Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Review: You Are So Undead To Me Book by Stacey Jay

You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay

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.


Review:

You Are So Undead To Me was a fun, exciting book with a great twist at the end. Okay, yes, at times it was really gruesome, but overall I really enjoyed it. Stacey Jay's writing style really pulled me in and Megan's first person narrative kept the story going. The only other book I've read about zombies was Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby. Both of these books had the concept of zombies attacking at school dances, but overall the plot lines were really different. I liked how Megan's no-fooling around attitude, which at times surprised even me. She was a girl I would want to be friends with. At times things were a bit far fetched, but I think everything worked out in the end- and what an end! I don't want to give anything away but that ending did add a lot of greatness to the book! It was a little predictable, but then at the end I was completely shocked. Overall, this was a nice, at times gruesome, read and I would definitely recommend it.

I was a little confused about some things at first and didn't really understand what was going on, a little more reading and everything was straightened out. Megan, as a Zombie Settler, helps the undead do whatever they wanted to before they died. I was a little confused about Settling and by the middle of the book Settling kind of took the back seat as more exciting things were happening. I'm hoping to hear more about Settling in Undead Much?. Zombies are also something I'd like to read more about, but luckily I have a couple zombie books in my TBR pile. I'm definitely looking forward to reading Undead Much? and finding out what happens to Megan and the gang next.

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

March 5, 2009/Razorbill/263 Pages/Young Adult/Book One

Source: Bought (Paperback)
Other books in the series: Undead Much?

10 comments:

  1. Nice review! This looks like a good book...I haven't read it yet though. I hear this has a sequel? I think it's called Undead Much? I'm not sure...Anyway, awesome review! I might check this out even if I'm not really into the zombie genre...it looks interesting!

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  2. I loved this. I'm so excited for Undead Much?!

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  3. You've been tagged! http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com/2009/09/whats-on-your-desk-wednesday.html

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  4. I've always thought this sounds like a fun book, but hearing you describe it as 'gruesome' has convinced me I'd enjoy it. Nice review!

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  5. I want to read this book really bad. And your review has convinced me more so. :)

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  6. I want 2 read this book!! i'm like so into zombie books right now. U should read generation dead.

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  7. Sounds really good. I definitely have to read this soon : D Nice review!

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  8. yay for zombies! i'm looking forward to undead much too!

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  9. Sounds like a good read. :-D I thought I'd read a wide range but, when I think about it, I've never read any zombie books before.

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  10. sounds good! i've had this on my tbr list for like evar lol =) awesome review

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