Undead by Kirsty McKay

How did I get the book?  I bought it.

Genre: Horror

Synopsis: Out of sight, out of their minds: It’s a school-trip splatter fest and completely not cool when the other kids in her class go all braindead on new girl Bobby.
The day of the ski trip, when the bus comes to a stop at a roadside restaurant, everyone gets off and heads in for lunch. Everyone, that is, except Bobby, the new girl, who stays behind with rebel-without-a-clue Smitty.
Then hours pass. Snow piles up. Sun goes down. Bobby and Smitty start to flirt. Start to stress. Till finally they see the other kids stumbling back.
But they’ve changed. And not in a good way. Straight up, they’re zombies. So the wheels on the bus better go round and round freakin’ fast, because that’s the only thing keeping Bobby and Smitty from becoming their classmates’ next meal. It’s kill or be killed in these hunger games, heads are gonna roll, and homework is most definitely gonna be late.

200words (or less) review: Bobby is going to join my list of most brilliant narrators ever. She’s sarcastic, witty and utterly convincing. Actually all the characters in Undead are. They might a bit stereotypical; queen bee, smarty-pants, troublemaker and the outsider but (and I don’t know how) Kirsty McKay makes them so believable.

Smitty and Bobby steal the show without argument, their banter inspired. But you can’t count out the others stuck on that bus. (M)Alice is such a whiny hysterical princess yet I still adored her. Alice’s reactions made me laugh so much my sides were hurting. Ok honestly my sides hurt through most of Undead but it’s still such a thrilling read. There is danger and you really don’t know if they’ll all make it and I’m not telling. 😉

Kirsty McKay has written an exciting and perilous adventure that would be enough of a great book in its own right, but then you have the characters and Bobby’s narration. If you’re looking for something to cheer you up, you can’t go wrong with (the) Undead.

Recommend it?


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