What are the best dark fiction books?

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    #1Apocalypse (Resident Evil)

    Apocalypse (Resident Evil)

    Apocalypse is the first book in the Resident Evil Series written by Keith R.A DeCandido that tells the story of a city full of zombies. They became living deads because of the Umbrella Corporation's viral creation. 


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    Amy Jensen
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This was almost as good as the games . I never really cared for the RE films but I was looking for more media so I thought I'd give the novels a try. "
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    #2Absolution (The Penton Vampire Legacy)

    Absolution (The Penton Vampire Legacy)

    Absolution is a book by Susannah Sandlin that tells the story of the vampires and vampire slayer. When the scarcity of blood started, the vampires started to bother the humans and things will not go well for both creatures.


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    #3Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles)

    Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles)

    Blood Canticle by Anne Rice is the tenth book in the Vampire Chronicles series. This story focuses on Lestat as he fights against Patsy's ghost, uncovers Taltos's mystery and makes a decision about Rowan Mayfair's fate.


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    Dennis Perry
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I could name many great dark fiction books and none of them would contain any kind of vampires. Blood Canticle is not even a good book, but it is somehow popular among the teen readers, also because of the movie. If you are a fan of Vampires, then look at this book and the series but you can definitely find better dark fiction books in the market."
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    Amazonia is a standalone science fiction written by New York Times bestselling author James Rollins. This also displays a flair for brawny adventure within an exotic locale as it centers on the  Amazon jungle. 


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    Joyce Andrews
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I don't see how this is a dark book. I think it might be a good book for adventure but it doesnt seem dark."
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    #5Alien Species Intervention (An Alien Apocalyptic Saga)

    Alien Species Intervention (An Alien Apocalyptic Saga)
    The first three books of the 'Alien Apocalyptic Saga' are full of terror, mystery and science fiction! The books start telling the story of Netty, a farm girl that manages to escape from her abusive and rapist husband, only to meet Baby, a strange creature, and finding herself in a love triangle with him and Wil, an Italian stranger. 

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    Evelyn McDonald
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Not only is Alien Species Intervention a great book to read. But it is part of a saga or a 3 book series. This book will def keep you on your toes and extremely hard to put this book down. This book includes everything from a rapist husband to strange creatures. You will not want to miss out on these series. "
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    #6Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch)

    Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch)

    Ancillary Justice, the 1st book in Ann Leckie's series titled Imperial Radch, is a science fiction story about a female soldier named Breq, who is on a quest for vengeance after she lost her place as a judge because of an act of treachery.


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    Magdalena Mora
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This story had a female main character, which was nice. But I would have liked it more if it wasn't all about a vengeance quest."
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    #7Battle for the Abyss (The Horus Heresy)

    Battle for the Abyss (The Horus Heresy)
    Battle for the Abyss is the 8th book in the famous dystopian science fiction series, Horus Heresy. It was written by Ben Counter and was published in August 2008. It is about Horus' plans to wipe out his enemies, the Ultramarines.

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    Marie Evans
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "as some reviews says this book is a book that u might as well skip it if u want so but then again is very cheap so i can read it and decide later is not a long book so i can read it and give my own review afterwards i dont know about best dark fiction books but u can give it a try since is so cheap "
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    #8Boneshaker (Clockwork Century)

    Boneshaker (Clockwork Century)

    Boneshaker is book 1 in the Clockwork Century series that won the 2010 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Follow Briar Wilkes as she rescues her son from the city under the wall created by her late husband's failed invention, the Boneshaker.


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    Jordan Day
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Boneshaker is one of the best books that I've read all year. It's sorta steam-punky dark fantasy with a very intruging, strong female lead character and a bunch of shenanigans along the way. I wouldn't put it down even if I could have!"
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    #9End of Day (Jack & Jill)

    End of Day (Jack & Jill)

    End of Day is the first book in the dark suspense romance series Jack & Jill written by Jewel E. Ann which follows the story of Jackson and Jillian Knight.


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    Juan Delgado
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A great twist on Jack & Jill, very edgy dark romance novel. Very suspenseful and a fun read. "
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    Narcisa is a fiction book written by Jonathan Shaw. It is first published in 2008 and a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Nominee for General Fiction/Novel in 2009. 


