Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Review of Revamp by Beck Sherman
Revamp By Beck Sherman
Number of pages: approx. 439
Word Count: 162,024
Description: 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.
Book Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA6GEtgc0yY
Review: Revamp is everything that a good book should be. It's lengthy without being overwhelming or over descriptive. It's engrossing. It's a combination of dystopian and horror that works for those above (or over) the Twilight age. The vampires in Revamp aren't your overplayed, oversold vamps from pop culture. Beck Sherman has given them a new spin - and new weeknesses.
The characters Beck Sherman writes about aren't all likable. Some of them I really couldn't stand. But I found them to be believable in the situations they were in, and after the circumstances that they had been through. You do get to know Emma very well, and she is a character that I did like, and that I could really relate to.
I think those of you looking for a good, new horror book, Revamp is just what you need. So read it, and let me know if you are appropriately terrified.
Author Bio: Beck Sherman was born and raised in Massachusetts, studied undergrad at Syracuse University, has a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Westminster, London, and when not writing, enjoys exploring abandoned insane asylums and photo-documenting the things that go bump in the night, when they’re kind enough to pose.