A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal

3.5 stars, enjoyable read that was (almost) everything that I wish World War Z was... only with vampires! A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is a fictionalized oral history of the discovery and uprising of Gloamings - vampires. It started in Nogales, Arizona and is investigated by a new CDC agent Dr. Lauren Scott, who is one of the main voices of this novel. I was gripped by the boots-on-the-ground recounting of a new virus from a multitude of perspectives. Continue reading

16 Anticipated Reads for June 2018

Welcome to Anticipated Reads, a monthly feature that highlights some upcoming releases that I am anxiously awaiting for in June!

Friends and voracious readers, I cannot believe that it is already June! Where has this year gone?! We are being blessed this month with some amazing releases, and unfortunately for my wallet a lot are coming out on the same day. There's simply too much awesome coming out this month, but here are some that I am most excited about with a focus on smaller publications that may not be getting a ton of buzz! If I have read the title I will include a link to my review. Continue reading...

Roberto to the Dark Tower Came by Tom Epperson

The book opens up with Roberto waking up in the middle of the night to receive a death threat on the phone, and the narrative counts down each day before the unknown man's deadline. Roberto to the Dark Tower Came is overall a powerful novel about a young journalist in an unnamed South American country fighting for the truth in a region that journalists - and other subversives - are routinely murdered for doing their jobs. Continue reading