The Unimaginables2 books in series
Hidden City Publisher's Summary
Teacher and reader recommended YA series! The Unimaginables is addictive urban fantasy at it's best, mixing coming-of-age heart with supernatural action in an adventure led by a pluck-meets-grit heroine who will keep you listening on and asking for more.
Stacy Goldman is a garden-variety Jewish girl from New York. Except, she's a chess champion. And she doesn't believe in anything she can't prove. Especially monsters.
When Stacy moves from NYC to Richmond, Virginia, in the wake of 9/11, she enrolls in the academically aggressive St. Ignatius Prep in order to graduate early and get home to New York. At St. Ig's, she falls in with two other outsiders - Finder, the only Black girl and owner of the highest GPA in school and her white boyfriend Tully, a vegetarian fencer and rugby star with a secret even Finder doesn’t know.
After Stacy interrupts a strange attack outside a diner, Finder & Tully reveal Richmond’s biggest secret: The city is home to a supernatural subculture run by a monster as old as the city itself. Ruled by logic and strategy but having seen something she can’t explain, Stacy struggles with what is real and what is not, including her own faith.
When an alleged supernatural creature comes to Stacy needing help to defend himself and his children from the city's cruel and manipulative vampire leader, she employs her undeniable chess prowess and must discover her own untapped belief in the unimaginable to save not only his life, but those of herself and her friends.