Vesper: A Deviants Novel by Jeff SampsonVesper: A Deviants Novel by Jeff Sampson

Vesper: A Deviants Novel

byJeff Sampson

Hardcover | January 25, 2011

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Emily Webb is a geek.And she’s happy that way. Content hidingunder hoodies and curling up to watch oldhorror flicks, she’s never been the kind of girlwho sneaks out for midnight parties. Andshe’s definitely not the kind of girl who startsfights or flirts with other girls’ boyfriends.Until one night Emily finds herself doingexactly that . . . the same night one of herclassmates—also named Emily—is foundmysteriously murdered.

The thing is, Emily doesn’t know whyshe’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the sameold boring Emily, but by night, she turnsinto a thrill seeker. With every nightfall,Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just herpersonality that changes. Her body can dothings it never could before: Emily is nowstrong, fast, and utterly fearless. And soonEmily realizes that she’s not just comingout of her shell . . . there’s something muchbigger going on. Is she bewitched by the soulof the other, murdered Emily? Or is EmilyWebb becoming something else entirely—something not human?

As Emily hunts for answers, she finds outthat she’s not the only one this is happeningto—some of her classmates are changingas well. Who is turning these teens intomonsters—and how many people will theykill to get what they want?

Jeff Sampson is the author of the first two books in the Deviants series,VesperandHavoc. 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.
Title:Vesper: A Deviants NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:January 25, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061992763

ISBN - 13:9780061992766

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome loved it Ooo loved this book so dam much I did not even know it was a wearwolf book thought it was about a gost lol great book
Date published: 2011-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ... It took me a little while to get through because I wasn't that into it but as the book kept going it actually got really good... I mean the last four to five chapters got really good. I would read another one if only to find out what the heck is going on.
Date published: 2011-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So. Much. AWESOME! I ended up finished this book in no time! Turns out that the plot is much, much more than it seems which had me dieing to find out what happens every step of the way during this cool mystery. This book was so much fun, so exciting and just plain awesome. The characters were great and there were so many unexpected twists that had me saying "No way?! AWESOME!" No seriously, this book was so cool. The cover definitely gives a sneak peek at the mystery that lies within this great novel. Man, I am so pumped for the sequel, I want to know what happens next! Okay, now for what's so darn cool about this book. The beginning starts off with Emily Webb learning the fact that a fellow student who is also named Emily was found dead. Turns out that someone shot her and the weird part was that she was in her pajamas, just walking down the street. No one knows why. Her death is very tragic, and it has many students crying and mourning the loss of a great girl. Emily never knew the other Emily very well. She just knew her as the other Emily. Emily Webb keeps to herself and isn't the type to socialize with all of the other students. She only hangs out with her best friend, so when she learns about the other Emily's death, she isn't sad because she knew her very well, she is saddened by the fact that they didn't even get to get to know each other. Emily learns about the death from a call from her best friend. The weird thing is is that as she answered the phone, she was getting ready to leave the house. She had one leg over the windowsill, ready to leave in the middle of the night. The phone call seemed to wake her from a trance, and snap her back to reality. She doesn't know what came over her to make her want to do such a thing. She is the opposite of that. This sudden death is only the beginning of the strange things that happens in Emily's life. Every night, around 8:14, Emily becomes a different person. She turns into a thrill seeking, rebellious teenager who escapes the house every single night. She notices that her senses heighten, and that she becomes a stronger person overall. Every night, she becomes another Emily... one that steals her sister's clothes, sneaks out to hit on guys and tries to steal another girl's boyfriend. She doesn't know what is happening to her when 8:00 rolls along. She notices that every night, the "change" becomes less painful. This is where the mystery starts to unravel within Emily's life. She has to figure out if any of this has to do with the other Emily's death, and how she can stop daytime Emily from turning into her rebellious nighttime version. As she discovers more about the change, twists and turns arise within this mystery. This is an awesome mystery with SO MANY twists and turns. Trust me, there is a lot of depth to the plot that makes it so awesome. The ending was crazy, and I am dieing to read the sequel. This definitely exceeded any expectations I had about this debut novel! 5/5 2011-013
Date published: 2011-04-11

Editorial Reviews

“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.”