Friday, February 6, 2009
You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
15 year old Megan has already found her calling. She's a settler, or to be more specific, she's the person that the dead come to to "settle" their problems.
Of course, one of Megan's first settlings after 10 years occurs just when she's about to have a date with the hottest senior in town. Megan is unable to remember exactly what she needs to do to get him settled and ends up biking to the grave with a lifeless arm in a garbage bag.
This is how a Settler’s Affairs law enforcement official finds her. Needless to say, he is not pleased. At all.
And then Megan becomes a zombie target, causing Ethan, her childhood friend AND Settler's Affairs law enforcement official, to be assigned to protect her from the dangers. But with the danger mounting, Megan has to find out exactly who wants her dead...
Zombies generally aren't my favorite supernatural creatures to read about but seeing all the positive reviews for this book provoked me to make an exception and read it.
Firstly, I will say that I found the premise to be kinda unique. You know, the twist on the I TALK TO DEAD people thing going on in a lot of books. This time, it's zombies. But, for me at least, the idea of talking to a walking corpse is sort of a turn-off.
I do like the characters that Stacey Jay has created. Megan, her family, friends and Ethan are fun to read about. I especially liked watching the relationship between Ethan and Megan reform.
The writing is well done; there are many funny moment and of course, as Megan tries to find out who keeps on sending zombies after her, an aspect of suspense.
The culprit in the novel isn't the person that the reader would suspect..until the very end. Props off to Stacey Jay for that. And of course, once I DID find out, I wondered how I had completely overlooked that person.
Overall, You Are So Undead to me proves to be a fun read and perhaps a good way to unwind after a stressful day.