Review - Amanda Ashby's sophomoric effort is a great, fun read that won't involve a huge amount of thinking but will make you laugh a tonne. It's a great concept that could have quite easily gone the thriller route, instead it follows Mia as she bumbles her way through a real supernatural crisis rather than watching it on TiVO.
Motivated by the thought of losing her five-date-old relationship with dunderhead Rob, Mia accidentally casts a spell that zombifies her classmates. Chaos ensues and so enters the mysterious, wounded and fast thinking Chase. While the events of this novel are fairly predictable, it has a lot of fun with the notion of supernatural drawing upon the protagonist's obsession with Buffy, Angel and the lovely Winchester boys (Supernatural).
The characters, while extremely entertaining, aren't really ever given the chance to develop further. They are swept along with the action packed events and have courtesy characterisitcs but require some more introspection for me to love it.
A zombie-rific read!
Format: Paperback, 199 pages
Publisher: Penguin Aust.
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