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Vaempires: Zombie Rising: The Evolutionary War Paperback – September 25, 2012
About the Author
Thomas Winship resides in New York. He currently serves as MBA Director for St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he also teaches courses in English Composition, Communications, and Business. He is busy working on the next installment of the "Vaempires" series, which is scheduled for an early 2013 release.
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With that said, I am patient and will wait for the next installments. I think the evolution of Vampires is a great theme and I am really liking this story so far.
A group of friends must face a revolutionary force of mutated Vampires, now known as Vaempires. The revolution is violent and they lose their families and become separated. I don't want to give away any spoilers so I will stop with saying that the first book is the story of two of them and the second is the story of the other two, all happening simultaneously.
I really like these books, so please, no one take my minor gripes as any sort of indication that I don't. I think the characters are described and portrayed as much older than they are said to be. They are much more mature than fifteen years. I don't know the purpose of this, as I think these books are a little bit too violent for the YA crowd, so I think the characters would have played okay if they were older.
The gore descriptions are a little too abundant for me. I think gore is great for shock value and graphic realism, but too many pages of gory descriptions in a row lose the shock value and become boring and tedious. I found myself skimming quickly ahead to get to more story and less gore. But, just know that the story is there and is very enjoyable.
I will be buying the rest of the series. I give The Evolutionary War series four stars.
Noelle Blakely, Author of A Dangerous Destiny series
This series has been a pleasant surprise for me. It's full of action, in fact, good luck catching your breath once you start reading! I totally loved Ray and Linque in this book. They were great friends and didn't give up even when they probably should have.
Loved the ending to this one! Now I have to see what happens next. I'm anxiously awaiting the next in the series. The characters are all well developed and all have an integral part to play in the story.
Great book, Tom! Loved it :)
I appreciate the matter-of-fact way the vampire teens describe the havoc around them (opposed to gore for shock value.) They sound shell-shocked, which comes across realistic enough to give me the chills.
Linq and Ray are instantly likeable. I was especially happy to be reunited with Cassie. Let me just say, Cassandra kicks ass!
Winship keeps it real, which at times feels quite cruel, but that's also what keeps me on the edge of my seat, gripping my Kindle.
Vaempres: Zombie Rising is a great continuation of book 1 of the Evolutionary War series, Vaempires: Revolution. In that book, we follow Daniel the newly appointed acting-leader of the Vampires kingdom after a worldwide revolt by the Vaempires. He's racing across the city of Orion in search of his friends and Princess Cassandra. Zombie Rising takes on the less seen view-point of Daniel's best friends Linq and Ray.
For a majority of this novella the reader follow alongside Linq and Ray as they make their way toward their friend's Daniel and Cassie who were last known to be at the royal palace. Along the way there is a large amount of action while the two teenage vampires battle occasional Vaempires. This was a welcomed element carrying over from Book 1. I loved the action, the fast paced reading, and was pleased to know I could fly through this one and not want to put it down.
Aside from straight up action, this novella has some slower paced moments, as well. I didn't mind them at all. When following Daniel, the almost non-stop action fit his character's personality of always moving forward toward the goal. When reading about Linq and Ray, there's a slightly different feel. There's more planning involved. There's also a little less rush to get to the Palace due to slight lack of urgency.
It was also great meeting up with Cassie again briefly. The reader is able to see just how much of a bad a** she is and how quick thinking she is. All of the characters in Winship's books have been great to get to know, not just Cassie.
With the surprises that occurred at the ending of this novella, even if this sounds obvious from the 5 star rating, I can't wait for the next installment. All I'll allow myself to say about it is that I hope Thomas Winship is working on whatever title comes next....right now. I need to keep reading about the Evolutionary War.
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Zombie Rising is a fast-paced, action-packed thrill ride that tells a new side of this series' story.Read more