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by Scott Westerfeld

Series: Peeps (1)

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Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.
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    Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures by Carl Zimmer (fyrefly98)
    fyrefly98: Peeps is a fun novel that makes vampirism into a parasitic infection, based on the biology presented in Parasite Rex.
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    New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (goodiegoodie)

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LOVED the portions talking about the parasites. The way Scott summarizes how certain parasites work makes me wish he'd write an entire book like that. Very interesting inclusion into a storyline. ( )
  Velvet-Moonlight | Aug 1, 2022 |
Parasites are, and have been since pre-history, causing Vampirism. The young protagonist is a carrier, infected shortly after his arrival in NYC from Texas, and has been recruited by a secret City organization for tracking down and containing those more symptomatically affected. But wait, there's more - and not just that every other chapter is a short essay on parasites and their effects. Well paced, sometimes funny, and completely absurd. ( )
  quondame | Jun 28, 2022 |
This one had an intriguing story and a new twist on an old legend. A little crass and the writing isn't classic, but was a good "snack" book. ( )
  cmcall | Jun 21, 2022 |
Cal moved to NYC from Texas as a wide-eyed first-year college student, lost his virginity to a pretty goth woman who turned out to be, essentially, a vampire, and now he is an asymptomatic carrier of the infection who passes it on to anyone he even so much as kisses. He works for an ancient office that tracks down Peeps (Parasite Positives), people who have been infected and very much *do* show the symptoms (i.e. they eat people and are pretty much monsters). But as he searches for Morgan - the pretty goth who infected him - he encounters an apartment building with definite issues in the basement and a tenant who is a little too nosey and a little too much his type, and his world starts to tilt once more.

I really enjoyed this take on the traditional vampire story, and I loved Cal to bits from page one. It's a unique story with great characters and a couple of cool twists. I'll most likely continue with the series. ( )
  electrascaife | Apr 20, 2022 |
A unique and creative vampire book with lots of fun facts about parasites that will make you rethink your eating habits. I really enjoy Westerfelds humor and writing style. ( )
  mutantpudding | Dec 26, 2021 |
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This is some seriously inventive science fiction, written in an engaging style that's bound to spark young readers' interest in biology and parasitology. For adults, this scientific take on a hoary old subject will inspire admiration in the ability of an original talent to mine fresh ore from even the oldest veins.
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After a year of hunting, I finally caught up with Sarah.
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