aka The Frazzled Mom
I’d seen this title floating around. Initially I thought, ‘This can’t be real or if it is, it must be the most ridiculous book out there’. I’d had plenty in my TBR pile so it wasn’t like I needed another book to read. It was the word-of-mouth accolades, the encouragement to just try it, that finally broke me down. Fiiiiine. I’ll try it *if* my library agrees to purchase a copy, thinking they’d never agree. Until I receive an email stating the library had accepted my recommendation, bought several copies and one was on hold for me. Welp, guess I’m committed now (in more ways that one).
Amish Vampires in Space was awesome. I’m not kidding. The title seems silly, but that’s just it. There are Amish. They are turned into vampires. And it happens in space. Of course, there’s more to the story than that. Questions that pop up: how are Amish even in space? It’s explained. How are vampires there? That also is explained. But all of it is done in a way that there aren’t a billion pages full of exposition. Bits here and there that eventually add up and give the reader a good picture. Also, I really liked the idea of the vampires. Gross and very cool. I shan’t spoil it, but let’s just say in a world where vamps have been over done and are now sparkly, I prefer the vampires in AViS. This was a fun ride, a great read. I work a LOT of hours. Yet I’d read it at night, even though I was tired. I found myself looking forward to the next chapter…and then the next. Great start, middle and ending. All of it was entertaining and never a dull moment. The author/publisher didn’t provide me with a copy nor pay me for my review, which is a bummer. LOL I received a copy on my own. This review is my honest opinion. I enjoyed this book enough that I plan to finish the trilogy. Bring on the zombies!!
Jebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space.
The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction. Then end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars.
But they are not the only cargo on board. Some of it is alive…or used to be.
Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older.
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About the Author
Kerry Nietz is an award-winning science fiction author. He has over a half dozen speculative novels in print, along with a novella, a couple short stories, and a non-fiction book, FoxTales.
Among his writings, Kerry’s most talked about is the genre-bending Amish Vampires in Space. AViS was mentioned on the Tonight Show and in the Washington Post, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Newsweek called it “a welcome departure from the typical Amish fare.”
Previous Kerry Nietz book reviewed: A Star Curiously Singing