I love books from all genres, but right now I'm on a mystery, contemporary, and YA kick. I have two cats, Monkey and Peepers.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: 4 stars
Clearly the best story in the bunch this had me laughing right from the start. The two MC’s have liked each other from afar for quite a while and do to some hilarious bad meat at a fast food chain have their traditional romance go askew. One MC is the typical “outsider” and one the “popular jock” and the jock ingests some spoiled zombie meat (along with numerous others) and the town and world goes crazy. Chandler as the lovable nerd was fantastic and I LOVED that he got to be the hero for Zane. Every freakin’ line had me cracking up and at the same time was so brutally honest that it broke my heart a few times. But their love is so sweet and pure despite the gore and death that I fell in love with them and this story.
Surviving Sin City: 2.5 stars
This was more standard zombie fare and while it was good quality as far as writing and story; I found myself consistently losing interest and hoping it was over. It was fine and would have made a great starting point for a movie or TV show, but it wasn’t enough for me to get invested in the characters or the outcome. Set in Las Vegas, Kaleb is a local and Cooper is a vacationer alone because his boyfriend refused to come. It’s mostly all about getting them away from their location, fighting and running to a plane. But the story kind of just ends and it left me feeling like I said above: that I got the pilot episode in a TV series. It held promise, but didn’t fully deliver.
Ghoul’s Gym: 1 star
Sorry. I hated this story so much it’s ridiculous. Every single thing about it annoyed the ever-living crap out of me. I think Uly might be one of the most annoying characters I’ve ever read. He’s the innocent, hyper gym bunny bottom whose inner monologue made me wish he’d come to a slow and violent death. I normally like stories by these authors to some degree but this was just a hot mess. Jake was insecure, bitter and rambling and Uly’s character traits were told to me often but never shown. Anything hidden beneath that I was supposed to know about him I didn’t read about except that he liked to make odd statements that aimed for humor but fell so, so flat. The ‘roid dealer and that whole scene bored me to tears, felt so clichéd and gimmicky and disappointed me really in the potential for this story. Once at the gym and the big showdown I felt the story picked up, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the rest and once it was over I kept thinking what in the hell did I just read?