Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @GingerReadsLainey and she has passed down the torch to Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. For more information and for future topics you can check out the goodreads group.
You may not know this about me, but vampires are my favourite paranormal creature ever! I have always been fascinated with them, ever since I was very young. I guess the whole immortality, blood drinking and their general darkness intrigued me.
(Yes, I was a weird child.) So when I saw that this weeks Top Five Wednesday topic would be on books featuring [insert paranormal creature] I knew that I had to make a list featuring vampires.
(I definitely had to include a GIF from Interview with the Vampire, as that is one of my favourite vampire movies of all time.)
5. Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper
The first book on my list is a favourite from my childhood. I loved this book when I was younger and read it over and over again.
(This one and the second book in the series that is.) It has both vampires and pirates in it, which were the two things that I was obsessed with at the time. These books are just so much fun! I never actually finished this series, as the other four books were never translated in the language I read them in.
4. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
This is one of the darkest books that I have ever read. Some of the disturbing scenes are still in my mind, even after the many years it has been since I read it. I loved the dark atmosphere in this book and the characters were very fascinating. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone as it is very dark
(you should probably check the trigger warnings for it before reading it).
3. Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dracula is one of my favourite classics and also one of the original vampire novels. So obviously I had to put it in my list. I tend to love epistolary novels, so this book was already off to a good start.
(I actually didn’t know it was epistolary until I started reading it.) I just love the whole atmosphere of this book, plus it’s told in a very interesting way which I enjoyed a lot as well.
2. ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
If you have been following my blog for a while you might know of my love for Stephen King books. ‘Salem’s Lot is the first book by King that I ever read and the one that made me fall in love with his stories. I just found the whole idea of this book fascinating and I honestly couldn’t sleep that well after reading it. I always thought the vampires from this book would come after me. They are sooo scary!!
1. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Actually the first three book of The Vampire Chronicles, they are all really good. I just love how the vampires in this book are portrayed. They are definitely my favourite type of vampires, as they are the cultured and smart ones, not the savage mindless ones. These books are also very atmospheric which I love. My favourite character from these books is definitely Lestat, just thought I would mention that as well.