Kelly Reviews: Vampire L.A. by Phil Tucker

Posted 22 April, 2013 by Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal / 6 Comments

So much dark, twisted, vampire-y goodness!

Vampire L.A. (The Human Revolt #2) by Phil Tucker
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Books in this series
1. Vampire Miami
2. Vampire L.A.
3. Vampire Infection
4. Vampire Revolution


The vampire king of Miami is dead, and Selah Brown is on the run – for his ancient blood now courses through her veins.

Desperate and with only days left to live, Selah flees to the vampire city of LA in search of a cure. Her goal: to undo the curse that is turning her into the most powerful vampire to have ever walked the night.

Yet time is running out. As Selah becomes enmeshed in LA’s corruption, violence, and vampiric politics, she comes to realize that salvation may cost her very soul..

My Thoughts

Holy smokes! As if the crazy from Miami wasn’t enough, now Selah is smack-dab in the middle of gang wars, drug-addled humans, and a dark, dark machinations in the heart of L.A. On the run with Cloud to find a cure from what Sawiskera has planted in her, Selah is slowly being consumed. They have few people they can trust. They have fewer still who won’t stab them in the back. It’s a crazy, crazy world they’re trapped in, as they’ve come to discover.

I’m still completely in love with the broken cities. It doesn’t matter which coast we’re plunked down on, the devastation is widespread. The cities themselves are cesspools of violence and the world outside the wall is a vicious cycle of drugs and death. It’s deliciously dark. If Selah wasn’t teetering on the verge of vampirism, she wouldn’t have navigated it nearly as well. Fortunately for her and her companions (and unfortunately for those that try to cross her), she has an ace up her sleeve. You gotta love a girl who can move faster than most people can think.

Big things happen here. BIG THINGS! A few dangling threads are tied off and a few more are laid out. There are moments of heartbreak and moments where Selah’s choices shine a stark light on what she’s becoming. I can’t wait to see where book 3 takes us!

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6 Responses to “Kelly Reviews: Vampire L.A. by Phil Tucker”

  1. I have to admit, I still really enjoy those broken worlds, too! Even though I’ve read a ton, I still like the triumph over surroundings. Selah sounds like a great character — I think I’m going to have to add this series to my TBR.

  2. Wow. That cover is terrifying! The all black eye is freaking me out. *shudders* I love deliciously dark stories though, so I’m thinking this might be a good series for me. It sounds like I definitely need to start with book one so I can get a handle on this world and Selah in particular. Would you say book 1 is super necessary Kelly?

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