The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan 401 pages
Yikes. If you don't like horror, don't read this book! I got almost halfway through it several years ago and had to stop because it was giving me nightmares. No joke. It was really good, though, so I wanted to finish it and finally made the effort. I only read it at lunch, at work. It was still very unsettling. This is not your average vampire novel. It is desperate and terrifying and the vampires are not even remotely sexy, so forget that nonsense. I'm pretty proud of myself for making it all the way through, but I don't know how soon I'll be able to tackle the sequels! I highly recommend this to people who love to not be able to sleep at night.