Top 10 Vampire Books of All Time

 

For all those readers who thought vampire books were only a recent thing, they were a hit even before Bram’s Dracula. The blood-sucking paranormal fictional characters were popular even before “Twilight” or “Dracula” (which is way better than “Twilight”). Here is a list of top 10 vampire books of all time which you might enjoy.

 

The Vampire

This book is probably the first written and published work on vampires. The book is about a woman who is intrigued by a newcomer in town. She tries to know about the mysterious man, and boy is she in for trouble! One night, the two were attacked by two thieves, and the man, Ruthven, has been injured. He made a strange request even when he was dying.

Read it For:
One of the oldest books on vampires, and impressively written.
Don't Read it For:
Old-fashioned, most things in the book may not make sense now.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book puts vampires in a different light, less than what we believe now.

Salem’s Lot

Set in a small town in England which is infected by many vampires. This story is about adventure and spine-chilling instances. The lead character and another character try to free the small town of the vampires by fighting them!

Read it For:
Probably one of the best books out there on vampires!
Don't Read it For:
The story may be chilling and gripping, but only for those who enjoy King’s writing.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is filled with many spine-chilling incidents and is full of adventure!

Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of the best books to reads on the subject of “vampires.” The story is about the Count Dracula, who resides in Transylvania, but decides to move to England where he fights with the Professor Abraham Van Helsing and his team.

Read it For:
The book is written in beautiful words.
Don't Read it For:
The book may be hard to understand for those who do not like the Shakespearian language.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is old and has many overcomplicated dialogues, but it truly is a masterpiece. Stoker’s work is one of the best book recommendations.

Let the Right One In

One of the strangest couple of friends, a twelve-year-old boy called Oskar and a two-hundred-year-old vampire become friends with each other. Oskar was being bullied at school, amidst trying to finding his father’s presence in his life and being bullied he meets the child vampire, who is forever stuck in her childhood.

Read it For:
The characters of Eli and Oskar have been written well.
Don't Read it For:
This book may be violent and disturbing for some.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book, one of the top books about vampires, is written wonderfully and portrays vampires differently.
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I am Legend

Richard Matheson’s is one of the best entries on the list of top 10 books of all time on vampires. The book follows the last man living on earth, and his fights with vampires as a vampire hunter.

Read it For:
The book is better than the Will Smith movie.
Don't Read it For:
The story is about too much fighting and less of a story.
What makes this book stand out?:
The fiction in this book is beyond impressive. The book was written in 1954 with a vivid imagination.

Interview With The Vampire

The book revolves around a pair of drifting vampires and a little girl who they save. The first book in the series gives us a view of how things were and how they began.

Read it For:
The book is written with a happy tone, which departs from the dark monotone of vampire books.
Don't Read it For:
The first book gives the reasons for the existence of the three characters, it may seem slow moving.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book creates a human link with the vampires, which makes the reader think.

Carmilla

“Carmilla” was written before Stoker’s work of Dracula and the book is a beautiful representation of vampires. The book follows a young woman who falls prey to a vampire.

Read it For:
Vampires have been used to express sexuality, and this book is no different.
Don't Read it For:
The book is old and is written in older terms and language, some may consider it to be a boring read.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is set in the 19th century Austria and is one of the oldest works on vampires. This book is a masterpiece in itself.

Anno Dracula

Geneviève Dieudonné travels with a group of vampires being sent to the town of Yokai in Japan by the new king of England. However, upon reaching the new town of Yokai is less of a refuge and more of a prison for the vampires. Along with this, there is murder on lose.

Read it For:
A gripping and chilling story.
Don't Read it For:
There is a lot of bloodsheds, and the book is quite violent.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book stands away from all the other books, the concept of the book is extremely different from what has already been written.

The Moth Diaries

In an exclusive boarding school, two roommates, Lucy and Ernessa, have been inseparable. However, as time passes Ernessa, who is a vampire, becomes obsessed with her roommate. The book is a collection of the child vampire’s most intimate thoughts.

Read it For:
The book is written in the form of a journal, which makes the book a good read.
Don't Read it For:
The end of the book doesn’t sit well with the readers. Plus this book shows the deterioration of the narrator’s mental health day by day.
What makes this book stand out?:
The narration of this book is excellent.

The Historian

One late night, a little girl finds mysterious letters tucked in one of her father’s books. She begins looking into the matter trying to find out her origins, wondering if the origins lay with Vlad the Impaler, who was the very basis of the entity of Dracula.

Read it For:
This book is one of the most enjoyable vampire books of all time.
Don't Read it For:
The book dives into codes and mathematical codes from time to time, it may become tedious for all those who do not like codes.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is enjoyable, and the various inclusion of codes adds an extra thrill to the book.

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