This Top 5 series started back in October 2018 and it has grown really big! This is a series of books that all have a common theme. I post the schedule for the next month the last week of the prior month. You can talk about books you want to read or books you have read and all prompts are open for interpretation! Feel free to get as creative as you want with the prompts.
September 26th, 2020 — Guilty Pleasure Reads
October 3rd, 2020 — Intimidating Books
October 10th, 2020 — Feminist Themes
October 17th, 2020 — Animal on the Cover
October 24th, 2020 — Wishlist
October 31st, 2020 — Vampires
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I miss the days when YA paranormal books dominated the market! I always get super nostalgic reading a YA paranormal book because it makes me think of that time, but especially vampire novels. They’re not super popular like they used to be, so some of these are throwbacks, but some of them are recent releases as well. My favorite vampire series is Vampire Academy and I was obsessed with the show True Blood and The Vampire Diaries.
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.
Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.
Which could spell death for us all.
Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.
This book seems to be the biggest vampire hit in a long time. The cover screams Twilight knockoff, but honestly, I’m totally cool with that. This is the kind of book that I’m sure I will feel nostalgic the entire time reading it. I got a copy of the ebook and hope to read it soon!
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.
When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.
At once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.
This vampire novel promises a bit more substance. It’s set in New Orleans and is a blend of paranormal, historical fiction and mystery. I got a copy of this book last year for Christmas and I hope to read it soon. I don’t know many people who have actually read it, but it looks like it has a lot of potential.
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.
It’s been a while since I’ve read a Holly Black novel and I’ve always wanted to read this one! This book is a bit of a vampire/dystopian mix, so it seems like it’s different from a lot of vampire books out there!
From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Will she be able to face the town’s terror or will she drown like everyone else?
I actually read this book a while back and never finished the series. I’ve recently talked a lot about how I want to go back and finish series and this is one series I really want to return to. From what I remember this book was a really fast read and was done pretty well. It had some darker vibes for a YA paranormal book and there are ton of books in this series, so I could totally binge this series!
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out….
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.
I’ve really loved watching True Blood and I really would love to read the books! It’s been on my radar since I first watched True Blood and now that I’ve been reading more paranormal books I really want to read it. This is another series that is totally bingeable because there are a ton of books in this series! It just looks like a fun quick read and I loved the TV show so much that I am sure I’ll love the books!
Check out other book blogger’s top 5!
Jill @ Jill’s Book Blog — Top 5 Saturday — Vampire Books
Dini @ Dinipandareads — Top 5 Saturday: Books with Vampires
Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog — Vampire Books to Sink Your Teeth Into
Hayden @ Following Good Books — 5 Vampire Series On My TBR
Tagged! Join us this week or next!
Melinda @ Basement Bookcase
Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog
Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books
Fanna @ Fanna For Books
Emily @ Emily The Book Nerd
Do you love vampire books? What are some of your favorites? Have you read any that I listed above? What did you think? Are there any amazing vampire books that I didn’t include on this list? What vampire books should be at the top of my TBR? Make sure to comment below so we can chat about vampire books!