Author: Jeff Sampson
Reading Level: YA
Release Date: January 24th 2012
Review Source: Balzer + Bray
Summary: (from goodreads) 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.
Havoc is the sequel to the book Vesper by Jeff Sampson. It is about a teenage heroine named Emily whose world has probably been changed for the worse. Emily is a genetically created werewolf who has no idea of how she was made into one. After enduring the murder of a friend she begins to demand answers about her past. While trying to deal with her new feral self, Emily researches the happenings in her town surrounding the fact that she is a werewolf. In Havoc, Emily is desperately trying to get control of her wild side and also of her new found pack. While struggling she also begins to research the bio medical company that she suspects turned her into a werewolf. Just to add some more pain, she endures a daily does of high school drama.
While I liked reading this novel and felt that the book flowed together nicely, I also felt that it was written like most teenage novels in where the emotions just felt juvenile and never really had any depth. While Emily, the main character, is emotional and changes throughout the novel, the secondary characters take on a more static role in which they stay the same. I thought this was an entertaining book, however not one of my favorites. So if you have some spare time or need a book with some intriguing and promising moments, this should be your pick for a fast and quick read.