Looking for new vampire novels to sink your teeth into? Check out these 17 amazing books that you won’t be able to put down!
So you’ve burned your way through all of the Twilight novels. You’ve read every single one of Anne Rice’s bloodsucker tomes. You’ve even traveled back in time to where it all started with Bram Stoker and John Polidori. Now you need some fresh blood. Vampire blood, that is! If you’ve even so much as taken a casual glimpse through Amazon’s YA section, you know that there is no shortage of vampire novels. While the genre is waning a bit in popularity to make room for other supernaturals (dragon shifters are crazy hot right now) and dystopian, it’s still going pretty strong. I have no doubt that it’ll make a comeback the second someone pens the next best-seller or another huge vamp movie like Underworld hits the screens. In the meantime, here are some outstanding vampire novels to sink your fangs into!
Vampires Novels to Sink Your Fangs Into
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Top 10 Vampire Novels
1. Inception (The Marked Book 1)
I absolutely love the Marked series by Bianca Scardoni. Man, that girl can write. I read the first two in about five minutes. Okay, more like two days, but seriously, I read them fast, and they weren’t exactly tiny books. Inception was just under 400 pages and Invidious was a little shorter at around 325. The third book is out now and the 4th is coming out this summer, so you can binge away.
2. Relentless Series
The Relentless Series by Karen Lynch is probably my all-time favorite “vampires are bad” series of all time, and I’ve read a TON of vampire fiction. The writing is absolutely flawless, the plot is crazy engaging, and while the romance is a bit cliche towards the end, it does take a while to build up to that point. There are three actual books to the series, then two more supplemental books from other viewpoints. I only read the original three.
3. Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter
I’m going to be honest here, I really loved the first book in the Aurora Sky series so much that I bought the next couple right away. Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite get into those as easily. Still, I recommend checking out the first one. It’s set in Alaska and Jefford does a great job of setting the atmosphere. The other books did get fab reviews, so you might love them.
4. Reborn (Shadow Falls After Dark)
I LOVED CC Hunter’s Shadow Falls series, so I was thrilled to see her continue it with a series about Della, the vampire. I also loved that she kind of picked off where Shadow Falls left off, instead of going back and retelling a story that was already finished. The other characters are still there, just not in starring roles.
5. Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires Book 1)
See where this popular series by Rachel Caine started with book #1! If you love it, great news: there are 14 more to go! That should keep you busy well throughout the summer!
6. The Hunt
The Hunt trilogy is a bit different than your average vampire novels. First, it’s written by a guy. Second, it’s about a guy! Most vampire fiction is about a girl falling for a vampire guy. In this case, it’s about a guy falling for a vamp-like girl in a dystopian-type society where humans are all but extinct. If you’re looking for something a little different, this is definitely a good place to start!
7. Outcry (Dying to Be Heard)
How could an experimental cancer treatment lead to the destruction of life as we know it? That’s something Rayne and her pale companions find out in Outcry, an original and exciting twist on vampire fiction!
8. Court of Vampires
At first glance, it sounds like another “vampires shouldn’t love werewolves” book. But toss in witches and wizards, castles and dark princes, and it becomes a sort of dark and twisty gothic with more than meets the eye!
9. Princess Dracula
Don’t you just love this cover? Princess Dracula is the story of Vlad’s daughter, and is part historical fiction, part gothic horror romance, and all emotional gratification.
10. Let the Right One In
A hugely popular and incredibly creepy movie, Let the Right One in was a book first. Let me tell you something, the Swedes sure know how to do horror!
7 More Great Vampire Books to Read
- Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
- Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
- I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
- Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead
- Marked (House of Night, #1) by P.C. Cast (
- Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Lindsay Anne Kendal
- Vampire Kisses (Vampire Kisses, #1) by Ellen Schreiber
13 thoughts on “17 Outstanding Vampire Novels That You’ll Love Sinking Your Teeth Into!”
Now your talking. Going to write all of these down and my daughter and I are going to read every single one of them. Yep we love a good vampire story.
A friend of mine loves vampire lore and is an avid reader. Wondering if she’s read any of these. Passing this list along to her. Thanks for the recommendations!
I don’t think I’ve picked up a vampire book in ages. I will have to check these out and give one of them a try as my next book for the summer.
That last vampire book I read was a portion of the Twilight series. I did like the show The Vampire Diaries, but I grew out of that one. I haven’t found one that I “need” to get into yet.
These sound so interesting. I don’t know that I’ve ever read any vampire books, just movies 🙂
I haven’t read any vampire books but I do love watching vampire TV shows! They’re scary yet intriguing.
I haven’t read any of these vampire books. I like reading about vampires usually so these are interesting.
It’s weird how I am not familiar with any of these books but watched practically all vampire movies and dramas
I read a lot of books in the past but never had one about vampire. I love crime mysteries and all that detective stuff.
Thanks so much for compiling this list. I have a girlfriend who is an avid reader and loves vamp books so this will come in handy for git giving to her
Vampire Academy is my absolute favorite paranormal romance. It is the perfect combination of vampires and kick butt heroine.
I saw a vampire movie that scared me half to death when I was little. So I’m just not into it. My husband loves vampires, especially foreign films. I go to the back room and let him read all the vampire movies he wants, lol
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