Author: Stacey Jay
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publication Date: January 22, 2009
Plot - 18/20
Characters - 15/20
Writing - 16/20
Originality - 19/20
Entertainment - 9/10
Recommendation - 8/10
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:
I really enjoyed this novel. I haven't ever read a zombie novel and I just really enjoyed it. And since I haven't read any version of zombies before I can't really compare it or anything. But I think this had a little bit of everything in it. Romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, action, and humor.
I thought that the whole plot and originality was great. The action and how Jay approached zombies was great. The action was something I really enjoyed. It was action with a twist. I thought Jay had impeccably created a new and same world.
The only thing I really didn't like with this novel was Megan and her obsession with homecoming and getting a date. It was annoying. And that even when she was fighting for her life she still thought about homecoming. At the beginning of the novel, my first impression of Megan was that she was very shallow and slightly annoying . . . but she really grew on me and in the end I actually really liked Megan as a character.
Stacey Jay was a good writer. I enjoyed her and her take on zombies, I mean really, who has ever heard of a Zombie Settler, I just can't get over that I think it's so neat. I think I've always had and interest in Zombies, and reading this book, I confirmed it. (Also if anybody has any suggestions on Zombie novels, they are greatly appreciated!) I cannot wait for the next novel in the Megan Berry Zombie Settler series, Undead Much, coming out soon enough!