What are your thoughts about vampire stories?

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Post by kislany » 11 Jun 2017, 04:08

I love vampire stories, but only if they are not in the horror genre. Yes, I might be the only one who didn't re-read Dracula by Bram Stoker, but read two times the whole Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris twice back to back.

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Post by NikkyT » 03 Jul 2017, 05:44

I'm not sure any vampire stories will ever be as good as The Twilight Series, so I think they're sort of over done now. Unless anyone has any recommendations for me to try?

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 03:44

Most of the vampire stories seem similar due to the same way of depicting vampires. I think Twilight Series has depicted vampires in a quite different way.
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Post by Sophie11 » 20 Jul 2017, 11:03

I'd have to say it definitely depends on the author. J.R. Ward and Gena Showalter would have to be some of the good stories i have read on vampires and immortals. Any more recommendation?

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Post by Yemurai » 06 Aug 2017, 00:43

For the most part, vampire stories for teen audience are sometimes toned down so that they can integrate a love story. However, I like reading the original lores, they tend to stay more realistic, given the nature of vampire. I found books like twilight series such a disappointment

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Post by GwenWood » 20 Aug 2017, 09:31

I absolutely love them! They are my favorite monsters. I am not a fan of the sparkly variety. I like the ones who are truly capable of being the monsters of old. The Blood Gospel is the latest, of a long line, that I feel truly got it right. My favorites include Kim Harrison, early Laurel K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, and Richelle Mead. Vampires, of the romantic variety, have been overdone and I am over the paranormal-romance phase.

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 28 Sep 2017, 17:56

I'm pretty sick of vampire stories to be honest. I will completely ignore a novel if it has vampires in it. Especially if there is some silly romantic subplot. They tend to be very cliche and downright ridiculous. I have yet to recover from the trauma I suffered reading twilight. I'm not ready to venture back into that territory anytime soon.

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Post by Anjum » 03 Dec 2017, 08:31

caliwagon18 wrote:
05 Dec 2016, 00:22
I have read a lot of different vampire stories, mainly in the young adult genre (which may be why I have issue), and I really feel that they are overdone, too similar to one another, and too cliche. The books and series I have read about vampires have almost all focused too much on the love and romantic relationships in the books. It almost felt like I was just reading the same book over and over. I think they could be great, if they found a new focus rather than romance.
I agree. Vampires should be given a new type of personality. How about a detective vampire or a vampire who loves to go on adventures.

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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 12:02

Vampires have become so cliche after the Twilight books. But I did enjoy the Cirque du Freak series, although the movie sucked big time. The books offered a harsher, uglier, grittier view of becoming a vampire which is the exact opposite of the glamorous enshrined-in-immortality image that Meyer provided.

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