Friday, March 23, 2012

Review: Vampires Revolution by Thomas Winship

"It is the morning of Princess Cassandra’s sixteenth birthday. Everyone’s attention is focused on the heir to the vampire throne. World leaders, the rich and famous, and VIPs from every corner of the globe have gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the momentous event...
The vampire and human leaders are killed. Cassandra is missing. Daniel is the acting king. Desperate to find the princess, Daniel and his friends fight their way across the besieged city. With the hopes of the free world resting on the shoulders of four vampire teenagers, væmpires unleash their secret weapons: a new breed of væmpire that is far deadlier than any ever seen before.
What can four teens do against an enemy that can shape-shift, fly, and walk through walls?"
It’s finally happened. The vaempires, an evolved vampire with an extra thumb, beating heart, with more powers, strength, and speed, and that feed on vampires, have finally rebelled. But they don’t just want more power or freedoms or a synthetic vampire blood to feed on like the vampires have, they want to take over, kill all of the humans, and enslave the vampires. Of all days to do so it’s Cassie’s sweet sixteen. Daniel is just thankful that Cassie isn’t anywhere near the city during all of this has he begins to fight his way to the royal grounds. But she’s not. Cassie makes it back to her home to find that everyone there, including her parents and Daniel’s parents have been not only killed but mutilated. With Cassie missing, Daniel becomes the active king. His first order of business will be to set out to find Cassie before it’s too late. Vaempire: Revolution is an interesting new take on the ever so popular vampires filled with action, love, and friendship that manage to rise up despite the turmoil.
My rating for this book:

One of the things I really enjoyed about this particular vampire story was that it could be look at in more than one way.  As someone that has been immersed in biology classes for the first few years of college, I saw it not only from an imaginary stand point but I scientific stand point.  As we all know, rather it’s in your beliefs or not, a main part of biology is evolution so I have had to read about the theory so many times I could talk about it in my sleep.  But it also makes a really good idea for a fantasy story as well I had just never thought about it that way until now.  Vampires could be considered more advanced humans.  They become the number one predator.  Then, vaempires become more advanced vampires.

I also found this vampire story much more relatable than say the Twilight series or The Vampire Diaries books.  We live in a world today where quite frankly way could be upon us at any given time.  While war is something that we do not live on a daily basis, it’s not as farfetched as sparkling vampires.  By adding real life aspects to this story I found it to be much more relatable than some of the other vampire books out there.
I also really liked the fact that we got to see the view points of both Daniel and Cassie and the fact that it was vampires’ meets dystopian, which isn’t something that you find every day.  Plus the ending was killer!  I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next installment.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Thank you for reviewing my novel, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

Tom Winship