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What was this vampire novel?
July 9, 2012 2:29 PM   Subscribe

What on earth was this vampire novel I read in the 90's? I remember only a few details: the female protagonist was a half-vampire, formed by being bitten then given a blood transfusion in a hospital. This left her with most of the powers, but few of the weaknesses, of other vampires. After her transformation, I think she started hunting vampires. It might have been a trilogy. That's all I got.

Also, I was probably in middle school (or maybe high school) when I read it. It's quite likely that it's terrible, but it keeps bugging me that I can't remember what it was. Extensive googling has gotten me nowhere.
posted by duien to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
One of Nancy Collins' Sonja Blue novels, or perhaps the Midnight Blue collection published by White Wolf, which features the first three novels in one fat paperback.
posted by infinitywaltz at 2:36 PM on July 9, 2012


The Night Huntress series (Halfway to the Grave) has a half vampire protagonist that hunted vamps as described... Although she became a hybrid by her mother getting raped by a newly made vamp whose spermies still swam.
posted by Quincy at 2:53 PM on July 9, 2012


Sounds like it could be a part of Christopher Pike's Last Vampire series. It might be the beginning to the 2nd book, but it's been at least 10 years since I've read them.
posted by therewolf at 4:09 PM on July 9, 2012


The Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton?
posted by goshling at 4:11 PM on July 9, 2012


Blue bloods by Melissa de la Cruz sounds like it.
posted by Sockowocky at 6:17 PM on July 9, 2012


It's absolutely Midnight Blue. Thank you infinitywaltz! A sample chapter is winging its way to my Kindle already.
posted by duien at 7:32 PM on July 9, 2012


Just as a warning to anyone else looking for the Sonja Blue novels, do not buy the version of Sunglasses After Dark that's available on the Kindle. It reads almost like a rewritten fan fiction version of the original novel or something. The original may have had the plethora of typos, missing words, and awkward phrasing that this had (it's been a long time since the last time I read it), but I'm pretty sure it didn't have anything about an iPhone in it, but this Kindle version sure did.
posted by duien at 7:20 AM on July 16, 2012


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