08 January 2012
The Strain ~ Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
A book to give you nightmares
Vampires run amok in New York
A true page turner. You wait so long just knowing that bad things are going to happen. A wonderfully restrained reveal.
This is the first of a trilogy so there was a lot of setting the scene, giving the history and introducing an array of characters but you never felt overwhelmed by it all. You felt interested in all the characters, keen for their survival, keen for them to champion the cause for humanity ... or keen for them to be dealt with and destroyed.
The scenario was plausible (for a Vampire story!). The storyline engrossing. The action scary.
Bring on Book 2