Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Panty Raid @ Zombie High by Rusty Fischer

Toby’s best friend, and unrequited love, Molly Harper has gone missing. Molly’s boyfriend, "Spud", thinks he knows where she’s been taken: the mysterious Zombie High, where Spud’s father just happens to be in charge of the top-secret medical facility famous for its work rehabilitating teenage zombies.

Armed with blueprints, passwords, keys and codes, Spud and Toby are ready to make an all-out assault on Zombie High and rescue their fair Molly. There’s just one problem: Toby and Spud are the biggest wimps at Cypress Cove High and need some muscle along for the ride in case any of the zombies get loose.

That’s where Boner and Zack come in. Two of the football team’s biggest players, the jocks are easily conned into joining Spud and Toby on their fictional "panty raid" the minute Spud calls them “chicken” for not accepting his challenge to spend the night at Zombie High.

When Zack and Boner show up to accept the challenge, however, they don’t come alone; they bring their two girlfriends, Lilac and Haley, along for the ride. With events spiraling out of control and zombies lurking around every corner, will Toby and Spud even survive their night at Zombie High, let alone rescue Molly?

This book is written in 1st person but it's that annoying first person style where the narrator is talking to you (the reader) and asking questions and such. I am not a fan of this style, it bugs me. Write in first, second, third person - fine, but I just don't like the narrator asking me questions.

The story itself had a good basis. There was a zombie outbreak and the government are trying to rehabilitate the teenage zombie by using "zombie panties", which are kind of like those horrible shock collars you get for dogs. The two guys create a false raid with two jocks so they can get in to rescue Molly, but that's not the whole plan.

I liked the idea of the zombie rehabilitation and trying to train them and such but I wasn't a fan of this author's writing. I don't tend to like YA books that make the teens sound like adults trying to sound like teens, which I realise most YA is but if that's case just don't try to make them sound like teens.

Amazon UK: Panty Raid at Zombie High

1 comment:

  1. I'm a newbie to the Zombie Craze. Yes, I watch The Walking Dead, but only just recently, and I fast-forward through the really yucky parts. And though I have a few sitting on my bookshelf, I haven't actually read any zombie-centric books. So when author Rusty Fischer offered me a copy of his book, I happily jumped at the chance to dig in...so to speak.