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I discovered this series when I was about fourteen. Now for those of you who have read these, you know I was probably too young to be reading them. But I don't regret it for a minute. This book is what turned me on to vampires. Some were frightening beyond belief and others were incredibly sexy. Most of them were both. I still love this series so much. Book twenty just came out last year. If you haven't read them. PLEASE DO! See what real vampires look like!!
Rachel Morgan is a kick ass witch, with a living vampire as her partner. This world takes vampires to a whole different level. Living vampires still retain most of their human qualities, but when they vamp out, it's scary as hell. And the undead vampires have no human emotion left at all. Another great vampire novel.
Like your vampires with a little bit more a romantic side? That's just fine. I do too! I'd recommend MacAlister's series. She makes vampires seem like plausible romantic interest without taking away from what they really are.
This series had three different types of vampire and two of them weren't blood thirsty killers. That may turn some people off, but the world is so well constructed that I didn't doubt it for a second. And that's all it really takes when you want to take something classic like vampires and change them. Just do it well. Don't leave gaping plot holes. And there are none to be found in the VA series.
Bones! Bones is one of the best written male vampire love interest that I have ever read. And Cat is half vampire, half human, and totally awesome!
Woah didn't know this was supposed to be a series! Sweet! *Ahem* Anyways. Vampires as a plague created by the government. A plague that wipes out most of the world. How freaking awesome is that? Trust me, no lovey-dovey vampires here. No sir.
This is a series that shows the softer side of vampires, but still in a believe way.
Okay. Not a vampire novel. But has vampires in it. Vampires that kill and feed off humans if they are not watched very closely. Vampires who turn unwillingly humans into vampires. Vampires who creeped the hell out of me (one vampire excluded).
In this world, humans are pretty much extinct. Vampires and werewolves run the world. The main character even works for a vampire and is hired to solve the murder of werewolves and vampires. I remember still being scared of Jace's boss, even though vampires were an everyday thing in her world. He would go from professional boss, to vamping out in a big way. It was awesome!
The vampires in this are freaky. People sign up to become one. There's a waiting list. But when they become one, then person they once were is dead. They retain no higher brain power. Instead, they are piloted by very old and powerful vampires. It's hard to explain, but it was a completely new take on vampires for me and I ate it up. Another fantastic book with vampires!
So there you have it. Ten kick ass vampire novels. Some where vampires are scary beyond belief and some where they are believable love interests. If you've been turned off by vampires lately, turn any of these and I promise it will cure you of it!
What's your Top Ten this week?
P.s. Yes I left Dracula off the list. Yes I did this on purpose. Everyone knows Dracula is the original vampire. I wanted to a list with books that people may not have heard of.