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Vampires in fantasy literature

The vampire first made its appearance in print in the 18th century (Heinrich August Ossenfelder’s The Vampire, 1748) but it was in 1897, with the publication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, that the creature from Western European mythology and folklore gained the popularity that it still holds to this very day. Throughout the 20th century the vampire appeared in books that established it as the one of the most fascinating and terrifying figures ever to be written about. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954), Salem's Lot by Stephen King (1975), Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series (1976–2003) and Fevre Dream by George RR Martin (1982) are amongst the most popular works of vampire fiction. And the 21st century has found the vampire to be as popular as ever, with Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries (2001–), Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (2004), the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer (2005–2008), Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain (2009 - ) and Jasper Kent's Danilov Quintet (2009–) showing the fanged blood-drinker to be ever bit as well-liked today as it was when it first appeared over two hundred and fifty years ago.

1. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 1
Score: 178
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood. Anne Rice's compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of vampire fiction since Bram [...]

2. Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
Anno Dracula series: Book 1
Score: 150
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel tells the story of vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beau [...]

3. Dracula by Bram Stoker
Score: 107
Our rating: 9.5 | 12 positive reader reviews
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks a [...]

4. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
The Passage Trilogy #3
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life… Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined c [...]

5. Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.0 | 6 positive reader reviews
For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers - and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable [...]

6. The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence, but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey tha [...]

7. Moonshine by Rob Thurman
Cal Leandros series: Book 2
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
I was born a monster. No big deal, right? Monsters are everywhere in this world. But I am not talking your sweaty pedophile or your serial killer with a cold and silent harem buried in his crawling space. No I am talking about the real deal. Creatures that scuttled across the surface of this worl [...]

8. Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
There are worse things in this world than al-Qaeda and North Korea, Zach. And they are just waiting for their chance at us. Sharp and ambitious, Zach Barrows is on his way up. But when he gets a call from the White House, it's not quite the promotion he expected. Zach is to be the new politic [...]

9. The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman
Anno Dracula series: Book 2
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
It is 1918 and Graf von Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The War of the Great Powers in Europe is also a war between the living and the undead. Caught up in the conflict, Charles Beauregard, an old enemy of Dracula, his protegé Edwin Winthrop, and [...]

10. Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - but not more than in any other town its size.Ben Mears, a moderately successful writer, returns to the Lot to write a [...]

11. My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews
In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and despite the inhospitability of the villagers settle there as woodcutters. Tomas digs a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut so they have their own little island kingdom. Peter doesn't understa [...]

12. Killing Time by Elisa Paige
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
It wasn't that she feared death. She just despised losing. Genetically engineered warrior Sephti would go to any lengths to destroy the fae that made her their killing machine. Finally escaping servitude, she has meticulously planned revenge against her former masters, and time is running out [...]

13. Dracula Cha Cha Cha by Kim Newman
Anno Dracula series: Book 3
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Rome 1959 and Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Geneviève. She finds herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatc [...]

14. Day Boy by Trent Jamieson
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Mark is a Day Boy. In a post-traumatic future the Masters - formerly human, now practically immortal - rule a world that bends to their will and a human population upon which they feed. Invincible by night, all but helpless by day, each relies on his Day Boy to serve and protect him. Mark has bee [...]

15. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pretty - she's a very cute bubbly blonde - or not interested in a social life. She really is . . . but Sookie's got a bi [...]

16. Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly creature which gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like [...]

17. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
There's only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with - at least voluntarily - and that's Bill. But recently he's been a little distant - in another state distant. His sinister and sexy boss Eric has an idea where to find him, and next thing Sookie knows she's off to Jackson [...]

18. Dead To The World by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 4
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's pretty. She does her job well. She keeps to herself - she has only a few cl [...]

19. Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 5
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead - and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She's a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms [...]

20. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 6
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sookie doesn't have that many relations, so she hated to lose one - but of all the people to go, she didn't expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orleans' vampire queen - after all, Hadley was technically already dead. But she is gone, beyond recall, and she's left S [...]

21. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 7
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sookie's beginning to get used to being surrounded by all varieties of undead, changeling, shapeshifting and other supernatural beings - but even she has her limits. She'd really like to take a while to get over being betrayed by Bill, her long-time vampire lover, and get used to her new [...]

