Vesper by Jeff Sampson

By Jeff Sampson

Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s satisfied that manner. content material hiding less than hoodies and curling as much as watch outdated horror flicks, she’s by no means been the type of woman who sneaks out for hour of darkness events. And she’s certainly now not the type of woman who starts off fights or flirts with different women’ boyfriends. till one evening Emily reveals herself doing precisely that . . . an identical evening considered one of her classmates—also named Emily—is came upon mysteriously murdered. the item is, Emily doesn’t be aware of why she’s doing any of this. through day, she’s the standard dull Emily, yet through evening, she becomes a thrill seeker. With each dusk, Emily will get wilder until eventually it’s not simply her character that alterations. Her physique can do issues it by no means may possibly earlier than: Emily is now robust, quick, and totally fearless. and shortly Emily realizes that she’s not only popping out of her shell . . . there’s whatever a lot greater occurring. Is she bewitched by means of the soul of the opposite, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb turning into anything else solely— anything no longer human? As Emily hunts for solutions, she unearths out that she’s no longer the single one this is often occurring to—some of her classmates are altering in addition. who's turning those adolescents into monsters—and what number of people will they kill to get what they need?

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Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s satisfied that means. content material hiding below hoodies and curling as much as watch outdated horror flicks, she’s by no means been the type of lady who sneaks out for hour of darkness events. And she’s certainly now not the type of woman who begins fights or flirts with different ladies’ boyfriends. until eventually one evening Emily unearths herself doing precisely that .

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Snatching the invitation from my hand, she slapped it on the table next to the new guy and put her face next to his. "Here you go, Patrick. Join their club. " The new guy blinked, looked askance at the neon pink piece of paper, blinked once more, and resumed eating. Megan grabbed my arm and began to pull me toward the lunchroom door now that the path was clear. Once her back was to us, Spencer gave me another invitation. "You never know," he whispered to me. He put his hand in the air as we walked away.

Having grown bored with the two of us, he'd gone to the truck and was fiddling with his guitar and the speakers. He strummed a cord, and a screeching sound echoed through the bare rafters above us. Jared shrugged, the muscles on his broad, bare shoulders tensing tightly. "Sorry, guess you two are on your own. Just make sure it's a crowded place and you drive there. " I had to know if he was the one my brain was searching for. Leaning in slightly, I closed my eyes and inhaled. I expected ... I don't quite know what I expected.

I had never let anyone see me so exposed, not since puberty brought the changes that made me lumpy and curvy, something to hide under baggy clothes. But all that work to go unnoticed went away last night—I'd gone out half-naked and flaunted all my flaws. What did the fair-haired duo that were Bubonic Teutonics think? I remembered Jared's cocky smile. What if that smile wasn't him liking what he saw—what if he was laughing at me? And the way I'd talked to him! Good girls didn't act like that! I didn't act like that.

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