I’ve been reading the A House of Night Novels by: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
The novels are breath taking. Especially for a young adult vampire series. They leave you on the edge of you seat hungry for more. I’ve went to sleep, or should I say fell asleep reading. Only to wake back up to an open book plastered to my face just to get to the next chapter. The characters reel you in making you part of the nerd herd. So, with the death of a character you feel it more than just read it.
Check out the series here. http://www.houseofnightseries.com/