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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Review: Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris

Three reasons why this book is a good read: Brains. Testosterone. Humor.

This book is like a big bag of laughter. I mean it. I haven't read past five pages and I'm already laughing so hard at the humor. Sometimes it's so funny it's hard to think of it as a zombie themed book.

Title: Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris
Pages: 201
Release Date: July 12th 2011
Published by: Delacorte Press
Source: Borrowed
Buy: Amazon | Book Depository

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 steroids 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.

Kate isn't really special. Or maybe that's just how she wants to think of herself. She's in love with her friend's ex-boyfriend, and she's the football team's resident medical genius. Imagine how horrified she is when the team's coach started pumping drugs to the players in hopes of making them stop being the crappiest football team in town. No one's going to believe her when she says they're in for an impending zombie infestation, and it's all up to her to stop the virus from spreading, while trying to catch the eye of the boy of her dreams and making sure her friends won't try to eat her.

I think Kate is the only geek who is a guy magnet, and is friends with the most popular girls in school. It's a unique disposition that makes her say amusing things because she's like a cross between the popular ones and the geeks, so she sees things from all sides. I love reading about her observations and musings, and basically, just reading the story through her point of view is so fun. She's smart, but she's so clueless when it comes to boys, she doesn't even know how to talk to them properly.

And for once, we get to see a guy who likes a girl for her brains. I love how Kate didn't magically become so pretty in order for Aaron to like her. I do, however, demand for more sweet moments, but really, I don't think you'll think of kissing first when you're in a middle of a town where zombies are just around every corner, right?

Surprisingly, this book didn't make me cower in fear and make me want to barricade my room while carrying grenades and guns, waiting for the familiar "brainzzzzz" chant to come. Granted, I was grossed out by some scenes, but really, what do you expect when you see a foot fall off a guy, or see blue gums from a guy who wants to zoom in on your jugular?

I think Carrie Harris must be on something when she wrote this. I mean this in a totally good way, because this book is just overflowing with funny situations but still makes a convincing zombie themed book! Bad Taste In Boys is a mindless zombie filled fun book that'll make you fall off your seats while laughing your head off. High School and Zombies? Pretty good combination, if you ask me! Clever, and awfully entertaining, Bad Taste In Boys is a healthy mix of high school antics, unfaltering humor and addictive characters!

Even if zombie books aren't your cup of tea, I guarantee you will enjoy reading this book! So what are you waiting for? Go grab a copy now!!!

Content (plot, story flow, character):

Stunning: Worthy of a Goddess' Praise!

Book Cover:

Don't you just love the lips with sugar idea? I just might do this and take a picture of myself!


  1. I was so so on this book. I liked the idea of it but I just thought is was to short to really capture it all.

  2. Great review!! I absolutely adored this book!!


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