4 Vampire Books You’ll Love
Do you know anyone who hasn’t even heard about vampire fiction novels like the Vampire Diaries or the Twilight Series? I bet there’s no one who hasn’t even seen a single film or TV episode based on these stories. Some people hate them, some like them, but a majority of us are crazy about them. But if you want to get some serious vampire action, read these lesser-known but absolutely brilliant books –
Let the Right One In
This novel is written by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. The story has been translated into a feature film (by the same name) as well. It revolves around a mysterious girl who befriends a bullied boy. The girl only comes out of her house during the night and there’s definitely something unusual about her. Episodes from this book are dark, brutal and even shocking at times. One of the best vampire fictions ever!
This piece of art by Stephen King can be termed as a little old-school but once you’ll start reading it, you won’t be able to put it down. The book is about a writer, Ben Mears who visits his hometown to write a book about the terrifying experiences he had when he was a child. But things start getting dense as all his childhood fears become a reality. During the day, everything seems normal but as the sun goes down, the town turns into a playground of the evil.
Queen of Kings
Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt is considered to be the most popular as well as the powerful women to have ever lived. Writer, Maria Dahvana Headley retraces the life-story of Cleopatra, but the twist is that she turns into a shape-altering vampire with thirst for revenge. This transformation is caused because of a failed attempt by the magicians who were trying to summon the goddess of destruction, Sekhmet. This book was the first attempt to portray Cleopatra as an immortal queen.
The Vampire Tapestry
The Vampire Tapestry, written by Suzy McKee Chamas’ is one of the most interesting and stimulating fang fictions I’ve come across. The story revolves around an anthropology professor, Dr Edward Weyland who believes that thirst for blood is a biological necessity and there’s nothing mystical about it. This book is iconic since Chamas’ is the first writer who treated vampires as natural members of the human race.