Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Book Review: Undead

Out of sight, out of their minds: It's a school-trip splatter fest and completely not cool when the other kids in her class go all braindead on new girl Bobby.

The day of the ski trip, when the bus comes to a stop at a roadside restaurant, everyone gets off and heads in for lunch. Everyone, that is, except Bobby, the new girl, who stays behind with rebel-without-a-clue Smitty.

Then hours pass. Snow piles up. Sun goes down. Bobby and Smitty start to flirt. Start to stress. Till finally they see the other kids stumbling back.

But they've changed. And not in a good way. Straight up, they're zombies. So the wheels on the bus better go round and round freakin' fast, because that's the only thing keeping Bobby and Smitty from becoming their classmates' next meal. It's kill or be killed in these hunger games, heads are gonna roll, and homework is most definitely gonna be late.

I was way too excited to read this book. I don’t know, I feel like there will never be enough zombie books in this world. And while the first half of the book was fun and exciting, the latter half took a nosedive into Snoozeville.

During a school trip, Bobby and the class troublemaker, Smitty, stay behind on the bus while everyone else makes a pit stop at a local eatery/shop. Everything seems normal, until people begin running out of the restaurant and are followed by a drooling, half-dead army. Little does Bobby, and the rest of the gang, know that this is the first of many problems in their quest to find help.

Like I said, the first half of the book was jam-packed with action and zombies, and the latter half involves the kids battling a different villain in a castle, only to have the zombies show up again in the last five pages. What I liked most about this book, though, was the hilarious banter between Bobby and the others. A novel about zombies has the potential to be really dark and discouraging, but the witty comebacks and wry one-liners gave me a few chuckles.

Overall, if you’re looking for a zombie story that will make you laugh, then I recommend picking up this book.
**ARC courtesy of publisher via NetGalley

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