Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
When you think vampire novels, you probably think Anne Rice. She has been a huge force in the realm of blood suckin' folks for decades, and Interview with the Vampire is the first in her famous vampire chronicles. If you love a good vampy story and haven't read it yet, it is absolutely necessary to check this one out.
Scare Factor: 3 - Might be a bit intense for younger readers but as far as scare level, it is fairly average.