28 February 2012

Review: Vaempires: A White Christmas (Prelude to the Evolutionary War) by Thomas Winship

Vaempires: A White Christmas by Thomas Winship

Published: 14 December 2011

Pages: 104 (paperback)

Genre/s: Vampire

Source: Author for review

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It's almost Christmas. With the global holiday days away, the people of the world should be turning their attention toward celebrating peace and goodwill, but tension between humans, vampires, and væmpires is at an all-time high. Desperate for solutions, King Brant schedules a secret summit deep in North America's Northern Forest. Along with Queen Anne, Princess Cassandra, Daniel's family, and the human president and First Lady, the vampire leader seeks to reaffirm the ties between humans and vampires, while brainstorming ways to respond to the growing hostility among væmpires.

Meanwhile, Daniel and Cassie's relationship is at an all-time low. The princess is still reeling from her breakup with Vielyn, and Daniel doesn't know what he should or shouldn't do to help. Little does he know that the summit will be flooded with surprises--guests, allegations, accusations, proposals, and even Christmas Eve revelations--but not all of the surprises will be pleasant. 

My thoughts

A prelude to Vaempires: Revolution (The Evolutionary Wars #1), Vaempires: A White Christmas tells the back-story of Daniel and Cassandra, and delves more deeply into the politics of the human/vampire/vaempire world, and the scientific community’s attempt to help the vaempires adapt to the human and vampire way of life.

Last week I reviewed Vaempires: Revolution (The Evolutionary War #1) HERE – and my review of Vaempires: A White Christmas is connected to that review, in a way.

As a prelude whilst I don’t recommend reading Vaempires: A White Christmas before Vaempires: Revolution, I do recommend reading it pretty soon after you finish Revolution. Reading in this order helps to answer some questions from Revolution, without giving away key parts of the plot.

Personally, I also found White Christmas a great way to get to know Daniel a little better – his insecurities and his long history with Cassandra, as well as his jealousy over her relationship with Vielyn, and by the end I liked him much more as a character. I also enjoyed learning more about the politics and science behind the conceived segregation of the vaempires from vampires and humans. This book made me even more curious about the next book in the series.

And once again Mr. Winship had me totally enthralled in the story and the world of Vaempires!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again, Kat, for another great review!



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