Just when you decide to switch off True Blood and swear off anything remotely associated with the vampire genre, along comes The UKâ€™s (L)it boy Matt Haig. The latest offering from the man behind The Dead Fathers Club and The Possession of Mr Cave (both currently being made into films) is The Radleys, a captivating tale of what happens when we suppress our darkest desires. Set in a quiet English village, The Radleys tells the tale of teenage siblings Clara and Rowan who have grown up accustomed to being different. When Clara sinks her teeth into a classmate, the siblingsâ€™ parents reveal that they are vampires who acted against instinct to raise their children in a â€˜normalâ€™ way. Haigâ€™s talent lies not in his ability to bring a new perspective to this popular genre, but in making you question your own moral compass.
The Radleys by Matt Haig