Author: E. Van Lowe
Age Group: Teens
# of Pages: 256
My Rating: 5/5
Margot's school year is about to end. Which sucks since it is already half-way through her high school life where she has not been able to accomplish the things she hoped to achieve yet.
But before her lovely education can fully end, all of the students in her school become zombies! Of course, telling the police or some sort of authority about this is a smart idea. Instead, Margot's principal convinced her and her best friend, Sybil, to coexist with the undead until the semester ends.
This is the chance for Margot to shine as she rock her school year. She just has to make sure that she will not become the next dinner for her hungry classmates.
Never Slow Dance with a Zombie is one of the most ridiculous zombie stories out there. But it's the one that keeps you turning the pages, no matter how weird everything is!
I know it is completely outrageous, but seeing that Margot making her crush-now-zombie her new boyfriend was hilarious beyond belief. Like, how desperate could one be?? I was amused by her antics in the beginning but by the middle of the story, I got annoyed by her for a few chapters. She badly wanted to be popular that it seemed to all go into her head. I was happy that Sybil was there because she was the sensible one. Though it frustrated me that Margot didn't listen to her best friend at all until things went bad. It was when the story reached an intense climax where the protagonist learned her lesson and I stopped disliking her.
Luckily, the plot does go from comedy to serious near the end. So you don't have to worry that there will be only absurd scenes throughout because there will be some good action. I think it is a great balance because I feared the the funny stuff would have ran out.
I realized that most YA zombie novels with a female protagonist tends to be written by male authors. Like Zombie Blonde by Brian James and Soulless by Christopher Golden. But what I also realized is that they capture the female teenage mindset much better than female authors! Yeah, it's strange but I really think male authors have a better perspective of the female mind. Of course it's not the case for all novels but it is for what I have read so far in my experience. So I really enjoyed what E. Van Lowe had to offer through his characters.
If you are into Shaun of the Dead or just zombies but with a comical twist, then you should really look into this novel!
Won ARC copy from vvb32 reads.