A terrifying supernatural story yet also a moving account of friendship and salvation…Lindqvist’s dark fable would be gratuitously violent if it weren’t so intelligently written…devastating conclusion – The Guardian Lindqvist’s great strength as a writer is his evocation of time and place. The cheapjack monotony of Oskar’s existence is as vividly realised as the scenes of gore splattered mayhem…it justifies its cult status in Scandinavia with its disturbing and convincing take on the banal horror of normality – Time Out Reminiscent of Stephen King at his best, there are some truly scary bits in the book that will haunt your dreams. Best read by sunlight – Independent On Sunday Fascinatingly, Lindqvist has reinvented the vampire novel and made it all the more chilling by setting it in the kind of sink estate we all know from the media. No mean achievement. Let The Right One In is an immensely readable and highly disturbing book in which grim levels of gore and violence are tempered by an unexpected tenderness – Daily Express There’s a whiff of ‘the new Stephen King’ about the author who combines an atmospheric coming-of-age story set in Stockholm in 1981 with a shocking (and very gory) thriller. His vampire is an original, both heart-breakingly pathetic and terrifying.
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Cassandra Clare - City of Bones
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
Cassandra Clare - City of Ashes
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go -- especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil -- and also her father. To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings -- and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father? ;In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
Cassandra Clare - Hamuváros
Hát lehetetlen?! Clary Fray másra sem vágyik, csak hogy végre ismét normális életet élhessen. De vajon mi számít normálisnak, ha valaki démonokat pusztító Árnyvadász, az édesanyja varázslattal előidézett kómában fekszik, és egyszerre vérfarkasok, vámpírok meg tündérek nyüzsögnek körülötte? Clary szívesen töltene több időt legjobb barátjával, Simonnal, csakhogy az Árnyvadászoktól nem szabadulhat - főleg nem jóképű, ámde bosszantó, újonnan megtalált bátyjától, Jace-től. Clary csakis úgy segíthet édesanyján, ha felkutatja a rossz útra tért Árnyvadászt, Valentine-t, aki talán őrült, bizonyosan gonosz - ráadásul az édesapja. Amikor a Végzet Ereklyéi közül a másodikat is ellopják, a félelmetes Inkvizítor Jace-t gyanúsítja. Lehet, hogy a fiú tényleg elárul mindent, amiben hitt, és az apja mellé áll? "Humoros, komor és szexi. Az egyik kedvenc könyvem." - Holly Black "Kapaszkodj erősen! Izgalmas, szenvedélyes, hátborzongató utazásra indulsz." - Libba Bray
Gail Carriger - Soulless - Lélektelen
Alexia Tarabotti több okból sem élhet komolyabb társasági életet. Elsősorban azért, mert nincs lelke. Másodsorban azért, mert vénkisasszony, apja pedig talán, ráadásul már meg is halt. Harmadiknak feltétlenül meg kell említenünk a vámpírt, aki az illemszabályokat semmibe véve, bárdolatlan módon lerohanja őt. De hogyan tovább? Alexia kilátásai nem túl rózsásak, mivel véletlenül megöli támadóját, majd rögtön színre lép a szörnyű Lord Maccon (a nagyhangú, lompos öltözetű, de jóvágású farkasember), hogy Viktória királynő nevében fényt derítsen a haláleset körülményeire. Míg bizonyos vámpírok váratlanul felbukkannak, mások ugyanilyen váratlanul tűnnek el, és közben mindenki Alexiára mutogat. Vajon ki tudja nyomozni, mi zajlik London legfelsőbb köreiben? Hasznosnak bizonyul-e lélektelen mivolta, amely semlegesíti a természetfeletti erőket, vagy csak felbosszantja ezek gazdáit? És a legfőbb kérdés: ki az igazi ellenség, és van-e nála melasztorta? "Meglehet, hogy Alexia Tarabottiban nincs lélek, azonban a könyvben annál több van!" Metamor City "A polipokra soha senki nem ad magyarázatot. De ez is része a varázslatnak." smartygirl
Gena Showalter - The Vampire's Bride
He is Layel, king of the vampires, a master seducer no woman can deny. But since a rogue horde of dragons killed his beloved over two centuries ago, Layel has existed only for vengeance…until he meets Delilah. Wary of love, the beautiful Amazon wants nothing to do with the tormented vampire. Yet there's no denying their consuming desire every time he nears her. Neither trusts the other—nor can they survive alone. For in an impossible game of the gods' devising, they've been trapped on an island, about to face the ultimate challenge: surrender to the passion that will bind them forever…or be doomed to an eternity apart.
