Sunday, January 2

Review: Vesper by Jeff Sampson


Title: Vesper

By: Jeff Sampson

Series: Deviants Book #1

Publisher: Balzer & Bray January 25th, 2011

My Copy: Review Copy from Publisher

BookWhisperer Rating:: 3 button copy - Copy

About the Book:

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?

Reviews PlateVesper is a unique mixture of science fiction and fantasy. This story is about a young girl that finds herself struggle with what appears to be two personalities; only to find that it not a personality issue at all. This was a very intense story. Although, it is a story that readers will follow from afar. This is not a story that I found myself wrapping into with little effort. Interestingly, this is where we will mix the paranormal bit, and I found it a little easier to follow once this was awkwardly established. I enjoyed this story, but I must say it would not fall on my favorite reads. Although, it has peaked my curiosity enough that I would read any following novels.

Name Plate copy


Monster of Books said...

I love the premise. But I think I'll wait til this one hit the library. Awesome review XD

Ailsa said...

Interesting idea, but like Book Monster says, I think I'll wait until it's in the library.

Nina said...

Too bad that I cannot wait for it to hit the library. :) But I probably will buy this one, just because I like the sound of it.