22. Dead And Gone by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 9
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Now it's the turn of the weres and shifters to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about them, of course - her brother turns into a panther at the full moon, she's friend to the local Were pack and Sam, her boss a [...]

23. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
'Ah, the taste and feel of blood when all passion and greed is sharpened in that one desire!' Lestat: a vampire - but very much not the conventional undead, for Lestat is the truly alive. Lestat is vivid, ecstatic, stagestruck, and in his extravagant story he plunges from the lasciviousne [...]

24. The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
After 6,000 years of horrifying stillness, Akash, mother of all vampires and Queen of the Damned, has risen from her sleep to let loose the powers of the night. But her monstrous plan for ruling the worlds of the living and the undead must be stopped before she destroys mankind, and it falls to t [...]

25. The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 4
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In Miami, 1992, a tropical garden of a city where corruption pulses beneath the lush surface is the perfect city for a vampire. Yet Lestat - hero, rock star, incorrigible seducer and the most powerful and sensual vampire of them all - prowls this savage garden in desperate misery. Restlessly purs [...]

26. The Radleys by Matt Haig
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Life with the Radleys: Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can't sleep, [...]

27. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 13
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Now the vampires and the shapeshifters are 'out', you'd think the supernaturals would get on with each other. But nothing is that simple in Bon Temps! [...]

28. Nightlife by Rob Thurman
Cal Leandros series: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
'There are monsters among us. There always have been and there always will be. I've know that since I can remember, just like I've always known that I was one... Well, half of one anyway.' Cal Leandros is 19. He eats junk food, he doesn't clean up after himself and fights with [...]

29. Redlaw by James Lovegrove
Redlaw series #1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
They live among us, abhorred, marginalised, despised. They are vampires, known politely as Sunless. The job of policing their community falls to the men and women of the Sunless Housing and Disclosure Executive - SHADE. Captain John Redlaw is London's most feared and respected SHADE officer. [...]

30. Redeye by James Lovegrove
Redlaw series #2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The eastern seaboard of the USA is experiencing the worst winter weather in living memory, and John Redlaw is in the cold white thick of it. He’s come to America to investigate a series of vicious attacks on vampire immigrants – targeted kills that can’t simply be the work of am [...]

31. The Dark Angel by Meredith Ann Pierce
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Darkangel, a vampire of astounding beauty and youth, can only summon his full power when he finds his 14th and final bride. But for Aeriel, whom he kidnaps to serve his brides, there is something about him - something beyond his obvious evil - that makes her want to save him rather than destr [...]

32. Bloodshot by Cherie Priest
Cheshire Red Reports: Book 1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though I [...]

33. Hellbent by Cherie Priest
Cheshire Red Reports: Book 2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex-Navy SEAL/drag queen. But Raylene still can’t resist an old pal’s request: seek out [...]

34. Twelve by Jasper Kent
The Danilov Quintet: Book 1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
The voordalak - a creature of legend; tales of which have terrified Russian children for generations. But for Captain Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov - a child of more enlightened times - it is a legend that has long been forgotten. Besides, in the autumn of 1812, he faces a more tangible enemy - the G [...]

35. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight Saga: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 7.5 | 10 positive reader reviews
About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him—and I didn't know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him. In the first book of the Twil [...]

36. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight Saga: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.0 | 3 positive reader reviews
I stuck my finger under the edge of the paper and jerked it under the tape. 'Shoot,' I muttered when the paper sliced my finger. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut. It all happened very quickly then. 'No!' Edward roared ... Dazed and disorientated, I looked up from the [...]

37. The Awakening by LJ Smith
The Vampire Diaries: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.3 | 2 positive reader reviews
A deadly love triangle. Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betra [...]

38. Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman
Anno Dracula series: Book 4
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Fallen from grace and driven from the British Empire in previous instalments, Dracula seems long gone. A relic of the past. Yet, when vampire boy Johnny Alucard descends upon America, stalking the streets of New York and Hollywood, haunting the lives of the rich and famous, from Sid and Nancy to [...]

39. The Fall by Guillermo del Toro
The Strain Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Strain has taken over New York City. It is spreading across the country and soon, the world. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather—head of the Center for Disease Control’s team—leads a small band out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters. But it may be too late. Ignited by the Maste [...]

