Thursday, August 20, 2009

Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

Publisher: Speak
Category: Young Adult
208 Pages

Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. Rob-super hot football god-has asked her to prom! Life couldn’t get any better. Enter Samantha -cheerleader queen and Miss Popularity-who has made it quite clear that Rob should be her prom date. Mia is desperate to make sure she doesn’t end up dumped in front of the whole school. So with prom in just a few days, she turns to Candice-her holistic, hypochondriac best friend-and decides to try a love spell to make Rob stay with her. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus on her whole class instead, and she is their zombie leader! At first she loves all the attention. But when she learns from zombie hunter hottie Chase that her classmates will actually try to eat her in a few days, she’s not too thrilled. She’s sure she and Chase can figure something out, but in the meantime, she’s suggesting that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.

I'm not going to lie to you: the basic plot has been done and rehashed countless times. Unpopular girl gets popular guy and is determined to keep him. When zombies are added to the mix it goes from overdone into something semi-new.

The three main characters make the book. Mia is the average girl. Actually if you've read The Princess Diaries series you'll find that this Mia really resembles Meg Cabot's Mia. Candice was a real piece of work. I wish that more could have been done with her hypochondria. Chase was a flat character for me though. I liked him, but if he would have gotten eaten by the zombies I can't say I would have cared.

Overall this was a fun quick read. It got the bad taste of Wicked Lovely out of my mouth. It won't ever make it to a classic status, but it's worth picking up.



1 comment:

  1. I liked this book, but it wasn't amazing. It was a really cute read, though. Nice review. (: