My cousin asked me for reading recommendations, having just finished the most recent Anita Blake book by Laurell K. Hamilton and having read The Strain series by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro. Here's what I recommended for her:
new Sookie Stackhouse book will be released tomorrow. It is the last one of the series (Charlaine Harris
announced that last year) and I've got it on pre-order. If you want
something that will grab you as much as those books mentioned, I can't
enough A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. The first of a
planned trilogy, the second book is also out (Shadow of Night) and the
third is coming out next year, I think. I'm currently reading Joe
Hill's NOS4A2 (Joe Hill is Stephen King's son who doesn't use his last
name because he wanted to make it on his own) and that one has sucked me
in as well in the best possible way.
Also, I seriously recommend the Kushiel series - two trilogies beginning with Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey. She never ceases to amaze and impress me.