Saturday, June 15, 2019

#BookReview for Vesper (Deviants #1) by @jeffmsampson

Synopsis: 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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About the Author: Jeff Sampson is the author of the first two books in the Deviants series, Vesper and Havoc. He is also a pop-culture fanatic with an abiding love of TV and movies, much like his main character, Emily. Jeff lives in Seattle, Washington.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review:  Vesper is the first of a three book series called Deviants.  This is Jeff Sampson's first YA series and he doesn't disappoint! This book involves everything I love in a good book: paranormal, quick read, surprising plot, and wonderful geeky characters.

Below is some of the quotes I just loved.

Page 170- "you know how beer smells? sort of like cat pee by way of a ready, boozy stench? combine that with a terrible bitter taste that lingers on the tongue, and a warm frothy bubbliness like a can of cola that's been left open int he sun for three weeks, and you can imagine maybe a fraction of the nastiness."

Page 194- :Lesson for the day, kids: Hangovers are real, and they re the opposite of fun."

I loved both of those and they made me laugh for so long!  This book was amazing and I can't wait for the next installment coming Jan. 24th! 

“While the paranormal transformations will tempt fans of the genre and make a good hook for readers, it’s Emily’s transformation into a confident young woman who is more comfortable in her skin and willing to stick up for herself and others that makes this book a strong addition.” (School Library Journal)

“Will have readers clamoring for the next book.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

“Emily’s attractive personality, drab on the surface but with emerging panache, easily holds readers’ attention, especially during her feral nighttime prowls. Intriguing.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Should leave readers eager for the next book.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A smart and good-humored addition to the current werewolf wave.” (Booklist)

“Addictive and suprising. I couldn’t wait for night to fall to see what Emily would do next!” (Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series)

“Jeff Sampson’s debut delivers the goods-it’s exciting, witty, and impossible to put down. The best kind of page-turner.” (Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the GONE series)

“Emily is smart, funny, fierce, and just generally kicks ass. The otherworldly mysteries she uncovers will keep you guessing all the way to the final page.” (K.A. Applegate, author of Animorphs and Remnants)

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