Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Most Popular YA Vampire Books...
Twilight is probably the first book that comes to your mind when you think of vampires. And while Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's romance may have spawned a movie series - and an array of new film stars - don't forget that Anne Rice was pumping out the vampire books long before Stephenie Meyer ever dreamt of handsome, sparkling dead guys. Her Vampire Chronicles are among the most well-known vampire novels in the world. By extension, another 90's era vampire series that has become popular again is L. J. Smith's Vampire Diaries, which far preceded Edward and Bella, and today is the basis of the smash-hit television series of the same name.
Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy novels encompass six gripping, shocking and romantic YA novels. I find it hard to believe that her books haven't been made into a movie yet. As it is, a graphic novel and companion guide was just released to complete the set - which makes me wonder if movie plans are right around the corner.
So what are your favorite vampire novels? Have they been given the attention they deserve?
I'll be starting Thirst #1 soon, and I'm just wrapping up the last of the Vampire Academy series, so I'll see if they make my list of paranormal favorites.