Since it's October, and Halloween is nigh upon us, the Top 5 Wednesday topic for today is: Books Featuring [Paranormal Creature of Your Choice]. And because I am basic, I chose vampires. I'm 13% Transylvanian after all.
Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice - I mean, duh. Of course I would put this first. I love this series. Her writing is different. Some like it, some don't. I personally like it. This story is very lyrical and poetic. And a little bit gory. Vampires, after all.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - The main character in this series is a witch, but she falls in love with a vampire, so he plays a major role as well. This series feels very academic. The main character is a scholar, so that makes sense. She is no nonsense. Until she gets caught up in a bunch of paranormal nonsense.
The Passage by Justin Cronin - This vampire book is completely different. Cronin's vampires don't talk. They are true monsters. And they are super scary. Most of the story takes place after the vampire apocalypse. Little outposts of human society try to protect themselves from the winged monsters. I need to read this again. It's so good.
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson - This series takes a direct left turn from the other, more serious, books on this list. This series is hilarious. This woman wakes up dead just before her funeral to find that her step mother has stolen her favorite designer shoes.
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore - This series absolutely had me rolling. I've read it numerous times. The story is about these two accidental vampires who don't really know how to be vampires. But their minion steals the show. Abby Normal, as she likes to be called, is a smart talking, sassy, goth with a repressed happy side. She makes large cops cry. She masterminds everything the vampires do. And she is awesome!
There are my top 5 vampire novels. I cheated some and included whole series, but hey, it's my blog. I'll cheat if I want to. You'll notice some highly notable vampire books that are not on this list. I didn't forget them, they're just not in my top 5.
What books would you add to this list?