How do you feel about the vampire genre?
I am a big vampire book fan aswell.
I must admit I do not like all vampire books, some are just not that appealing to me.
Mostly the books that involve to much sex. Some vamp books do have to much of that in it.
But there are plenty of books left that involve vampires and which I totaly love.
I am a big fan of the chicacoland vampire series. But also the house of night series. This book just gives you a whole new vieuw of the "becoming a vampire".
I agree with this, and I am planning accordingly. That's one of the reasons I'm doing something totally different. I want to get started right when the vampire craze is dying out and people are finishing up reading The Hunger Games.
Another reason is that I never liked vampires to begin with. My favorite classic movie monster was the werewolf, but even those are played out now, let alone vampires and zombies.
I do enjoy vampire series and one thats out now is by Alyxandra Harvey, its a little different and a good one for the YA audience.
Part of the problem is that theres too many out there and unfortunately its gone quite stale. Readers want something new, something exciting, and to be honest I think that if you want to write a paranormal novel you'll have to look at something a little different or work on a more obscure part of the mythos perhaps looking more at the Eastern myths involved. Theres plenty and with a good blend you can come up with something a little different or special.
I must say that I in some way agree that the whole "vampire" theme is being hyped at the moment. And that there are a lot of people trying to make some money out of this hype. Which leads to the fact that there are some books out there that really are a terrible read.
I think we can not deny that fact. And I can understand why people hate or dislike the vampire genre and think it's overrated.
But I think we must not forget that there are people in this world, that have loved vampire stories way before they were all hyped up. And that there will always be people who love the stories about vampires.
I myself have been reading vampire stories for some time now, even before the hype all started, and probably will enjoy reading a good vampire story long after the hype.
Yes it may be harder to get books about vampires in some years from now.
But I see it this way.
When that time comes, the stories will be written by people who enjoy a good vampire story, and have been for quite some time aswell, and that will only bring us better stories, better books in the future.
I'm pretty much done with vampires. The whole genre leaves me feeling rather, er, drained. It seems like most of the books written in that vein are rehashes of two basic stories: the Person in love with a Vampire, or the Person who goes out and kills Vampires. As there is a thin red line between love and hate, those two stories are almost the same story.
That said, I'd eagerly read a vampire story if it was written by Daniel Pinkwater or Douglas Adams. Though, Adams would have to come back from the dead to write one, which would make him either a zombie or a vampire. That might complicate things.
I think that many of the new vampire books out there are all the same, with a few plot details or characters switched. That said, there are actually some decent ones I suppose. I like Vampire Academy pretty well, and Sunshine sounds interesting.
However, the bad ones really do tarnish the whole genre. I read the first House of Night novel and thought it was absolutely awful. I only finished it because I wanted to count the pages for my English grade!
I also never really liked the Twilight series, but I do think that I'll check out Sunshine.