Here’s a table of all vampire novels I’ve reviewed thus far ranked from best to worse according to the CROWS score.

I’ve also added the individual scores for every category, just to give you a better idea of why I scored them the way I did and to give you some guidance on which you might personally prefer. Click on the titles to get the full review.

Title Character Research Originality World Building Story Overall
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 10 10 9 10 9 48

AB Negative

The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 10 10 8 10 8 46

AB Negative

Fevre Dream (George R.R.Martin) 8 10 8 10 8 44

B Negative

Vampire Romance (Kim Newman) 9 9 8 8 9 43

B Negative

All Together Dead (Charlaine Harris) 8 9 7 9 8 41

B Negative

Midnight Alley (Rachel Caine) 10 7 8 8 8 41

B Negative

American Vampire (Jennifer Armintrout) 10 8 7 7 8 40

B Negative

Definitely Dead (Charlaine Harris) 7 9 7 9 8 40

B Negative

Feast of Fools (Rachel Caine) 8 8 8 8 7 39

AB Positive

Glass Houses (Rachel Caine) 8 7 7 8 8 38

AB Positive

The Dead Girls’ Dance (Rachel Caine) 8 5 8 9 8 38

AB Positive

Blood and Ice (Robert Masello) 5 9 8 8 5 35

A Negative/AB Positive

The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova) 4 10 7 8 6 35

A Negative/AB Positive

Living Dead in Dallas (Charlaine Harris) 6 6 5 9 6 32

A Negative

Dead to the World (Charlaine Harris) 6 7 5 7 6 31

A Negative

Guilty Pleasures (Laurel. K. Hamilton) 5 7 8 9 4 31

A Negative

Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice) 5 8 7 6 5 31

A Negative

Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris) 4 7 7 8 4 30

O Negative/A Negative

Vampire Hunter D – Volume 1 (Hideyuki Kikuchi) 5 5 5 8 5 27

O Negative

Club Dead (Charlaine Harris) 7 3 3 6 7 26

O Negative

Night World – Volume 1 (L. J. Smith) 4 7 5 7 3 26

O Negative

Betrayed (P.C. and Kristin Cast) 6 5 3 6 4 24

B Positive

Marked (P.C. and Kristin Cast) 2 6 5 7 3 23

B Positive

Untamed (P.C. and Kristin Cast) 5 6 2 6 4 23

B Positive

Dead as a Doornail (Charlaine Harris) 3 2 3 6 6 20

A Positive/B Positive

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening + The Struggle (L. J. Smith) 5 3 4 2 6 20

A Positive/B Positive

The Rest Falls Away (Collean Gleason) 5 3 3 3 3 17

A Positive

Chosen (P.C. and Kristin Cast) 2 5 3 4 2 16

A Positive

The Vampire Shrink (Lynda Hilburn) 4 7 1 2 2 16

A Positive

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2 thoughts on “Book Ranking

  1. Let me know if you ever pick up Bram Stoker’s piece. It’s a little thick, but pretty decent. I’ve never read *Interview w/ a Vampire,* but would be curious to see how you think *Dracula* stacks up to it. Keep writing/reading!

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