Stay away from creepy Romanian castles, eat plenty of garlic, and whatever you do, do not invite them into your home. As laid out by Bram Stoker’s timeless 1987 classic Dracula, the basics of vampire law (and lore) are pretty easy to grasp. But as stories of these bloodthirsty parasites have metamorphosed over time, the contest of living vs undead has become increasingly complex. Here are some books that offer variations on the vampire theme, following the bloodline from ancient pioneers to 21st century descendants.
The bestselling Vampire Chronicles continue with an exhilarating tale of ruin and redemption
Written by Bram Stoker's great grand-nephew and a bestselling dark thriller writer, and authorized by the Stoker Estate, Dracul is the prequel to perhaps the most celebrated and terrifying horror story of them all . . .
A Vampire Chronicles novella from the internationally bestselling Anne Rice
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture. The astonishing first book that kicked off the international bestselling series.
Books for the independent masters of self-control born 22 December – 19 January.
Books for the open-minded, philosophical enthusiasts born 22 November – 21 December.
Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.