- Author Ajvide Lingqvist
This was a really good read. Where vampires are all the rage at the moment, this was in a class of its own. It had the subtlety of Dracula, but equally the action, characterisation and even gore that you want of a modern book. I thought Oskar was a great protagonist, wide-eyed and innocent yet vengeful and conflicted.
The strands of the story wove together very well - the father and daughter that aren’t what they seem, the four friends who lose one of their own, and the group of boys bullying our hero. In the end, they all come together nicely, but I’ll tell you what - it’s Virginia I feel most sorry for.
Absolutely recommended, although can get a bit graphic in places.