Red Moon Rising is by Peter Moore. Set in an America where vampires and humans have rights, but werewolves are segregated and forced to register and report to "safe" compounds during full moons, this is a wonderfully tense tale. Danny is half vampire and half werewolf. His genetic therapy to destroy his werewolf genes has failed and he discovers that he is about to experience his first change. He doesn't want to register, but becoming a moonrunner (unregistered werewolf) is illegal and dangerous. Who will help him? Will his family keep his secret or turn him in? Will he be able to keep his human girlfriend? This story begs for a sequel. Boys will enjoy this story.
Ratings: 9th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).