Friday, March 30, 2012

Review: Vaempire: White Christmas by Thomas Winship

Hello everyone!
Today we are showcasing Thomas Winship. The Bewitching Book Tour is actually for Vaempires: Revolution, but we reviewed that one last last Friday (click here to see that review) to prepare you guys for this one! And be sure to comment because we are giving away a copy of Vaempires: Revolution today!!
It’s almost Christmas. With the global holiday days away, the people of the world should be turning their attention toward celebrating peace and goodwill, but tension between humans, vampires, and væmpires is at an all-time high. Desperate for solutions, King Brant schedules a secret summit deep in North America’s Northern Forest. Along with Queen Anne, Princess Cassandra, Daniel’s family, and the human president and First Lady, the vampire leader seeks to reaffirm the ties between humans and vampires, while brainstorming ways to respond to the growing hostility among væmpires.

Meanwhile, Daniel and Cassie’s relationship is at an all-time low. The princess is still reeling from her breakup with Vielyn, and Daniel doesn’t know what he should or shouldn’t do to help. Little does he know that the summit will be flooded with surprises—guests, allegations, accusations, proposals, and even Christmas Eve revelations—but not all of the surprises will be pleasant.

Vaempire: White Christmas is the prequel to Vaempire Revolution.  It takes place the Christmas before the revolution and Daniel and Cassandra have traveled to Washington, the capital from North America that the humans ran for a top secret meeting.  Daniel only wants one thing more than to finally see a white Christmas and that is to be with Cassie.  But Cassie has been heartbroken ever since she and Vielyn had to break things off because he had become a vaempire.  And now he and Cassie were her in Washington together, the only young people, and now might be his chance to really reconnect with her.  But when a group of vaempires show up in Washington demanding to join things begin to tense up  What are the blood thirsty vaempires doing there and how did they even find out about this super secret meeting?  Vaempies White Christmas is one prequel you don’t want to miss out on.

My rating for this book:

I really like that there was a prequel to the first book because gave more insight into what had been happening that had led up to the revolution.  In the first book it was just bam here’s a war and you kind of  get an idea why but with this one it shows you what was happening before hand.
I also like that we got to see more of Daniel and Cassie even if they weren’t together in this one.  In the first book you saw their love for each other but you didn’t really get to see them together as a couple, you saw them as separate individuals.
Lastly, I liked that it was based around Christmas time.  I have yet to come across another fantasy/sci-fi book that was based around Christmas.  I may read it again in December in light of the holiday spirit regardless of how spirit-y it is.
Thomas Winship is the author of the Vaempire series.  He lives in New York.   He went to college at St. Aquinas where he received a MBA.


Tom said...

Thank you so much for reviewing Vaempires: White Christmas, Meg. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to review the next one that comes out!!! dying to know what happens after revolution!

Anonymous said...

Kind of well written, (the prequel) but who exactly is the author's target audience? Teens will find the characters unbelievably mundane, obedient and mature beyond their years while adults might not be likely to seek out a story like this, seemingly set in modern times but written and "acted out" as if it were set in the Victorian Age.
If the actual book needed explanations necessitating the prequel, well then, the prequel should have been better thought out. There were things in the PREQUEL that were not adequately addressed. What was really needed was a better editing process in the first place to avoid a needless introduction.
Lastly, it is entirely too wordy for the average reader. I do not underestimate anyone's supposed intelligence; I just think the author may a bit too in love with his own words. Now, let's see what the actual book is all about.