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

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's a bizarre medical mystery.More bodies, dead of a mysterious disease that ...

Details A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

TitleA People's History of the Vampire Uprising
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherMulholland Books
GenreHorror, Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Did Not Finish

Reviews A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    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 . . . .
  • Roy
    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 the time jumps, and the little footnotes seemed out of place. Disappointed as I had high hopes. I think we've had an explosion of zombie novels along this line but n...
  • Sarah
    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! 😅
  • Marianne
    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 body has vanished. A second body which she does examine also goes missing, and witnesses have a strange tale to tell. Lauren has just encountered the first case of wha...
  • Susan
    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 boring. I didn't find it especially clever or engaging but it was alright. One element that I did appreciate was the political aspect. When monsters run for public off...
  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    📣 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 that occupied the in medias res of our current conflicts." 3.5 stars, enjoyable read that was (almost) everything that I wish World War Z was... only with vampires!...
  • Carey Gibbons
    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 hold things together. It was very confusing since things progressed linearly at times and not linearly at others. All of the narrators have a promising start but don't go...
  • Brittany
    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...whatever your reading preference, give this one a shot. I think it just might surprise you. When you read this, lose yourself to it. Take yourself into the book and im...
  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    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 are disappearing from the morgue, which leads her to a new blood virus and the Gloamers...I have to admit that the book started out pretty well. It was interesting, and I...
  • Books, Vertigo and Tea (Danielle)
    You may also find this review on Books, Vertigo & Tea.My ThoughtsA 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 mythical abilities and immortality. So when a book promises exactly that merged with one of my favorites genres, it is sure to be my cup of tea. And I have to admit, it went do...
  • The Library Ladies
    (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 again and not much has come out, or if I have just been oblivious to what new offerings are out there. But when I saw that “A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising” ...
  • Michelle Lancaster
    HORRORRaymond A. VillarealA People’s History of the Vampire Uprising: A NovelMulholland BooksHardcover, 978-1-3165-6168-6 (also available as an e-book and audio book), 432 pgs., $27.00June 5, 2018“These pages are compiled for everyone: those who lived through this time, and those who did not survive. I hope … they give you meaningful perspective.” (signature redacted)A body exhibiting the sort of intradermal contusions affiliated with hem...
  • ᎤᎶᎩᎳ
    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 book even though you very rarely got to read the story from their side.What I didn't like was that all the character point of view chapters mostly read the same. There was...
  • Ann
    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 all areas, researcher, FBI agents, CDC investigators and of course the vampires. There is a little dry humor scattered throughout the book. Didn't understand the en...
  • Enid
    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 rights legislation, science and medicine. The story is told from many points of view over a long time period, very much like World War Z. I greatly enjoyed the first 80%...
  • April
    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 author overdoes it with some of the details, especially when it comes to the virology and law bits. I can tell this was written by a practicing lawyer, but even as a law...
  • Sarah
    3.5-4/5 STARSI 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 – however the multiple POV retellings was quite hard to grasp initially as well as the added addition of the intimate add ins of the protagonists personal lives. However, I ...
  • Caitlyn Lynch
    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 played significant roles in the described events, from a virologist with the CDC to FBI agents, priests with a secretive Catholic order, and even some of the vampi...
  • Rose
    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 what I think of it. It started out reminding me of World War Z but then kind of devolved into the Da Vinci Code. The first part worked much better than the latter par...
  • Suzi McGhie
    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 (vampires, but they didn’t prefer to use that term). A virus starts to infect people that gives them charismatic traits, beauty, strength, long life. Of course, they mus...
  • Lou Grimm
    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 skip at least some legalese.Having said that, the story is meant to be told after the fact, and is written from the perspective of a person having thoroughly resea...
  • Brandie
    ***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 character driven stories. But even as a history with transcripts and records of what these people said etc. there are places where the character wouldn’t have know what...
  • Emily Saint-Smith
    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 book is bad. Badly written and even worse, badly edited. The biggest problem is in its structure. To all writers out there thinking about creating their own version of...
  • Kira
    *received an ARC for review**4.5 starsThis 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 entertaining. I liked the excerpts of news articles and law arguments; this was definitely written for this time, with the references to Buzzfeed, etc, but I think it's a fasc...
  • Angela
    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 just reading A People's History "blind", as it were, I would not be able to get into it. The writing felt flat, the pacing off, and the dialogue was...not good.I finally...
  • Suzy
    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!
  • Cristina
    Someone smarter than me is going to have to explain the ending to me but I definitely enjoyed the long ride there
  • Tracy
    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.
  • Becky Spratford
    Will be in my 10/1/18 Library Journal Horror Debuts column.The Passage meets World War Z