Vampire Books

Oct 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Book of the Month, Featured Articles

This month Kassie and I will be trying something a little different for our Book(s) of the Month!Β  I will be reading my favorite Vampire books, and Kassie will be watching the new Vampire Diaries t.v. show.Β  I love the Vampire Academy, Vampire Diaries and House of Night series’.Β  We will discuss the books and the show, and can’t wait to read your thoughts on the series’ and the show!

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40 Comments to “Vampire Books”

  1. dali says:

    i love vampires!!!

  2. AshleeCullen18 says:

    Ohh! The guy that plays Stefan on The Vampire Diaries TV show is HOT! Paul Wesley! But Rpattz is hotter!

  3. charlene says:

    ome ome i love all dose serise espically vampire academy its d best just started to watch vampire diaries n its realy good
    loe ur podcast xoxo charlene team jacob for life

  4. laura heath says:

    just finishing reading the 4th vampire academy books and am so in love with them it’s getting a bit silly. i’m now forcing my love of these books on EVERYONE i can.

  5. Georgia x says:

    OMG i’ve read all of the House of Night books! they are sooo good! πŸ˜€

  6. Miranda Cochran says:

    Coolness .. I’m currently reading the vampire diaries and waiting for the sixth book to come out for the house of night very good book series by the way different but very good can’t wait to hear your guys opinion on them ….

  7. Amanda Cullen says:

    The House of Night books are absolutely amazing. From when I picked up the first book, I was hooked. I read through them so fast because I just couldn’t get enough of them. I’m anxiously waiting for the 6th book to come out. The series is definitely worth the read!

  8. TrendHater73 says:

    I’ve only read the first book in the re-print of The Vampire Diaries series. Personally, I think that series is awful. Elena is too self absorbed and the writing is of horrible quality. House of Night sounds interesting, might add them to my list. Currently, I am re-reading “Interview with the Vampire” to get the bad taste out of my mouth that Vampire Diaries left.

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  10. Sirley says:

    Vampire Academy series is great…Richelle’s books are great πŸ˜€ They should make them into movies πŸ˜€

  11. Nicole says:

    The Vampire Diaries are great, but the show isn’t like the book at all! :[

  12. Connie says:

    Love love love Vampire Academy!! House of Night is pretty good too, though didn’t tickle my fancy quite as much, and Vampire Diaries was a little bit of a let down…still entertaining, though.

    P.S. Just read the Morganville Vampires series, it’s great!! Read it!

  13. Dabney says:

    The Vampire Diaries is a great TV show. A lot of comments from like newspaper/magazine reviews of the show it says a lot of “darker than Twilight.” type comments. I actually noticed it’s not much darker. The Vampire Diaries IS dark BUT the only reason Twilight is less dark is because of the Cullens being “vegetarian”. The Volturi and the other “non-vegetarian” vampires ARE as dark The Vampire Diaries. Listening to “Trailer Talk” as I’m writing this and it’s making me think also, I also didn’t like that Bella SEEs Edward because the cliff-diving part was supposed to be her going completely off the edge (no pun intended) and be completely desperate and crazy by this point. I know that Rob being in the movie more is nessecary but I’m hopping they left something out of the trailer that shows the cliff-diving being more of a hallucination than the simpler danger gave her. OKay this was supposed to be a simple comment and now I’m rambling so love the podcast guys L8R πŸ˜€

  14. Sam says:

    Vampire academy series is soooo good! and theres going to be at least 6 books! (4 out already) the first book ispretty good but each one gets better as you go on the 3rd and 4th had me DYING for more!

  15. Elle says:

    I haven’t read the other series’ but I read the first two House of Night books and found them really boring. The story lines are barely original and the characters are predictable. I usually love ‘badly’ written novels but these were just too much for even me.

  16. Laurie (Time Stand Still) says:

    OOOh I love all these books too. I have them all in my collections except for the current Vamp Acdmy. I will have it soon.

  17. Rosalyn says:

    Okay girls, these are some good picks. I thought I would love the Vampire Dairies since I am obsessed with True Blood and Twilight but I was very disappointed! I find it very boring and the fact it does not follow the books is disrespectful towards the author. At least our movie followed the book. I never read the Unmarked series but I have read all the Vampire Academy and these are great books. The main character is strong, independent women who kicks butt and looks good doing it too! I would love it if they made these books into movies!

  18. Jessie says:

    I love all three of those series. Ian(damon) is so hot.. yes hotter then robert.. sorry to those who like him.

    Go Vampire Academy!!

  19. Stahrie Nite says:

    I love Vampire Diaries – the show haven’t started reading the book yet, the first one i so just bought saw it and was like i hope this isn’t a mistake. lol.

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  21. kaitlynne says:

    i love the house of night series of waht ive read so far but i have to wait for the next book X(. the vamprie academy books are so good too. i cant wait for the next one one to come out, i have blood promise, sooooo good.

  22. Sylvie says:

    Great topic this week guys!!

    I have read both the Vampire diaries and House of Night. Haven’t read Vampire academy yet. I loved the vampire diaries and love the show as well. The books provide a good base for the show although they are not the same. If you can let go the notion of having to be exactly the same, you can really enjoy both. And I gotta say, Stefan is pretty darn attractive if you ask me. πŸ™‚ Sorry Edward!! And the next trilogy is promising too, although the writing is a bit different, because she wrote it more than 10 years after. Can’t wait for the other two books.

    The house of night novels are great too. I like their way of spelling vampyre. πŸ™‚ I found the dialogue was lacking a bit of maturity at the beginning but they seem to be getting better after each book. I guess it’s a bit difficult when you compare every vampire book you now read to Twilight… Nothing can compare to Twilight.

