Vampire genre going strong—October 2, 2009
The new hot topic in reading seems to be vampires. Not just the vampires of yesterday that did nothing but terrorize everyone, but also today’s vampires that live among us and try to fit in the human world.
If you have teenage children in the home I’m sure you may have heard about the Twilight series. The series has been just as popular with adults as the teens it was marketed toward. I read the entire series, and must admit that I loved them. There were good and bad vampires and even some werewolves in the mix but the books actually demonstrated moral dilemmas which I thought were wonderful and not always found in popular teen books.
So, if you haven’t read the Twilight series and you are waiting your turn to read them. Or, if you’ve read the series and you are looking for something else to satisfy your vampire cravings…here are some other series and books available at your library. Christine Feehan writes the “Dark Series” with 20 books in print and number 21 due out in 2010. Sherrilyn Kenyon has the “Dark Hunter” series with 26 books. Guillermo del Toro wrote “The Strain”. Charlaine Harris writes the “Sookie Stackhouse” series with 9 books in print and the next due out in May 2010.
Two cable channels have gotten on the vampire bandwagon.
HBO has a series called “True Blood” which is based on the books by Charlaine Harris. The CW is showing “The Vampire Diaries” which is based on books by L.J. Smith.
If non-fiction is what you read, we have “In search of Dracula: a true history of Dracula and vampire legends.” “Vampires: opposing viewpoint” and “The Complete Dracula”.
Maybe you would like a good vampire movie for date night. We have “Interview with the Vampire”, “Dracula”, and “Twilight” or on the lighter side “Love at First Bite”.