Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review - Bad Taste in Boys

Author: Carrie Harris
Published July 12th 2011 by Delacorte Press
I purchased this book myself

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.

Zombiesssssss. I love 'em. I mean, really. The older I get, the more I love them. Maybe it's the fact that with each day we grow closer to death and that zombies are more than just a little bit fascinating when you really think about it. I mean look at the hordes of horror movies that have spurred from the thought of walking dead humans who crave the flesh of the living. Zombies are a true phenomenon of pop culture.

A good zombie movie or book is hard to come by. Most of them, honestly, are just crap. I will admit that I do prefer the more serious takes on them. The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows of all time. But I'm also a big fan of the more campy takes on the flesh-eating fiends that my imagination loves to play with. My favorite zombie movie is Planet Terror.

So, naturally when it comes to books, my tastes are the same. I like my zombies either super dark and twisty or super campy and funny.

Bad Taste in Boys is the latter. And in the best way. Carrie Harris is a brilliant woman and hilarious. If you follow her on Twitter, you know what I mean. If you don't follow her on Twitter yet, what the heck are you waiting for?! Get to it! Here, let me help you. CLICK HERE.

This is an extremely fast-paced book that I devoured easily in one night. The main character, Kate Grable, is a dork extroidinnaire and fancies herself a modern-day superhero when she is the first and only person to figure out the zombie virus that has infiltrated the football team of her high school. How so? Let's just say instead of a nice kiss, Kate got a nice chomp on the lip.

Through Kate's exploits in the book, she finds her footing in a world where she was pretty much invisible before. She builds a stronger relationship with her brother and finds out how to trust her Dad again. And most importantly she finds first love... or crush. This is high school after all.

If you're a zombie fan like me, you really should pick up this book. Don't expect it to be serious. If you do, you're a bigger dork than Kate... or me for that matter. And that's saying a lot.

Visit Carrie Harris at her website HERE.


  1. Oh, I'm DYING to read this one. (See what I did there?) ;)