In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Series: The Den of Shadows #1
Atwater-Rhodes wrote this book at the age of 13. She is only 3 years older than me and I was enchanted when I stumbled upon this book so much like the things I myself was trying to write. The vampire Risika was born the human Rachel. She struggled to retain her humanity and to be free of the control of others. She was free of her father but instead she was ruled by her fear of Aubrey and her desire to have her vengeance on him for the murder of her twin brother Alexander. The pacing is a little disorienting at times, but the unique story makes up for it. An easy but entertaining read.