I’m not a big vampire fan, but I am a big Robin McKinley fan, so I read her new book Sunshine, and I really enjoyed it. She tackled vampires from a whole new perspective. The setting is the near future in an alternate reality. The reality is pretty close to ours but vampires, werewolves and demons exist as well as half blood humans with magic. Humans, as we know them, are fighting the other races but the real war is passed and it’s kind of in the background when this story starts. The vampires are the real bad guys and they plan to take over the world.
Robin McKinley does a good job of developing the main character, Sunshine, a baker who works in a coffee shop, and the protagonist, who may or may not be a good vampire, if something like that can exist.