I have been brainstorming my first novel for awhile, and writing several character sketches. What it comes down to though is that I cannot decide between two characters as the main character, and it would greatly effect the fantasy novel. Setting: High-school / Home life / Suburban town. The main character discovers that what at first seems like a normal high-school is actually home to a small group of several students that are far from normal. The two possible main characters have gotta be sorted out. One would be a main and the other would become a less defined secondary character. Currently the group of secondary characters contains teens that are: a catholic priest's daughter(Has powerful holy magic through prayer), a druid (shes going to be a goofy activist girl who cares about animals and plants -- and just happens to be able to talk to and give them suggestions), a werewolf, a vampire/sorcerer(depending on the outcome of my choice), a fighter, a ranger, and possibly even a thief. (Some of these may seem ridiculous but my character sketches have it all worked out. It wont sound like a world of warcraft novel). There will also be a group of 2 or 3 edgy angry "bad" teens i have yet to write sketches or back-stories for. ------------------------- **A teen is made into a vampire against his will. Later he finds out that, for some mysterious reason, he also can influence animals with his thoughts. He has to make friends with the social pariahs at school so that he can have a "supernatural" group to hang out with. People he can relate to. Secretly his main motivation is to find the vampire that changed him. Hes not actually a full-vampire. He was given the blood of his maker but not killed. He develops some powers such as strength, speed, etc. But he is able to travel in the light. He is eternally thirsty. If he were ever to drink *human* blood the transformation would be complete and kill him. He would cease to be a day walker and become a full-vampire. He has a strange control over animals. This is not fully understood until later in the novel. Big plot twist. ----------OR---------- **A teen hiding from bullies in an abandoned house finds a book of magic. The book contains basic spells. Little does he know that the book provides spells based on what he currently is capable of doing, and changes over time. The spells that the book provides are general, and basic. Later, it becomes apparent that all the spells it provides only fall into one school of magic. This would lead into a plot later on in the series about a cult or evil magic users seeking the powerful book collection.