Goodreads Monday – Let the Right One In


Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick

Let the Right One In

By John Aivide Lindavist
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN13: 9781847241696
Pages: 513
Genre: Horror/Paranormal


It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day.

But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door—a girl who has never seen a Rubik’s Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night….

I am also including a trailer for the film adaptation that was released in 2008 this week. I have heard a lot of praise for both.

Have your read this or watched the film? I would love to hear your thoughts on how they compare (without spoilers of course) if you are familiar with both. Do you have any titles on your TBR that fall within the paranormal or horror genre?

Happy Reading!

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53 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – Let the Right One In

  1. I think I started to watch the film but got so bored hat I switched it off again… I find it really difficult to actually find a horror movie that will actually scare me 😂 hope you enjoy this 🙂

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      1. That’s just me, to be honest. I’m really picky about horror movies and stuff because I’m not particularly easy to scare in that sense. Psychological horror films scare me more 😂

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  2. Hi Danielle,
    I own the original film version and prefer it to the remake. I haven’t read Let Me In but it’s been on my TBR since 09/2015. I’ve watched the movie so many times that I’m not sure if I’ll ever read the book 😦

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    1. Oh yeah I imagine if you are that familiar with the story that it would be hard to make it through the book. It is not a small read. I need to see if I can find the original streaming on any of my current subs. Thanks 🙂


  3. I read the book a few years back. My mum had bought it but found it difficult to read because of the manner in which it had been translated (I couldn’t see the issue, but it meant I got a free book 😝). I loved it so much! It’s an eerie, subtle kind of horror, not in your face, which is my preferred kind of horror. His other books are fantastic too ❤️

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  4. I’ve never heard of it before but it looks great. Now my thoughts are going in all directions, is she possessed by the devil or something, as long as she doesn’t turn into something else it’s all good for me :-). I think you should watch/read it and tell us all about it!

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      1. I have not seen Warm Bodies either, I thought it was too silly and somehow made a connection to what I saw in the trailer a long time ago when I pressed play on this trailer. 😛 I don’t know about having a good scare through books, it has really.. yet to happen.. I don’t think I’ve read any pure horror story that really blew my mind away and managed to get my heart rate up, up, up! 😀 I probably need to dive into some Stephen King books, other than his one and only fantasy series hahahah

        – Lashaan

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  5. I’ve seen the film which is outstanding, I didn’t actually realise it was from a book, silly really of course it was! But yes it was one of the rare films where Hubs and I didn’t speak a word the whole way through, very atmospheric, outstanding storytelling. I’ve not seen the American remake but have heard good things about that as well.

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  6. I’ve got Sergei Lukyanenko’s next Night Watch book on my long TBR [ie, it’s in Calibre and will go on my kindle when it is time to cycle some stuff]. Besides Monster Hunter International, that is probably the only UF around…

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  7. I loved this book and the movie!! I read them years ago – I was about 15 I think – and it has still stuck with me years later. The movie is a little different – generally the same but they’ve taken out the creepiness of Eli’s servant (I don’t want to say what is wrong with him, because spoilers, but let’s just say that it was a step in the right direction)
    Hope you get the chance to read the book!!! 😀

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  8. Well.. I am glad to see this one has a movie.. due to the humongous tbr pile, I am going to try and see the film. I’ve been watching some horror movies lately… alone, because my husband can’t stand horror (haha, pussy!) and I think I have changed.. horror movies used to make me laugh because they’re so ridiculous 😀 but as of late they do manage to grate on me slightly so yeah, defo going to have to find this one somewhere!

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  9. Hello! 🙂 This was a really good book in my opinion. I originally saw the film and loved it so much that I had to read the book. I now own both. I’ve never seen the American remake of the film though. (I think I was being stubborn because I enjoyed the original Swedish version so much.) 😛
    It’s been a while since I’ve read/watched this title, but I remember there being a few differences between the book and the movie. Mostly things that happen in the book but not in the movie. One particular scene near the end of the book comes to mind but I won’t ruin the surprise. 😉 I remember reading it and being like “Woah.” lol

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  10. I’ve not read the book but I have watched the movie. Which I don’t remember much about beyond there being some scenes that really creeped me out lol. I might have to add the book to my TBR for when I’m in the mood for a creepy read. Great pick, Danielle! 😊

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