by Scott Westerfeld
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Two days after arriving in New York for college, Cal loses his virginity to a girl who picks him up. From this encounter Cal picks up an STD, but this is an unusual one: it turns its victims into "peeps" -- parasite positives—raving cannibalistic monsters with unusual strength, night vision, heightened senses, and an affinity with rats. Cal himself turns out to be immune, but he's a carrier—he gets the strength and senses without the nasty side effects. But before he knows it he has infected others.
Cal is recruited by the Night Watch, a secret government organization that has existed for centuries to contain the disease and its victims. His first assignment is to capture all the girls he's infected. But soon Cal realizes that there is more going on than he has been told: the disease is changing in response to mysterious forces from under the earth that are waking up after centuries of slumber.
8 reasons to read Parasite Positive (aka Peeps)
- It's a completely new take on vampires. They're kind of raw and zombie like in their eating, they hate everything that they loved in their former life and you can become a vampire by just kissing somebody who has the parasite.
- This book is filled with a lot of different genres. It's paranormal meets dystropian meets horror meets zombie apocalypse meets romance meets action meets adventure ...
- It's seriously action filled and fast paced. You will not be able to tare yourself away from the book because you have to know what happens next.
- Some chapters are like essays about real parasites. They're super creepy and I freaked out all of my friends by reading those chapters aloud.
- There was also a cute little romance going on.
- It was a very quick read which I read in one sitting.
- The author is frickin Scott Westerfeld! He's awesome!
- This book is simply just amazing and everyone should read it.