Whether you're Team Edward or Team Jacob, there's no denying that vampires have been having a moment in pop culture for the past few years. If you're looking for something new to read and want to sink your teeth into a good vampire novel, then this list is for you! Here are the 5 best vampire novels that will have you staying up all night.
You can't have a list of the best vampire novels without Bram Stoker's Dracula. First published in 1897, this classic horror story is told through a series of journal entries and letters from multiple characters. It follows the story of Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread his curse of the undead. Filled with suspense, gore, and sexual undertones, Dracula set the standard for vampire stories for years to come.
Another classic vampire tale, Interview with the Vampire was first published in 1976 and tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a young man who is turned into a vampire by Lestat after losing his wife and child. The novel follows Louis and Lestat as they travel around 18th century New Orleans and Europe, wreaking havoc along the way. With its themes of morality and what it means to be human, Interview with the Vampire is a must-read for any vampire fan.
For centuries, vampires have been the stuff of legend and lore, haunting our nightmares and feeding on our fears. But in Morgan Rice's THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, they are all too real. Rice tells the story of a young woman named Katrina who is thrust into a world of darkness and danger when she is bitten by a vampire. As she struggles to come to terms with her new reality, Katrina must learn to navigate a perilous new world filled with deadly enemies and treacherous allies. With its breakneck pace and nonstop action, THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS is an addictive read that will leave you hungering for more.
The Southern Vampire Mysteries are a series of mystery novels that center around Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress living in Louisiana who falls in love with a vampire named Bill Compton. The novels deal with issues like racism, homophobia, and explores what it means to be human vs what it means to be supernatural. Start with Dead Until Dark, then move onto Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail and Definitely Dead. There are 13 books in the series, so you should be sorted for a little while.
Last but not least on our list is Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. The Twilight Saga follows Bella Swan as she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a 104-year old vampire who attends high school with her in Forks, Washington. While initially marketed as young adult fiction due to its teenaged protagonists, the novels deal with heavier themes like abuse and adultery as Bella is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob Black—a werewolf who also happens to be in love with her. Start with Twilight, which was first published in 2005.