Out for Blood (Drake Chronicles, 3) by Alyxandria Harvey, 2010. Published by Walker Books for Young Readers.
Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that can become friends—or even more. When students at the academy fall victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?
Why: So far I have really, really enjoyed reading Alyxandria Harvey's Drake Chronicles and am absolutely dying to know what will happen next.
My thoughts on Hearts at Stake.
Amazing Agent Jennifer 1 by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, August 1 , 2011. Published by Tor/Seven Seas.
Long before Luna’s hard-as-nails boss known simply as "Control" became a top agent, Jennifer Kajiwara was a rookie. From Jennifer’s freshman year in the Agency, through her struggles with her parents and her grueling training, to her first dangerous mission as a field agent (and first big romance!), being a young secret agent is never easy.
Jennifer must learn the hard way how to play deadly spy games as she becomes embroiled in a secret war full of intrigue, betrayal, and deadly consequences. This is the first volume of a two-volume spin-off that will tie directly into events in future volumes of Amazing Agent Luna.
Why: Amazing Agent Luna turned out to be one of the best series that I picked up on a whim, so I am beyond excited at this two part spin-off of Amazing Agent Jennifer.
My thoughts on Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus 1.