Saturday, January 29, 2011

VESPER by Jeff Sampson

Vesper (Deviants, #1)Vesper by Jeff Sampson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(from Goodreads)
Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s happy that way. Content hiding under hoodies and curling up to watch old horror flicks, she’s never been the kind of girl who sneaks out for midnight parties. And she’s definitely not the kind of girl who starts fights or flirts with other girls’ boyfriends. Until one night Emily finds herself doing exactly that . . . the same night one of her classmates—also named Emily—is found mysteriously murdered.
The thing is, Emily doesn’t know why she’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the same old boring Emily, but by night, she turns into a thrill seeker. With every nightfall, Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just her personality that changes. Her body can do things it never could before: Emily is now strong, fast, and utterly fearless. And soon Emily realizes that she’s not just coming out of her shell . . . there’s something much bigger going on. Is she bewitched by the soul of the other, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb becoming something else entirely— something not human?
As Emily hunts for answers, she finds out that she’s not the only one this is happening to—some of her classmates are changing as well. Who is turning these teens into monsters—and how many people will they kill to get what they want?

I really wasn't sure what to rate this book but I am thinking more towards a 4, especially if it is a series. If it isn't (but I really think it is), then a 3 because there are lot of unanswered questions.

Anyway, let me start out by saying that this was a fast read because of the number of pages, size of font and the non-stop action going on.

This story is about a girl named Emily who keeps to herself and is a homebody. Staying in watching horror movies and reading books. She has one friend named Meghan, who is moody and almost a loner like her. The story opens up letting us know that a teen, also by the name of Emily, has been murdered but nobody knows anything. And from then on strange stuff starts happening to the main character, Emily. The strange things only happen at night time though and she is aware of what is going on. It is like one minute she is the quiet insecure Emily and then after a certain time she transforms into the "wild" Emily...the "outspoken" Emily...and along with that she possesses a few powers.

A few nights of this and her best friend and her family start to notice that something is going on...but that isn't the extent of, something much worse is going on besides for Emily's personality changes...there are other changes occurring also. Emily becomes entangled in some dangerous stuff and is out trying to find answers to a bunch of questions.

This book has you wondering what the heck is going on and wondering if you are actually going to find out, but by the time you are reaching the last 1/3 of the book you start to get your answers. There is mystery, intrigue, murder, paranormal, betrayal, deceit, action and some sort of cover up going on.

A great 1st book to a series. Can't wait to see what the next book is going to be about.

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