20.8.12

Before there was ... Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


Before there was Twilight 
by Stephenie Meyer, there was . . . 




Starting with Interview with a Vampire and continuing through The Vampire Lestat, Queen of the Damned, and many others, this series was one of the very first to take the undead and make them sexy. Lestat has all the class of a French noble with old money, twice the allure of Edward Cullen, and adventures that bring the world to its knees: a dangerous child vampire, an ancient vampire queen who wants to destroy the human race, a body switcher, a demon with a death-wish. And these vampires definitely have fangs.  For older teens who are mature enough to deal with a little sex and violence.  

When teenager Darren Shan sneaks into a scary freak show with his best friend Steve, he thinks it’s just for fun . . . until they realize that all the tricks are real, and dangerous. Steve tries to steal a rare and poisonous spider and gets bit. The spider’s owner Mr. Crepsley will only give Darren the antidote if Darren agrees to become a vampire and become his apprentice. However Steve’s dream is to become a vampire; he believes that Darren stole his dream, and sparks an all-out war between the vampires and vampaneze, bloodsuckers who live by no rules but their own thirst.  A whimsical series with great characters and a very original vampire. 


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What other older or obscure books 
remind you of Twilight?


6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much C.J. You have convinced me to drag out my Anne Rice novels again lol. I hadn't thought of those in a quite a while

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    1. Hurrah! I need to read at least Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned again someday. Lestat is just such an addictive character!

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    2. I honestly believe she is what got me started on the whole vampire thing. My mom just never could understand what I saw in it lol.

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    3. My mom was the one who got me hooked on them. ;)

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  2. Interview with the Vampire was such a great book. I love Lestat! These books did much more to bring both the allure of vampires and the terrifying aspects of vampires together than I feel Twilight does. These stories had a deep psychological bent as well. They were and are very deep and atmospheric

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    1. I agree! Rice's vampires are sensual but still very, very dangerous. They seem more like vampires.

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