Most guys hope to never run into their exes. Cal hunts his down. Infected with the parasite that spawned the vampire legends, Cal must hunt down those he unwittingly infected and fight his growing libido so that he doesn’t infect anyone else. Easier said than done when you’re a teenage boy infected with a horny parasite!
There are a lot of good things about this book. I love the twist on the vampire legend. I really enjoyed all of the science chapters, even if they were disgusting and I am now terrified of everything. Cal’s voice was hilarious, and there were some incredibly hot moments.
The world-building wasn’t anything great (it was set in present day New York), which, if you’ve read my review of Goliath you know is one of my favourite aspects of Westerfeld’s books, but the history of the disease was pretty cool. I felt like there were a lot of plot threads kind of dangling around uselessly, but the writing style was solid and entertaining.
One thing I can not get over is the fact that Lace, the love interest, says “dude” every other word. I love Lace. She’s kind of awesome. She’s in training to be a reporter. She doesn’t take Cal’s crap. But seriously, Lace, just use his name or something.
Books with similar aspects
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Zombie Blondes by Brian James
recommended to science fans and vampire fans of the non-Twilight variety
not recommended to those looking for their run of the mill vampire novel
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