This is one stellar book on many levels. It's hands down one of the best vampire books ever written and it made our Best Vampire Books list as well as our Top 25 Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books list. Its a novel not so much about vampires as about friendship. The setting too is unique in vampire fiction, taking place on the Mississippi river during the heyday of the great riverboats). Think Mark Twain meets Dracula.
Twilight is one of the great vampire romance books of all time. The author intertwines vampire lovers with the human world in a fantasy vampire setting. No-one who reads Twilight can deny that this is one of the best vampire books ever written, even taking the first Dracula story into account.