Sunday, December 19, 2010

You Are So Undead to Me Review

I finished this book before Harry Potter week.

You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay

Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 263
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got from: Library

Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people with a whole lot of issues.
All Megan wants is to be normal—and go to homecoming, of course. Unfortunately, it's a little difficult when your dates keep getting interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead.
Things are about to get even more complicated for Megan. Someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and it's looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party—the bloody kind.
Megan must stop the Zombie apocalypse descending on Carol, Arkansas. Her life—and more importantly, homecoming—depends on it.

           This book starts out pretty good, except Megan seams shallow.  It goes quickly and the zombie aspect is interesting.  Not bad writing style either, but then the books gets worse and worse. 
           Megan is a shallow character with below average reasoning skills.  She is obsessed with the upcoming homecoming dance.  When it comes to her supernatural powers she hates them (a less stronger word would be inaccurate) all she can do is complain about it.  As for the other characters they are just as annoying and even more underdeveloped.
           Romance dominates the plot of the book.  This is so disappointing; the Settler society is very interesting.  The author doesn't go into as much detail as I'd like.  Although she does take the time to go into some detail.  This book is like a bad cross between Generation Dead and Evermore.  Zombies and unrealistic romance.
           Even though this review is mainly complaining, the book actually wasn't that bad it was a fast paced, light read.  Then the worst possible thing that could happen, happened.  At the end of the book after they defeat the bad guy then...Eathan, the hot boy of the novel, claims that even though he's only known Megan for a couple of weeks he's in love with her.  Half of those weeks he spent with his tongue down some other girl's throat.  This is what ruined the book for me.  I won't be looking for the sequel.

Characters: 3
Plot: 3
Suspense: 4
Theme: 2
Pace: 4
Mood: 3
Cover: 4
Overall: 3- highly disappointing

*there is a sequel to this, but I'm not going to post a picture*

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