Yes, there is a book called Vampire High by Douglas Rees, but it has nothing to do with the television show. I was going through the children's section of the library (they get all the neat books), and came across it. I thought it was pretty cute, not stellar, but a good read.
Any other obscure vampire books out there (which excludes the Twilight series, Anne Rice, Anita Blake, things like that)? I've only recently read a few, including Vampire High, and Vampire Breath by R. L. Stine. Oh, and I Am Legend, but I'm a bit torn as to whether that's obscure or not. Especially with the movies, but they don't really reflect the book.
The book's basically about a kid who goes to a vampire highschool. He's one of the few humans there, and the vampires are just a different culture of human with a blood dependency. The kid has to fit in after messing up a lot and stepping on people's toes.
I'd suggest getting it at a library if you have nothing else to read. You aren't missing a whole lot if you don't, but it does pass the time.
I think I mentioned in my original post that they're unrelated (titles aside). Though I don't really think they're that comparable since they follow two different vampire mythoi and dissimilar plots.
Personally, I didn't like the book's particular mythos, but it was a unique-ish take on vampires and the epilogue was a nice touch, so those got points. I'm more a fan of the standards -- vampires-as-metaphors-for-sex, vampires-as-blood-drinking-mindless-undead, vampires-as-blood-drinking-sentient-undead, etc. -- in original story lines.
What are your thoughts on it, grotchops, aside from it's not "half as good as the series"?