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Best Vampire Books

Recommendations from 48 articles, Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro, Sarah J. Maas and 6 others.
Best Vampire Books
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Interview with the Vampire
Anne Rice - 1997-03-18 (first published in 1976)
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This is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial moment...
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'Salem's Lot
Stephen King - 1990-04-01 (first published in 1975)
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Thousands of miles away from the small township of 'Salem's Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to 'Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town....
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Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris - 2001-05-01
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Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea....
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I Am Legend
Richard Matheson - 2019-11-12 (first published in 1954)
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Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth... but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood.By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.How long can one man su...
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Feng Zhu
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George R.R. Martin's Fevre Dream
George R. R. Martin - 2011-08-09 (first published in 2010)
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The vampire epic by best-selling author George R.R. Martin, presented as a graphic novel for the very first time!From George R.R. Martin, author of the New York Times best-selling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, comes a moonlit tale of feuding vampire clans, death, and debauchery in the bayou!  Set in 1857 along the muddy Mississippi, FEVRE DR...
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Guillermo del Toro
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Bram Stoker - 2017-12-02 (first published in 1897)
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When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; and the inmate of a lu...
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Guilty Pleasures Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
Book 1)
Laurell K. Hamilton - 2002-09-24 (first published in 1993)
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Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city’s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear—her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of t...
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Octavia E. Butler - 2007-01-02 (first published in 2005)
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Fledgling, Octavia Butler's new novel after a seven year break, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn ...
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Let Me In
John Ajvide Lindqvist - 2010-01-01 (first published in 2004)
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Set in 1981, Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grisly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last -- revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him, day after day. While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it ...
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Stephen King
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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Grady Hendrix - 2020-04-07
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Fried Green Tomatoes and "Steel Magnolias" meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her care...
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Quinn Cummings
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Robin McKinley - 2010-04-29
Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by Richelle Mead
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Lefanu
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
Dark Lover by J. R. Ward
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
Drácula by Michael Burgan
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas
Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forrest
Already Dead by Charlie Huston
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
Vampire Academy Box Set 1-6 by Richelle Mead
A Hunger Like No Other by Cole
My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
Vampire Hunter D, Vol. 1 by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
They Thirst by Robert McCammon
Crave by Tracy Wolff
Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
The Vampyre by John William Polidori
Hellsing, Vol. 1 by Kohta Hirano
Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
Necroscope by Brian Lumley
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Black Sun Rising by C. S. Friedman
Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
Better Off Red by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Moon Dance by J. R. Rain
Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
Fat White Vampire Blues by Andrew Fox
The Twilight Saga White Collection by Stephenie Meyer
Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost
A Shade Of Vampire 5 by Bella Forrest
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
My Sister the Vampire, No. 1 by Sienna Mercer
Vampire Knight, Volume 1 by Matsuri Hino
Vampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade
The Vampire Wish by Michelle Madow
Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang
The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
Captive by Jex Lane
Vampires Never Get Old by Zoraida Cordova
Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon
Those Who Hunt The Night by Barbara Hambly
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
Slayer by Kiersten White
Agyar by Steven Brust