Stock up on garlic, wooden stakes, and turtlenecks because it’s Vampire Day at Book Riot! From close reads of vampire fiction to discussions about both contemporary and classic works to lists of diverse and non-Western bloodsuckers, we’re bringing it for fans of the fanged.
Ready to brave a full day of vampires? Jump in here:
9 Vampire Novels With a Unique Twist
If you're tired of the same ol' vampire stories, check out this list of some unique vampire novels that put a fresh spin on a familiar trope.
The Evolution of Vampires
How did vampires get from evil folkloric cautionary tales to attractive super-humans with complex personalities and societies?
7 Wonderfully Diverse Vampire Novels
Vampires are over? Not today. Check out these excellent and diverse vampire novels that you can sink your teeth into right away.
4 Takes on Non-Western Vampires
Want to read stories featuring vampires beyond Dracula and his ilk? Check out these works of fiction that contain portrayals of non-Western vampires.
Lesbian Representation in the Vampire Classic CARMILLA
You know about Dracula, but what about the vampire who preceded him? CARMILLA is a woman-centered novella about a female vampire and the woman she seduces.
Fangs for Nothing: 12 Underappreciated Vampire Novels
Looking for vampire books you haven't heard of? Sink your teeth into these 12 under-the-radar vampire novels that are to die for.
How Teaching 6th Grade Made Me Unconditionally and Irrevocably Love TWILIGHT
How one reader fell in love with TWILIGHT by Stephanie Meyer after watching it make her sixth grade students fall in love with reading.
The Best Vampire Adaptations
We're talking about some of the best vampire adaptations you can feast your eyes and fangs on. (Or maybe we're covering best-worst adaptations, wink wink.)
The Vampire as Sexual Predator in LOOK FOR ME BY MOONLIGHT
A close read of Mary Downing Hahn’s LOOK FOR ME BY MOONLIGHT and its depiction of the vampire as a sexual predator. Spoilers ahead!
Always Gold, Never Silver: Wealth, Art, and Vampires
On the ways in which the artistic tastes of vampires in literature and film contribute the othering narrative common to these stories.