Author: Rusty Fischer
Publisher: Medallion Press
Publication Date: 24th March 2011
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Paranormal YA
Source: Won in a Giveaway
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. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Ok, let me start by saying one thing: I hate zombies. I can't watch zombie movies at all as they completely freak me out, and then I can't sleep all night. So, why am I reading a zombie book, I hear you cry.
Actually, I was told that this was a fun piece of writing, and I have to say that I agree. This book even had me laughing out loud a few times and certainly I felt no need to cower behind the sofa.
It's not all laughs of course, but Fischer manages to perfectly balance the humour with moments of action, peril and romance, crafting a fun-filled YA tale in which zombies are not always the bad guys.
The story moved along at a nice pace and the characters came across well, although I found Stamp a little annoying at times and probably would have chosen a different end for him myself.
But, overall this is a fun and enjoyable read that would probably please those who like Buffy-style monster humour.