Book Review: Vesper by Jeff Sampson

Posted February 16, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Goodreads Blurb: 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?
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I really enjoyed this book.  I think the storyline was a nice change to the books out now that all have the same plot.  Emily is a super geeky and reserved teenage girl.  She doesn’t try to hang out or befriend anybody because of her best friend Megan.  I wasn’t fond of Megan’s character.  She’s incredibly bitchy when it comes to being friends with the “popular” people because of an experience she had years before.  She seriously needs to get over herself.  Anyways….. Emily has transformations into “Nighttime” Emily.   I like this version of Emily. She has confidence, and is charismatic.  She’s also extremely sarcastic which just makes her even more awesome.  She’s the kind of girl I could see myself being friends with.  This entire novel is told past tense, as Emily is telling her story to an investigator at Vesper Inc.  You walk away from this book having more questions than answers, and I love the mystery that’s left to be unraveled.
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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