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Most Anticipated New Vampire Books for Teens and Adults
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Updated on April 06, 2023, by Jella Erhard
Welcome to our collection of the most exciting new vampire book releases. We have gathered some of the most captivating, mysterious, and romantic vampire stories for both teens and adults. Here, you will find fantasy and fiction vampire novels that will ignite your imagination and transport you to extraordinary worlds.
You will also discover steamy new vampire romance novels, horrifying vampire tales, and dark academia books featuring unforgettable vampire characters. Additionally, we have included captivating YA vampire book series that will undoubtedly capture your attention. If you are in search of the best new fantasy books, you have come to the right place because some of these books are bound to make it onto your list.
Explore a Variety of Vampire Genres
Throughout this list, you will encounter everything from slow-burn romances to hilarious stories, peculiar characters, and unique narratives inspired by the timeless mythos of vampires in literature. Immerse yourself in new and exciting worlds, as well as fresh perspectives on your favorite vampire stories. Be prepared for spine-chilling moments, laughter, epic adventures, and plenty of swoon-worthy encounters, as these captivating new vampire books have it all.
#22 | Carmilla: The First Vampire by Amy Chu, Soo Lee (Illustrator), Sal Cipriano (Illustrator) – February 2023
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Before Dracula, before Nosferatu, there was…CARMILLA.
During the peak of the Lunar New Year in 1990s New York City, an idealistic social worker turns into a detective when she uncovers a series of murders targeting young, homeless LGBTQ+ women. Faced with apathy from the police and society at large, she follows a trail of clues that leads her to Carmilla’s, a mysterious nightclub located in Chinatown. As she falls for a potential victim, she becomes entwined in a real-life horror story, confronting illusions about herself, her life, and her hidden past.
Drawing from the gothic novel that pioneered the vampire genre and enriched with dark Chinese folklore, this queer, feminist murder mystery is an exploration of identity, obsession, and fateful family secrets.
Carmilla: The First Vampire is an enthralling and visually stunning comic book that will captivate both teens and adults who appreciate spooky tales with thought-provoking social commentary.
#21 | Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Canas – August 2023
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Vampires and vaqueros clash on the Texas-Mexico border in this supernatural western by the acclaimed author of The Hacienda.
As the daughter of a rancher in 1840s Mexico, Nena knows all too well about the existence of monsters, as her home has long been threatened by tensions with Anglo settlers from the north. Yet, an even graver danger lurks near the ranch at night — a malevolent force draining men of their blood and leaving them lifeless.
This sinister presence had already attacked Nena nine years prior, and believing Nena to be dead, Néstor has been running from his grief ever since, working as a vaquero and wandering from ranch to ranch. However, the nightmarish memories of sharp teeth continue to haunt him, as does the memory of his childhood sweetheart.
The outbreak of the Mexican-American War in 1846 unexpectedly brings Nena and Néstor together again, both swept up in the chaos that ensues. Nena, now a curandera, seeks to prove her worth to her father and avoid being married off to a stranger, while Néstor serves as part of an auxiliary cavalry unit composed of ranchers and vaqueros.
But the shock of their reunion and Nena’s anger at Néstor for seemingly abandoning her years ago is overshadowed by the arrival of a nightmarish presence that takes physical form. In order to survive, Nena and Néstor must confront their past and forge a future together.
Vampires of El Norte is an exhilarating new vampire book that combines elements of magical realism and historical gothic fiction, making it a must-read for fans of both genres.
#20 | The Witch and the Vampire by Francesca Flores – March 2023
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Francesca Flores’s The Witch and the Vampire is a queer retelling of Rapunzel. It tells a tale of two individuals who only trust themselves as they journey together through a cursed forest rife with danger.
Ava and Kaye were once the best of friends until vampires breached their town’s magical barrier two years ago. In the ensuing chaos, Kaye’s mother was killed, and Ava was turned into a vampire, confining her to her house.
