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Sunday, February 15, 2009
Peeps-Scott Westerfield @ 8:21 PM


Synopsis (from back of book):

Okay, let's clear up some myths about vampires. First of all, you won't see me using the v-word much. In the night watch, we prefer the term parasite positives, or peeps for short.
The main thing to remember is that there's no magic involved. No flying. No transforming into bats or rats either. We're talking about a disease.

After a chance encounter with a mysterious woman one night, Cal Thompson's life is changed forever. He's been infected with an insidious parasite. The good news: he's only a carrier-still sane, without the worst of the symptoms. The bad news: he's infected all his former girlfriends-and now they've turned into what Cal calls peeps. The rest of us call them vampires. And it's Cal's job to hunt them down before they create even more of their kind...

Review:
Description in one word: Confusing

After reading Uglies by Scott Westerfield, I had big expectations for this book. However, seeing as it took me three weeks to read, this novel was quite a let down, to be honest. It was really puzzling at times, and I barely ever looked forward to reading it. Cal encountered wayy too many things with rats, and he was always so bipolar about the situations.

Although the storyline was quite unique, I don't actually think it was written very well. Peeps had its originality and suspenseful moments, and when I got into it I enjoyed the book. It just took me too long to get into it to fully enjoy it.

So, overall, I recommend this book if you enjoy books about vampire hunting, but I do not recommend this novel if you can't seem to keep reading a book at boring parts.

Rating:

Sorry my review is so short today, I just couldn't write much about this book.

Best regards,
-Kaylee.