A recent read of mine was Vaempires (The Revolutionary War) By Thomas Wineship
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.
Cassandra’s boyfriend, Daniel, is late for the party. He’s still outside the city when all hell breaks loose. What he believes is an act of terrorism proves to be a full-fledged revolution. Væmpires–former vampires who mutated into warm-blooded creatures with an insatiable hunger for cold blood–have launched coordinated attacks across the globe, with three goals: the eradication of humanity, the enslavement of vampires, and the ascension of væmpires as the dominant species on the planet.
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?
I like this twist to vampires. The mutation of the vaempires is a good take. The post nuclear war with the vampires and humans eventually coming to a working relationship was good and refreshing from the fear that is normally in vampire books. The scientific development of synth blood is very original. There is a lot of non-stop action. I was a little thrown off in a few of the fight scenes by the thoughts supposedly going through Daniel’s head at such a life and death struggle. It seemed a little far fetched that someone would stop to think about an assailants breast pressing to his back when she is trying to tear his throat out.
I really enjoyed that Cassandra was not just a simpering character that cowered away from all danger. She was understandably upset but was able to rise to the occasion when she needed to.
There was a little continuity problems hear and there but other wise it was a good read. I also read the White Christmas volume and found it helpful in understanding some of the background. I look forward to following this story. I give this book 4 stars.