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10 Best Vampire Books to Sink Your Teeth Into

Trends emerge and die, and then they come back again. Especially when it comes to the undead. Whether vampires are in vogue or not, vampire novels are always lurking around and finding readers to suck in. And it’s easy to see why—from the literary to the horrific to the campy to the undeniably hot, the various ways the vampire tropes have been played with and reinvented have spun out into endless variety that offers something for just about anyone. Here are 10 great vampire books for adults of every flavor to satisfy your thirst for bloodsuckers.

1. A Discovery of Witches (All souls trilogy) by Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Read More.
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2. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

Schuyler Van Alen is confused about what is happening to her. Her veins are starting to turn blue, and she’s starting to crave raw meat. Soon, her world is thrust into an intricate maze of secret societies and bitter intrigue. Schuyler has never been a part of the trendy crowd at her prestigious New York private school. Now, all of a sudden, Jack Force, the most popular guy in school, is showing an interest in her. And when one of the popular girls is found dead, Schuyler and Jack are determined to get to the bottom of it. Schuyler wants to find out the secrets of the mysterious Blue Bloods. But is she putting herself in danger? Melissa de la Cruz’s vampire mythology, set against the glitzy backdrop of New York City, is a juicy and intoxicating read. Read More.
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3. Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

King Verence, in a fit of enlightened democracy and ebullient goodwill, invites Uberwald’s undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But everyone knows you don’t invite vampires into your house—unless you want permanent guests. Once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving . . . ever. As the Lancre living are about to discover, there’s only one way to fight. Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say . . . Carpe Jugulum! Read More.
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