Thursday, August 30, 2012

Undead by Kirsty McKay (ARC)

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Kirsty McKay
Exp. Pub.: Sept. 1, 2012

Out of sight, out of their minds: It's a school-trip splatter fest and completely not cool when the other kids in her class go all braindead on new girl Bobby.

The day of the ski trip, when the bus comes to a stop at a roadside restaurant, everyone gets off and heads in for lunch. Everyone, that is, except Bobby, the new girl, who stays behind with rebel-without-a-clue Smitty.

Then hours pass. Snow piles up. Sun goes down. Bobby and Smitty start to flirt. Start to stress. Till finally they see the other kids stumbling back.

But they've changed. And not in a good way. Straight up, they're zombies. So the wheels on the bus better go round and round freakin' fast, because that's the only thing keeping Bobby and Smitty from becoming their classmates' next meal. It's kill or be killed in these hunger games, heads are gonna roll, and homework is most definitely gonna be late.

Bloody Freakin' Zombtastic! Love, love love! What does the new girl, the rebel-without-a-cause, a nerd and a social snob have in common? They've each become the diner's new red plate special.

I absolutely adored this. It's total Breakfast Club characters with British humor. New girl Bobby has moved back to the British Isles from America, and she's not too happy about it. Neither are her fellow classmates, who she's forced to interact with on a school ski trip so she can make new friends. Too bad they all walk into a diner and come back out a little ripe. Or is it too bad? It's not like they were nice to her or anything...

Stuck on the bus with three students that come from completely different social cliques, they're forced to put up with each other's clashing personalities and commentary while trying to outsmart the undead circling the bus. Once a gas explosion fails to bring help, the foursome is forced to leave the gas-dry bus and trek to the nearest town in the middle of a blizzard. Once they run across an entire town of zombies, they're forced to hide out in a nearby castle. Yeah, the castle's exterior protects them from a mob of following zombies, but it also locks them inside with something just as dangerous. Will nothing go their way?

I haven't bothered to read zombie books before, but I loved Shaun of the Dead, and I loved that cover! So I excitedly dove into this and came back up happy. I'm not sure how Undead compares to the other zombie books out there, but I sure found it humorous and entertaining.


 

ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review.

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