How did I get the book? Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Maddy Swift is just an ordinary girl, until the fateful night when she is struck by lightning and wakes up face down in a puddle. Then it’s goodbye to all things Normal – such as breathing and having a heartbeat – and hello to yellow vision and a whole new Afterlife.
Turns out there’s a lot more to being a zombie than shuffling and groaning, but surviving school as one of the living dead requires a totally different set of skills. And things don’t get any easier when Maddy realises that she’s not the reanimated student at Barracuda Bay High…
200words (or less) review: Zombies Don’t Cry was the book I thought I could read in intervals and ended up finishing in two nights. The only reason it took two is because I didn’t start it until quite late on night 1 and, unlike Maddy, I do have to sleep.
The writing is pretty darn awesome, Maddy narrates brilliantly. For book entitled Zombies Don’t Cry this story is surprisingly funny. If I ever have the need for horror movie marathon I’d want to invite Maddy round so she could provide the commentary.
Apart from Maddy we have her best friend Hazel, who I loved for being such a brat. Various types of Zombies (prepare to be educated), Stamp (no comment) and Maddy’s father. I liked them all and the way they developed throughout the book. Chloe was probably my favourite.
Zombies Don’t Cry is some of what you expect and a whole lot of what you don’t. It’s entertaining, fast-paced and packed full of brains. Literally.