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Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan

by Mary Ann

Vampires, vampires, and even more vampires! This enjoyable and imaginative story has so many twists and turns, you’ll be on the edge of your seat for the entire book. This first person narrative brings you to a world of adventure and gives you a whole new perspective on friendship. It all begins with seeing something no one was supposed to see. This book is such a page turner. It makes you want to read book after book in the series. I recommend this book for young adults with a taste for the unexpected.

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Demon in my View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Jessica is 15. She has now written and published two books under the pen name or pseudonym Ash Night about the life of the powerful vampire of the Silver line, Aubrey.

When she gets to school, she meets Carlyn, who annoyingly wants to be her friend, and Alex, who each time she runs into him seems to be more and more like Aubrey. Could it really be him? Could fiction be true? Or is this guy just a crazy fan, messing with her mind? Witches who hunt and kill vampires will help her find out the truth of who she is. Meanwhile, the stories come to her and she writes them down…the suspenseful, romantic, and thrilling pace won’t let you out this book down!

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Sucks to be me by Kimberly Pauley

Sucks to be me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe)

by Mary


Do you think your life sucks? Do you think that your parents are weird? Well try being Mina Hamilton. Her mom and dad are vampires. And yes I know that that sounds pretty awesome, but they are bo-ring. They act like regular parents. Now Mina has to decide if she wants to become a vampire too, in a month. And if you thought school was bad, she has to attend vampire classes with a bunch of freaks. And the worst part of all is that she can’t tell her best friend, Serena, any of this. What can get worse? Read the book and find out.