Katie MacAlister - Much Ado About Vampires
Bitter at first bite… Corazon Ferreira is one heck of a jaded woman. Not only did her husband dump her for a pretty, vivacious blonde, but her sister has lost her mind and married a vampire. Worse, it turns out that Cora herself was a vampire’s mate in a past life…the very same vampire she witnessed killing someone. If only Cora hadn’t inadvertently been caught up in the ill-laid plans of a reanimated corpse and its master, she could deal with the distractingly gorgeous vampire. But it’s only Alec who stands between her and those who threaten her existence, and there’s only so much temptation a woman can bear before she starts taking her heart as seriously as her head…
Cassie Alexander - Moonshifted
After surviving a brutal vampire attack, Nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work - attending to supernatural creatures in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he’s the pack leader. And now Edie’s stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war… With two rival packs fighting tooth and nail, Edie has no intention of crossing enemy lines. But when she meets her patient’s nephew - a tattooed werewolf named Lucas with a predatory gleam in his eye that’s hard to resist - Edie can’t help but choose sides. The question is: can she trust this dangerous new ally? And can she trust her own instincts when she’s near him? Either way, Edie can’t seem to pull away - even if getting involved makes her easy prey…
Patricia Briggs - Blood Bound
Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary-and neither is the demon inside of him.
Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The Laughing Corpse Book 2 - Necromancer
The second chapter of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton's thriller! Vampire hunter Anita Blake has crossed the paths of the worst St. Louis has to offer - and now they want her out of the picture for good! But Anita isn't the type of person to go down without a fight... and she's going to make sure it hurts something fierce! Find out why Comic Bulletin calls the Anita Blake series "Sexy... with a wicked sense of humor." Collects Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The Laughing Corpse Book Two #6-10.
Laurell K. Hamilton - Jessica Ruffner - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter - Circus of the Damned Book 1 - The Charmer
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LAURELL K. HAMILTON'S FAN-FAVORITE VAMPIRE HUNTER RETURNS! Anita Blake walked away from her last case with more than a few bruises--but those wounds are nothing compared to the scrapes that lie ahead in this blood-soaked adaptation of Hamilton's third erotic thriller. To find a killer targeting the undead, Anita must descend into the dangerous, supernatural demimonde operated by the master vampire Jean-Claude. It will take all of Anita's wits to survive THE CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED! COLLECTING: Anita Blake: Circus of the Damned - The Charmer 1-5
Laurell K. Hamilton - Stacie Ritchie - Anita Blake Vampire Hunter - Guilty Pleasures 11.
Things really heat up this month for Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake as she deals with last issue’s revelation. Now that she knows who’s behind the recent spate of illegal vampire slayings, she just has to keep from getting torn apart by an army of ghouls! Caught between the deadly vampires she’s paid to kill, the vicious murderer whose been brutalizing them, and a psychopathic vigilante, you’ll never believe where things will lead in this pulse-pounding issue adapting the best-selling novel “Guilty Pleasures.”
Nalini Singh - Angels' Blood
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad. The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other - and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn't destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.
Laurell K. Hamilton - Stacie Ritchie - Anita Blake Vampire Hunter - Guilty Pleasures 12.
This is it! The comic series adapting Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling novel Guilty Pleasures comes to its pulse pounding conclusion! The first startling book of the Anita Blake series ends here! Who has been slaughtering the vampires? Can Anita stop them? Who will live? Who will die? Who will remain undead? It all comes to a head here, as the titular vampire hunter and her dangerous ally Edward face off against the forces of evil. Don’t miss it!
