Synopsis: "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. . . ."
Okay, I know that Peeps came out in 2005, but I only got it, like, last week (it was awesome).
Peeps was one of the best books that I have read this year (I read it in four hours) and I have read a ton of books this year.
I really loved how tortured Cal seemed to be over the whole being a carrier and how he has to hunt down all of his former girlfriends. It was also funny how naive Cal was when he first arrived in New York. Peeps was a great blending of the supernatural, ancient myths, and history to keep you turning the pages till the very end. Without the book ever coming across as slow or muddled in it's plot. I would tell you more, but I don't want to give away anything and spoil it for those who haven't had a chance to read it yet.
One of the things that I really like about Scott Westerfeld's books is the characters. They all have such distinct personality's.
While this book is a great read, I do not recommend it to anyone who is squeamish or doesn't like reading little facts about real parasites and what they do to those that they inhabit (on every even numbered chapter).
I decided to put the covers for both the hardback and the reprint of the paperback (because I couldn't choose which one I liked more). You should check out their eyes on both covers their kind of freaky.