Thursday, July 28, 2011
Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable, #1) by Carrie Harris
Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!
She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human.
Bad taste in Boys is mindless fun. It also marks the third book that I have read in a span of seven days where YA PNR has taken a comic twist. *See Durst's Drink, Slay, Love (vampires and unirons) and Moore's Texas Gothic (a witch and some ghosts).* Only this one has Girl-genius single handedly attempting to save her highschool/her town from a zombie outbreak! If this is the new direction, gimme more!
Again, mindless fun. Nevermind that a said girl with ziplock stash in her bag makes had me thinking the scouts who are always prepared. Never mind that after her first personal encounter, she went on her day without a hitch. Never you mind, I say, because this was mindless fun... and funny! Then throw in some love fulfilled, well I don't think this could have gotten any better.
Things that got me laughing:
*She's is former 100% geek, but given her choice of friends is now just she's fifty percent geek.
*She's got an awesome geek of a brother, complete with elf ears and fake sword.
This was hilarious, mindless fun...even if it did get a bit gory with black spew, feet chomping and digit severing... and scalps falling off every so often.