Thursday, October 8, 2009
You Are So Undead to Me
Author: Stacey Jay
Copyright Date: 2009
Print Date: February 2009
Series: Book #1 in the Megan Berry, Zombie Settler series
Book Description (from back cover):
Q: HOW MANY ZOMBIES DOES IT TAKE TO RUIN A SOCIAL LIFE?
A: NOT MANY.
Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a whole bunch of semi-dead people with killer issues. All Megan really wants is to go to homecoming, but when you're trailed by a bunch of slobbering corpses whenever you leave the house, it's kinda hard to score a date. Let's just say Megan's love life could use some major resuscitation.
Megan's convinced her life can't get any worse — until someone in school starts using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into scary, hardcore flesh-eating Zombies. Now it's up to Megan to stop the Zombie apocalypse. Her life — and more importantly, the homecoming dance — depends on it.
So, what to say about this one. In general, I enjoyed this and will be looking out for the second book (Undead Much?). There were some um moments though. Like... (in attempt to not have spoilers I'll try to be vague) I kind of thought, "Hmm, I bet such-and-such would happen, but surely not because how unPC would that be?" ... And then it happened. I'm still rather startled that it actually happened.
Anyway, it's a nice, light read. And of course it fits well with this recent Zombie trend I've been seeing.