I started off my 2009 reading list with the Twilight series. A friend loaned me the books and I read them more out of curiosity than anything else. They were OK. If I hadn’t come upon them as I did, I don’t think I would have read them and, I’ll admit, I’m really flummoxed by the attention they get. But, hey, we each love what we love…
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against vampire stories. In fact, I’ve always loved Dracula by Bram Stoker, which I’ve just re-read, and I think The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a fabulous book. I have to admit that I’m also looking forward to Dracula The Undead by Dacra Stoker and Ian Holt. While I like vampire books (I’ve reviewed a few here and here), I think I like them in a more pure form — I want Dracula to be there!
The reason I mention this is a co-worker who loves vampire books asked me for one. I recommend The Historian which she is loving (how could anyone not) but it got me thinking. Right now, vampires are HUGE! True Blood series, the Sookie Stackhouse books which I see on every bestseller list, Twlight, Twlight, Twlight, even Mr. Darcy took a turn at being a vampire. You get my point.
SO, the reason for this post, tell me what some of your favorite vampire books are. While it’s not something I read often, I think I might feel a craving coming on.