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The tale of the Evolutionary War resumes in Væmpires: Zombie Rising.
Væmpires have taken control of twelve major cities. Their leader, Vielyn, seeks the atomic weapons that will bring the rest of the world to its knees.
Vampire forces are reeling. As Linq and Ray race to the royal estate to rendezvous with Cassandra and Daniel, the princess is captured and Daniel falls.
With the fate of world shifting to their teenage shoulders, Linq and Ray must deal with tremendous losses while battling a most unexpected—and undeadly—new foe.
I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Winship as I had reviewed his two other titles in this series and really enjoyed those.
As you know I am always totally honest in my reviews so here goes, I truly did not like the cover initially, my reaction was Yuuuuck! and I really didn't care for it at all wondering what on earth it was. Then once I read the book, I realised it was a representation on the Vaempire/Zombie eyes. Once the horrible eye cover made sense it wasn't as horrible (if that makes sense) and I ended up quite liking the image on the cover.
At the very beginning of this book is what I would call a recap chapter in that it gives you a concise run down on Vaempires Christmas and Vaempires Revolution, so it really jogs your memory if you need it. Personally I didn't need it as I had enjoyed and remembered the books clearly. Having said that I think it is a great idea and wish other authors did the same in their book series. Once the recap is over you kind of back track in the story a little and we see things and events from Linq and Ray's point of view. Then there story catches up to where we left the "events" and the stories become as one. We follow Linq and Ray whilst they fight their way to try and find Daniel and Princess Cassandra. we also have chapters from Princess Cassandra's point of view and her interactions with the newly turned and self appointed leader of the Vaempires, Vielyn. As we know Vielyn used to be friends with Linq, Ray and Daniel when he was a Vampire , but since he evolved into a Vaempire he has totally changed and only feels animosity towards his former friends.
Ray and Linq eventually find Daniel but they have yet to find and maybe "rescue" Princess Cassandra. I won't actually go any further into the plot as I want you all to discover for yourselves.
The book ends with yet more cliff hangers than you had at the start of the book, which is of course great as it makes you impatient for the next book!
So to sum up this book has friendship and love, sacrifice, lots of action, fighting, drama and blood and guts too. The only downside of the book I wanted even more, I didn't want it to end.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes, Would I recommend? Yes, though this one does have a little more blood and guts to it. Do I want to read more? Definitely! Please. Would I read other books by Thomas Winship? Oh Yes.