Halloween Recommendations | Vampires !

VAMPIRES!

I figured since it is nearing Halloween I would do another book recommendation. If you haven’t seen my spooky books rec from earlier in the month you can check it out here! I decided to do this one on vampires since that is the category in which I have read the most books. Some of these might be familiar from my other post, but I figured I would explain and talk about the different types of vampires. I am also including some books I wasn’t the hugest fan for, but has a cool concept of vampires.

The evolution of vampires in literature has come a long way since the classic vampire novels such as Dracula and Carmilla. There are so many different explanations and myths created in the vampire trope. Some vampire drink blood or humans, but don’t kill them while others do. Some can be in daylight and even sparkle while others can only come out at night or burn up. In some cases you have to be bitten to be turned while in others you are born into being a vampire. I think because of Twilight (the movies) the sub-genre has gotten a bad rep , but I still really enjoy vampire books and have found that they are all very different.

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What are some good vampire books you would recommend? 

 

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6 thoughts on “Halloween Recommendations | Vampires !

  1. I might have to check a few of these out. The only vampire books I’ve read are the Vampire Academy series, although I’m not finished yet.

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  2. Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles is an amazing series! There are a lot of books and I’ve only read 3 so far (Interview with a Vampire, The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned), but Anne Rice really never disappoints.

    There is always the original, Dracula by Bram Stoker. It’s a classic. It is dark and phenomenal.

    A couple of years ago I purchased a book called “My Favorite Fnags: the Story of the Von Trapp Family Vampires”. I picked it up because the cover was hilarious, and that title! OMG. it’s a geat halloween read or gift idea for the pop-culture obsessed. Perfect combo of Sound of Music and Dracula.

    Also, I just downloaded Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown- which I am excited to read because I have heard so many good things about it.

    And I LOVE Twilight. I don’t find the books silly. I will admit that the films are bit silly, but I still love them. I always get defensive of the literature, though. Stephenie Meyer did and continues to do amazing things for YA and for women of literature. People laugh at the series and make a mockery of it and I find that to be so unprecedented. It takes heat for the misogynistic tone and that I can understand people wanting to debate- but I always argue that Edward’s controlling, over-protectiveness comes from an animalistic instinct rather than a sexist mentality, and this is a common theme throughout Vampire literature.

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  3. Thanks for all the recs! I really want to read some of Anne Rice’s work. And I definitely need to read Dracula as well as all the other gothic literature classics! I loved Twilight when I read it too and think that Stephenine Meyer really made an impact on the YA community, but I do think the movies ruined it a little for me haha.

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