A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A virus that turns people into something somehow more than human quickly sweeps the world, upending society as we know it. This panoramic thriller begins with one small mystery. The body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, walks out of the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult the local police, it' A virus that turns people into something somehow more than human quickly sweeps the world, upending society as we kno...

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Title:A People's History of the Vampire Uprising
Author:Raymond A. Villareal
Rating:
Genres:Horror
ISBN:0316561681
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising Reviews

  • Brandie
    May 04, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

  • Angela
    Jul 11, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing. However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this...

    *received an ARC for review* *4.5 stars This was really good. It's very similar to World War Z, but with a more storytelling focus and style, instead of journalistic. I enjoyed it a lot, but it does drag in a few places, and though it's generally predictable, the storyline is ent...

    I feel guilty marking this as "read" - because I didn't. This one was a DNF for me. A People's History is written in such a way that it's bound to draw comparisons to Max Brooks' World War Z -- and it's not going to fare well. But even if I weren't a fan of Brooks' work, if I were j...

  • Suzy
    Jul 01, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing. However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this...

    *received an ARC for review* *4.5 stars This was really good. It's very similar to World War Z, but with a more storytelling focus and style, instead of journalistic. I enjoyed it a lot, but it does drag in a few places, and though it's generally predictable, the storyline is ent...

    I feel guilty marking this as "read" - because I didn't. This one was a DNF for me. A People's History is written in such a way that it's bound to draw comparisons to Max Brooks' World War Z -- and it's not going to fare well. But even if I weren't a fan of Brooks' work, if I were j...

    Bailing 7/3/18 at page 145. The writing is okay, but I don?t find it compelling or particularly interesting. I am bored. It has a very similar vibe to World War Z, but I found that book to be more readable. ...

    The multiple perspectives got a bit repetitive and confusing, but I really enjoyed the concept of this book. Overall, an entertaining read and I appreciated a fresh new story of vampire uprisings! ...

  • Enid
    Jan 27, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

  • Ann
    Apr 18, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

  • Carey Gibbons
    Jun 13, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

  • Nathan
    Jul 04, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing. However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this...

    *received an ARC for review* *4.5 stars This was really good. It's very similar to World War Z, but with a more storytelling focus and style, instead of journalistic. I enjoyed it a lot, but it does drag in a few places, and though it's generally predictable, the storyline is ent...

    I feel guilty marking this as "read" - because I didn't. This one was a DNF for me. A People's History is written in such a way that it's bound to draw comparisons to Max Brooks' World War Z -- and it's not going to fare well. But even if I weren't a fan of Brooks' work, if I were j...

    Bailing 7/3/18 at page 145. The writing is okay, but I don?t find it compelling or particularly interesting. I am bored. It has a very similar vibe to World War Z, but I found that book to be more readable. ...

    The multiple perspectives got a bit repetitive and confusing, but I really enjoyed the concept of this book. Overall, an entertaining read and I appreciated a fresh new story of vampire uprisings! ...

    Someone smarter than me is going to have to explain the ending to me but I definitely enjoyed the long ride there ...

    This was well thought out and great dry humor - for example, all the Taylor Swift references ;) I was really intrigued by watching society developing laws and being "forced" to accommodate the vampire way of life. Love the very discrete references to Anne Rice as well. ...

    8 pages in and I can't finish this. Unoriginal and generic. ...

  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    May 18, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

  • Marianne
    May 09, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

  • April
    Mar 27, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

  • Kira
    Mar 19, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing. However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this...

    *received an ARC for review* *4.5 stars This was really good. It's very similar to World War Z, but with a more storytelling focus and style, instead of journalistic. I enjoyed it a lot, but it does drag in a few places, and though it's generally predictable, the storyline is ent...

  • Books, Vertigo and Tea (Danielle)
    May 27, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

  • Cristina
    Apr 12, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing. However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this...

    *received an ARC for review* *4.5 stars This was really good. It's very similar to World War Z, but with a more storytelling focus and style, instead of journalistic. I enjoyed it a lot, but it does drag in a few places, and though it's generally predictable, the storyline is ent...

    I feel guilty marking this as "read" - because I didn't. This one was a DNF for me. A People's History is written in such a way that it's bound to draw comparisons to Max Brooks' World War Z -- and it's not going to fare well. But even if I weren't a fan of Brooks' work, if I were j...

    Bailing 7/3/18 at page 145. The writing is okay, but I don?t find it compelling or particularly interesting. I am bored. It has a very similar vibe to World War Z, but I found that book to be more readable. ...

    The multiple perspectives got a bit repetitive and confusing, but I really enjoyed the concept of this book. Overall, an entertaining read and I appreciated a fresh new story of vampire uprisings! ...

    Someone smarter than me is going to have to explain the ending to me but I definitely enjoyed the long ride there ...

  • ᎤᎶᎩᎳ
    May 17, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    May 28, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jun 18, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

  • Tracy
    Apr 13, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing. However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this...