40. The Fury by LJ Smith
The Vampire Diaries: Book 3
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
A Love Triangle of Unspeakable Horror... Stefan Tormented after losing Elena, he's determined to end the feud with his brother, Damon--whatever the cost. Damon Mocking Stefan and Elena, he laughs in the face of doom. Elena Wild with her craving for blood, she confronts the ultimate evil. The [...]

41. Madhouse by Rob Thurman
Cal Leandros series: Book 3
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Half-human Cal Leandros and his brother, Niko, aren't exactly prospering with their preternatural detective agency. Who could have guessed that business would dry up in New York City, where vampires, trolls, and other creepy crawlies are all over the place? But now there's a new arrival i [...]

42. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Blood of Eden #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
My Vampire Creator Told Me This: 'Sometime in your life, Allison Sekemoto, you will kill a human being. The question is not if it will happen, but when. Do you understand?' I didn't then, not really. I DO NOW. [...]

43. The Struggle by LJ Smith
The Vampire Diaries: Book 2
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
This is the terrifying story of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them: Damon: determined to make Elena his queen of darkness, he'd kill his own brother to possess her.Stefan: desperate for the power to destroy Damon, he succumbs to his thirst for human blood.Elena: irr [...]

44. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Vampire Academy Series: Book 1
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
After being on the run for two years Rose and Lissa have been found and are dragged (literally) back into the iron gates of St Vladimir's Academy. Rose and Lissa soon learn that being on the run was a lot simpler than hiding secrets and safer than living with-in reach of the unknown enemy. Wi [...]

45. Frostbite by Richelle Mead
The Vampire Academy Series: Book 2
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
A massive vampire attack has put St. Vladimir's Academy on high alert. With the deadly creatures closing in, this year's trip to the wintery peaks of Idaho has just become mandatory.But Rose Hathaway can't escape her (guy) troubles. Her relationship with gorgeous tutor Dimitri [...]

46. From Dead To Worse by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 8
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana is reeling from two hard blows: the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit in the up-north city of Rhodes. Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, and she's yearning for things to get [...]

47. A Touch Of Dead by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 10
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her job as a cocktail waitress in Merlotte's, a small-town bar in small-town Bon Temps, deep in Louisiana. She's funny and pretty and, thanks to her grandmother, she's very well-mannered - but since not many people truly appreciate her ability to read their mi [...]

48. Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris
Southern Vampire Series: Book 11
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
If you think your family relationships are complicated, think again: you haven't seen anything like the ones in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a plac [...]

49. Blood and Gold by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 8
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Here is the gorgeous and sinister story of Marius, patrician by birth, scholar by choice, one of the oldest vampires of them all, which sweeps from his genesis in ancient Rome, in the time of the Emperor Augustus, to his meeting in the present day with a creature of snow and ice. Thorne is a Nort [...]

50. The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
The Strain Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously ‘goes dark’, stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots cannot be raised.When the hatch above the wing finally clicks open, it soon becomes clear that everyone on board is dead [...]

51. Stealing Time by Elisa Paige
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
It wasn't that she wanted to live forever. She just didn't want to die. When artist James Wesley realizes Evie Reed is dying, he is so moved by the beautiful reporter's determination to live that he makes her immortal—a vampire, like him. She's the woman he's been waitin [...]

52. Maelstrom by Elisa Paige
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Fae exile Amalie Shepherd takes refuge from her nightmare past by burying herself--and her heart--in operating her Texas horse ranch. That's where the immortal Nick Fletcher finds her. In love with Amalie, he's determined to see if they have a chance together. Now that he's back in he [...]

53. The Last Vampire by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The earthquakes with their falling ash, the global floods and the devastating fires arrive first. Then the worldwide plague with its stench of death. And as mankind suffers and dies out, vampires, their numbers dwindling, struggle and fight fiercely among themselves to survive in a world where th [...]

54. Prophecies Awakening by Peter Koevari
Legends of Marithia: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
When Kassina’s sorceress mother and vampire king father are brutally murdered, she forges a pact with Shindar, the Demon of Darkness. In exchange for her soul she obtains power and becomes the most feared sorceress in all the lands. For years, Marithia, a mystical world inhabited by humans [...]

