July 12, 2011
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.
Bad Taste in Boys is a light and quirky read that is guaranteed to make you giggle! Who would've thought that zombies could be so creepy yet hilarious?? I am not usually a fan of zombie novels, but this one was so cute that I couldn't help but enjoy myself! I am so glad I took a chance on this one!
Kate is just adorable. She is geeky, smart, and a bit of a klutz. I love that she didn't spend the entire book moaning about her inadequacies. She embraced her smarts and was determined to figure out what was causing people to turn into zombies. Honestly, she was a bit too smart to be believable, but it wasn't that big of a deal for me. I love her relationship with her brother Jonah. They are too funny together! Definitely one of my favorite brother and sister pair of YA.
The romance takes a back seat to the zombies, but I have to say, I really didn't mind that at all. I wanted to know how these people were turning into zombies! It was so creepy. I love Kate's reaction to the zombies. She gets so freaked out, but can't help laughing at how they act! And then there is her crush Aaron. She finally gets the opportunity to spend time with them, but the zombies keep distracting her. What a dilemma!!
Bad Taste in Boys was a hilarious and creative debut that I really enjoyed. My only problem is that it isn't that memorable of a book in the YA genre. If you are looking for something light to read though, definitely go for Bad Taste in Boys!