Friday, August 12, 2011

Top 5 books for the Vampire completist

List by Danielle

Around humans? Use the Blood Bottle Cozies to disguise your beverage.
~ from 'Vampire knits' by Genevieve Miller

Maybe they're on the way out, I don't know, there seems to be a growing swell of enthusiasm for zombie this'n'that, but there is still a lot of love out there for the not-so-humble vamp. And our collection reflects this, with a dazzling array of vampire novels, anthologies, film tie-ins, soundtracks... and knitwear. YES. Knitwear.

Also, because Tosca mentions it, I can only add that I, too, haz germs, but that instead of going on and on about it, I merely pull my 'Descent into Darkness wrap' a little closer around me and reach for a pair of patented 'Paw Warmers'. True story.

Without further ado, I present some truly fantastic knitting projects (a jersey with bloody fangs! for your pre-schooler!), and three very unlikely vampire slayers.

Vampire sheikh / Nina Bruhns.
Demigod Seth is enraged. The recent defections of his two favorite lieutenants have sparked a conflagration of fury within him and a bitter need for vengeance. Someone will pay, and pay dearly! Who better than Josslyn Haliday? Her two scheming sisters seduced and destroyed his friends, luring them straight into the camp of his mortal enemy. What Seth doesn't count on is Joss's own anger. After losing her parents as a child, she'll now do anything to find her two dear sisters and bring them back to safety. Anything. Including making a deal with the devil--him. But how far is the soft, pliant temptress willing to go?

Sleeping Beauty : vampire slayer / Maureen McGowan.
In this twist on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, Princess Lucette, cursed as a baby by her evil vampire aunt, discovers as she grows older that the only way to protect herself and her kingdom is to train as a vampire slayer. The reader is given chances throughout the text to choose the direction of the plot.

The secret history of Elizabeth Tudor, : vampire slayer / Lucy Weston.
On the eve of her coronation, Elizabeth Tudor is summoned to the tomb of her mother, Anne Boleyn, to learn the truth about her bloodline - and her destiny as a Slayer. Born to battle the bloodsucking fiends who ravage the night, and sworn to defend her beloved realm against all enemies, Elizabeth soon finds herself stalked by the most dangerous and seductive vampire of all. He is Mordred, bastard son of King Arthur, who has arisen after centuries in hiding, determined to rule a world of eternal night and to claim the young Elizabeth as his Queen.
Pinocchio, vampire slayer [graphic novel] / written by Van Jensen ; created and drawn by Dusty Higgins.
The story picks up after the conclusion of Carlo Collodi’s fairy tale (though with Pinocchio still a puppet), and sees his town invaded by vampires. After the bloodsuckers murder Geppetto, Pinocchio launches a campaign of relentless vengeance upon the monsters with his never-ending supply of noses/stakes.

Vampire knits : projects to keep you knitting from twilight to dawn / Genevieve Miller.
Surrender to the allure of knits inspired by the immortals we all love to fear. If you adore Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries, this collection of 28 imaginative and beautiful projects is sure to captivate.
• Black capes are so 1897, instead get stylish with the dead sexy Sidhe Shrug.
• Unleash your inner shapeshifter with the Werewolf Hat.
• Keep warm while holding hands with your vampire by wearing these Bellisima Mittens.

1 comment:

Madhamster said...

Abraham Lincoln: vampire hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. One of my fav reads for last year. (What does that say about me?!)