The concept of vampires has grown and expanded over the last few centuries. Sometimes they suffer from a disease, or sometimes they just evolve this way. Sometimes they prey upon humans, or sometimes they live among humans in peace. Sometimes they even sparkle in the sunlight.
Here are fifteen novels that you can find in our young adult collections that embrace many different aspects of vampires: the dangerous, the romantic, the bloodthirsty, and the beautiful.
In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Risika, a vampire who has been 17 years old for the last three centuries, is being followed by the vampire who murdered her brother.
iDrakula by Bekka Black
Jonathan Harker, Mina, and Van Helsing are back! Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula is reimagined in a story told through emails, text messages, websites, and photos.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
When Tana wakes up to discover that she’s one of the only survivors of a vampire attack, she begins a dangerous journey with an infected human (her jerk of an ex-boyfriend) and a vampire.
Drain You by M. Beth Bloom
When Quinn sees one of her classmates crying on the street one night, she has no idea that this is the first clue that her whole world is going to change.
Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod vol. 1) by Heather Brewer
13-year-old Vlad is hiding a secret: his mother was human, his father was a vampire, and Vlad doesn’t know the extent of his own powers.
Vamps by Nancy A. Collins
As Old Blood meets New Blood among the vampire girls in Bathory Academy, New York City becomes a battleground for the next generation of vampires and the vampire hunters who are sworn to pursue them.
Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
When Schuyler turns 15, she starts to change in very unusual ways. For example, she starts craving red meat and her veins start turning blue.
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
After her parents are murdered, Dawn is appointed as the new human delegate to discuss human-vampire relations with Lord Valentine.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Bella is a shy girl who meets a mysterious vampire named Edward. This results in danger, violence, romance ... and a best-selling series.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Intrigue, danger, and romance abound at St. Vladimir’s Academy, a secret boarding school for vampires and vampire/human hybrids.
Look For Me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn
Cynda feels like an outsider when she goes to stay with her father and his new family. It feels like Vincent, a handsome and mysterious stranger, is the only one who really understands her.
Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
When Mel’s her best friend Cathy falls for a vampire who just transferred to their school, Mel sees that it will be very difficult to keep her out of danger … and keep her alive.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
When we’re talking about classic vampires, this is the one we remember the most. This novel tells a thrilling story through letters and journal entries, and that story has been retold many times over the last century.
The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen
Amy is obsessed with the handsome and fearless vampire hunter Alexander Banks. It’s too bad that he’s just a fictional character.
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
By the time Cal realizes that he is the carrier of a deadly parasite that turns its hosts into bloodthirsty monsters, he’s already infected three of his girlfriends.