Books·Posted on Aug 13, 202010 Vampire Books To Pick Up After You've Sunk Your Teeth Into "Midnight Sun"This post is really 🧛🏼♂️ ~high stakes~.by Rachel StrolleBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh (2019) Penguin, Crystal Stokes After Celine is forced to flee Paris in 1872, where she worked as a dressmaker, she winds up in New Orleans. She's taken in by a convent and soon falls in love with the city and its glitzy underworld, La Cour des Lions — not to mention Sébastien Saint Germain, the group's enigmatic leader. But when one of the other girls from the convent is found dead in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine must hide a terrible secret and fight off her growing attraction to Sébastian. After all, the city is ruled by the dead, and a serial killer is loose... with his sights set on Celine.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 2. The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig (2020) Feiwel & Friends, goodreads.com August lives in Fulton Heights, a town located at the nexus of mystical energy fields and filled to the brim with supernatural drama. When Jude Marlowe, a mysterious (and annoyingly hot), vampire boy arrives with a cryptic warning, Auggie seems to be the only one able to stop the ancient and terrible power that is returning to the earthly realm. Roehrig writes some of the best thrillers in YA, and his foray into the vampire realm is extraordinary.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 3. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2016) Thomas Dunne, Martin Dee Domingo, a street kid in Mexico City, is just trying to live when Atl swoops into his life. She's a jaded vampire, descended from Aztec blood drinkers, and she needs to escape to South America. But she also needs the blood of the young to survive, and Domingo seems like the perfect choice. Moreno-Garcia's vampiric masterpiece is a necessary addition to every home library — and, early next year, Macmillan will be publishing a brand new edition. Get it from Amazon or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 4. Interview with the Vixen by Rebecca Barrow (2020) Scholastic, goodreads.com In this new Archie Horror novel, Veronica Lodge is bitten by a vampire intent on turning all the most powerful citizens of Riverdale into vampires —including her parents. Though she's able to escape, she knows that she'll need the help of her friends to stop him. Because the only way to turn everyone (including herself) back to regular humans before her own bloodlust gets out of control is to kill the vampire who started it all.Get it from Bookshop, Barnes and Noble, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 5. Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner (2018) Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, goodreads.com AJ attends Spoons Middle School, where he's had a crush on vampire-obsessed Nia for years. In order to take matters into his own hands and win her over (with the help of some fake blood and some makeup), he pretends that he is a vampire. And it seems to be working — until he realizes that the reason she's obsessed with vampires is not because she likes them, but because she slays them. This charming and hilarious graphic novel plays off of familiar vampiric tropes in a way that is both comforting and clever.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 6. Better Off Red by Rebekah Weatherspoon (2011) Bold Strokes Books, goodreads.com If you want some hot and steamy romance with your vampires, look no further than the Vampire Sorority Sisters series. Ginger Carmichael is a college freshman who has found herself inexplicably drawn to the Alpha Beta Omega sorority. And once initiation begins, she learns that her pledge is actually a lifelong pact to serve six bloodthirsty vampires. Not only that, but it seems like she might be falling for vampire queen Camila.Get it from Bookshop, Barnes and Noble, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 7. Slayer by Kiersten White (2019) Simon Pulse, goodreads.com This duology set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer follows Nina, who grew up at the Watcher's Academy being trained as a guide for Slayers. But after a series of events that include the death of Nina's father and involve the show's titular Slayer, Buffy, Nina becomes not only the newest Slayer — but the last one. And when bodies start turning up, her new powers will really be tested.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 8. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith (2007) Candlewick Press, cynthialeitichsmith.com Quincie Morris and her uncle are just about to unveil the new theme of her late parents' restaurant — hot vampires, of course — when a brutal murder leaves them without a chef. Now, they have to make sure that their new hire is able to wow the crowd, all while Quincie is worrying about the fact that her best friend, Kieren, a hybrid-werewolf, might be leaving for a journey that would separate the two of them forever.Get it from Bookshop, Barnes and Noble, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 9. The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez (2020) Entangled: Teen, inkwellmanagement.com Parties can be the worst — especially when you don't want to be there in the first place and end up becoming a vampire. Tansy only went because her best friend Skyler wanted her to, and now Skyler is stuck on tour as groupie to a band of vampires. So now Tansy must set off with her other best friend, Vaughn, to take down the band, and hopefully make it out alive.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound. 10. Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker (2020) Imprint, Via goodreads.com, Via goodreads.com It is a matter of grave importance that you preorder this incredible anthology. Featuring award-winning and bestselling authors such as Rebecca Roanhorse, V. E. Schwab, Dhonielle Clayton, Samira Ahmed, Mark Oshiro, and more, Vampires Never Gets Old brings the vampire story to life in a wide variety of ways. From a vampire blogger, to a vampire with a crush on a monster hunter, to a guidebook for the newly sired Desi vampire, there's a lot here to love.Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from a local independent bookstore through Indiebound.