No. 90 (2010): Vampire Fiction: Books with Bite, or, Books that Bite?
Although vampire fiction has been around since the late 1800s, the release of Stephenie Meyer's vampire series, The Twilight Saga, has lead to a resurgence of vampire fiction in mainstream popularity over the last few years, especially among young adults. As a result, librarians are faced with the daunting task of:
- providing reader's advisory for a genre they may not befamiliar with
- coming up with vampire themed programmes
- selecting the best titles from the vast amount books that have been published
- understanding what the genre is, and what makes it so popular