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28 Best Vampire Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Vampire books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best vampire books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    Dracula

    Bram Stoker

  2. 3

    I Am Legend

    Richard Matheson

  3. 4

    Salem's Lot

    Stephen King

  4. 5

    The Historian

    Elizabeth Kostova

  5. 6

    Carmilla

    Joseph Sheridan Lefanu

  6. 7
  7. 8

    Fevre Dream

    A Novel

    George R. R. Martin

  8. 9

    Fledgling

    A Novel

    Octavia E. Butler

  9. 10

    Let the Right One In

    A Novel

    John Ajvide Lindqvist

  10. 11
  11. 12
  12. 13
  13. 14
  14. 16
  15. 17
  16. 18

    Sunshine

    Robin McKinley

  17. 19
  18. 20

    They Thirst

    Robert McCammon

  19. 22

    Black Sun Rising

    C.S. Friedman

  20. 24

    Vampire$

    A Novel

    John Steakley

  21. 25

    The Vampire Tapestry

    Suzy McKee Charnas

  22. 26

    Fangland

    John Marks

  23. 27

    Dracula Unbound

    Brian W. Aldiss

  24. 28

    The Vampyre

    A Tale

    John William Polidori

FAQ

  • How was this Vampire books list created?

    We searched for "best Vampire books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Vampire books are in this list?

    There are 28 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Vampire books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Vampire books on the internet.

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