My Top Ten Favorite Vampire Characters That Don't Suck (in no particular order)
1)Adrian/Dimitri/etc. from the Vampire Academyseries by Richelle Mead
Do I have to explain this one? If you've read VA you know exactly why these guys and gals are on this list. They are fun, complex characters and kick butt to boot. I for one cannot wait for Bloodlines.
2)Eric/Pam/Bill/and co. from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
I adore the vampires in Sookie Stackhouse for a couple of reasons. They're fun, they're interesting, and oh yes, actually scary. They do not apologize for who they are and are definite bad asses.
3)Dracula by Bram Stoker
Cannot have a vampire list without the original vampire. Everyone's idea of vampires come from this guy, whether you actually like him or not.
4)The vampires from Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
Vampires that are actually evil. Yay. I don't think much of this series, but it's so nice having vampires back into their evil category and not as a love interest.
5)The vampires from Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Again, they're actually scary.
6)Bianca and co. from the Evernight series by Claudia Gray
These vampires were interesting to me for a variety of reasons. I liked that they had different views, not all of them cared about being nice to the humans, and all were interesting in their own little way.
7)The vampires from Infinite Days series by Rebecca Maizel
They were interesting.
8)Lucien from Insatiable by Meg Cabot
If you must have a vampire as a love interest, do it like Lucien. He's interesting, not completely moral because oh yes, he's a vampire, and has flaws. But is also rather sexy. I'm convinced Lucien is what Meyer was going for with Edward but failed because she tried to make him too perfect.
9)Jenna from the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
I adore Jenna. She's fun, she's enamoured with pink and technology which is hilarious for a vampire, she likes girls and has a sexy girlfriend, and has emotional baggage and strength and interesting character history. In short, she's a nice change from all the sex on legs confidant vamps out there.
10)Lord Akeldama from the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
Another one I absolutely adore. Like Jenna Lord Akeldama is fun because of how much he's not like the vampire stereotypes out there. He likes bright colors, men, and giving pet names to humans just to annoy them and be contrary.
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