Great Books for Teens


Supernatural Romance - High School


With Vampires

Caine, Rachel.  Morganville Vampire series.

Claire Danvers 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.

#1 Glass Houses             
#4 Feast of Fools
#2 Dead Girls Dance      
#5 Lord of Misrule
#3 Midnight Alley            #6 Carpe Corpus

Cast, P.C.  House of Night series.

Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. Zoey finds she is no average fledgling; she has been marked by the vampyre goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.

#1Marked           #4Untamed
#2 Betrayed        #5 Hunted

#3 Chosen

Davidson, Mary Janice. Undead Series.

Betsy Taylor wakes up as a vampire after being flattened by a small SUV. It seems that Betsy is an anomaly: a vampire who doesn't burn in sunlight, can fight the urge to feed, and is not repulsed by religious articles, all of which may make her the prophesied Queen of the Vampires.

De La Cruz, Melissa.  Blue Bloods.

Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.

#2 Masquerade                         
#3 Revelations

Pierce, Meredith Ann. The Dark Angel Trilogy.

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 greatness she has seen in him.

#1 Darkangel

#2 Gathering of Gargoyles
#3 Pearl of the Soul of the World

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Tantalize.

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.

Smith, L. J. Vampire Diaries series.

Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.

Westerfeld, Scott.  Peeps.

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

Westerfield, Scott. Last Days.  As an ancient evil stirs beneath the streets of New York City, infecting rats and people like a plague, five quirky teens come together to form a "New Sound" band whose music seems to have paranormal power.

No Vampires

Clare, Cassandra. City of Bones.

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 bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

Clare, Cassandra. City of Ashes. 
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.

Whitcomb, Laura. A Certain Slant of Light.

After benignly haunting humans for 130 years, Helen feels them: human eyes looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who Helen is drawn to. The fact that he is in a body and she is not does not stop a romantic relationship from blooming, and as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover secrets about their pasts.