Any vampire fictions or series worth reading?

Canada
September 21, 2009 9:10pm CST
Ever since I found Twilight, I fell in love with vampire fictions. Recently, I also discovered the series "the House of Night", which also seems really awesome. Do you have any other vampire book recommandations? I'm sure a lot other people like vampire books as well.
6 responses
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I like the "Real Vampires" stories about Glory St. Clair. It is a whole different take on Vampire novels. It's not like Twilight but it is a great series. They are by Gerry Bartlett. They are based in Texas too! Love them. The first one is called Real Vampires Have Curves.
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Sounds pretty interesting, especially the first title :D. I'll go check it out. Thanks!
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
23 Sep 09
They are hilarious!
• Australia
22 Sep 09
I have to say I found Twilight extremely disappointing - aimed at romantic teenage girls. Ann Rice is probably the one you should read, but after Twilight you will find it extremely adult. Carpe Jugulum, as mentioned above, is an hilarious approach from the world's premier satirical humourist, Terry Pratchett. Igor (and in one case Igorina) appears in several other Pratchett books as well. Lash
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thanks Lash! I agree that Twilight isn't the best book in the world, but it's the book that got me started on the whole vampire thing. Before, I only Harry Potter fan. Twilight made me realize that scary beings like vampires can be fun to read about as well. Thanks again!
@hvedra (1623)
22 Sep 09
Dracula is THE classic. Laurel K Hamilton's Anita Blake books are an easy read although the earlier ones are the best and then she loses it later. Stephen King's Salem's Lot is a great book but don't expect any teen romance vampires in that one. Truly a horror story. My favourite of all is Terry Pratchett's Carpe Jugulum.
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thanks! I'm sure I can handle a book without any teen romance... As long as it's good :D
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I read one of Ann Rice's books called The Bodysnatcher and it was pretty good. It was about a vampire switching bodies with some a human being. It was a pretty good book and if you are interested in vampire books I would say that Ann Rice is a pretty good author.
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Ok, I'll definitely remember Ann Rice. She's been mentioned more than one time already. Thanks!
• United States
22 Sep 09
From what I've read about them, the Twilight books are for teens/young adults, so I don't know if you'd want more adult stuff. But Ann Rice's books are fascinating. There's a whole series around Lestat and other vampires. Laurell K. Hamilton has written a series about Anita Blake and her involvement with vampires. Very well written and intense. I haven't read all of them, but I really like the ones I managed to find at my local library. And don't forget the great classic, Dracula, if you have the patience for more old-fashioned language.
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thanks for the great suggestions! Oh yes, Dracula, of course I remember it. But I don't know if I'll have the patience for old-fashioned language though. I just remember I had a hard time reading Hunchback of the Notre Dame XD Thanks though!
@maezee (33423)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Ok, these aren't necessarily "vampire" books, but they're semi-sci-fi, semi-love story, and generally considered "teen" novels that I've read and LOVED. I liked Twilight, too, so maybe you'll like these as well. Blood and Chocolate - Annette Curtis Clause . It's actually a book about a "werewolf" chick who falls in love with a mortal. It's actually really good! It used to be one of my most favorite books; and it's way better than my lame description of it. You should check it out! It reminds me of Twilight mainly because of the contrast in characters; and the whole idea of "opposites attracting". Definitely a good read! In The Forests of the Night - Amelia Attwater-Rhodes (I might be spelling this wrong). I know this is another series, and I can't quite remember if they've vampires necessarily - but I remember really loving these books when I was back in high school. Daughters of the Moon - Lynn Ewing. This is another series that isn't necessarily about vampires, but it's a teen series about supernatural girls.. It's very cool stuff! I think there might be like one vampire in the later series. At any rate, I hope my suggestions help you out. I know they're not really totally vampire-related, but hopefully you're open-minded! They're aweosme books!
• Canada
22 Sep 09
Thank you! Your suggestions sounds great! Especially Blood and Chocolate... the title makes it seem really interesting. I'll definitely check out these books. Thanks so much!