Sunday, August 23, 2009

Zombie Blondes (Brian James)

Zombie Blondes, by Brian James, was a book I really enjoyed. While other reviews have said it sucked them in right away, it took me until about halfway through the book to get into it. But once I got into it, I was sucked in like my book was a vacuum and I was.. was... something a vacuum sucks up. :)

From the moment Hannah Sanders arrived in town, she felt there was something wrong.
A lot of houses were on sale, and the town seemed infected by an unearthly quiet. And then, on Hannah's first day of classes, she ran into a group of cheerleaders - the most popular girls in school.
The odd thing was that they were nearly identical in appearance: blonde, beautiful, and deathly pale.
But Hannah wants desperately to fit in - regardless of what her friend lukas is telling her: if she doesn't watch her back, she's going to be blonde and popular and dead - just like all the other zombies in this town...

As some of you know, I usually just give ya a summary myself, but I thought you'd be better off with the author's summary this time. Okay, so remember how I said it took a while to get into it? Well, once I did, I couldn't wait to find out the ending! I was in uber-reading mode!! Now, I know that i said there wasn't one, but thats not true. The ending, I will admit, was not my taste. I like knowing what happens. And when Brian James, the author of this book, commented on my post, I was shocked, and very embarassed. Now, when I wrote this post, I had just finished the book, and was kinda mad because I wanted to know what happened soooo badly, and I think I may have been a little bit to harsh on the review. Please, Brian, don't think I'm changing this to something I don't think is true. Because I'm not. I pinky promise. :) But just to let you know, I am SOOO EXCITED that somehow, you found my blog. And btw, you should totally write a sequel! :D And.... If ya want... you could check out my other blog. Its about zombies. :) I'm writing a story that is pretty much the blog, but... book form. :D

Hope to hear from you again,

Ending: 3
Characters: 5
Plot: 5
Writing: 5
Cover: 3

~Lily Benan

Oh yeh, i think my favorite character was either Maggie or Lukas. :D


  1. glad you liked it...

    sorry the ending wasn't more satisfying. The end of the book has definitely been one of the more polarizing aspects of the book. It's a love it or hate it kind of ending.

    Personally, I liked the ambiguous nature of it, I thought it fit well with the book. But I know that's not everyone's taste.

    There's actually an alternate ending written for it because there was differences of opinion among us at the time of writing it, but ultimately we went with this one.

    brian james

  2. (About the post on top)Oh My Gosh! That's so weirdly freaky!

  3. Brian James~

    I'm very embarassed, and, like I said, honored. :) I saw that you read MYYYY writings and my jaw dropped to the floor! :D


  4. Thank you for the review! The cover looks so pretty! :)