by Stacey Jay
Released: January 22nd 2009
Genre: Fiction- YA: Paranormal
How I got it: Bought it
Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people with a whole lot of issues. All Megan wants is to be normal and go to homecoming, of course. Unfortunately, it's a little difficult when your dates keep getting interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead. Things are about to get even more complicated for Megan. Someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and it's looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party the bloody kind. Megan must stop the Zombie apocalypse descending on Carol, Arkansas. Her life and more importantly, homecoming depends on it.
Review: I liked the concept of this book, it was something new. Megan and her mother are Zombie Settlers, which mean they help dead people with their issues then send them back to their grave. It's sort of like Ghost Whisper for zombies.
There are "normal" zombies and RC or Reanimated Corpse which are brought back by black magic. When RC's attack her boyfriend and the pretend boyfriend Megan's pretty sure she has a target on her back. When an RC shows up on fire wearing her homecoming dress she realizes it's personal.
This is an interesting book although Megan did get on my nerves a couple times. Yet over all she was pretty likable. At times I even found myself feeling sorry for her. The twist at the end was great though completely unexpected. All in all a pretty good read.