Thursday Thirteen #34
Well, It’s been an eventful week. I finally started the Twilight series and I was in a car accident over the weekend. (These two events are not in any way related, though, in case you are curious.) So, while I’m stuck at home recovering I thought I’d offer you a list of 13 Vampire books, in honor of my new favorite series. Do you have a favorite book with a vampire character? Please tell me about it. I’m always looking for new vampire books.
They vant to suck your blood:
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker – The classic. This book is largely seen as the grand-daddy of the entire genre.
2. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – This book may not have been the sole one responsible for the resurgence of interest in the genre, but it certainly had a huge influence. I loved this book in High School, but I never read further than book three in the series.
3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – Complete and total book crack. I finished reading it on Thursday, and faced with waiting until Saturday for book two, what did I do? I read it again on Friday. I admit it. I’m addicted. Unfortunately, I have to wait until I go back to work to get ahold of book three.
4. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler – This book is on this list by special request from my boss who adores it. It’s a good thing that we have it at the library, as it looks like it’s going on my hold list.
5. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton – As this series progresses it becomes more and more about sex. What character did I read up through Obsidian Butterfly for, though? Not Anita Blake, although she is also quite interesting. Nope. It’s all about my favorite psychopath, Edward. Sometimes I wonder about me.
6. Bloodlist by P. N. Elrod – Set during a time of gangsters and nightclubs, this book features a vampire who is also a detective. I highly recommend the first six books of the series.
7. Vampire High by Douglas Rees – What is this normal human doing at a High School populated by vampires? Why…to be on the Water Polo team, of course! Vlad Dracul Magnet School needs a water polo team, after all.
8. Bloodwalk by Lee Killough – Bloodwalk is actually two books in one about a police officer who investigates something a bit too closely, and ends up becoming a vampire. How can he balance his old life and his new life?
9. Blood Price by Tanya Huff – This series was recently made into a TV Show. The show was okay, but the books were better.
10. The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause – A melancholy story about a young woman, her dying mother, and a vampire.
11. Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde – If Kerry Nowicki hadn’t hd to go back to the landromat int he middle of the night to retrieve her little brother’s stuffed bear, she would never have met Ethan…and discovered that vampires exist.
12. In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes – This is the first book that Ms. Atwater-Rhodes had published. Let’s just say that in her world, Vampires aren’t the only non-humans out there.
13. Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey – The only one of the Diana Tregarde books that I like features more than one kind of vampire. …And the one of the more traditional variety is a good guy.
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