Booktalk This! When You’re Tired of Emo Vamps (by Kearsten)
Burned out on vampire romances? Wish the creatures lurking in the dark were a little more bloodthirsty (or possessing more of a sense of humor)? Me, too! I spent the week rereading Justin Cronin’s The Passage, an epic, sprawling novel of the build-up to and the aftermath of a completely terrifying vampire-virus apocalypse. Cronin’s vamps are deadly and truly scary, but if you’re looking for a shorter read for older teens (The Passage is a door stop), why not hand over one of these titles featuring vamps that are more interested in more than finding his/her one true love.
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Life Sucks by Jessica Abel
Also be sure and check out the new title The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Filed under: Booktalk This, Booktalks, Collection Development, Reader's Advisory, Vampires
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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