Clary continues trying to make sense of the swiftly changing events and relationships in her life as she becomes further involved with the Shadowhunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents, her brother Jace, and her boyfriend Simon.


City of Bones

City of Bones
Series Title: Mortal Instruments #1
by Clare, Cassandra

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.


Companions of the Night

Companions of the Night
by Vande Velde, Vivian

When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and dangerous choices.


Dance With a Vampire

Dance With a Vampire
Series Title: Vampire Kisses
by Schreiber, Ellen

When eleven-year-old Valentine, younger brother of vampires Jagger and Luna, comes to Dullsville looking for them, he threatens goth-girl Raven's younger brother, Billy Boy, as well as her relationship with her vampire boyfriend, Alexander.


Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour
Series Title: The Mediator #3
by Cabot, Meg

Suze, a teenaged "mediator" who guides lost spirits home, must learn why Jesse, a cowboy ghost, has suddenly disappeared and whose grave is in her backyard. See also Carroll, Jenny.


Demon in My View

Demon in My View
by Atwater Rhodes, Amelia

Seventeen-year-old Jessica Allodola discovers that the vampire world of her fiction is real when she develops relationships with an alluring vampire named Aubrey and the teenage witch who is trying to save Jessica from his clutches.


Demons of the Ocean

Demons of the Ocean
Series Title: Vampirates
by Somper, Justin
J FICTION
For those who take their Twilight with some Arrrr...twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by vampire...pirates?


Eclipse

Eclipse
Series Title: Twilight #3
by Meyer, Stephenie

Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob and her relationship with Edward but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city.


Eternal

Eternal
by Smith, Cynthia Leitich

When Miranda's guardian angel Zachary recklessly saves her from falling into an open grave and dying, the result is that she turns into a vampire and he is left to try to reinstate his reputation by finally doing the right thing.


Evernight

Evernight
by Gray, Claudia

Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Jared, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca's entire world.


Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools
Series Title: The Morganville Vampires #4
by Caine, Rachel

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It is only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the evil trap Mr. Bishop has set for Morganville.


Frostbite

Frostbite
Series Title: Vampire Academy #2
by Mead, Rachel

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose... It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians--including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks....This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price...


Glass Houses

Glass Houses
Series Title: Morganville Vampires #1
by Caine, Rachel

In Morganville, Texas, a town where evil terrorizes the streets under the cover of darkness, Claire Danvers, who has had enough of her current dorm situation, moves off campus and discovers that her new roommates are vampires.


Haunted

Haunted
Series Title: The Mediator #5
by Cabot, Meg

Suze is used to trouble, but this time she's in deep: Ghostly Jesse has her heart, but Paul Slater, a real flesh -- and -- blood guy, is warm for her form. And mediator Paul knows how to send Jesse to the Great Beyond. For good. Paul claims he won't do anything to Jesse as long as Suze will go out with him. Fearing she'll lose Jesse forever, Suze agrees. But even if Suze can get Jesse to admit his true feelings for her, what kind of future can she have with a guy who's already dead?


Hunters of the Dusk

Hunters of the Dusk
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

Darren Shan leaves Vampire Mountain as part of an elite force on a life-and-death mission to find the newly-risen Vampaneze Lord, who is set to lead the vampaneze into war against the vampires.


In the Forests of the Night

In the Forests of the Night
by Atwater Rhodes, Amelia

Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.


Ink Exchange

Ink Exchange
Series Title: Wicked Lovely #2
by Marr, Melissa

Seventeen-year-old Leslie wants a tattoo as a way of reclaiming control of herself and her body, but the eerie image she selects pulls her into the dangerous Dark Court of the faeries, where she draws on inner strength to make a horrible choice.


Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale

Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale
by Black, Holly

As the possessor of Roibin's true name, sixteen-year-old Kaye returns to Faeryland to try and complete a nearly-impossible quest that will release him from the spell of the faery queen who holds him in thrall.


Jinx

Jinx
by Cabot, Meg

Sixteen-year-old Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch, the descendant of a witch, must leave Iowa to live with relatives in Manhattan after the first spell she casts goes awry, but she will have to improve her skills to stop her cousin from practicing black magic that endangers them and the boy they both like.


Killers of the Dawn

Killers of the Dawn
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

As his battles against the vampaneze continue, Darren Shan is framed as public enemy number one.


Kissing Coffins

Kissing Coffins
Series Title: Vampire Kisses
by Schreiber, Ellen

Sixteen-year-old Raven, a vampire-obsessed goth girl, searches for her true love, Alexander, who she has learned is a real vampire.


Look For Me By Moonlight

Look For Me By Moonlight
by Hahn, Mary Downing

While staying at the remote and reputedly haunted Maine inn run by her father and pregnant stepmother, sixteen-year-old Cynda feels increasingly isolated from her father's new family and finds solace in the attentions of a charming but mysterious guest.


Lord of the Shadows

Lord of the Shadows
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

When Darren Shan returns home, he is met by old enemies and scores to be settled, and with destiny certain to destroy him, the world seems doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night.


