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What vampire books would you recommend?

Asked by bright_eyes00 (1343points) May 3rd, 2009

DO NOT RECOMMEND TWILIGHT! I cannot stand that series the plot or the way it is written (which is horrible). However, I am looking for some new books. I would like recommendations for books geared adult/young adult. I do not mind violence, sex, or language. I just need something new to read.

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adreamofautumn's avatar

the series that True Blood is based off of. They’re by Charlaine Harris.

eponymoushipster's avatar

Something that doesn’t suck?!

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i’m here all week folks!

asmonet's avatar

Here’s a vote against True Blood. I think it fails.

I honestly like most Anne Rice, Pandora was my favorite.

fundevogel's avatar

I love Food For the Dead , but it’s non fiction. it details the connection between American vampire lore and consumption. It’s terribly interesting and entertaining.

bright_eyes00's avatar

I own all the southern vampire series that True Blood is based on. I also have a good collection of Laurel K. Hamilton and Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. I’m looking for mostly things along those lines.

adreamofautumn's avatar

To be honest…I haven’t actually read all of the True Blood books, haven’t had time, but I like the show a lot.

Aethelwine's avatar

Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton

cwilbur's avatar

Dracula by Bram Stoker.

Lightlyseared's avatar

The Historian (can’t remember the author)

fundevogel's avatar

I tried the Historian, the writing felt terribly forced to me. Like a fifty year old woman straining to remember what it was like being the teenage girl she was trying to write. I don’t actually know if the author was a woman. That’s just the impression I got from what I read.

syz's avatar

I also recommend the Anita Blake series, at least the early books. Later in the series, they become venues for soft porn.

asmonet's avatar

@syz: Don’t they all eventually?

bright_eyes00's avatar

yes thats one reason why i stopped following the series. seemed to be all about how many vampires/were-things wanted to screw anita more than anything else. i like a little mystery here and there. maybe even some comedy. straight sex is not always welcome. i am a fan of Obsidian Butterfly. i think that one and Bloody Bones were my two favorites.

MrsNash's avatar

It’s been a while since I read them, but the Ann Rice books were entertaining.

EmpressPixie's avatar

Sunshine by Robin McKinley.
Early Anita Blake.
The Historian.
I’ll have to look at the shelf when I go home again and come back to this. But definitely Sunshine by Robin McKinley. It is wonderful.

syz's avatar

Anything by Robin McKinley is good

Drawkward's avatar

I read Bloodsucking Fiends: a love story, and didn’t mind it terribly.

Ari17's avatar

twilight by stephanie meyer
its really good ^-^

bright_eyes00's avatar

boo twilight. boo.

serendipity's avatar

-I agree with the Anne Rice recommendation, especially Pandora
-I, Vampire (can’t remember the author) was an interesting take on the historical vampire story
-Read the short story “The Vampyre” (found at http://www.sff.net/people/Doylemacdonald/l_vampyr.htm )
-Also try ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

sea_shell's avatar

Breaking Dawn
Eclipse
New Moon
Eragon
this is from: http://www.tastekid.com/ask?f=1&q=book%3A+twilight

i think dracula is to much for a 12 year old..
these are very popular books, and she will definitely like them, since she;s 12, and you give her the most popular vampire books at the moment :)

EmpressPixie's avatar

@sea_shell: The poster specifically asked you not to recommend anything in the Twilight series—which most of your recommendations are part of.

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