Bad Taste in Boys-Carrie Harris
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
Source: Review copy provided for blog tour
Of Note: Debut Author Challenge Book #10
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 steriods 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.
It's not often that a book has me laughing on the first page, but I'm happy to say that Bad Taste in Boys is one of those books. That said, I was happily surprised to find it was a little less madcap and "ZOMG BRAINS!11" than I was expecting. There are serious moments and the story has a real heart.
I especially enjoyed the variation on the traditional zombie theme. I can't really expound on that too much without spoiling a big chunk of the story, but let's just say this zombie story falls more into the "happy zombie" camp, which I always enjoy.
Often when I review zombie titles, someone will comment and say that zombies aren't their thing. If zombies aren't your thing, or if you've never read a zombie book before, check out Bad Taste in Boys. The gore is pretty minimal, and the story will leave you smiling.