Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Review: Undead Much? by Stacey Jay

Undead Much? by Stacey Jay

Megan Berry—Zombie Settler extraordinaire—just wants Pom Squad to trounce Cheer Team in this freakishly funny follow-up to You Are So Undead to Me. But someone’s turning coma victims into settler-resistant ├╝ber-zombies—and everyone thinks it’s Megan’s fault! Well, except for super-creepy male cheerleader Aaron. (Ew!)

Meg’s also being stalked by a hot—albeit undead— seer named Cliff. Can Cliff’s premonitions help Megan stop a zombies-on-ice deathscapade and discover who’s really behind the coma-killer crusade before an entire army of undead rise up? And when Megan’s boyfriend Ethan grows jealous of Cliff, will it end their intra-settler romance?

Review:

I really enjoyed Undead Much? And although I’m not sure which book I liked better, this one or You Are So Undead to Me, I found this another refreshing book from Stacey Jay. I was worried there might be a little repetition in the plot, but there wasn’t at all. Megan had all new adventures and there were a lot of new secrets uncovered about Megan’s past. Some of her old enemies came back to haunt her, and she became more powerful. The main plot was intriguing, but I really liked a lot of the sub-plots as well. I don’t want to give anything away, but there were new mysteries revolving around Megan’s dad, Jess, and Settlers in general.

In You Are So Undead to Me I felt like Settling took a back seat for more normal things- like the romance between Ethan and Megan. In Undead Much? it was the opposite- Settling was the main plot, and Ethan and Megan’s relationship only came into play on occasion, and I liked it that way. It was easier for me to understand what was going on in the zombie world and I enjoyed reading the scenes with Megan and Ethan without feeling overwhelmed. The zombie genre is really taking off and I’m looking forward to reading more books about the undead in the future. The ending of Undead Much? also left room for another book in the series. There were a lot of cliff hangers that left me wondering what was going to happen. The ending was great, but it definitely left me wanting the sequel! Jay’s writing style is funny and refreshing and Megan’s first person narrative really kept the story moving. All in all I would definitely recommend Undead Much? to fans of You Are So Undead to Me and anyone who hasn’t read the first book, you definitely should!

In addition, the cover is really cool- I love the couple hugging against the white moon. The zombie hand rising out of the ground definitely adds to the effect!

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

January 21, 2010/Razorbill/304 Pages/Young Adult/Book Two

Source: Publisher (ARC)
Other books by this author: You Are So Undead To Me

6 comments:

  1. Omg! I really want to read the sequel. It's good that you liked it :)

    I did an interview at my blog with Stacey Jay:
    http://tuningintoyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/author-interview-stacey-jay-you-are-so.html

    Hope you take a look :)

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  2. Great review darling...I still haven't read the first book yet lol, I should get on that right?

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  3. I can't wait to read this - hopefully my copy will come next week. Glad you enjoyed it:)

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  4. Love the cover. This sounds like a great read. Fun and exciting. I love that you said there were mysteries involved too. Brilliant way of making this genre work. :D

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  5. One word that pops my mind reading this: FUN. It sounds like a perfect read!! Thanks for the great review.

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  6. I still have 2 read the 1st one lol. They both look really good :D

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