55. Inheritance (Heir to the Blood Throne) by Tim Marquitz
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
What's a vampire to do when he's afraid of the dark and passes out at the sight of blood? These are but two of the problems that face thirteen year old Rupert Bartholomew Cooke. After growing up in England's Foster Care System, Rupert is at last adopted. Then what should be the happie [...]

56. The Third Section by Jasper Kent
The Danilov Quintet: Book 3
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Russia 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. But in Moscow there is one who needs only to sit and wait - wait for the death of an aging tsar, and for the curse upon his blood to be pas [...]

57. The Dark Arts of Blood by Freda Warrington
Blood Wine Sequence #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the turmoil and glamour of 1920s Europe, vampires Karl, Charlotte and Violette face threats to their very existence. Fiery, handsome dancer Emil achieves his dream to partner the legendary ballerina Violette Lenoir - until his forbidden desire for her becomes an obsession. Rejected, spiralling [...]

58. The Mall by SL Grey
Score: 79
Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Dan works at a bookstore in a shopping mall where nothing ever happens. He hates his job. Rhoda has dragged her babysitting charge to the mall so she can meet her dealer and score some coke. Now the kid's run off, and she has two hours to find him. She hates her life. Rhoda bullies Dan into h [...]

59. Shadowplay by Elisa Paige
Score: 79
Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
The world's first Fae trouble-shooter, Mia has survived the centuries by trusting no one and by pounding the bleeding hell out of her enemies. Then she meets Roddie, an Irish immortal with the skill to dodge even her most lethal attacks. Intrigued by the spirit beneath Mia's warrior exter [...]

60. Angel Souls and Devil Hearts by Christopher Golden
Shadow Saga: Book 2
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Shadows have been exposed. The ancient vampiric race now finds itself in danger of the most powerful demon of all--human prejudice. In a world where the good are no longer recognizable from the bad, where Shadows are indeed the saints, a holy war is about to begin, pitting humans and vampires [...]

61. Unclean Spirits by MLN Hanover
The Black Sun's Daughter: Book 1
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
The first novel in a bold and fast-paced new urban fantasy series starring Jayné Heller, a young college student who inherits a string of houses across the world, several bank accounts, and a very unconventional business from her murdered uncle. And it turns out Uncle Eric has been fightin [...]

62. Uprising by Scott G Mariani
Vampire Federation
Score: 77
Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
A new war is dawning! The Three Laws of the Vampire Federation: 1. A vampire must never harm a human 2. A vampire must never turn a human 3. A vampire must never love a human DI Joel Solomon has a secret: he believes in vampires. But a ritual murder in [...]

63. Thirteen Years Later by Jasper Kent
The Danilov Quintet: Book 2
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
1825. Russia has been at peace for a decade. Bonaparte is long dead and the threat of invasion is no more. For Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, life is calm. The French have been defeated, as have the twelve monstrous creatures he once fought alongside, and then against, all those years before. [...]

64. Of Saints and Shadows by Christopher Golden
Shadow Saga: Book 1
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
The holy are killing the Vampires, hunting them down and in brutalizing evil ways... A book has been stolen from the seemingly safe secret volt of the Vatican. But not just any book: this book could change the world as we know it. Full of secrets that have been hidden from the world with onl [...]

65. Blood Ninja by Nick Lake
Blood Ninja series: Book 1
Score: 76
Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
Japan, 1565Taro has been brought up as a fisherman’s son. He will become a ninja, a silent assassin trained in the arts of death.He will face samurai, warriors as sharply honed as the blade at their side. He will battle warlords for the title of Shogun.But he will be in da [...]

66. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight Saga: Book 4
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year [...]

67. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Score: 71
Our rating: 7.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
Ari can't help feeling lost and alone. With her teal coloured eyes and freakish silver hair that can't be changed or destroyed, she has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.When her search for [...]

68. Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 5
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In this terrifying novel from the phenomenally successful Anne Rice, the illustrious vampire Lestat makes a Faustian pact with Devil. Satan has come to New Orleans with an enticing proposition. Under the name Memnoch this lord of darkness takes Lestat on a tour through the boundaries of space and [...]

