Mysteries on Main Street
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Johnstown, NY 12095
Tel: (518) 736-2665
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?
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.
“While the paranormal transformations will tempt fans of the genre and make a good hook for readers, it’s Emily’s transformation into a confident young woman who is more comfortable in her skin and willing to stick up for herself and others that makes this book a strong addition.”
-School Library Journal
“Will have readers clamoring for the next book.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Emily’s attractive personality, drab on the surface but with emerging panache, easily holds readers’ attention, especially during her feral nighttime prowls. Intriguing.”
“Should leave readers eager for the next book.”
“A smart and good-humored addition to the current werewolf wave.”
“Addictive and suprising. 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
“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
“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 Animorphs and Remnants