14 Nov 2012

Zombies don't cry - Review

Living dead love story book one. 
What's it about?

Maddy Swift is just an ordinary girl, until the fateful night when she is struck by lightning and wakes up face down in a puddle. Then it's goodbye to all things Normal – such as breathing and having a heartbeat – and hello to yellow vision and a whole new Afterlife.
Turns out there’s a lot more to being a zombie than shuffling and groaning, but surviving school as one of the living dead requires a totally different set of skills. And things don’t get any easier when Maddy realises that she’s not the reanimated student at Barracuda Bay High . . .
My review
Zombies don't cry was a funny and imaginative take on zombies. I really liked Rusty Fischer's explanation for zombies, it was a new take and his hilarious writing made this book so much fun to read.
I really liked the character of Maddy, she was pretty funny and her internal monologue had me cracking up, I loved her sense of humour and sarcasm, despite what she was going through.
The story was really interesting and unique that kept me so intrigued, I really didn't want the book to end. I really enjoyed Rusty Fischer's writing, the book was easy to get into, I was giggling to myself within the first pages and knew right away it was a book for me.
It launches into the story at a good pace but doesn't go to fast with a good amount of history on the characters so I could get to know them. And its not too gory so people who usually avoid zombie books because they have weak stomachs will be able to easily enjoy it too.
I really don't think I can fault it anywhere, great story, great characters, great book!

My thoughts on the cover
I like the goth feel to this cover and that there's only a few colours making the lips stand out and the strip of yellow makes perfect sense now that I've read the book.

Favourite quotes
'He looks into my eyes and says, "You don't need any help to look beautiful."'

'Back when I was Normal, I always had a thing for jocks. you know, the robustness, the ruddy skin, the muscles bulging out of sweaty gray tank tops, the suntans... the tan lines. But now? I gotta tell you, something about the pale skin, the 0 percent body fat, the no heartbeat and those deep, dark circles under the eyes is really bringing it home for me.'

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