Masquerade

Masquerade
Series Title: Blue Bloods #2
by de la Cruz, Melissa

Schuyler Van Alen, growing comfortable with her newfound vampire powers, seeks her grandfather in Italy, while back in New York plans are being completed for the fabulous Four Hundred Ball, to be followed by an elite, teens-only event at which masks hide a terrible secret.


Midnight Alley

Midnight Alley
Series Title: The Morganville Vampires #3
by Caine, Rachel

When she pledges herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town, Claire is faced with a past stalker, murder, and an ancient bloodsucker who extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.


Midnight Predator

Midnight Predator
by Atwater Rhodes, Amelia

Turquoise Draka, a mercenary trained to fight vampires, witches, and shape-shifters, infiltrates a vampire stronghold, but ghosts from her past and new possibilities for her future threaten to distract her from the work at hand.


My Swordhand is Singing

My Swordhand is Singing
by Sedgewick, Marcus

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.


Need

Need
by Jones, Carrie

Depressed after the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live with her grandmother in a small Maine town, where new friends tell Zara the strange man she keeps seeing may be a pixie king, and that only "were" creatures can stop him from taking souls.


New Moon

New Moon
Series Title: Twilight #2
by Meyer, Stephenie

When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.


Ninth Key

Ninth Key
Series Title: The Mediator #2
by Cabot, Meg

The ghost of a dead woman causes Susannah Simon to track down her murderer. See also Carroll, Jenny.


Peeps

Peeps
by Westerfeld, Scott

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


Rebel Angels

Rebel Angels
by Bray, Libba

Gemma and her friends from the Spence Academy return to the realms to defeat her foe, Circe, and to bind the magic that has been released.


Reunion

Reunion
Series Title: The Mediator #4
by Cabot, Meg

Suze is a mediator, someone who helps guide wayward spirits back to where they belong, but she is in way over her head when she takes on the ghosts of four star high school students who were killed (murdered?) in a tragic car accident. See also Carroll, Jenny.


Revelations

Revelations
Series Title: Blue Bloods #3
by de la Cruz, Melissa

Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City's wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead. Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question--is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force. When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire's secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone.


Shadow Kiss

Shadow Kiss
Series Title: Vampire Academy #3
by Mead, Rachel

While Rose is coping with the darker effects of being shadow-kissed, her relationship with Dimitri is finally taking off, and when he disappears during a Strigoi attack on St. Vladimir's Academy, she must make a terrible choice.


Shadowland

Shadowland
Series Title: The Mediator
by Cabot, Meg

Suze is a mediator -- a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations. But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind ... and Suze happens to be in the way.


Shattered Mirror

Shattered Mirror
by Atwater Rhodes, Amelia

As seventeen-year-old Sarah, daughter of a powerful line of vampire-hunting witches, continues to pursue the ancient bloodsucker Nikolas, she finds herself in a dangerous friendship with two vampire siblings in her high school.


Song in the Dark

Song in the Dark
Series Title: Vampire Files
by Elrod, P. N.

Picking up where Cold Streets (2003) left off, Elrod's winning 10th Vampire Files novel finds nightclub-owning vampire Jack Fleming, who usually works for the "good guys" as a private detective in 1938 Chicago, on the other side of the law. When Jack agrees to fill in for his wounded gangster boss pal, Gordy Weems, he winds up nearly tortured to death at the hands of sadistic hood Hog Bristow. Jack gets his payback by killing Bristow, but must face the music after the arrival of the big boss from New York, Whitey Kroun. Though Jack manages to make nice with Kroun, he still has other problems. Bristow's rough treatment has left Jack with seizures, impaired vampiric hypnotic ability and an overwhelming craving for blood. A thug who wants Jack dead and the murder of a singer at Gordy's club further complicate an already tough situation. Interesting twists, good period detail, fine characterization and snappy dialogue lift this genre-crossing tale.


Sons of Destiny

Sons of Destiny
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

As Darren faces the final showdown with his archenemy, Steve Leopard, he seeks a way to trick destiny and avoid the requirement that one of them die and the other become Lord of the Shadows, fate to destroy the world.


Suck It Up

Suck It Up
by Meehl, Brian

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.


Sucks To Be Me

Sucks To Be Me
by Pauley, Kimberly

When sixteen-year-old Mina is forced to take a class to help her decide whether or not to become a vampire like her parents, she also faces a choice between her life-long best friend and the boy she has a crush on versus new friends and possible boyfriends in her mandatory "vampire lessons."


Sweetblood

Sweetblood
by Hautman, Pete

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.


The Awakening

The Awakening
Series Title: The Vampire Diaries
by Smith, L. J.



The Coffin Club

The Coffin Club
Series Title: Vampire Kisses #5
by Schreiber, Ellen

When goth-girl Raven follows her vampire boyfriend to Hipsterville, she discovers a dangerous secret club inhabited by vampires who are feuding over its leadership.


The Dark Sleep

The Dark Sleep
Series Title: Vampire Files
by Elrod, P. N.

