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Revamp by Beck Sherman

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) FOR THREE DAYS, IT WAS DARK.

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.

The story follows Emma Spade. She is rushing to turn in her paper, pack, and get on a flight to California to visit her family. She decides to take some melatonin to help sleep during the flight. But when she wakes up she is the only person on the plane. But things start happening fast for her just trying to get through the airport. Can we say vampires? Yep, but this is a whole new look on vampires.

Emma gets together with a group of survivors. They band together to kill as many vampires they can. They are not necessarily the best people in the world but they do what they can to survive. As they meet different people you learn more about them through flashbacks, which when done properly were a great tool.

This is the best book that I have read in a long time. There is a great build up, the characters were very well done, and the ending is very unexpected. Yes, the book is around 400 + pages but every one of them are vital to the story. I don’t know why I didn’t get to this book to review it sooner but I definitely regret that.

Make sure that you get a copy of Revamp. It covers so many genera’s and one book that you will be keeping.

I received this book a long time ago from Library Thing Early Reviewer program in exchange for an honest review.

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