Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fangtastic Fiction Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Catherine from On the Nightstand is hosting the Fangtastic Fiction Challenge. She writes:

Despite what some might think, there is more to vampire fiction than Dracula, Interview With The Vampire and Twilight, and so, with a little help from Pam @, I am hosting a vampire reading challenge!

The base challenge here (“Newly Turned”) is to read four books, one from each of the four categories below: classic, horror, romance and young adult. If a book can fit into two categories (or more), simply pick one category and then read another.
Once you have completed that, you can go wild with what books you read for your challenge list, so long as they have vampires in some form as a prominent part. For every additional four books you read, you go up a level. Where the base challenge is the equivalent of the first stages of a vampire, think of each four books as a century added onto their existence.
How old can you go?

First Blood

This is the category for vampire tales that were written prior to 1900. Examples of such books would be:
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Carmilla – Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Things That Go Bite In The Night

This is the category for works firmly entrenched in the horror genre. Examples of such books would be:
  • Salem’s Lot – Steven King
  • Let The Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist

Kiss Of The Vampire

This is the category for all books that have romance as one of its main genres/focusses. Examples of such books would be:
  • Dead Until Dark (etc) – Charlaine Harris
  • Jessica’s Guide To Dating On The Dark Side – Beth Fantaskey

High School Is Hell

This is the category for all vampire books that fit in the young adult category. Examples of such books would be:
  • The Vampire Diaries – L.J. Smith
  • The Morganville Vampires – Rachel Caine
There is also a bonus challenge/activity that involves watching vampire related stuff on large and small screen (visit the post about the challenge to learn more).
There will most likely be mini-challenge throughout the year.

To learn more and sign up, visit the post about the challenge.