A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal
Not another vampire book! Well, you’re in luck..because this is not another vampire book. It’s a study of how vampires could (or would?) integrate into our society. We are not talking about an evil presence and a hero who hunts them down along with everything else we’re used to seeing from Hollywood.

In this fantastic book, vampires are a new classification of humans...a new gender or race or nationality...if you will. And they must assimilate into society. We must accept them without bias. Some do, and some don’t.

The “hero” is not a hunter...she’s a doctor. And she’s not really a hero, simply a relentless scholar of the vampire phenomenon with an urge to find a cure, if possible.

Naturally there are good vampires, or “Gloamings” as they are referred to in this story. There are evil ones. Vampire artists, musicians, politicians, businessmen, etc.

The story is told in a variety of ways which makes it so interesting and enjoyable. News reports, blog postings, journal entries, straightforward narrative, prose, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed how Mr. Villareal put this together. As you read, you are constantly faced with this internal dilemma...what would I do? Would I be kind and accept these new beings, or be prejudiced. Even moreso, ARE they good? Or is there an evil plan...

A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising is absolutely recommended for college age and up--due to mature content, violence (not a lot, not overly graphic, but still present) and complex plot. You don’t have to be a fan of the supernatural, or of sci-fi...you could like political novels or nonfiction histories and still enjoy this one. However, it does help to have a little curiosity about what else could be out there. And what would happen if what’s out there, suddenly-actually-REALLY shows up in your town.

Happy Reading!