If you’ve been to the book store recently you may have noticed that vampires have taken over the shelves (and possibly the world), but it doesn’t stop there, more fang-filled books are on the way! Here’s a peek at a few of them:
Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex
About Doug Lee, an overweight 15-year-old that gets turned into a vampire on accident. Not only is he stuck being an ugly teen forever, but he isn’t having luck finding anyone to feed on either and is stuck draining cows of their blood. Not exactly your gorgeous vampire story, huh? Coming out July 27, 2010.
Almost to Die For: A Vampire Princess Novel by Tate Hallaway
A young adult novel about Anastasija Parker, a girl who learns on her 16th birthday that her father is a vampire king. He wants Ana to assume her rightful position at his side, in spite of the fact that she has witch’s blood running through her veins-from her mother’s side. Unfortunately, witches and vampires are mortal enemies. Coming out August 3, 2010.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
A book for the horror fans out there that are sick of emo romantic vampires. In this apocalyptic tale the U.S. is steadily losing the war on terror, and the future of humanity falls into the hands of a young girl. Six-year-old Amy Harper Bellafonte and her protector, FBI agent Brad Wolgast, are at the center of a battle to preserve the human species after a government military experiment to create a “super-soldier” goes awry. Using an exotic virus found deep in the South American jungle, scientists discovered that it has the ability to bestow vast strength and instantaneous healing abilities on humans, with one serious side effect: it turns its victims into bloodthirsty (literally) monsters. Coming out June 8, 2010.
Kiss of the Rose: The Tudor Vampire Chronicles by Kate Pearce
A historical novel about Henry Tudor and the deal he made with the Druids binding him and his heirs to the Druid’ fight against vampires. Ever since, the Llewellyns, a vampire- slaying family, have been in the king’s employ. Now Henry VIII reigns, and his father’s bargain has been almost forgotten-until bloodless corpses turn up in the king’s bedchamber. Coming out August 3, 2010.
So fang-fans, which book are you most excited to pick up? Since I love Tudor history I’m looking forward to Kiss of the Rose, it’ll be interesting to see how the legendary Henry VIII mixes with vampires.