“A compelling debut novel in which a teen girl must figure out who’s causing a rash of murders in her small town–and what’s causing her to turn into a monster. Ideal for fans of “Heroes” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s happy that way. Content hiding under hoodies and curling up to watch old horror flicks, she’s never been the kind of girl who sneaks out for midnight parties. And she’s definitely not the kind of girl who starts fights or flirts with other girls’ boyfriends. Until one night Emily finds herself doing exactly that . . . the same night one of her classmates—also named Emily—is found mysteriously murdered.
The thing is, Emily doesn’t know why she’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the same old boring Emily, but by night, she turns into a thrill seeker. With every nightfall, Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just her personality that changes. Her body can do things it never could before: Emily is now strong, fast, and utterly fearless. And soon Emily realizes that she’s not just coming out of her shell . . . there’s something much bigger going on. Is she bewitched by the soul of the other, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb becoming something else entirely— something not human?
As Emily hunts for answers, she finds out that she’s not the only one this is happening to—some of her classmates are changing as well. Who is turning these teens into monsters—and how many people will they kill to get what they want? ”
Hardcover: 288 Pages
Series: Deviants #1
Publisher: Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins
I knew I wouldn’t love this, I read reviews before picking it up, but those damn references to Buffy and Heroes called out to me.
After reading the book I have to wonder if whoever wrote the description on GoodReads has ever, EVER seen one episode of Buffy? Or Heroes for that matter. Continue reading