The Strain  - Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan This was a really gripping and edge of your seat story. I’m so glad I finally took the plunge and read it! One of my favorite genres is apocalyptic novels, so I was in my element. I also enjoy reading vampire novels on occasion, but this is not your average vampire that you find in most books. The vampires in this book are much more realistic and scary! I’m looking forward to reading the next two books in this trilogy.