A tour de force, and a massive read that swept most of the "best of" lists the year it was published. A masterpiece of 20th century fiction.
30 Days of Night: Rumors of the UndeadSteve Niles
In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for more than thirty consecutive days and nights from November to December--making it the perfect playground for bloodthirsty vampires. Barrow's only hope was Eben and Stella Olemaun, a husband-and-wife law enforcement team who were torn between their own survival and saving the town they loved.
A Certain SummerPatricia Beard
In the summer of 1948, the summer people on Long Island are still recovering from the wounds of WWII, and the men who never made it home...but new love can spring from old hurts.