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Vesper

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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?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 317.51g
  • Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061992763
  • 9780061992766
  • 586,126

Review quote

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"show more

Rating details

3,497 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 27% (950)
4 29% (1,004)
3 28% (967)
2 11% (386)
1 5% (190)

Our customer reviews

Once again, I dove into a book without knowing its basic contents and I was thoroughly entertained! The book was a good Young Adult debut from Jeff Sampson. The book was written in Emily Webb's perspective. I didn't like how it was narrated when Nighttime Emily came into the story. Emily Webb is considered 'invisible' in her High School. She wears glasses and loves hiding her perfect body under a giant hoodie. She's average smart but sometimes lack common sense which was annoying especially coming from a girl like her. The main characters were weak and the secondary characters even weaker. Nobody particularly stood out and there wasn't much distinction between them besides the fact that Emily was the main character. The plot was present but it was very vague in the beginning especially when it came to what type of paranormal book this was. Lets just say its a mix of everything together with a contemporary twist. Overall, Vesper was a good read and it definitely kept me entertained but there wasn't much of a bang. The strong element that makes you want to read the next book wasn't there. There was just that passive peak that just shows you a quarter of what the whole series is all about. Lets just say its just the beginning after reading 288 pages waiting for something to happen. Hopefully, the next book will be better.show more
by Najla Qamber
Why I Read It Because it sounded very Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde...and that intrigued me. Also, "Emily Webb is a geek" was in the summary. I felt an instant bond. We bonded I tell you! Also, it was on The Story Siren's list of 2011 debut titles. What I <3'd Geek Emily. I loved Geek Emily like no tomorrow. I felt an instant connection to her with all things geeky. Then I got to see through the eyes of Nighttime Emily (the personality that begins taking over at night) and she's totally kickass. Nighttime Emily is so full of confidence (which I didn't have as a teenager) and toughness (which I barely have now) and sexiness (jury's still out). Seeing through the eyes and hearing the thoughts of Nighttime Emily made me want to be more confident and kickass myself. Although, at the same time, being in her head kind of made me want to pick fights...which the author kindly warned me away from (thanks Jeff!). Also, I absolutely adored the fact that this book gave nothing away. Nothing. You figure out exactly what's going on (which was a total surprise for me) exactly when Emily does. And I loved that. It made it real. That, and the ending. I'd like the next book please...PLEASE? What I didn't <3 Megan, Emily's best friend wasn't my fave character...but that might just be because Emily was so awesome by comparison, and Megan kept accusing Emily of just wanting to be popular instead of actually worrying about her friend. Other than that, the only thing I don't love is the fact that book 2 is so very far away. *pouts* GEEKOUT Moment (no spoilers!) When Emily finally tracked down the person that her "Nighttime" self was so focused on finding. OMG. New fave character. <3's -geekgirlshow more
by geekgirl @ geekgirl\'s book blog
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