Friday, September 20, 2013

Unfed Book Review


Kirsty McKay


2/5 Stars

      Summary Time,”Fresh meat! From a hospital of horrors to a runaway zombie train, it's an all-new onslaught of the slavering undead in the sequel to Kirsty McKay's killer debut!
Just when you think you're's the morning after the night of the return of the living dead. Or something like that. After running/bus-driving/snowboarding for her life alongside rebel Smitty, geeky Pete, and popular Alice, Bobby thought she'd found the antidote to the Carrot Man Veggie Juice that had turned the rest of their classmates into zombies. When Smitty (mmm...nom, nom) got chomped, Bobby pumped a syringe full of it into him herself.
But now Bobby's a prisoner in some hospital of horrors, with no clue how she got there. And Smitty is missing. What if he isn't cured after all? Bobby knows she's got to find him, even if it means facing Scotland's hungry hordes -- plus Alice's buckets of snark -- again. And this time, zombies aren't the only evil stressing her out. The brain-dead are bad enough, but how can Bobby stop the big pharma business behind the epidemic? Especially when her own mom works for the company?”


          I really have to say that you should NEVER judge a book by it’s cover.  I was pretty excited to read what at first looked like a novel version of Lollipop Chainsaw.  Oh well, guess I was wrong.  I was somewhat interested in the story of Unfed, and would have been more interested if it didn’t seem like the author was rather interested in trying to make her female characters into being helpless as possible without killing them off.  Alice, is worthless except for a tongue lashing which can be kind of annoying but that’s about it.  Bobby, the main character tends to flip some where between Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the TV show and Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the Movie.  Which really got old after a while.  And for pity’s sake Ms.McKay give the girl some pants.

       I definitely understood that the majority of this book wasn’t to be taken seriously;  but on the whole the book just wasn’t very funny.  I thought Smitty was a jerk, Pete a dink, and Russ, the only seemingly normal one in the whole group had a bad end.  What the heck?  The last third of the book is predictable but good and I did enjoy it more than the rest of the novel.  I would have really liked the author to make this book about a girl fighting back and surviving rather than a girl being helped by boys every inch of way and lucking out.  Many of the situations are about as realistic as the Resident Evil movies; which are so apropoly mentioned at one point.  Which isn’t exactly a knock against the book, just an appraisal for anyone who might be interested in the reading the book to know what they are getting into.

        I was not a fan of this book and won’t read any sequels.  I also wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone born in the last 20 years.  Anyone else, have fun…


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