“Electrifying. Chilling. Enthralling. Amazing.“ — L.J. Smith, author of The Vampire Diaries
In this new edition of the acclaimed series, Goth teens and rock musicians battle ruthless vampires — and the perils of the heart.
The mean streets of Chicago belong to The Wolf House — a pack of vampires like:
Blake, who loves toying with hunters;
Tim, who’s lost several centuries of his memory;
Cora, who has an unquenchable thirst for cruelty.
Facing off against them are a collection of artists, punk rockers, and misfit high schoolers— smart, talented, angry ... and doomed:
Bette and Rose, best friends lured into the vampires’ world;
Lily and Will, vampire hunters, musicians, and all-around human disasters;
Sofie and Jay, who barely survived Cora’s brutality and now are Blake’s pawns.
In the world of the undead, love is a curse and friendship a weapon. When the sun goes down, the games begin … and innocence dies.
1. Origins and Overtures: At first, Bette and Jay are more fascinated than frightened by the secret underworld of vampires ... but they're about to find out just how wrong they are.
2. Roads and Crosses: When death creeps in closer than ever, it destroys the equilibrium Lily and Will shared. Can the new people they're becoming hope to regain what's been lost?
3. Fair Game: Vampires obsessively stalk those they love and gleefully manipulate those they oppose. As tensions between humans and vampires begin to boil over, Bette and Tim wonder how much of a person's identity can survive those new instincts.
4. Fire Proof Heart: Having an eating disorder was miserable enough as a human. Now that Ash is a vampire, it's a living hell. She's the latest victim of Cora's evil games against Blake, but now Blake -- capricious, charming, endlessly bloodthirsty -- is the only one who can save her.
5. Last Girl: In the horror movies Michelle watches with her friends, the last girl is the one who kills the monster and gets to live, even when everyone else is dead. It's not a role Michelle wants, but that's not her choice to make. And it seems as if Alexander's only reward for tenaciously surviving all this time is to lose everything over and over again. When all's said and done, is being the last one standing a blessing or a curse?
“Rock'n'roll, sex, tattoos, feminism, bisexuality, and a sense of what teens really are about.” —The Age