Katie MacAlister - Confessions of a Vampire's Girlfriend
One book containing both young adult books Got Fangs? and Circus of the Darned, plus new glossary and author’s note. GOT FANGS? Originally published January 2005 All sixteen-year-old Francesca Ghetti wants to do is have a normal life where she’s one of the crowd, blending in so no one will know just how much of a freak she is. Dragged to Europe by her mother to join GothFaire, a travelling band of psychics, magicians, and assorted other oddities, Fran has to cope with not only the normal angst of always being a fish out of water, but also with her own fate as a psychometrist. Enter one Moravian Dark One (referred to by most people as vampires) named Benedikt who claims Fran is the key to redeeming his soul, a mysterious horse who seems to have an involved past, an immortal friend who remembers what Mozart was like, and a demonologist who thinks he’s Elvis, and you can understand why Fran despairs of ever fitting in. CIRCUS OF THE DARNED Originally published January 2006 I’ve given up all hope of having a normal life. As if things weren’t freaky enough traveling around Europe with a group of witches, mediums, and magicians who make up my home-away-from-home (aka the GothFaire), now I also have to cope with a mysterious man who wants to steal my horse, and a time-travel counselor who insists I’m Cleopatra reincarnated. I just want to go on a date with Benedikt, but when your boyfriend’s a vampire, nothing is easy. Not only is Ben keeping secrets from me, but somehow, I raised an entire battlefield of warring Viking ghosts–all of whom refuse to be sent back. And I thought all I had to worry about was what to wear on my date…
Tim O'Rourke - Vampire Hollows
With nowhere else to run to but the Hollows, Kiera Hudson finds herself in a world like no other. Entrusted with a secret, she has to make her way to the mysterious Light House set hundreds of miles beneath the Earth. As she makes her journey, Kiera’s companions are being murdered one by one. But is the killer amongst them and is it Elias Munn? Not knowing who to trust, who to love and who to believe, Kiera makes the most dangerous journey of her life, in search of the Elders hidden within the walls of the Dust Palace. With time running out, Kiera knows she must finally choose which race should live and which race should die. The final instalment in Kiera Hudson Series One.
Chloe Neill - Biting Bad
Welcome back to Chicago: Famous for sports, pizza, and vampires. At the tender age of twenty-eight, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, seen her Master fall and rise, and saved her best friend from self destruction. But this might be her toughest fight yet...
Chloe Neill - Wild Things
Since Merit was turned into a vampire, and the protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House, it’s been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan’s vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead…or both. But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit’s closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the Pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter? Merit is about to go toe to toe, and cold steel to cold heart, to find out.
Tim O'Rourke - Wolf House
As Potter leaves Kiera and his friends to go in search of Luke, he makes a lonely journey across the snow-capped mountains of Cumbria. Haunted by the death of Murphy, the capture of Luke and the love that he feels for Kiera, Potter reflects on his past life and the disturbing events that took place at the Wolf House. He remembers his first encounter with the werewolves, how he had to save Murphy and Luke, and capture the serial killer who was murdering the children from the town of Little Hope. “Wolf House” (Potter’s Story) is a novella length tale set between ‘Vampire Breed’ (Book Four) and ‘Vampire Hollows’ (Book Five) in the Kiera Hudson series. Authors Note: Of all my characters, Kiera and Potter have been the most talked about. From the many emails that I receive – most want to know more about them. The first four books in the Kiera Hudson Series are all from Kiera’s point of view and I think we know her well enough by now. But what about Potter? So for all the Potter fans that want to know more about him, here is his story. “Wolf House” (Potter’s Story) A 30,000 word novella set between books four & five of the Kiera Hudson Series.
Tim O'Rourke - Vampire Breed
Kiera Hudson wakes to find herself imprisoned. Experiencing nightmares and visions, she slowly realises that she has been subjected to a series of sinister tests and operations. Addicted to blood and in pain, Kiera knows that if she is to survive she will need to escape from her cage. But who is the werewolf that secretly visits her during the night and can Kiera trust him? Where are her friends and why hasn’t Potter come to rescue her as he promised? With no word or message from Luke and Potter, she fears that they might be dead. But with only a chair and a book for comfort in her cage, can Kiera escape? And even if she does, what will she find on the other side of her cell walls?
Tim O'Rourke - Vampire Hunt
In search of Kayla and on the run, Kiera and her friends make a race against time across the Cumbria Mountains. With the vampires predicting their every move, the trust amongst Kiera and her friends starts to fade. From the desolate monastery set high between the mountains, the mysterious lake and the caves beneath the fountain, Kiera must discover the connection between the vampires and her mother, Isidor and Kayla, and resolve her inner feelings for Potter and Luke. Kiera herself has started to change and this frightens her. So turning to her friends for help, she realises that it is only her mother who can provide the truth. But Kiera has other questions that she needs to have answered. Why did Isidor murder an innocent girl? Who is the person that Murphy has been meeting in secret? But above all, why have they put their lives and trust in the hands of a serial killer?