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A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising, June 2018
by Raymond A. Villareal

Mulholland Books
432 pages
ISBN: 0316561681
EAN: 9780316561686
Kindle: B0763LDF68
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Imagine a world where vampires are real!"

Fresh Fiction Review

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising
Raymond A. Villareal

Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted June 11, 2018

Horror | Fantasy

A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING is the kind of book that is easy to get lost in. A story that will take you into a world where it is easy to imagine vampires existing right alongside humans. You are sure to get caught up in its world where humans are no longer at the top of the food chain.

Villareal has really done his research and it shows within the pages of this remarkable read. A creatively unique story where every detail is well developed. The storyline is planned out in such a way that makes it easy to believe that everything you are reading is real. A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING is written with a lot of dedication and heart.

A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING is told from different points of view to help draw you in and add to the overall mystery. You will not miss anything when switching between characters because Villareal writes with a timeline of events so that everything circles back around to tie up any loose ends.

The characters are interesting and well developed, making them stand out from your usual take on the world of vampires. They have backstories that add richness to the story in a colorful way. The setting is spot on and the perfect backdrop for this story. I really enjoyed reading this unique and creative approach that Villareal has taken on the subject of vampires with a fresh crisp light.

A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING is a novel that anyone who is a fan of vampires needs to read. A book that will stick with you and leave you wanting more. I hope there is another book in the works soon!

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SUMMARY

In this ambitious and wildly original debut--part social-political satire, part international mystery--a new virus turns people into something a bit more than human, upending society as we know it.

This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult with the local police, it's an impossibility that threatens her understanding of medicine.

Then, more bodies, dead from an inexplicable disease that solidified their blood, are brought to the morgue, only to also vanish. Soon, the U.S. government--and eventually biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an insurgent faction of the Catholic Church--must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world.

With heightened strength and beauty and a stead diet of fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings," rapidly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society. Soon people are beginning to be "re-created," willingly accepting the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the transformation. As new communities of Gloamings arise, society is divided, and popular Gloaming sites come under threat from a secret terrorist organization. But when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, runs for political office--well, all hell breaks loose.

Told from the perspective of key players, including a cynical FBI agent, an audacious campaign manager, and a war veteran turned nurse turned secret operative, A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is an exhilarating, genre-bending debut that is as addictive as the power it describes.


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