Author: Sherry Helms
When we talk about the best Vampire Book/Novel, most of the book aficionado get into the Stephenie Meyers’s Twilight Series. But, there are available a lot more Vampire Novels written by some well-received authors, other than the Twilight Saga. Some of them are truly scary yet delectable that will make the readers believe in the so called existence of blood-thirsty vampires. So, here in this blog-post, we have enlisted the same with the help of our editorial team. If you hook on reading truly horrific Vampire Novel, this is the list for you. We invite our readers to share any other Vampire Novel(S) that they feel will fit into this list.
Dracula by Bram Stoker – A dreary castle, blood-thirsty vampires, open graves at midnight, and other gothic touches fill this chilling tale about a young Englishman’s confrontation with the evil Count Dracula. A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, this blood-curdling tale is able to hold readers spellbound with its many heart-stopping scenes.
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson – Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth, but he is not alone. An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him. By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice – Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying existence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice’s best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris – Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life and one of her coworkers checks out. Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea as it brings all the predicaments around her.
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice - Another heart-stopping Vampire Book from Anne Rice, this is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. He recounts becoming a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life.
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King – Considered one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written, this stunning book by Stephen King is both a homage to Bram Stoker’s classic “Dracula” and an allegory of our post-Vietnam society. It cunningly probes the shadows of the human heart and the insular evils of ‘Salem’s Lot, a small-town in America.
Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin – This is the spellbinding tale of a vampire’s quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous river man’s dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river. A must-read book for all those who love curling up with some truly horrific work on vampires.
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite - In Missing Mile, North Carolina, in search of supple young flesh and thirsting for blood, three beautiful vampires – Molochai, Twig, and Zillah - get interacted with Nothing and Ann and lead them on a mad, illicit road trip south to New Orleans. This book is highly recommended by some of the best horror writers in the business.