I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It by Adam Selzer

Friday, April 16, 2010

I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked ItPlot: "For 18-year-old Algonquin "Alley" Rhodes, living in an era in which vampires, werewolves, and zombies are the norm is not what it's cracked up to be. Unlike most human girls at her high school, dating, especially the undead variety, is the last thing on her mind. Alley just wants to leave Cornersville Trace, go to college, and make something of herself. But then, while critiquing a local band for the school newspaper, Alley the Ice Queen falls head over heels for the guest singer. Like Alley, Doug truly loves music, and she feels as if he is singing just for her. They begin dating, and Alley overlooks what is obvious to everyone else. Doug isn't just a Goth—he isn't even human—he's a zombie. As Alley's world is turned upside down, she must make decisions with major ramifications for her future. The story is original, funny, unpredictable, romantic, and tragic. Selzer explores some basic teen issues like love, friendship, acceptance, commitment, and loss in a way that is realistic and that will make readers question their own values. An excellent addition to libraries with an occult following."—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY

My Thoughts: The main character, Alley or Gonk (she'll answer to either), is sooooooooo snarky, and I have such a soft spot for snarky characters. I love the idea of post-humans, aka vamps, zombies, and werewolves, being out and about in public life--reminds me a little of Sookie Stackhouse world. While most of the time I think of zombies looking like this--

--totally not kissable--Adam does a great job making the love intrest, Doug, seem really hot, despite the whole dead guy thing. Over all great book, really short, and easy to read. If you like YA novels with supernatural elements, this one is for you!!

Watch the book trailer here! Really funny!


Karla Nellenbach said...

hmmm. I haven't read it, but I love anything SUPERNATURAL...so, I'll put it on my TBR list. thanks for suggestion! :)

Krista Ashe said...

I haven't actually read any Zombie books. Maybe I need to before I diss this, lol. But this sounds really cute.

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