Twilight, et al, have lost the thread that made vampires so compelling in the first place.
I like my vampires evil | Pop Culture | SPLICETODAY.com
Lately, every time my teen-aged daughter and I go to the bookstore, we find the shelves stocked with a plethora of vampire books. Not the evil vampire; but the moody, broody, hotter-than-heck, "don’t want to turn the feisty heroine into the undead" kind. The fantasy sub-genre vampire romances are flying off the shelves, in both young adult and adult categories.
The vampire, a romantic hero? According to Caity, the untypical teen: not! “I don’t like them,” she said, teeth gritted, as she tossed another “promising title turning out to be about hottie vampires” reject into a growing pile.
Certainly, her friends and contemporaries don't agree with her…
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