Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Justin Cronin's 'The Twelve.' It's a sequel to his vampire-Armageddon epic 'The Passage.'
Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+:
Cronin solves old mysteries and concocts a few new ones, crafts some genuinely scary scenes, and deftly pushes a complicated array of characters and mythologies toward an easily foreseeable but rousing climax. Does it matter that not everything makes sense? That the plot sometimes feels contrived and tinges of spirituality seem a little grandiose? Not really. The Twelve doesn't always match The Passage's dexterous storytelling and almost-plausible world creation, but it's still an unnerving and mostly satisfying tale of existential-threat disaster and its harrowing aftermath.