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Wow, can you believe that we’re almost done with our 2011 Debut Author Challenge? We only have 3 more books to review…and you’re in for a treat with this installment. Do you like getting your funny bone tickled while having the bejeezus scared out of you? Then Carrie Harris’s Bad Taste in Boys is the book for you.
Here’s what Goodreads has to say:
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 steroids 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.
Doesn’t this just sound awesome? Now, I give you…
The Top Four Things You Need to Know about Bad Taste in Boys:
1. The Heroine is a Brain, Not a Beauty. And not to say that Kate Grable isn’t cute–it’s just that she’s MORE than cute. She’s lanky, wears glasses and pigtails, and still nabs the hot guy at school. I’m so tired of reading about these insecure girls who aren’t aware of how pretty they are. The hot guy falls for her because she’s smart and has goals. I would love to see this become a trend in YA fiction. Speaking of which…
2. To Hell with Cliches. Not only is Kate not your stereotypical protagonist, but none of her friends fit into a certain mold, either. Her love interest is a jock, but he sucks at football. One of her closest friends is the prettiest, most popular girls in school–but she’s nowhere near a bitch. The author steers away from archetypes, and I say more power to her!
3. It Has Some Funny Ha Ha Moments. Because of George Romero and the popularity of AMC’s The Walking Dead, you would think a book about zombies would be a little…well, bleak. But Bad Taste knows how to make fun of itself. You’ll find yourself snickering at Kate and her little brother as they try to defeat the zombies. But also…
4. It Has Some “Holy Sh*t!” Moments. Yeah, I had some good laughs…but there were also times I was a little scared to turn the page. Carrie Harris really knows how to amp up the creep factor, and she just may have you wanting to sleep with your light on at night.
Sounds pretty cool, huh? Keep reading and find out how you can win your own copy.
If You Like…
Books: Monster High by Lisi Harrison, The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade, Rash by Pete Hautman…then you’ll like Bad Taste in Boys
Movies: Jennifer’s Body, Fright Night, Shaun of the Dead…then you’ll like Bad Taste in Boys
Want to win a copy of your own? Just leave a comment with your email address by Tuesday, September 20th at midnight, EST. We’ll announce the winners on Thursday, September 22nd. Good luck!