    *received an ARC for review* *4.5 stars This was really good. It's very similar to World War Z, but with a more storytelling focus and style, instead of journalistic. I enjoyed it a lot, but it does drag in a few places, and though it's generally predictable, the storyline is ent...

    I feel guilty marking this as "read" - because I didn't. This one was a DNF for me. A People's History is written in such a way that it's bound to draw comparisons to Max Brooks' World War Z -- and it's not going to fare well. But even if I weren't a fan of Brooks' work, if I were j...

    Bailing 7/3/18 at page 145. The writing is okay, but I don?t find it compelling or particularly interesting. I am bored. It has a very similar vibe to World War Z, but I found that book to be more readable. ...

    The multiple perspectives got a bit repetitive and confusing, but I really enjoyed the concept of this book. Overall, an entertaining read and I appreciated a fresh new story of vampire uprisings! ...

    Someone smarter than me is going to have to explain the ending to me but I definitely enjoyed the long ride there ...

    This was well thought out and great dry humor - for example, all the Taylor Swift references ;) I was really intrigued by watching society developing laws and being "forced" to accommodate the vampire way of life. Love the very discrete references to Anne Rice as well. ...

  • Brittany
    Jan 21, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

  • Michelle Lancaster
    May 21, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

  • Rachel
    Jul 03, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing. However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this...

    *received an ARC for review* *4.5 stars This was really good. It's very similar to World War Z, but with a more storytelling focus and style, instead of journalistic. I enjoyed it a lot, but it does drag in a few places, and though it's generally predictable, the storyline is ent...

    I feel guilty marking this as "read" - because I didn't. This one was a DNF for me. A People's History is written in such a way that it's bound to draw comparisons to Max Brooks' World War Z -- and it's not going to fare well. But even if I weren't a fan of Brooks' work, if I were j...

    Bailing 7/3/18 at page 145. The writing is okay, but I don?t find it compelling or particularly interesting. I am bored. It has a very similar vibe to World War Z, but I found that book to be more readable. ...

  • Susan
    Jun 23, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

  • Roy
    Jun 06, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

  • Rose
    Jun 14, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

  • Caitlyn Lynch
    Jun 08, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

  • Lou Grimm
    Jun 03, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

  • The Library Ladies
    Jun 11, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

  • Sarah
    Jul 01, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

  • Sarah
    Jun 08, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

  • Suzi McGhie
    Apr 14, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

  • Emily Saint-Smith
    Jul 03, 2018

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or peronal feelings. They all sounded the same. The story became a little boring after all t...

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! ? ...

    A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town, to examine a body showing unusual signs, but when she arrives at the morgue, the bod...

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really bor...

    ? A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the perfect time to compile the beginning, middle, and... if not the end, then that place t...

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ever read. Structurally, the book was poorly organized without a cohesive plot to ho...

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of like history, historical fiction, science fiction, vampires, adventure, science...wha...

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires. The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people ar...

    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising appealed to me with the promise of science fiction encapsulating a tale of the paranormal. I have and probably will always hold an affection for vampires and their ...

    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thanks to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this novel. It?s been awhile since I?ve read vampire fiction. I don?t know if it?s because the pop culture fascination with vampires has waned ag...

    HORROR Raymond A. Villareal A People?s History of the Vampire Uprising: A Novel Mulholland Books Hardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00 June 5, 2018 ?These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this tim...

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the boo...

    I liked this book but I did get bogged down at times. It is the story of the CDC investigating the unusual occurrence of dead bodies disappearing from morgues. Before long the gloamings are everywhere. It is a much more polite term than vampire. The book is narrated by characters from ...

    This was an enjoyable read. I was completely immersed in the world the author created. The author obviously spent a great deal of time thinking about the implications of the rise of vampire-creating virus and how many facets of society would be impacted- politics, religion, civil right...

    I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. And I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. It?s sci-fi written by a person if color?my fave! But the writing is really rough and the plot doesn?t go anywhere and I just found the whole thing really frustrating. Plus, the autho...

    3.5-4/5 STARS I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Hachette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I?ll admit when I started this novel I found it fascinating but albeit quite hard to get into at the same time. Contradictory I know ?...

    I'm not sure I've ever read a book anything like this one before. The style is something like the script for a fictional documentary, with events laid out in (mostly) sequential order. There is no principal main character but rather input from the perspectives of several characters who...

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out wh...

    2.5 stars. It took me a long time to get through this book and it was basically a disappointment. It held such an intriguing premise and did have clever bits of ideas and insights, but much of it was just boring. It was a long, drawn out documentary of the rise of the Gloamings (vampir...

    I pretty much always love a genre-crossover but this one pushed even my limits. Imagine reading World War Z with every 4th or 5th chapter replaced with a chapter from An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure. No offence meant to the legal profession, but even lawyers...

    ***Recived via a Goodreads Giveaway*** This book just wasn?t for me. I didn?t connect with any of the characters and the story didn?t go anywhere. As evidenced by the title, you know basically how it?s going to end. I understand it?s a ?history? but I guess I prefer ch...

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing. However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this...