Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

Synopsis from barnesandnoble.com:

Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. She is dating super hot football god Rob, and he actually likes her and asked her to prom! Enter Samantha-cheerleading goddess and miss popularity- who starts making a move for Rob. With prom in a few days, Mia needs to act fast. So she turns to her best friend, Candice, and decides to do a love spell on Rob. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus onto her whole class, making herself their leader! At first she is flattered that everyone is treating her like a queen. But then zombie hunter hottie Chase explains they are actually fattening her up, because in a few days, Mia will be the first course in their new diet. She's sure she and Chase can figure something out, but she suggests that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.

Zombie Queen of Newbury High was on okay book. It was entertaining when I was reading it, but now I realize it wasn't all that memorable. As far as paranormal books go, this one was definitely not the best I've ever read. I just wasn't fond of the characters. A lot of the storyline was a cliche - Mia is trying to snag the "super hot football god" and the head cheerleader is trying to stop her. That just wasn't appealing to me. If you're into that sort of thing, this book might be for you. If not, you might want to pass on this one.

3 out of 5 stars


  1. Thanks for the review. I would be disappointed with a book like this. It helps to read reviews where the reviewer isn't simply gushing over the book.

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  3. It sounds super-funny with a great, unique plot but too bad it was a bit shallow. ):