Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Zombies Don't Cry: The Review
In the sleepy small town of Barracuda Bay, Maddy Swift leads the life of a fairly typical teenager, but while attending a party one night, Maddy is struck by lightning and awakens to realize she has been reanimated and turned into a zombie. While becoming acquainted with her new "lifestyle," Maddy stumbles upon two unexpected undead chaperones, fellow students Dane and Chloe, who begin to teach her the ways of zombie life, including defending the populace from Zerkers—the bad zombies. Together, on prom night, the three teens must ultimately defend Barracuda Bay High from an all-out zombie Armageddon.
This book was sent to me by the publisher, and also the author in exchange for a review. Boy am I glad they did! A fun and excellent read!
Overall rating: 5/5
What I liked:
This book had snap. Maddy is your typical teenage girl trying to navigate the frightening waters of a Home Ec class with a curse and hopefully catch the eye of the hot boy in her art class. Sometimes things just don't go like they are supposed to. Things like being zotted by lightening and turning zombie. Talk about needing some makeup tips! Things are about to get interesting.
The storyline was very engaging and did not get predictable. It was fresh, with a good feel for the horrors of high school, even before the zombies took over. Thumbs up to wonderful author Rusty Fischer for creating an awesome teen zombie story with pop and flair.
What I didn't:
Please tell me there will be another book. (Holding my breath until you say yes, Rusty!)
This book was fun. It had snark, a cursed Home Ec class (who hasn't felt cursed in Home Ec? I totally did, even without students turning up dead), creepy guys that one shouldn't meet in a back alley (yep-high school) and some excellent Goth makeup tips. Oh, and a zombie survival manual. This is essential. Almost forgot the hot guys. There is an excellent love triangle situation in the book that makes me wonder who Maddy will end up with in the end. (Interjecting another plea for a second book!)
This is a fun read and well worth the time.