The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destrRead Review
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. . . .
Bursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that are fast becoming his trademark, Scott Westerfeld’s novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror.
Is it cheesy to say 'Scott Westerfeld has done it again'? Well, tough. Scott Westerfeld has done it again. This book has the kind of awesomesauce that only he can produce. I'm not a vampire fan - not after a series that will not be mentioned. But I think this book brings back a little love. Not a lot. I found the characters realistic, and with all the science-y facts weaved in, the whole story kinda seemed realistic. There were many hair-raising moments, and that's not just with the number of parasites that stalk your everyday life revealed. Great pace, rather addicting, and the kind of humour I like. One off because it was shoving evolution down my throat. Yeah, I'm 'uncomfortable' with it, but that's me. To each his/her own.
Recommended as a worthwhile vampire read.