69. The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 6
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Magnificent and electrifying, The Vampire Armand tells the tale of the mesmerising leader of the vampire coven, the Theatre des Vampires in Paris. This angel-faced killer was snatched from the steppes of Russia as a child, and sold as a slave in Renaissance Venice. From there Armand's story s [...]

70. Merrick by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 7
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Vampire Armand finished with a tantalising moment - the Vampire Lestat rising from the dead in present-day New Orleans to walk again among Anne Rice's unforgettable undead. Now Lestat lives again but in a twilight world of music and memory. In this volume it is his mesmerizing friend and [...]

71. The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K Hamilton
Anita Blake: Book 2
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
'The older the zombie, the bigger the death needed to raise it.' After a few centuries, the only death 'big enough' is a human sacrifice. I know because I'm an animator. My name is Anita Blake. Working for Animators, Inc. is just a job - like selling insurance. But all the mon [...]

72. Angel of Vengeance by Trevor O Munson
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
LA-based P.I. and vampire Mick Angel has been hired by a beautiful red-headed burlesque dancer to find her missing sister. But the apparently simple case of a teenage runaway is soon complicated by drug dealers, persistent cops, murder and Mick's own past. Mick must learn the hard way what ev [...]

73. The Cross by Scott G Mariani
Vampire Federation: Book 2
Score: 61
Our rating: 6.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
When an ancient cross is discovered in Eastern Europe it becomes a powerful weapon in the war between the trads and the Vampire Federation – but soon, the world is threatened by its discovery…The cross of Ardaich, feared by vampires, was believed to have been destroyed during [...]

74. The Betrayal by Pati Nagle
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the year Twenty-one fifty-seven, the leading scientists have released to the press that they have found a class M planet named, "Geminus Terrarum" in a neighboring solar system. Data gathered from spectrum analysis has confirmed it has liquid water and an atmosphere. Until recently, [...]

75. Blood Hunter by JS Marich
The Eden Blackwell Series: Book 1
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the year 2049, the world is trying to come to terms with the fact that their worst nightmares not only exist, but they also want their civil rights. The public is both afraid and fascinated that vampires, werewolves, and zombies walk among them. The politicians don't know what to do with t [...]

76. The Deviant by Orren Merton
Score: 59
Our rating: 5.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Heinrich Straus, an eight-hundred year old German vampire, is looking for a place to settle and Santo Paulo seems to have everything he needs: peace, quiet, and friendly people. But almost as soon as he arrives, a serial murderer embarks on a killing spree, and as the pale, leather-clad outsider, [...]

77. Dracula: The Un-dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt
Score: 50
Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The official sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendent and endorsed by the Stoker family. The story begins in 1912, twenty-five years after the events described in the original novel. Dr. Jack Seward, now a disgraced morphine addict, hunts vampires across [...]

78. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight Saga: Book 3
Score: 50
Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Bella Swann’s days are numbered. The Volturi have made a threat which the Cullen’s will have to follow through or face their annihilation. There is also the not so insignificant matter of the vampire Victoria wanting to avenge her mate’s death by torturing Bella to death. Not to [...]

79. Blood Canticle by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 10
Score: 50
Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The dazzling vampire Lestat was once the epitome of evil. But now he struggles with his immortality, yearning for a more saintly path. His chance comes when he rescues a witch from death by turning her into a vampire. But the repercussions are swift as the powerful Mayfair family rally to punish [...]

80. Hit List by Laurell K Hamilton
Anita Blake: Book 20
Score: 50
Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect "monsters" are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer. [...]

81. The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn
Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist: Book 1
Score: 42
Our rating: 4.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Kismet Knight is a young psychologist with a growing clinical practice, and she's always looking for something to give her the edge in her chosen career. When her new client turns out to be a Goth teenager who desperately wants to become a vampire, Kismet is inspired to become the vampire shr [...]

82. The Farm by Emily McKay
Score: 40
Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by [...]

83. Blood Communion by Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles: Book 13
Score: 0
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
From his ancestral chateau high up in the mountains of France, Prince Lestat grapples to instil a new ideology of peace and harmony among the blood-drinking community.Accustomed to welcoming the Undead from far and wide, one night he awakes to news of a ruthless attack by a group of maveri [...]