Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Book Review: Vesper

Vesper: A Deviants Novel

Vesper by Jeff Sampson

So very convoluted...

Emily Webb is an insecure and introverted high school student. She is self-conscious about her body and wears big hoodies to cover it up. She is far from popular, more like in the Ignored crowd. Her favorite this to do is stay at home and watch a DVD or read a book. So, what the hell is she doing out in the middle of the night dressed in extremely revealing clothes? That's what she would like to know.

It all started the night another girl from school, also named Emily, was found dead. Since that day a different kind of Emily has been emerging, one that is wild, confident and man-hungry. As Emily desperately searches for clues as to her other worldly behavior and physical changes, she realizes someone is trying to kill her and others like her. It's a race for her life.

The book started slow, as Emily started to experience the weird changes and exhibit weird behavior. We slowly experienced the progress with her and the slow part was what was bothering me. At page 100-something we still knew very little. But, I was glad I stuck with it because I was rewarded with an interesting premise sure to be continued throughout the rest of the series. Albeit the narration was slow at first, halfway through the novel it picked up, along with the sense of urgency and danger. This was very well done by the author Jeff Sampson. Several things are hinted throughout the novel and at the end, but it leaves you with more questions than answers. I am definitely looking forward to the next book if anything, just to see how this convoluted book ends.

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