Sunday, July 12, 2009

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

Oh boy... another vampire book.

A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life.

Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. It's Cal's job to hunt them down before they can create more of their kind. . . .

This wasn't your typical vampire book. Scott Westerfeld worked his magic and put a Sci-Fi spin onto it. I remember that when I read this, I couldn't stop reading. I get car stick and I couldn't stop reading it. When I got home, I went straight to my backyard, sat in the grass, and read. These "vampires" were creative and very well structured. The idea of "parasite positives" are very cool and innovative.

1 comment:

Steph Bowe said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book.