A friend of mine was visiting from out of town this week. While she was here we got to talking about vampire books, specifically those set in schools. My find for this week are a couple of series that she told me about.
House of Night by P.C. and Kristen Cast
After she is Marked, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
1. Marked (2007)
2. Betrayed (2007)
3. Chosen (2008)
4. Untamed (2008)
5. Hunted (2009)
6. Tempted (2009)
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Bianca Olivier is a new student at Evernight Academy, a creepily Gothic boarding school where her classmates are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.
Then she meets Lucas, another loner, who seems fiercely determined not to be the "Evernight type." There's a connection between Bianca and Lucas that can't be denied. She would risk anything to be with him—but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart... and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed to be true.
1. Evernight (2008)
2. Stargazer (2008)
3. Hourglass (2010)
There are also the Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead, which are fantastic, but they aren't new-to-me as I've already read the first two, Vampire Academy and Frostbite.