Saturday, March 19, 2011

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

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (January 26, 2010)
ISBN-10: 9780385735032
ISBN-13: 978-0385735032
Classification: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Paperback, 192 pages

I read this one a while ago, but thought I'd post it here:

I read this book because of our discussion on whether or not authors could cross a line when redefining a supernatural creature in my online book club. A zombie/human relationship is the one we felt would cross that line with the Eew factor. So in the name of research I read this book. :)

The Good - I liked the message at the end which was don't take life for granted. Don't throw it away and enjoy it for the incredible gift it is. Plus, there was quite a bit of humor added in and this was not meant to be a serious romance.

First Kiss - before she knows he's a zombie, she thinks he was ill:

"There're a lot of things I can't do," he says. "With my health." (side note from me, Lisarenee - Thank Goodness!lol)

Well," I say, "can you kiss girls?"

He nods, and I lean over and give him our first kiss. Whatever it is that he has makes his mouth cold and dry, and I can taste the medicine on him, but he leans into the kiss."

If you really like someone, it doesn't matter what their mouth feels or tastes like. The kiss is still awesome. Page 42

The Bad: The first kiss had an Eew factor of 7 out of 10 on the Eew scale, but the fact she made out with the zombie (although not in great detail - thank goodness) brought it up to a 9 out of 10 on the Eew scale. Then there was the last scene which brought the Eew scale to 10, but I'm not going to spoil it for you with details. lol

The Ugly - Zombies! Duh! Thankfully, I do not see a bunch of Zombie/Human romances in the near future. I say don't do it authors. It's just too gross!

So with the good, the bad, & the ugly out of the way I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. It had me alternating between chuckles and Eews and had a nice message at the end.

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