Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vesper by Jeff Sampson

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?

This book was… confusing. I spent half of the book wondering what was going on, and I felt like I was lost the whole time. Despite those things, Vesper was written well. I think it will get a large fan base because of the way it’s written. The synopsis is really alluring, which is why I wanted to read the book. This book was dramatic, I love dramatic. The plot was good and it kept me reading, but I just couldn’t get past how confusing it was. I know that not knowing what was going on was supposed to build suspense, and it did! But not knowing what was going on was also slightly annoying.
Sampson wrote a book that many people will enjoy. The cover is lovely and so is the plot. I just personally didn’t like the way it was written.

FTC- Publisher.