Author: Scott Westerfeld
Review: Cal Thompson got more than he bargained for after a one night stand his freshman year of college. Infected with a parasite with horrifying effects on its host, Cal becomes a carrier and unknowingly infects several girlfriends. When these girls turn into crazy shells of their former selves (or 'peeps' as Cal calls them), Cal hunts them down to ensure they don't make more of their kind, as well as to help them.
'Peeps' is an absolutely fascinating take on vampires. Unique in every way, Westerfeld masterfully weaves chapters about biology within the story, creating a chilling tale. A great read that still resonates with me. Highly recommended.