Times are tough in gangster-run 1937 Chicago, but for Jack Fleming, newsman turned vampire-hardboiled detective, life, or rather death,couldn't be better. In this latest entry in the Vampire Files (after A Chill in the Blood), vampirism's slight inconveniences (having to drink blood from cows at the stockyards, going comatose at dawn, etc.) are far outweighed by its blessings (invisibility, near immortality and so on). Jack's got a great girlfriend, platinum blonde singer/dancer bombshell Bobbi Smythe, who's opening in a new revue at the Nightcrawler Club, protection from the mob and a tidy nest egg with which he hopes to launch his own nightclub. Jack's human partner, however, dapper Brit and former thespian Charles Escott, isn't faring as well. He's mysteriously troubled and going without sleep, although insomnia doesn't prevent him from taking on a case involving retrieving mysterious papers for a saltine-cracker heiress recently engaged to a European prince. Jack's on the case, too, but work takes second place to supporting Bobbi's bid for stardom. Somehow the plot twists into a dark, dangerous journey into Escott's past and the source of his troubled dreams, and only Jack and Escott's longtime pal Shoe Coldfield can save him. Winning characterizations and enough period detail for flavor enhance a clever and fast-paced detective story. Readers acquainted with the series will be particularly pleased to discover more about Escott's background and his connection to Coldfield. New readers will enjoy this one on its own, and gain a taste for earlier (and future) drafts from the same vein.


The Darkangel

The Darkangel
Series Title: Darkangel
by Pierce, Meredith

The servant girl Aeriel must choose between destroying her vampire master for his evil deeds or saving him for the sake of his beauty and the spark of goodness she has seen in him.


The Dead Girls' Dance

The Dead Girls' Dance
Series Title: The Morganville Vampires #2
by Caine, Rachel

Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose.


The Lake of Souls

The Lake of Souls
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

The lives of Darren and Harkat are at risk as they face monstrous obstacles on a desperate quest to the Lake of Souls.


The Pearl of the Soul of the World

The Pearl of the Soul of the World
Series Title: Darkangel
by Pierce, Meredith

With the aid of a shimmering pearl, Aeriel battles the White Witch to free her husband Irrylath and discovers her own true destiny.


The Struggle

The Struggle
Series Title: The Vampire Diaries
by Smith, L. J.



The Sweet Far Thing

The Sweet Far Thing
Series Title: Spence Academy
by Bray, Libba

At Spence Academy, sixteen-year-old Gemma Doyle continues preparing for her London debut while struggling to determine how best to use magic to resolve a power struggle in the enchanted world of the realms, and to protect her own world and loved ones.


The Vampire Prince

The Vampire Prince
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

Betrayed by Kurda and reeling from the brutal slaying of Gavner, the vampire's assistant, Darren Shan, finds himself branded a traitor and hunted by the vampire clan.


The Vampire's Assistant

The Vampire's Assistant
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

After traveling with Mr. Crepsley, the vampire who made him into a half-vampire, Darren returns to the freak show known as the Cirque du Freak and continues to fight his need to drink human blood.


Tide of Terror

Tide of Terror
Series Title: Vampirates
by Somper, Justin

In the sequel to "Demons of the Ocean," Connor must learn the pirate way aboard the Diablo, or face dangerous consequences, while his twin sister Grace senses that something is very wrong on the vampirate ship she left behind.


Tithe

Tithe
by Black, Holly

Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.


Trials of Death

Trials of Death
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

Darren begins the Trials of Initiation to prove himself worthy of being a half-vampire, even as the the clan's blood foes, the vampaneze, gather near Vampire Mountain.


Tunnels of Blood

Tunnels of Blood
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

Darren, Evra, and Mr. Crepsley leave the Cirque Du Freak and get a taste of the city, but when corpses drained of blood are discovered, Darren and Evra must confront a dangerous creature of the night.


Twilight

Twilight
Series Title: Twilight
by Meyer, Stephenie

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.


Valiant

Valiant
by Black, Holly

When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system. But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. And when one talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature with whom they are all involved, Val finds herself torn between her newfound affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.


Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy
Series Title: Vampire Academy #1
by Mead, Rachel

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.


Vampire High

Vampire High
by Rees, Doug

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
Series Title: Vampire Kisses #1
by Schreiber, Ellen

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.


Vampire Mountain

Vampire Mountain
Series Title: Cirque Du Freak
by Shan, Darren

Mr. Crepsley leads Darren Shan on a dangerous trek to Vampire Mountain, the very heart of the vampire world, to be presented to the Council, but an encounter with the Vampanese along the way means trouble.


Vampireville

Vampireville
Series Title: Vampire Kisses #3
by Schreiber, Ellen

As teen vampire twins Luna and Jagger try to trick a high school soccer star into bonding with Luna for eternity, sixteen-year-old goth girl Raven Madison and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, strive to save him.


Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely
Series Title: Wicked Lovely #1
by Marr, Melissa

Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.


Wildwood Dancing

Wildwood Dancing
by Marillier, Juliet

Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood.