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Post-Apocalyptic YA Review: Vampire Miami by Phil Tucker

Vampire Miami by Phil Tucker (The Human Revolt #1)


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Five years ago, the war ended and Miami was given to the vampires. Five years ago, the US turned its back on those trapped behind the Wall – and life in the vampire kingdom has degenerated into a grisly struggle for survival.

When naive and impulsive Selah Brown leaves Brooklyn to search for her father in the dead heart of the vampire city, she discovers that nothing is as it was explained to the American public—and her search is subverted into a quest to expose the truth before the horrors of the city can claim her.

Yet what hidden talent could one young woman possess that would allow her to stand a chance?


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9/10

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I remember how much I enjoyed reading Throne by Phil Tucker last year. Vampire Miami was just as enjoyable. In fact it was so enjoyable that I went on Amazon and bought and read book #2 straight away.

The thing is, Phil Tucker had guts to do something Julie Kagawa couldn't or wouldn't do with Allison in her Blood of Eden series. He had no qualms creating a monster.



Selah is a young girl who willingly moves into vampire territory Miami from New York just so she could find her father who disappeared investigating a mysterious new drug connected to the vampires.

She starts as she means to go by asking her new neighbour to take her to the vampire club so she can ask a few questions. She is pretty naive, inexperienced and gets into trouble easily which puts her on the radar of vampires and rebels.

What happens next is totally unexpected. Vampire attack which should have left the girl drained, creates an exchange between her and the vamp while the vamp gets back the forgotten ability to feel and Selah borrows the vamps strength and way of thinking.

Suddenly Selah is a pawn in vampire power games, and she needs to do everything in her power to survive and escape, but her time is running out when the vampire king decides to use her to gain his soul back.

The pace is pretty much brutal. People get hurt and they die, the action is non-stop and stark world building grips you and doesn't let go until the last page. There is something raw and very charismatic in Vampire Miami

Recommended to fans of Blood of Eden and Julia Poe series.

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С огромным удовольствием читала эту книгу. Хороший пост-апокалиптичный мрачный мир, задиристая, умная главная героиня и замечательный темп самого повествования. Оторваться лично мне было невозможно.

Мне кажется Фил Такер, с творчеством которого я познакомилась в прошлом году благодаря Трону сделал то, на что у Джулии Кагавы например не хватило духу в её Крови Идена. Он превратил главную героиню в очень даже приличного монстра.

Пока Кагава ставила перед Алиссон банальные моральные дилеммы и заставляла её оплакивать потерю человечности, Фил создал Селу, которая очень хочет выжить и спасти тех, кто ей дорог. А как она это сделает она особо не заморачивается.

Села приезжает на территорию вампиров добровольно, пытаясь найти отца, который исчёз во время своего расследования таинственного вампирского наркотика. В своей наивности она совершает массу ошибок и оказывается замешана в делах мятежников и борьбе за власть между самими вампирами.

Когда на неё нападает вампир, Села узнаёт, что она обладает редким геном, который позволяет ей возвратить вампиру его способность чувствовать пока она забирает его сверхъестесвенную силу и сущность хищника на несколько часов. 

Она отчаянно пытается выбраться из Майами, чтобы вампиры не воспользовались ею и её семьей и друзьями, однако попадает в руки вампирского короля, у которого свои планы на Селу. Он верит, что она сможет вернуть ему его душу...

Очень брутальная книга, много ужасов, всё графично и автор не щадит никого. Подойдёт поклонникам Кагавы и серии Джулия По.

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