Zomburbia by Adam Gallardo
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Publication Date: August 2014
Source: Netgalley review copy
My name is Courtney
Hart, and I'm here to tell you about things that suck. Being born in a
podunk town like Salem, Oregon, for one. Living in a world infested with
zombies? That, too. And the meat heads I go to school with? I think I'd
actually take the undead over them most days. But I have a plan to get
out of here and move to New York. I just have to keep selling Vitamin Z
along with your fries at The Bully Burger. The secret ingredient? Zombie
I've noticed things are getting even worse lately, if
that's even possible. The zombies seem to be getting smarter and faster.
If I can avoid being arrested, eaten by shufflers, or catching the eye
of some stupid boy, I should be able to make it through finals week
still breathing. . .
There was really nothing particularly special or memorable about this book. It's supposedly a different take on the zombie novel, but I didn't find anything all that different about it. I guess people are supposedly going on with life as usual, but they still have to fight and try to avoid zombies.
The main character is extremely unlikable. She's rude to everyone, including her father (her only family) and her friends. She's hypocritical; at one point thinking badly of one of her peers for buying a bunch of alcohol to serve to underage teens at a party, but then proceeding to drink said alcohol.
There were a couple of excitingish things that happened during the story, but for the most part it was just dull. I kept waiting for the point of the story, and didn't feel like it ever got there. Then realized at the end that this is part of a series, and I have absolutely no intention of continuing on. I wouldn't recommend this one.