The light fades quicker during winter, giving way to the perfect combo of vampires and snow. This is a dark story and not just because of the whole night-lurker thing. Let Me In is a tale of social isolation, anxiety, bullying, and pedophilia, for good measure. A lonely young boy develops morbid fascinations and cures his isolation by spying on the neighbors in his apartment complex. He latches onto another young boy, one that only comes out at night and the two slowly become friends, even after the strange kid’s stranger habits are made apparent. There are two film adaptations that horror fiends have access to and both capture the general gist of it, although they do tone down some aspects. It takes place in a Swedish winter but really, the themes are bleak enough to make the reader feel barren of blood in any temperature (15/25).