Friday, July 15, 2011

Bad Taste in Boys! A Review! For Real This Time!!

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.

About the Author:

"Carrie Harris is a geek-of-all-trades and proud of it.  Brains are her specialty; she used to work in a lab where they were delivered daily via FedEx.  After that, it seemed only natural to write a zombie book.  Now she lives in Michigan with her ninja-doctor husband and three zombie-obsessed children.  Learn more about her at"

What I liked:

Holy cannoli, people, this book is a winner.  It is so hilarious, so campy, so zany (a word I've decided to use as often as I can), reading.  When two of the main supporting characters are named Rocky and Kiki, you know you're in for a laugh-out-loud treat.

Kate Grable is a full-on geek with frizzy hair, glasses, and non-existent social graces and she is soooo proud of it.  Well, maybe not those parts, but she's definitely proud of the brains that come with geek-dom.  Braaaaaiiiins.  Hehe!  In a story where the high school jocks have become brain dead in every sense, having a few smarts to save the day is definitely a plus.  And with geeky little brother by her side--a pseudosword in his hand--the quest to cure the zombies is her newest life mission.

Even with all the gory bits (and yes, there were gory bits--this is a book about zombies, people), I managed to laugh through 90% of this book.

Think I'm exaggerating about the hilarity? Let's take a look at some of Ms. Harris's witty phrasing that permeates the pages:

"It was game on, zombies. Game. On."

"He giggled. Yep, it was really him. I didn't know any other teenage male who would giggle in public. Or at all."

Ahahaha!  Okay, I realize that without context these lines might be totally lost on you, dear readers, but trust me, they're hilarious.

What I didn't like:

There was literally nothing I didn't like.  Even the cheesiness at the end was so completely perfect, so in keeping with the rest of the book that I couldn't help but laugh.

I definitely give this book five stars and am wondering why you're still here reading this review!  Go buy it!  You can even click this link for your purchasing convenience.


  1. Ok, you've convinced me. It's going on my to-read list. Hahaha.

  2. Sounds hilarious and entertaining~ thanks for the review!

  3. Uhmm... I don't like zombies... But what can I say? I liked your review a lot, Emily!

  4. hee hee hee! ohman. another one to add...

  5. you mean I could become a powerful zombie if I use me some steroids? Where can I get me some? :)


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