Books You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Hello Gemmies! 2020 has seen a resurgence of probably the most popular horror villain of all time.....the Vampire! This trend is especially prevalent in the literary world. What I am especially excited about is the diversity we are seeing in these stories. Historically the vampy tales we have been given have been lacking in any real racial or ethnic diversity. With that in mind I have compiled a list of the most imaginative takes on this popular genre that you can sink your teeth into.

  • Vampires Never Get Old by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker

  • Vampires in The Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

  • A Phoenix Must First Burn by Patrice Caldwell

  • Vampires of Portlandia by Jason Tanamor

  • The Damned by Renee Ahdieh

  • The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

  • The Deathless Girls by Kira Millwood Hargrave

  • Soulless by Gail Carriger

  • Fledgling by Octavia Butler

  • Minion by L.A.Banks

  • Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu

  • Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • Crusade by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

  • Moonshine by Alaya Dawn Johnson

  • Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley

  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

  • The Passage by Justin Cronin

  • Salem's Lot by Stephen King

  • I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

  • Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton

  • The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

  • Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchioriginally

All of these gems are available for purchase or pre-order from all major booksellers. Do you love vampy books? Have a title you loved not listed here? Let me know by leaving a comment below! Happy Reading!