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    Larry Pena
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book kept my attention. It was riveting and I could not put it down. The author has done a great job of creating a suspenseful book with words which is hard to do"
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    #11The Silver Devil

    The Silver Devil

    The Silver Devil is a dark historical romance fiction novel written by Teresa Denys. This book is set in Renaissance Italy and it is first published in 1978 by Ballantine Books. 


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    Olivia Santos
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I can't believe I just now found The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys. I just read it and absolutely loved it! I think it's one of the best dark historical romance fiction books that I have read. It had everything in it that keeps me entertained so I just couldn't put the book down. "
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    #12Amok and Other Stories

    Amok and Other Stories

    Amok and Other Stories is a classic fiction in German literature written by Stefan Zweig. This book collection of short stories is translated by Anthea Bell. First published in 1922, this book is published in 2007 by Pushkin Press.


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    Emily Ma
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Based on all of the positive review I was expecting more from this book. Unfortunately it didn't do it for me. One of the short stories was OK, but I never got involved with the characters. "
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    #13Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen)

    Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen)

    Souls Unfractured is a dark contemporary romance fiction and the third book in Hades Hangmen series written by Tillie Cole. This novel is about shy Maddie and notorious Flame. It is first published in 2015. 


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    Jesse Gonzales
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "As far as dark fiction books go, this has plenty of that and almost too much to a certain degree. At certain points in the book it just feels like they focused too much on the darkness of this book and ignored actual character development and making the connections between characters seem genuine."
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    #14The Beast And Me

    The Beast And Me

    The Beast and Me is the first book in the adult fiction series The Beast and Me written by D.S. Wrights which centers on Meg who was abducted to an unknown place by a man named Ten. 


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    Teresa Rivera
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A strange take on the classic beauty and the beast. It's dark and gritty, but reads almost like a journal. Very compelling if you like dark revisions of classic stories. "
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    #15Last Hit (Hitman)

    Last Hit (Hitman)

    Last Hit is a new adult contemporary dark romance fiction and the first book in Hitman series written by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick. It is first published in 2013 by Berkley. 


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    Andy Tang
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I was trying to find a good dark fiction book, and I believe "Last Hit" qualifies as such. It's the first in the Hitman series, and as an adult contemporary dark romance, it definitely fulfills my needs!"
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    #16Last Kiss (Hitman)

    Last Kiss (Hitman)

    Last Kiss is a dark contemporary romance fiction and the third book in Hitman series written by  Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick. It is first published in 2015 by Berkley. 


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    Abhinav Chavan
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The book is described as "dark and sensual." I found it to be hokey and, overall, boring. I did make it through it, but do not recommend the book. The characters have no depth, and the story is fairly run-of-the-mill."
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    #17Nearly Mended

    Nearly Mended
    Nearly Mended is a new adult contemporary dark romance fiction and the second book in Nearly series written by Devon Ashley. It is published in 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 

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    #18With Visions of Red (Broken Bonds)

    With Visions of Red (Broken Bonds)
    With Visions of Red is an adult erotica mystery thriller fiction and the first book in Broken Bonds series written by Trisha Wolfe. This book is about a criminal profiler Sadie Bonds and it is first published in 2015. 

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    Thomas Jensen
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "passion, thriller, mysteries, vice and exploration of human pshyche intertwined in a package of a sexy trained assassin. Time to set aside a few hours and dive into this thriller fiction"
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    #19Things We Lost in the Fire

    Things We Lost in the Fire

    Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez is a pyschological literary fiction novel originally published in 2017. This book is a collection of reminiscing stories of different people exploring the depths of violence and corruption.


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    Ruth Cole
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Definitely an interesting read. Build of multiple short stories, it covers a subject that touches many but it's not an every day read. I enjoyed it, but don't think it would be my recommendation for everyone. "


Best What are the best dark fiction books
1Apocalypse (Resident Evil)Books 16 Paid
2Absolution (The Penton Vampire Legacy)Books 11 Paid
3Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles)Books 10 Paid
4AmazoniaBooks 9 Paid
5Alien Species Intervention (An Alien Apocalyptic Saga)Books 6 Paid
6Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch)Books 5 Paid
7Battle for the Abyss (The Horus Heresy)Books 3 Paid
8Boneshaker (Clockwork Century)Books 1 Paid
9End of Day (Jack & Jill)Books 1 Paid
10NarcisaBooks 0 Paid

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