September 3rd, 2009

Book Review: You Are So Undead to Me

Book Review: You Are So Undead to Me
You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: Jan. 2009
Pages: 272

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.

First, I’m going to have to admit that it has been quite a while since I first read this book. (I think it was back in Feb/March) I fell really behind in reviews around that time and would have just let this one go had it not been for Zombie week. So basically, I really apologize if this review stinks. That being said, I enjoyed this book, but didn’t really love it. Jay has a nice writing style and voice (the main reason I liked the book), but the plot didn’t sit well with me. I’m really not sure what’s up with this zombie invading school type plots, but I’m not sure I like it. There were times I wanted to slap Megan silly, especially when she was more concerned about her Homecoming dress and not the killer zombie after her. I mean, HELLO, dress = replaceable…your life = not so much. However, Megan does have this air about her and I can totally see the potential that her character holds. I also liked the little romance that was going on and am interested to see where it leads. And you can bet that when Undead Much comes out, I’ll be picking it up to see how the story continues. (That and I’m really hoping this whole zombie/high school thing starts growing on me.)

So tell me, have you read You Are So Undead to Me? If so, be sure to tell me what you thought!

P.S. This post is part of zombie week. Be sure to check out the September Zombie blog for even more Zombie-goodness.

P.S.S Yes, yes I know I usually write my own summaries, but I’m strapped for time lately. You may see a couple more product description summaries as I try to catch up, but I promise they won’t be here to stay.

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