Pirates may be cool but Vampires continue to win the ongoing literary smackdown. Stephenie Meyer’s blitzkrieg-like popularity with the “Twilight” series started the whole thing but is only the tip of this dark red iceberg. If hapless heroines aren’t your style but blood-suckers still make your heart pound, dig into the following:
How(e) could we forget this delightful series about a “different” kind of bunny?
A step-up book, this tale involves a strange patron in a bookshop.
A newer Vampire Manga. Blood in all its lovely colors.
An amusing middle-school take on those gosh darn funny creatures of the night.
A mystery-laden middle school tale.
A mysterious guest at a New England Inn is the perfect beginning for this classic tale.
You read the series, now read the spoof. Well, one of several spoofs.
A new series focusing on a contemporary teenage “Alex Van Helsing.” Young man has some family history.
The sad reality of cancer mixes with vampire romance in this unique story by local author Klause.
The ever-popular Westerfeld turns vampirism into a communicable disease.
Both in novel form and graphic novels, meet strange figures who travel by night to entertain the masses, but beware … odd things always seem to happen.
Schreiber tosses in a little goth in these out-to-get you books.
Mix a 12 step program with a murder mystery and you have something … a little different.
Victorian England and a woman with a secret. Check out the popular Alexia Tarabotti series.
Would you choose a life as a Phoenix or a Vampire?
The typically funny Vivian Vande Velde takes a serious turn with this dark novel.
The prolific Ms. Lackey spins a mysterious tale in this modern day detective story that blends witchcraft with romance.
You couldn’t have Vampire Diaries (a Twilight rip-off that has far “eclipsed” Twilight at this point – har har) and Secret Circle without her, could you?
A delightful collection of vamp tales from our favorite up-and-coming YA authors.
A renowned fantasy author takes on a different style when blending vampires with kidnapping and Stockholm syndrome.
One of a growing number of vampire books that mixes blood and teenage angst. Speaking of which…
Teenage vamps with ‘tude.
Vampires at a girl’s prep school (isn’t that a little redundant?)
Historical figures get the treatment. At least one “coming to a theatre near you.”
· Blue Bloods series by Melissa De la Cruz
Vamps in Italy. How romantic!
Diabetes and a rebellious teen are a bad mix when vamps show up.
Vampires and wizards and Butcher, oh my!
Confirms the idea that the denizens of these isolated highway stops are indeed “a little different”.
The first book in a series of Southern Vampires and Sookie Stackhouse. Y’all better find some garlic. HBO’s True Blood is based on this series.
World War I and Dracula are combined in this journal style novel.
Mix some of those Candice Bushnell girls with your typical no-no romance and you have a very frothy, adult-style vampire novel.
This complex tale of Vlad the Impaler sat on the NY Times Bestseller lists for many weeks. Find out why.
Because Buffy is Whedon and Whedon is God. Except for Dollhouse (sorry).