Top 10 Vampire Book Series
I fell in love with Vampires fairly early. The main culprit? Most assuredly that would be The Lost Boys. That movie launched a lifetime devotion to the creatures of the night and I happily devour almost every vampire film or book I come across. I spent a little over a year in The Murder Capitol of the World (Santa Cruz) and I got to explore the Boardwalk and see the (really short ) bridge that’s in the film 😍. I believe they captured the local atmosphere superbly and it would not have surprised me at all to find a vampire or two lurking around the shadows on the beach.
You will not find a single Twilight story on this list. I did not read the book but went to the first movie with my mom and I walked away from that very disappointed. I have zero love for sparkly vampires and the people who performed in those films. If that pisses you off, you can send me some hate mail at email@example.com 😘.
Romanticizing vampires is definitely prevalent in fiction, but they are not always beautiful creatures. I think that’s an easy route for authors to take because vampires were once human (although not always) and they retain the power to think and speak and on the surface, appear to be human. Perhaps my fascination with vampires has less to do with the genre and oftentimes steamy stories but with the idea of what is humanity without the rules that we live by every day and the connections we have with others? Take away the fear of death and the need to struggle for everyday needs, what would you become? Some of the best vampires are simply monsterish.
Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You’ll never grow old, Michael, and you’ll never die. But you must feed!-David, The Lost Boys
What ingredients make up a good vampire story? That’s a difficult question for me to answer as there are so many unique and interesting characters and tales being told that I can’t find one common theme beyond that – they are unique, interesting and terrifying, electrifying or both. There’s also a percentage of really awesome stories that have the vampire cast as the lead but that is not necessarily the main focus of the journey – they are out being the heroes, great detectives or just trying to live a normal humanish life.
I’m going to take a long hard look at my list of blood-suckin-mayhem books on Goodreads and choose for you what I think are the 10 best books or series starters worth the time to read, had kick ass characters and epic stories within. Will you join me?
DH, an American Misfit, [she/her/hers/trying to be humanish, maybe]
Top 10 Vampire Book Series List:
- Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
- Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter by Laurell K Hamilton
- Vampire Files by P.N. Elrod
- Undead (Queen Betsy) by MaryJanice Davidson
Looking for movies? Check out this list of Blood Sucking Mayhem!