Bad Taste in Boys is a hysterically funny novel with a savvy and kick-butt heroine. Kate Grable is smart, sarcastic, and driven, so she doesn't waste any time in trying to help the infected when the virus breaks loose among the members of the football team. Her eagerness to help out puts her quickly on the mystery of the drug's origin, which leads to some surprising revelations. She's helped out along the way by friends, her crush Aaron, who definitely seems interested in her, and her younger brother Jonah, whom Kate is very close to. Their relationship is funny, exasperating (as brothers are), and even a little sweet as they work together, fighting zombies and keeping the truth from their father. The zombies are depicted as slow (yet no less frightening) and a bit comical, with good amounts of blood, gore, and guts, all of which Kate combats with courage and no small amount of nerdiness. I'm not really sure what I want more...Kate Grable as my personal zombie protector, or my best friend—preferably both
Cover Comments: Though this cover doesn't scream, "Zombies! Gore! Missing appendages!" it really is cool. The sugar lips against the dark background are striking, and I like the pink tones! Very awesome!
Review copy provided by publisher.
And, one of my favorite pictures of Carrie Harris:
|Signed and bitten by Carrie Harris.|