Thursday, September 15, 2011

Book Review: Bad taste in boys by Carrie Harris

AUTHOR: Carrie Harris
TITLE: Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable #1)
PUBLISHER: Delacorte press
PAGES: 201

CHALLENGES: 2011 Debut Author
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

I'm trying to think of a zombie book that I've read, but I think this is probably my first. I did try The forest of hands and feet and never got around to finishing it. I feel bad about it. Maybe, I'll go back to it sometime.
OMG! I didn't think zombies could be so funny, but I laughed through a lot of this book.
Kate may have been a nerd above all nerds but she was a funny one. She had a comeback for pretty much everything. I think I about died out laughing when I read the whole foot fiasco. She wasn't your typical hot girl, or that girl everyone wanted to be. I actually enjoyed that part a heroine who is regular. Nothing special about her.
Aaron was the hot guy on the team that Kate kind of liked, but it wouldn't be YA without a little crush because let's face it. We all have crushes, and most of ours are fictional. He wasn't like Dimitri-Swoon-worthy (no one ever will be), and I wasn't all that thrilled with him to be honest he was just some guy.
Jonah was Kate's little brother I adored him and his part in the book trying to help Kate fight the fight with his fake sword, and getting his geeky friends in on it.

I was a little sad to see how it ended. I was hoping for some big breakthrough I guess I don't know. I think it could have been better, but who am I to judge right? I'm not a writer, and I know it must be hard. 

All in all it was a light-paced funny zombie book, and I'm not sure how many of those are out there. It's definitely a book that stands well on it's own, but like I said it has another book coming out next year. A new adventure awaits us with Kate, and I'm ready to see where that takes us. :)

The second book is titled Bad Hair Days and here's what goodreads has on it: Kate Grable takes on werewolves, nanotechnology, blueberry flavored astronauts, and killer coconuts in her next adventure. Expected November 13th 2012 by Delacorte Press


  1. I've read all great things about this book and am serious in love with the cover. Whoever thought that up is a genius!! Sounds like my kinda funny story too. I'm still trying to find someone to replace hard!

  2. it was definitely acute book, and I love the cover to.

    I don't think I'll ever find someone to replace him. He stands on his own.

  3. I can't wait to read this book! I have heard so many good things about it! :) Great review!


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