The Kindred of Darkness (2013) by Barbara Hambly. Hambly's vampires are properly terrifying, and she has thought carefully about how they would live and survive. A very enjoyable read, set just before WWI. Finished 22nd Nov 2013, new book, first read.
Questions for Discussion: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
The Immortal Rules is an unapologetically dark and unflinching story about survival where everyone is fighting for some semblance of an existence. The characters are constantly living within a cloud of despair, but for those strong enough, the despair isn't enough to vanquish their hope for something better then merely existing. The world-building is outstandingly original and compelling, and the characters are surprising in both their resilience and fragility.