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Best Vampire Books

Recommendations from 35 articles, Guillermo del Toro, Sarah J. Maas, Feng Zhu and 4 others.
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Interview with the Vampire
Anne Rice - Mar 18, 1997 (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...
'Salem's Lot
Stephen King - Apr 01, 1990 (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....
I Am Legend
Richard Matheson - Nov 12, 2019 (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
Bram Stoker - Sep 01, 1997 (first published in 1897)
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You can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN here and here.A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker's working notes for the novel and "Dracula's ...
Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris - May 01, 2001
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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....
George R.R. Martin's Fevre Dream
George R. R. Martin - Aug 09, 2011 (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
Guilty Pleasures Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
Book 1)
Laurell K. Hamilton - Sep 24, 2002 (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...
Vampire Academy
Richelle Mead - Jan 02, 2007
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ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES...Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, ...
Octavia E. Butler - Jan 02, 2007 (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 ...
Robin Mckinley - Apr 29, 2010 (first published in 2003)
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There had not been any trouble out at the lake in years. Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts for a minute. But then the vampires found her . . . Now, chained and imprisoned in a once-beautiful decaying mansion, alone but for the vampire, Constantine, shackled next to her, Sunshine realizes that she must call on he...
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Catherynne M. Valente
Let the Right One In
John Ajvide Lindqvist - Oct 28, 2008 (first published in 2004)
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It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day.But the murder is not th...
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas
Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Vampire Academy Box Set 1-6 by Richelle Mead
My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
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Vampire Hunter D, Vol. 1 by Hideyuki Kikuchi
The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez
A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forrest
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Lefanu
Already Dead by Charlie Huston
Hellsing, Vol. 1 by Kohta Hirano
Drácula by Michael Burgan
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
They Thirst by Robert McCammon
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
Fat White Vampire Blues by Andrew Fox
A Shade Of Vampire 5 by Bella Forrest
A Hunger Like No Other by Cole
Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts
My Sister the Vampire, No. 1 by Sienna Mercer
Vampire Knight, Volume 1 by Matsuri Hino
Vampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The Vampire Wish by Michelle Madow
Necroscope by Brian Lumley
Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon
Better Off Red by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Those Who Hunt The Night by Barbara Hambly
Moon Dance by J.R. Rain
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
Slayer by Kiersten White
Agyar by Steven Brust