Jun 6, 2010

Book Review: PEEPS

Title: Peeps
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Other books by Author: Uglies
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Good if...you want a Vampire story that's way different from any other

Summary (Amazon):
A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal’s life. Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he’s infected the girlfriends he’s had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. It’s Cal’s job to hunt them down before they can create more of their kind. . . .

My Thoughts...
This book was a very pleasant surprise. I was very hesitant to read it. It just wasn't quite what I'm used to. I mean I loved the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, but I just wasn't so sure about this one. I couldn't have been more wrong. I enjoyed it way more than I ever thought (4/5 Stars). This is a very smart, interesting book. It took vampires on in a whole new way. Now there is a lot of talk about parasites--and those with squeamish stomach may not like it, but I'm pretty much a baby and it was fine for me--but all parasite stuff was my favorite thing. I actually learned something. Very interesting. Try it out. You might be pleasantly surprised too.

1 comment:

Mary McDonald said...

That book sounds interesting. I'm not a big YA fan, but this sounds like something I could get into. Thanks for sharing!