How Many Vampire Books Are There?


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Lucy Burroughs answered
It's impossible to answer this accurately, as all of the following things need to be taken into account:
  • Different centuries
  • Different languages
  • Different genres
  • Different formats (e.g., Kindle)
  • Are you counting self-published books?
One way of getting an extensive list of vampire books is by typing "vampire" into Amazon. You'll then be shown everything from Dracula to Twilight. Famous Vampire Books (And My Personal, Potentially-Biased Opinion On Which Are Worth Reading)

  • Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker. Erase all traces of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula movie from your memory, and read this before you die.
  • Interview With The Vampire (1976) by Anne Rice. I think this is the only (relatively) modern vampire novel worth reading. Everything about it is rich and detailed and slightly poetic. The story spans 200 years, and the vampires don't sparkle.
  • Twilight (2005) by Stephenie Meyer (and then New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn). Unfortunately, these teen romances are the ones most people will think of when you say "vampire novels." I find Bella whiny and weak, and the only positive thing I can say about Twilight is that it's encouraging people to read.
  • The onslaught of Vampire Academy novels and their mutations (sorry, spin-offs) by Richelle Mead. The first book was released in 2007 in the midst of the vampire romance craze that Twilight inspired.
  • The Historian (2005) by Elizabeth Kostova. I didn't actually finish this. I found it dense and dry and far longer and more drawn-out than it needed to be (although it might have seemed bigger than it was - the same way that dinner seems far away when you're hungry).

If you're looking for Twilight-style novels, your local bookstore probably has plenty of them, grouped together under "Paranormal Romance" in the teen section. If you see a shelf of books with black matte covers and red and/or purple highlights, you're in the right place!
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Anonymous answered
There are tons of vampire books out now! Just go to Amazon and type in "vampire". For something new & really good, try the vampire series ALMOST HUMAN by Melanie Nowak. There are 3 books out now and another one due out in May. They're on Amazon.

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