If you like True Blood you will definitely like Sweet Blood of Mine by John Corwin. It's like a YA version of the Sookie Stackhouse novels except the protagonist isn't fae, can't read minds, and is definitely not a girl. This series is about seventeen year old Justin Case, he's smart, lives in Decatur, GA and is most definitely the nerd of the school. He's not particularly handsome, he is a little chunky with man boobs included, pimple faced, loves playing King and Castles, and is a little on the short side. Even though, Justin is constantly teased and the laughing stock of high school he has a heart of gold. He stands up for himself and for others. One day when Justin is after school playing King and Castles with his friends, he finds popular girl Katie getting harrased by Nate the captain of the football team, he rushes to her defense, gets into a fight with Nate who is twice his size in height and muscle and wins, not recognizing his own strength. Katie is greatful and her and Justin become friends. But they don't hit if off as great as you think, he doesn't become popular overnight or start dating the most popular girl in school. Justin's once picture perfect family life is in shambles. His once loving parents are arguing more and more and then one day his mom ups and leaves him and his father. Justin then gets frustrated and drunk and blasts Stacey on social media, afterwards no one wants to be his friend and he resorts to sitting with the goth kids, he also starts going to the gym, while his dad goes into depression and drinks himself into a stupor, Justin is left to fend for himself. It's not all that bad though, he decides to clean his life up and makes himself over and gets a membership at the gym. While leaving the gym he is attacked by a vampire like girl, and for then on he starts exhibiting supernatural abilities, like being super strong and is able to latch on to a person's energy and feed off of it. And by feeding off of energy, means he feeds off of women's sexual desires, making them want him, which results in them groping him in public, and of course Justin being the sap and a do gooder wants to wait for his one true love to break his virginity.
Justin ends up being really good friends with the goth crowd and even enters a relationship with the girl of the group Elyssa. But soon she finds out what he is and despises him, as Justin is still oblivious to what he is, he is heartbroken. And just like that he's alone again. But then he gets into the in crowd at school and shows off his supernatural strength causing some unwanted attention by the Overworld, the world for the Supernaturals. From there he discovers what he is, learns how to fight, and goes on a rescue mission. Justin is one of kind species. This would be a great tv series. He's like a modern day Spiderman, you know how Peter was a geek and then becomes this superhero that no one knows the identitiy of, it goes the same for Justin. He's your average geek waiting to get out of high school to really start his life. There is such a great dynamic between the protagonist and the supporting characters. I also like that we're introduced to the world the same way as Justin. We as the audience are just as oblivious as Justin is about what he is and what he discovers. There is so much to tell that this is a 14 book series. There is a battle going on and it's just the beginning. So please hype this one up, John Corwin has created a brilliant paranormal world that coincides with today's society, that most definitely needs to be seen on tv!
Justin Case- Asa Butterfield
Elyssa- Maia Mitchell