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July 25, 2012

Review: Undead by Kirsty McKay!

Undead 
By Kirsty McKay
Hardcover; 272 pages
Expected publication: September 1, 2012 by Scholastic

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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.
Combining the chill of THE SHINING, the thrill ride of SPEED, the humor of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, and the angst of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Kirsty McKay's UNDEAD is a bloody mad mash-up, a school-trip splatter-fest, a funny, gory, frighteningly good debut!

I will be honest, I wasn’t expecting a lot out of Undead. Despite my love for zombies, it’s pretty thin which made me worry about development. Thankfully, I was worried for no reason.

I think what made me enjoy Undead so much was the fact that McKay managed to develop such characters in such a short time, while keeping you glued to the pages with non-stop action. I loved the characters from the very start, even Alice who isn’t the most likeable person. They all bring their own special touch to the story, and their relationships with each other were great. I laughed numerous times throughout the book.

Would these be the reactions of a few teenagers caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse? I’m not sure. I suppose it would depend on the person, but I will admit their cheer was a bit much, given the circumstances. So, I hope Unfed sheds light on the fact that these characters have possibly lost everyone they love.

The book seemed to have a tongue-in-cheek way of implementing clichés, making them amusing rather than annoying. You have your bad boy, your geeky smart character, your self-absorbed airhead, and your gutsy protagonist. You have a creepy house, a conspiracy, and a bit of a twist.  But it all worked. I would definitely recommend giving this one a shot, especially my fellow zombie lovers.

4/5 Stars




30 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun! I haven't heard of this book but now def want to check it out! Thanks for the review! :)

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  2. Sounds good. I love the cover. And non stop action? AWESOME!

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  3. This book sounds crazy interesting! I'll have to look into getting a copy.

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  4. Ooh your review has gotten me excited and now I really want to get my hands on a copy

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  5. I love the book cover! I normally don't read books this short but it sounds like you enjoyed it despite the length so I might just give it a shot. Great review!

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  6. I had never heard of this until your review. It sounds good. maybe I'll give it a try.

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  7. It's always nice when a pleasant surprise sneaks up on us when we aren't expecting much from a book. This one sounds interesting and I love the review. Just might have to check it out myself. ;]

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  8. I have been eyeing this book and wondered. I haven't read too many zombie books but I liked the premise of this one. thanks for the great review, I am definitely getting this one.

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  9. I don't care how silly it is, I think I have to read this book. It sounds like it may be in the realm of Bad Taste in Boys which made me laugh so much I cried. I hate that it is so short but it warms me to hear there is a sequel. Thanks so much for your review!

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  10. I've got to admit, I was pretty worried this book would end up being a bit silly, especially because, as you've mentioned, it's fairly thin! Maybe I should give it a go seeing as you enjoyed it so much!

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  11. This sounds like it would be silly, but from your review, I'll have to read it! I think I might enjoy it too!

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  12. I keep seeing this book, and I like this review. I have to read this.

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  13. Because of your review, I found it on NetGalley and I am so excited to read it! lol Thanks!

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  14. I love your review and I can't wait to read this book.

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  15. I haven't come across this book before and I wonder why! Its sounds like a whole lot of fun! Great review! Definitely going to check this out!

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  16. I just added this one to my wishlist! Sounds like a really fun read. I love dark and serious zombie books but I do love a fun and silly one too. Thanks for the review!

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  17. I really want to read this one! Thanks for the review. I've already added it to goodreads when I first seen your review!

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  18. I love the cover :) Thanks for the review. It sounds like a great book

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  19. Such a fun cover! I like when characters are fully developed too and one of the sign of this is when I can still appreciate characters that I may not like.

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  20. Oh this sounds interesting! I definitely will have to look into this. Great review!

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  21. Wow, I love the cover so much! It's a little creepy xD Thank you for the review, it sounds like a great read!

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  22. Love the cover! And the story looks as great. Thanks for the recomendation :D

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  23. Awesome cover!Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the review, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.

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  24. This sounds like a fun read, to enjoy on hot summer day while relaxing on the beach or by the pool. I have been looking for something like this after reading Insurgent and Grave Mercy something action packed but light. Great review!

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  25. I hadn't heard of this before, but I'll definitely be checking it out now! (:

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  26. I must admit, I'm not a zombie person, but this does sound chilling, and it's something I might read.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I'm not sure I could get in to zombies in a book. Nice review.
    Kathy Ross
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  28. That is a trippy book cover.

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  29. I enjoyed your review. This sounds like a very interesting book. I'm usually not into reading books about zombies but this one sounds very good.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  30. Great Review! I just received this from Netgalley and I'm looking forward to reading it :)

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