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A.J. Harper's YA trilogy begins with Night Biters. Check this out -- urban fantasy Oaktown-style. How can you go wrong?
"NIGHT BITERS is the first in a series of young adult novels targeted toward readers who enjoyed the Twilight series but yearn to read about characters that reflect their rich diversity. NIGHT BITERS tells the story of 16-year-old Jamilah and her 14-year old brother Omari when the two arrive in the city of Oakland, CA to stay with their aunt and uncle, a mysterious stranger gives Omari a magical compact disc and crucifix. Upon listening to the CD the siblings learn that the lyrics and the crucifix can aide them against the danger of vampires.
"But danger has never been as attractive as the handsome and charismatic heartbreaker Tyrone, or as beautiful and deadly as the vengeful Jennifer. Soon the siblings find themselves entwined with rival gangs, the Crimsons and the Cobalts. Their leaders transformed into vampires whose hatred for each other threatens to destroy the city.
"Fasten your seat belts, you're going to a place bustling with taggers, skaters, gangs, girls that literally kick butt, hip hop and vampires."