Monday, March 22, 2010

Review: You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay

You Are So Undead to Me
Stacey Jay

My Rating:

Description:


Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which mean she's a 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.


My Review:

You Are So Undead to Me is one of those books I really wanted to love. And, in a lot of ways, I did. It has Zombies, a "chosen" one and secret organizations that protect us from the things that go bump in the night.

And it kinda reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has my undying love. And not just cause the cover is playing off the movie poster.




I liked Megan. She was slightly shallow and made some bad choices but she comes off as normal teenage girl who just wants to get on the dance team and have a hot date to the Homecoming Dance. And Ethan work well as the older love interest.

I also kind of loved the fact that the zombies came to her to talk about their last wishes. It was an interesting take. However, I was disappointed that this never took off or was the focus of anything. We had a girl who was murdered by her sister and that was dropped right after the scene and never mentioned again.

And, don't read this paragraph if you don't want spoilers....look away now, I was definitely not keen on the fact that the evil villains in this book turned out to be a lesbian couple. Which ok, is petty but lgbt characters aren't all that common so it saddens me how frequently they do get the role of psycho who is going to kill everyone. The book and ending would have worked well without that fact, in all honesty.

So I'm stuck with giving this book a very low four stars. I will probably check out the sequel and see where they're going with this. Plus...you know...zombies.

Note: Sorry for the short review. I'm working overtime, so I'm a bit drained. I may go back and add more later.

1 comment:

Maria the Bookworm said...

Too bad you didn't like this one as much as you wanted to. Anyway, it was a great, honest review :)