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28 Best Vampire Books of All Time

(Updated 2021) Our goal was to create the best list of Vampire books on the internet.
To remain objective and unbiased, we looked at the 5 most popular“best Vampire books" articles online (we chose 5 because anything more than that diluted our quality).

Our rationale was simple: If a book only appears in one article, it’s probably just the journalist’s opinion, but if it appears in two or more, it’s probably worth checking out!
Below you’ll find which books made the cut 😊

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    Dracula

    Bram Stoker

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 5 articles
  3. 3

    I Am Legend

    Richard Matheson

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4

    Carmilla

    Joseph Sheridan Lefanu

    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    The Historian

    Elizabeth Kostova

    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6

    Salem's Lot

    Stephen King

    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7

    Let the Right One In

    John Ajvide Lindqvist

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    Fledgling

    Octavia E. Butler

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Fevre Dream

    George RR Martin

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10

    Carpe Jugulum

    Terry Pratchett

    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11

    Vampire$

    John Steakley

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12

    Vampire Academy

    Richelle Mead

    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13

    They Thirst

    Robert McCammon

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    The Vampyre

    John William Polidori

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    The Vampire Tapestry

    Suzy McKee Charnas

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    Twilight

    Stephenie Meyer

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    The Strain

    Guillermo del Toro

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    The Passage

    Justin Cronin

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19

    The Keep

    F. Paul Wilson

    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    Sunshine

    Robin McKinley

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21

    Guilty Pleasures

    Laurell K. Hamilton

    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22

    Fangland

    John Marks

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    Dracula Unbound

    Brian W. Aldiss

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24

    Dead Until Dark

    Charlaine Harris

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Black Sun Rising

    C.S. Friedman

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    Anno Dracula

    Kim Newman

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    A Discovery of Witches

    Deborah Harkness

    Appears in 2 articles

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