    Great books nonetheless…

  23. vane says:

    If you guys like TWILIGHT, you’ll love THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!!!
    for me stefan from the vampire diaries is edward X2!!!!

    lol πŸ™‚

  24. chrissy1121 says:

    I so love the house of night saga ( waiting to read the next one ) but i have not read any of the others ( yet and i can’t wait to )

  25. Mallory says:

    i watch the TVD religiously!! it is awesome. i still <3 twilight more but its cool that every since Twilight came out in theaters, everything vampire is on tv or coming to theaters! its awesome! like the vampire’s assistant, new moon ( <3 ), the daybreakers, and the vampire diaries!

  26. hannah says:

    i have read almost all of thos i am working on the g=house of night series right now. i read the first one now im just waiting to get the others… i need more money!

  27. Gina says:

    I am really glad that you will be discussing the Vampire Diaries and whether it is better to read or watch? I have been struggling with this! I have not read the series, but started watching it on TV. I am REALLY loving it! I love the actors and actresses chosen to play these characters! I actually get somewhat upset, becuz I just keep thinking, WOW, the girl playing Elena would have made THE perfect Bella! I would bet that Cassie will agree! She is exactly how I pictured Bella! So sad that producers didnt find her for Twilight instead of K.S. πŸ™

    BUT, every week I watch it and love it, it makes me want to run out and buy the books and start reading them, but I am afraid it will spoil watching the show for me! So I would love to hear what other readers and watchers have to say. It is exciting not knowing what is going to happen. But yet I know if I read, I will get a lot more of the characters thoughts and feelings!

    Stephan and Damen are great! I cant help but like them both! Good boy , Bad boy? Which to choose? lol
    Thanks for the podcast, Gina

  28. Corinne Cullen says:

    I have been wanting to read the House of Night FOREVER!!!!!!!!! I love that Kallie is watching a series instead of reading, was it something about the lack of reading she did lol… Anyway you guys do rock XoXo

  29. Heather says:

    I actually just finished reading book 1 of the Vampire Academy today before I saw this thread. So far I’m liking it though ti took me a bit to figure out all of the terminology for the three types of vampire in the series. Still, I think its pretty good and worth picking up for a quick read.

    I really love the House of Night series, so much drama and excitement kept me wanting more the whole time reading it. I got through all 5 books in just about a week and I can’t wait for the next one to come out at the end of the month.

  30. Cindy W says:

    Hello Kallie and Kassie,

    I love your podcast!! Just wanted to comment on the Vampire Diaries T.V series and book series. I have faithfully watched the T.V. series and I absolutely love it. I have started reading the book series and I am quite happy that the T.V series and book series are different. I think I would have been disappointed if the T.V series mirrored the book. If they were the same I probably would not watch the t.v series.

  31. Bree.j says:

    read them all and love them all πŸ™‚

  32. bella says:

    i love the Vampire Diaries TV series and am going to start the books soon!

    I have also read the all of the Vampire Academy series and let me say I think DIMITRI BELIKOV IS SMEXXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i love rose she has a bad attitude but it works for her, and she is loyal to her friends which is why i love her!

    great choice of books, love the podcast


  33. Courtney says:

    Great topic this week ladies! I have read the Vampire Diaries and have watched the CW TV show and I love it. I have also read Vampire Academy. I love both of these series. I can’t wait for the next installment of both series. I tried to read the House of Night series and couldn’t get into it. But in the end Twilight is still my fav. Keep up the good work ladies.


  34. 31 days till New Moon!!! says:

    I think the biggest problem I had with the House f Night series is how in each subsequent book, the first half of the book was basically a re-telling of the previous book. I didn’t feel like I got a whole lot of new material as I read each additional book. I mean, it’s ok to mention one or two PERTINENT facts from the previous book, but not 3 books back for the first half of the book. Other than that, great series!

  35. Laura says:

    I am so glad you guys are trying new vampire series! I recently just branched out and read the House of Night series and can’t wait for the next. I thought I would hate all other vamp series besides Twilight, but they are all so different that now I am hooked! I do agree with the previous poster that in the H.O.N series they do recap a lot, but the storyline picks up quickly so it doesn’t bother me. I’m now on to Vamp Academy! Thanks for the podcast, keeps me sane at work πŸ™‚

  36. Juliana says:

    I don’t mean to upset vampire fans out there, but the only vampire books I enjoyed were the Twilight ones. I can’t seem to like any of the other series. I read the back covers of the books at bookstores, and I even risk reading a random page in the middle of the book, but unlike Twilight, none of the other books has captured my attention.

    I sometimes wondered what a Twilight TV show would be like, and so I was curious to see the Vampire Diaries. I was not impressed by the first episodes, and friends that have read the books tell me how different the show is from the original story, but it’s getting more and more interesting and I’ll definitely keep watching it!

  37. Jasmine says:

    OME! The vampire Diaries TV show ROCKS!!!!!!!!! WHOOT! I’m in love with them! I luv Stephan but I also think Damon is SUPER Hot!!!!

    Jazz (Team Cullen!)

  38. olindaa!! says:

    you guys should read cirque du freak saga.. is really cool!.. and the movie is awesome! πŸ™‚

  39. Carrie says:

    next yall need to read the night world series, i think kassie would enjoy them also. idk maybe next month then. :3

  40. Katie Cameron says:

    I adore the vampire academy and the house of night books – they are AMAZING!
    but i have to say, i read some of L.J smiths books that are pretty old, and they were reallly good, but i when i tried to read the vampire diary’s i couldn’t. Mostly because it ruins the show and, lets face, theres some PrEty good looking guys on that show πŸ˜›
    but i still had to laugh when i read that kassie wouldn’t be reading at all:)

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