Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Skarlet by Thomas Emson


Pages (Paperback): 448 pages
Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd.
Released: December 1, 2009

Description: Fear grips London as dozens of clubbers die after taking a sinister new drug. But that's only the beginning. Forty-eight hours later, the dead clubbers wake up - and it's open season on the living, who are butchered for their blood.

Soon, London gives a name to its terror: Vampires.

Jake Lawton, bitter and betrayed after the Iraq War, finds himself fighting another battle - against the growing army of immortal hunters and their human cohorts. Lawton joins forces with the journalist who brought about his downfall and the dealer tricked into distributing the drug. And together they take on the spineless authorities, the ruthless cohorts, and the hungry dead.

But the vampire plague unleashed in London is nothing to what lurks beneath the streets - waiting to be fed ...waiting to be resurrected ...waiting to reign again over a city of human slaves...

Review: Thomas Emson takes a bite into the vampire genre and creates a new spin that is more horroresque than lovely. Skarlet's vampires are in the same vein as 30 days of Night, so the vampires come in swarms and they want to kill you. Like Maneater, it's not for everyone, but if you like an action packed novel with vampires then definitely pick this up!

Grade: 9 lines out of 10

For the full length review, visit Books may Vary


  1. Have you read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson? I think you'd really like it.

  2. Hmm, sounds creepy but I still want to read it :P. Interesting concept, quite different from all the other vampire stuff.

  3. sarahem, I have read I Am Legend, it's one of my favourite vampire novels, which was one of the reasons why the movie disappointed me so much.

    Liz R, it does have it's creepy moments. ^_^ If you ever do get the chance to read it, let me know what you think!


Thanks for leaving a comment!