I know I really didn’t keep my promise of a book review a week, I have been reading loads, just not thought about putting them up here.
Anyways. Zombies Don’t Cry by Rusty Fischer. I found this when I went to return a book to our school library and was asked if I had read the zombie book yet. No, zombies, could be interesting. One look at the goth girl on the cover and the words ‘A Living Dead Love Story’ were enough for me to decide that this was definitely something I had to read.
Normally I am not the biggest zombie fan. I mean, yes they can be cool but not really my sort of thing. Still someone attempting to write paranormal romance about them certainly had to be checked out.
According to Goodreads;
Maddy Swift is just a normal girl—a high school junior surviving class with her best friend and hoping the yummy new kid, Stamp, will ask her out. When he finally does, her whole life changes.
Sneaking out to meet Stamp at a party one rainy night, Maddy is struck by lightning. After awakening, she feels lucky to be alive. Over time, however, Maddy realizes that she’s become the thing she and everyone else fear most: the living dead.
With no heartbeat and no breath in her lungs, Maddy must learn how to survive as a zombie. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than shuffling around 24/7 growling, “Brains.” Needing an afterlife makeover is only the beginning of her problems. As Barracuda Bay High faces zombie Armageddon, Maddy must summon all of her strength to protect what matters most—just as soon as she figures out exactly what that is.
At first Maddy wasn’t really the sort of character I could relate to. She was best friends with the most popular girl in school, has a crush on the star player in the school football team and looks down her nose at the goth students in her class.
Then she becomes a zombie and things start to change. And boy do they change. Suddenly she has to be friends with the people she was putting down before, as guess what, they are the only other zombies in town. Apparently dressing goth is a great way to hide the fact that you’re dead. Plus she is now thrown into a war that is starting between the zombies and a dangerous group of half-breeds known as Zerkers.
All while she is trying to get a date for the school prom.
The biggest problem I had with this book was that it was really written for teenagers. This isn’t really one of those teenage books that adults can enjoy too, or at least I didn’t think so. I did like the way the zombies were done and I loved some of the characters, Chloe is great, but I don’t think I’ll be checking out the next books in the series.
If you love zombie stories and/or teenage romances this might be worth checking out.