Vamps – Nancy Collins

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When the sun goes down, New York’s true elite all head to one place: Bathory Academy, where the young ladies of the finest vampire families are trained in shapeshifting and luring their prey.

Bathory’s reigning queen, Lilith Todd, is the daughter of a powerful vampire businessman, and she knows exactly what she wants from life. She wants to look beautiful for eternity and party till the sun comes up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Jules. And she doesn’t want any New Blood upstarts standing in her way.

Enter Cally Monture, an unexpected threat from a trash zip code. When their first meeting leads to tragic results, Lilith is hungry for revenge.

Okay as somebody that reads a lot of vampire books, sometimes they can blend in together. This one was actually a standout, though, because it goes “old school.” The vamps are demon descendants that can change into half-bat creatures, fly, and shape-shift into their totem animal. It’s very reminiscent of Dracula, complete with Van Helsings. For a more authentic experience, try this series. – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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