Review: Havoc (Deviants #2)

Havoc (Deviants #2) by Jeff Sampson
Website: http://www.jeffsampsonbooks.com
Paperback ARC, 352 pages (Source: Once Upon a Twilight Book Tours)
Expected publication: January 24th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 006199278X (ISBN13: 9780061992780)

Emily Webb thought life would return to normal after the death of the man who attacked her and her fellow “Deviants.” Or as normal as it could be, after discovering that she has nighttime superpowers . . . and she’s a werewolf. But when Emily awakes one night to find an otherworldy Shadowman watching her, she knows the danger has only just begun.

So Emily and her pack-mates set out to find the people who made them what they are, and why. But as they get closer to the truth, they realize they aren’t the only ones in town with special powers: The most popular girls in school might just have a secret of their own–and they might just have it out for Emily.
With shadowy beings stalking them, a mysterious company doing all it can to keep the truth hidden, and the secrecy of her new identity in jeopardy, life threatens to spiral out of control for Emily. Soon these dangers will come together in one terrifying confrontation that may force her to make the toughest choice of her life . . . so far.

First, I’d like to thank Once Upon a Twilight for choosing me to be a part of the Havoc book review tour. I have to admit, I was nervous when I received the email stating I was accepted for the tour because I never read Vesper (Deviants #1) and I wasn’t sure how confused I was going to be. Luckily, I wasn’t that confused. There were a few names here or there that I didn’t know but that was mainly it.

I really enjoyed Jeff’s writing and surprisingly for not reading the first book, I couldn’t put it down. There was a new twist at every turn. When Emily and her pack went to the company that created them to find out what they were, I was literally holding my breath as they rounded every corner and walked through every door. The Shadowmen scared the crap out of me! I probably shouldn’t have read the book at night, right before I went to bed because I think I saw one lurking in the corner.  And I really wasn’t expecting *******, *********, and ******** ***** to become one. The cheerleaders were a pain in the butt! Of course they’d be the ones who were ***********.

The ending was crazy! I just couldn’t believe that happened. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to wait for the third book to come out. I’m giving Havoc 5 stars and will definitely be getting myself a copy of Vesper  to see how it all started.

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