There's an abundance of them out there and we're all die hard fans, so in the weeks to come you'll hear our takes on our chosen species. We'll tell you what they are, who they are, why we love them, and, most importantly, where you can find them. Keep checking back for fangs, fur, fins and more!
Today Sherry from Flipping Pages for All Ages is here to share her undying love for vampires...
What is a vampire?
Vampire: Drinks blood *MOST of the time*, Has fangs *MOST of the time*, Superhuman strength and speed, Usually very attractive (See picture below, to learn more about picture below go to question 4). (WOW it’s getting harder and harder to just describe a vampire…
What do you love about vampires?
Ahhh where to start! Stories about vampires have been around for a very long time. They have been tweaked here and there, but essentially they have always been the same creature. In all honesty, the vampire is something that should be feared, and in some cases they are, but there are definitely those vamps out there that get our blood boiling. Good or bad, most vampires have charisma and can charm their way into your life, gain your trust, get access to your home, hence why they are so dangerous, as well as alluring. (Does the name Damon Salvatore mean anything to you?) They can be very attractive, they are immortal, they pretty much kick ass. I mean, these are the reasons why we are so drawn to them (as are the people in the stories and movies, even though they know they shouldn’t be). Overall, I enjoy reading about them and watching them in movies and shows. They are exciting and intriguing. When a vampire is involved, there is usually plenty of action and romance!
Favorite vampire in pop-culture:
Definitely Mick St. John from the T.V. series Moonlight (that got cancelled after one season even though it was voted as a People’s Favorite Show). A sexy vampire who works as a private investigator, that falls in love with someone he rescued once and who drinks blood from donor bags instead of harming people? How can one NOT like that??? (See picture above for further proof of sexiness (Recognize the actor, he now plays in Hawaii 5.0).
If you like vampires you should read...
- The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
- Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
- The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer
- Thirst by Christopher Pike
- The Evernight Series by Claudia Gray
- Night Runner by Max Turner
- The Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine
- Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
- Anite Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton (adult novels)