Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).
Summary: Explore (if you dare) the true history of the Fallen Ones — and follow the fate of a 1920s investigator lured by a beauty with violet eyes. Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being’s ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael’s host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, written in 1900, sheds light on what happened hence to the three vampire bloodlines — especially the tortured souls known as the Belial. Interspersed are booklets, flaps, and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring woman who seeks his help. Discover case studies of famous vampires — and vampire hunters — through history, along with the myths about the making of vampires.
Okay, first of all, I love anything about vampires, so it’s no surprise that I loved this book. There are a lot of vampire myths out there, but there really can’t ever be enough, and I liked the completely new myth that this book brought. And even though I’m no longer five years old, I highly appreciate pop-up books with lots of pictures. Yes, you read that correctly: this book has pop-ups. It’s a very interactive book that’s visually gorgeous. The pop-ups really help the development of the story. Plus, it makes it kind of fun. Who doesn’t love pop-ups? I also really loved how the book included little biographies of “vampires” throughout history. It was all quite interesting. I’d say check this book out if you’re interested in vampires. Here’s a look at the inside of the book, just to see the pop-ups: