The Best Vampire Books to Sink Your Teeth into ...

Vampires have always been my favorite horror/supernatural genre. From the classic Hammer movies starring Christopher Lee (the greatest Dracula ever!) to the books of Anne Rice, there are blood-sucking adventures galore – stories to really sink your teeth into.

1. Dracula by Bram Stoker

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Of course, top of any list should be Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the novel that laid down the foundations and rules for thousands of vampire novels in the future.

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2. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

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An engrossing novel about a character’s passion filled search for the ‘real Dracula’. Full of historical intrigue and captivating narrative.

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3. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

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The ‘King’ of literary horror throws his two cents in to the vampire genre with this gripping novel full of frights!

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4. Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

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A great vampire-themed read that, whilst being categorized as young adult fiction, definitely has appeal for adults as well.

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5. The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin

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A set of vampire novels that you can really invest in over a course of months, or even weeks if you are an avid reader!

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6. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Going from a cult favorite to a firm best seller, the Anita Blake series is perfect for any Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans out there!

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7. The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith

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If you are a fan of the hit TV show, then what better way to indulge your vampire fandom than by reading the original books?

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8. Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J. R. Ward

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If you are also a Fifty Shades Of Grey fan, then this sexy, steamy series will quench two of your thirsts all at once!

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9. Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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If you like your vampire story lines to be filled with steaming chemistry and the feeling of forbidden romance, then the Dark-Hunter series should be your next stop!

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10. Undead Series by MaryJanice Davidson

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The Undead series is the perfect choice for a lighter, more refreshing and funny read. Vampires don’t always have to be super serious!

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11. Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

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This is another series that would be perfect for Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans. It’s full of snarky teens and set in a vampire boarding school!

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12. Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

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I’m sure you’ve all seen the movies, but head for the series of novels for an even deeper look in to the lives and loves of Bella, Edward and Jacob.

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13. The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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If gore is what you are looking for, then look no further than this trilogy, a literary rival to the gruesome Saw movies!

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14. Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris

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A great series that mixes a strong female lead with just the right amount of romance, plus a great vampire storyline!

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15. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice

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An absolute classic series of the genre, with Anne Rice being one of the most respected vampire writers out there.

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16. Evernight Series by Claudia Gray

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A sweeping and indulgent series about a woman who is torn between the love of two gorgeous vampires. Guilty pleasures ahoy!

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17. Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts

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A great long running vampire-themed series that boasts one of the best and baddest vampire villains in the genre!

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18. Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost

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A really fun set of vampire-themed novels that contains one of the most fun partnerships out there. Think Mulder and Scully if they had been fighting vampires instead of aliens!

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19. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

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Anne Rice gets a well-deserved second mention on this list for Interview With A Vampire, a captivating and engrossing novel that made an equally brilliant film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt!

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I’d love to hear your recommendations. Please tell us about more great vampire books.

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