Has anybody read any good vampire novels beside Anne Rice and The Twilight Series?
- BlueManticoreLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here are some of the best vampire and/or werewolf works I have read:
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Mina by Marie Kiraly
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles
Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series about a witch who is a bounty hunter and works with a vampire and a pixie
Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series about a werewolf radio talk show host
Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series about a wizard private investigator in Chicago
Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series
For Young Adults:
Sweetblood by Pete Hautman
Midnight's Choice by Kate Thompson, part of a trilogy that begins with “Switchers” and ends with “Wild Blood”
Companions of the night by Vivian Vande Velde
If you just want to kill some time and have some fun reverting back to childhood, check out The Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones. They have some humorous titles like "Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots," “Werewolves Don’t Go To Summer Camp,” and "Dracula Doesn't Rock and Roll".
Others I have heard about:
Blood Books by Tanya Huff
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
1. Dead Until Dark
2. Living Dead in Dallas
3. Club Dead
4. Dead to the World
5. Dead as a Doornail
6. Definitely Dead
7. All Together Dead
the Dark series by Christine Feehan
the Last Vampire series by Christopher Pike
New Moon and Twlight by Stephenie Meyer
Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Sonja Blue series by Nancy A. Collins
the Black Dagger Brotherhood series J.R. Ward
Nightwatch, Daywatch and Duskwatch by Sergei Lukyanenko
the Neteru series by L.A. Banks
Mary Janice Davidson's series. In order:
1. Undead and Unwed
2. Undead and Unemployed
3. Undead and Unappreciated
4. Undead and Unreturnable
5. Undead and Unpopular
6. Undead and Uneasy
Got Fangs and Circus of the Darned by Katie Maxwell
Blue Bloods and Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz
Glass Houses and The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine
the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
- 1 decade ago
I have read a couple-whether or not you like them depends on how much you want your vampire novels to follow the traditional model. The Anita Blake series, by Laurell K. Hamilton, is about vampires, but the main character is a vampire executioner. These novels get racier as the series progresses; don't read them if you don't want an r-rated experience. They also deal with shapeshifters and other preternatural beings.
Another good series, this one a little lighter and funnier, is by Charlaine Harris, featuring Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress.Not as much sex or violence, but still a good read.
The Dark series, by Christine Feehan, has the feel of your average Harlequin romance, with the added twist of vampires. This series takes on the carpathians of Stoker legends, and expands them as a race seperate from humans. Lots of original ideas, but it's kind of hard to get past that old-time romance novel feel.
Hamilton also writes a series about a fairy, Meredith Gentry, who has dealings with vampires and other supernaturals. Again, lots of sex. Not so much a vampire novel, but it's right in that realm of supernatural beings. Also worth a look is Kim Harrison's series, stating with Dead Witch Walking. From the title, this is clearly more about a witch than a vampire, but there are vampires and all their issues present.
You can look up all these books and more at Barnes and Noble online, BN.com.
- AlyssaLv 51 decade ago
Yes, I've read:
Companions of The Night by Vivian Vande Velde
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klaus
The Vampire Kisses Series by Ellen Shreiber
The Cirque Du Freak Series by Darren Shan
The Vampire's Promise series by Caroline B. Cooney
and I've heard Marked by P.C. Cast and the Bloodline series are pretty good.
- 1 decade ago
Christine Feehan has a whole series of books dedicated to vampires. They are really awesome. Her theory is that vampires are male Carpathians who have lost their soul. A Carpathian is a being of the earth. They are exactly like vampires but they have a soul and they never ever kill their victims. Male Carpathians loose the ability to see in color and all ability to feel emotion after they have lived for two hundred years. They stay like this until they find their lifemate. Their other half. If they do not find their life mate they turn into a vampire. Male Carpathians hunt the vampire so that mortals and immortals alike will be safe. It is a very interesting concept. The books have sexy male characters and strong witty female characters. I think you would like them. There is a little sex so if you don't want to read that part just skip over it. I love these books you should try them.
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- Tmess2Lv 71 decade ago
Not sure if they qualify as pure vampire novels, but I liked the early Anita Blake novels by Laurel Hamilton and the works of Kim Harrison. In addition, if you can find them in print, Scott Ciencini wrote a good trilogy in the early 90s. While they are a mixed bag, White Wolf has published a series of novels based on its vampire RPG -- The Masquerade (which was the source for the brief TV series Kindred). Finally, while I personally do not like them, there are the novels by Charlaine Harris.
- ValeenLv 44 years ago
Anne Rice for sure. She is a much more developed writer, and everything falls together perfectly. WAYYYY better than Twilight!!! The only movie that's close to any of her books is Interview with a Vampire with Brad Pitt. Queen of the Damned is a disgrace
- Anonymous1 decade ago
AMELIA ATWATER RHODES-
In the forest of the night
Demon in my view
they are not a series but have some of the same characters. They're also about vampires.kind of like the vampires falling in love with the human.demon in my view and shattered mirror both have teenagers in high school. They are all really good.
Boys that bite
I forgot the author
vampire kisses series by ellen schreiber
- 1 decade ago
Predictable, but Bram Stoker's Dracula. The original and best. And the author lived a quarter of a mile from my house in Clontarf, Dublin. Hurray!
- 1 decade ago
check out "i am legend by richard matheson " an excellent vampire novel
- molly_Lv 41 decade ago
Try those by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes?