Monday, August 6, 2012

Revamp by Beck Sherman

RevampRevamp by Beck Sherman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free digital copy of this book for my review.


News reporters scrambled. This was the biggest story to come along in weeks.
They called it a blackout.
The last one was in New York City in 2003, but this one was different, special, because the grids in six major cities across the country had been fried, kaput, see-you-next-Sunday. Everyone with some jurisdiction blamed each other, and when there was no one left to blame, terrorism rode in on its gallant steed.
It was the media’s fault. They were so busy stuffing fanatical Muslims with a penchant for Allah and decapitations down the American citizen’s throat, that they never saw it coming. I guess I shouldn’t be too hard on them.
They were partially right.
It was terror after all, but a whole new kind. And when the lights came back on, things had changed.
The dark had brought us visitors.
Overall it is a good read, though I was hoping for more horror. Things really start to get weird for Emma (or Em) when she is supposed to fly to L.A. and only 15 people are on the plane. Honestly, I would never have stayed on that flight. When I saw who was on it (or, more precisely, who wasn't) I would have ran out of there faster than an Olympic sprinter. Of course, her bad judgement ultimately led to her being found by a group of hunters who teach her how to kill vampires. I really liked the book until she gets to the hunter's "camp." Then it became less "horror" like I was hoping for and more "I'm gonna learn how to kill and save the world! Yay!" Another issue I had was it skipped over the whole "blackout" thing and the story picked up after the power was back on for a while. So many creepy things could have happened during a blackout. Now I'm just being whiny.

Up until the hunters find her I was enjoying the creepy factor, though there was a lot of action and some more creepyness thrown in here and there. The characters were likable (most of them anyway) and it was an entertaining read.

A kindle version of the book can be purchased for 99 cents at Amazon. And it is well worth the 99 cents!

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