Hello Everyone! It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a Top 5 Wednesday or wrote anything besides a Book Review! I have so many books to review, sometimes it gets out of hand, so today I decided to write up sometimes a little bit more different.
The prompt is to write about about Favorite Books Featuring a creature of your preference and I chose for these vampires because 1) I love them 2) these are the books I’ve read the most about! But without further ado, the list:
1 – Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. This book series is the first one I have read in English and probably also the first YA novel; I was 19 at the time. I have fond memories of my time reading Twilight and how it helped me grasp the English language when I was not comfortable with it and entertained me when I was stressing over Uni.
2 – Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. This series is by far my favourite YA fantasy book series and vampire series. It features a great cast of characters and a storyline that gets progressively darker. I love the dynamics between the 4 main characters of the series and I do recommend it from all my heart!
3 – The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. This series was recommended to me years ago by someone very close and I loved the series. I recently re-purchased the books and slowly building my collection until I have it complete and able to re-read. It has a great magical & wordbuilding system. It is an adult fantasy novel so something to bear in mind if you are used to reading YA.
4 – The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. I recently read this first novel in a trilogy and it scared my pants off. I really enjoyed the suspenseful atmosphere and how the biology of it would have functioned in reality. I really enjoyed reading a different take on the vampire lore.
5 – I couldn’t finish off this list without listing Dracula by Bram Stoker. This novel is probably the first one I’ve ever read as I used to read a lot of classics in high school and no YA. Do I really need to introduce this book? I feel like everyone knows about the classical Dracula!
Salem’s lot by Stephen King. Another book that creeped me out so much I was afraid of the dark. Stephen King has a way with words and paints such a vivid scene it’s hard not to be scared.
Have you read any of these? Which are your top 5 books featuring vampires?