October 24, 2018

Favorite Books Featuring Vampires

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Favorite Books Featuring the Paranormal Creature of Your Choice. So, obviously, I chose Vampires.

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice - There are zillions of books in the Vampire Chronicles series and new ones come out every couple of years. But this one is my favorite. A journalist goes to meet this guy who claimes to be a vampire. The book is the story of that vampire.

Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore - This is the first book in the series, but I really prefer the next two, You Suck and Bite Me. They feature Abby Normal, the smart-talking, wanna-be-goth, teenager who makes cops cry. She is hilarious.

The Passage by Justin Cronin - These vampires are not sexy. They are nasty and mean. They used to be human, but a government experiment gone awry turned them into monsters.

Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson - This series is about a girl who wakes up dead on the day of her funeral and sees that her awful stepmother has stolen her favorite shoes. It's funny and light and the whole series is fun reading.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - It's really about a witch, but her love interest is a vampire, because of course he is.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - The creep factor is high with this one.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - Yes, I still like Twilight, even though it's not cool anymore. Fight me.

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer - I loved this little series about a teen boy dealing with being a vampire and being hunted, on top of being a high school student.

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson - This is a collection of short stories, but the first one is about a vampire apocalypse.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith - The conceit of this book is that it takes famous paintings and photograph and inserts Abe Lincoln into them in the guise of hunting vampires. It's kind of hilarious.

That's what I got. You'll notice Dracula is not on the list. That's because it's obvious, but alos because it's pretty hard to read. Being a selection of letters and journal entries, it drags in some places.

What's your favorite paranormal creature?