A Deviants Novel
By Jeff Sampson
(Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, 9780061992780, 352pp.)
Publication Date: January 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Emily Webb thought life would go back to normal after she and pack-mate Spencer Holt killed the man who tried to murder them and their fellow Deviants. Or as normal as it could be, after finding out she has nighttime superpowers . . . and shes a werewolf. But when Emily wakes up one night to find an otherworldly shadowman watching her, she knows the danger has only just begun.
Determined to find answers, Emily and Spencer, along with the third member of their packfootball player Dalton McKinneyset out to find the people who made them what they are, and why. And as Emily and her friends get closer to the truth, they realize they arent the only ones in town with special powers: The most popular girls in school just might have a secret of their ownand they just might have it out for Emily.
But other kinds of Deviants will be the least of the packs problems if they cant get their own powers under control. With each nighttime shift, Daltons behavior grows more erratic, and Emilys transformations begin to evolve in mysterious ways. With shadowy beings stalking the Deviants at every turn, a mysterious company doing all it can to keep the truth hidden, and the secrecy of her strange new identity in jeopardy, life threatens to spiral out of control for Emily. And soon all these dangers will come together in one terrifying confrontation that may force her to make the toughest choice of her life.
Jeff Sampson is the author of Vesper, the first book in the Deviants series. He is also a pop-culture fanatic with an abiding love of TV and movies, much like his main character, Emily. Jeff lives in Tukwila, Washington.
Praise for HAVOC: “Sampson spins a witty, fast-paced story that is full of action, danger, and intrigue. Emily is a great character, and the cliff-hanger ending makes the next installment a must. Fans of James Patterson’s ‘Maximum Ride’ books will want to give this series a try.”
-School Library Journal
Praise for HAVOC: “Plenty of thrilling action, clearly with more to come.”
Praise for HAVOC: “[A] complex, and enjoyable series.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for VESPER: “Emily’s attractive personality, drab on the surface but with emerging panache, easily holds readers’ attention, especially during her feral nighttime prowls. Intriguing.”
Praise for VESPER: “Should leave readers eager for the next book.”
Praise for VESPER: “A smart and good-humored addition to the current werewolf wave.”
Praise for VESPER: “Addictive and surprising. I couldn’t wait for night to fall to see what Emily would do next!”
-Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series
Praise for VESPER: “Jeff Sampson’s debut delivers the goods—it’s exciting, witty, and impossible to put down. The best kind of page-turner.”
-Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series
Praise for VESPER: “Emily is smart, funny, fierce, and just generally kicks ass. The otherworldly mysteries she uncovers will keep you guessing all the way to the final page.”
-K.A. Applegate, author of the Animorphs series