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I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It

by Adam Selzer


A few years before, the government discovered one of the big warehouse stores was staffing their stockrooms with zombies. Ever since then, the post-humans have been coming out all over the place. Alley Rhodes is disgusted by how desperate the girls in her school are to hook up with the vampires, werewolves and zombies that stalk around her school. Alley is especially disgusted by the brooding, controlling vampires who run around acting all emo. She's certain she would never act that way.

Then she falls hard for a soft-spoken singer at a local club, and they start dating. Sure, he has some odd medical condition that requires constant medication, and his clothes are kind of old and dusty, but he's totally into her. Once she discovers her new boyfriend is a zombie, a host of problems pop up in Alley's life. Just how high-maintenance is this relationship going to be?

I found this book hysterically funny—especially the not-so-subtle jabs at the Twilight (also reviewed on vampire phenomena. For all that the premise is completely ridiculous, Selzer manages to make you care about whether this relationship can last, and leaves you with more than a few lingering thoughts about relationships, commitment and sacrifice. This is well worth the read for the satire alone, but you'll end up with more depth than you ever expected—all in a super fast-reading novel.

The Book

Delacorte Press / Random House
January 26, 2010
YA / Teen / Paranormal Fantasy
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2010
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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