Ava’s mother, Eugenia, relies on her daughter’s remaining witch powers to conceal her own vampiric nature. Desperate to escape her captivity and prevent her mother from destroying the town, Ava plans her escape. She decides to seek help from the vampires who reside in the forest.
However, Kaye, approaching the end of her training as a Flame witch, is determined to fulfill her duty of eliminating any vampire threats to their town, including Ava. When Ava manages to escape, Kaye follows her, secretly plotting to turn her over.
Ava hopes to rekindle their friendship and revive the romantic feelings she once had for Kaye before that fateful night. As they journey through the perilous forest, plagued by carnivorous trees and vampires descending from above, Kaye begins to question everything she thought she knew. They are simultaneously each other’s greatest threat and only chance for survival.
The Witch and the Vampire is a breathtaking new vampire romance book that will captivate both teens and adults.
#19 | Till the Sun Dies by H. M. Darling – February 2023
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Adalyn is running away – from her impending marriage, her family, and a life that suffocates her soul. She embarks on a one-way flight to the city of her dreams – Paris, France.
Believing Paris to be the place where she can find herself, Adalyn takes a chance and dives headfirst into a whole new world when she encounters a charming stranger.
Holland is a ray of sunshine, finding beauty in everything and embracing each day with carefree abandon. Adalyn, desperate for a fresh start, is drawn to Holland’s charisma and the way he makes her feel. Yet, beneath the smiles and spontaneity, Holland harbors a dark secret: he is a vampire.
As Adalyn struggles to find her place in this new life, she becomes entangled in a love affair with Holland. Eventually, she must make a choice – stay in Paris with the enchanting vampire or return to the life she fled.
By staying, Adalyn could discover a whole new perspective on life and love. She might find everything she has been seeking. She could experience a love worth living and dying for.
Till The Sun Dies is a mesmerizing and atmospheric new vampire book set in the enchanting city of Paris.
#18 | In Nightfall by Suzanne Young – March 2023
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In the idyllic town of Nightfall, Oregon, it’s not darkness that should worry you, but rather the girls. Combining elements of The Lost Boys and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this propulsive novel by New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Theo and her brother, Marco, throw the most epic party of the year, which ultimately leads to their punishment: spending the summer with their superstitious and reclusive grandmother in the rain-soaked beachside town of Nightfall, populated by 846 souls.
Despite the town’s charm, especially when the rain stops, their grandmother is peculiar and antisocial. Her one rule for them is to always be home before dark.
Their determination to make the most of their summer brings them into contact with Minnow and her friends on their very first day. These beautiful and captivating girls possess a magnetism that draws in Theo and Marco.
However, Minnow and her friends are far from what they appear to be. And Theo comes to regret not heeding her grandmother’s rule, as something sinister emerges in Nightfall after dark, and it doesn’t plan on letting her leave.
In Nightfall is an eerie new vampire book and an excellent choice for readers who enjoy classic urban horror tales.
#17 | Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman – May 2023
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Revolution is a bloodthirsty affair, especially when vampires are involved.
The year is 1793, and the French Revolution is in full swing. Vampires, typically belonging to the rich and aristocratic class, have fallen victim to the guillotine.
The mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, a disguised British noble, and his League heroically rescue numerous aristocrats from execution, both human and vampire alike. Eleanor Dalton, a housemaid working for a vampire Baroness, aspires to become a modiste to avoid her monotonous existence. Unexpectedly, Eleanor’s life takes a dramatic turn when a noble and his wife visit the Baroness.
The couple recognizes Eleanor’s striking resemblance to a French aristocrat and convinces her to travel to France with them, embarking on a daring scheme. Eleanor finds herself in Paris, entangled in magic, intrigue, and chaos beyond her wildest dreams. However, there is more than just the ardent revolutionaries to fear.
Eleanor discovers a centuries-old war between vampires and their most formidable adversary, and the vampires are thirsty for revenge.
Scarlet is the first installment in an enthralling new series by Genevieve Cogman, reinventing the beloved tale of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
#16 | The Ruined by Renee Ahdieh – December 2023
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