Genre/Age: Zombies, Young Adult
Summary: Fifteen year old Hannah and her dad are always moving to run away from his problems. When they arrive in Maplecrest, things seem strange. The town is eerily quiet, and most of the houses are deserted and up for sale. When she meets the popular girls at school, nearly identical pale, blonde cheerleaders, she’s desperate to fit in. So desperate, that she doesn’t heed her friend Lukas’ warning: they’re zombies, and they’ll turn her into one too if she’s not careful…
My Thoughts: I love zombies. I’m waiting for the day a zombie apocalypse befalls us, and I. will. be. ready! So, I was excited to read this book. It seemed like a fresh, unique take on the zombie tale. But, *sigh,* was it ever disappointing.
First of all, this was hardly a zombie tale. No zombie action happened until the very end. Leading up to that, the zombies seemed like regular people, if a little strange. It was lacking all the excitement and action of a zombie story, and until the end, the zombies were very unconvincing. They don’t act like zombies at all. Robots, maybe, with their (nearly) identical appearances and actions… but zombies? Notsomuch.
Okay, so aside from that major issue, the book wasn’t bad. Hannah is the new girl in town, she wants to fit in but struggles, she meets boys, has problems at home, etc. See, this could have been a good story, if it wasn’t trying to be a zombie story. I wanted zombies and I barely got them. Either there needed to be a lot more zombie action, or this should have not been a zombie book at all, just Hannah’s story and struggles with moving all around and whatnot.
The writing was good. The characters were interesting. The book moved along at a really fast pace; I read it in a day and a half… so I definitely didn’t hate it, I was just disappointed because my expectations were much different from what was presented.
My Rating: 2.5/5