I haven’t read much in the scare genre but being a fan of Guillermo Del Toro I decided to check out The Strain, his collaboration with Chuck Hogan. This was a really great take on the Vampire genre that has been taking over TV, Movies and other forms of media over the past few years. It was quite spooky at times, and aided in the birth of many sleepless nights. But it was well worth it! Awesome book, especially if you’re in to classic, mean Vampires.. Not the sparkly kind who attend high school and take you on dates. If you’re looking for a good scare, pick this book up!
From Shelfari: “A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold. In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . . So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.”