It is officially Halloween season, so I thought I would recommend 5 YA books with vampires or werewolves in them! I was inspired to make this post because The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh released on October 8th and I am beyond excited about it!
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
I obviously had to include my favorite series of all time! There are so many vampires and werewolves in this series – some that I love and some that I don’t. One of my favorite characters of all time, Raphael Santiago, is in this series. His life – among other vampires’ lives in this series – is one of the most interesting things to learn about while reading The Mortal Instruments and The Bane Chronicles, which has a whole story dedicated to him. Jordan Kyle is also an important character that has such an interesting past.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I have only read the first two books in this series and did not love the second one, which is why I am only recommending the first book for the moment. I do plan on continuing the series, though. This book is absolutely amazing – and the epitome of YA paranormal books. I loved reading about the politics of vampires and reading about the different roles of the different classes of vampires. Rose is a totally badass female character that is so, so fun to read about.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
This is one of my favorite books ever. It follows Simon, the chosen one who goes to a magic school, and Baz, his vampire roommate, who has disappeared. This has one of the best hate to love stories I have ever read. Baz is probably the most interesting, complex character on this list and reading about him is a ride. The love story between Simon and Baz is so good and the fantastical elements in this book are so well done.
This is Not a Werewolf Story by Sandra Evans
This book is middle-grade but I absolutely loved it! It is about a boy who secretly turns into a werewolf and goes to see his mom who is stuck as a wolf. It is set at a boarding school and has all the makings of a fun middle-grade book. There are scary teachers, an atmospheric setting, and a kid who doesn’t follow the rules. It is fun and easy to read!
The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
This is a bit of a stretch but I thought I would include it anyway. Some characters have been scientifically modified to partially wolves, partially humans. The main one is Wolf, who appears in Scarlett, the second book. He is an amazing, charismatic character that is super fun to fall in love with. This series has magic, science, and romance – a perfect combination.
Thanks for reading! ❤