Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting. This week I’ve chosen a book that is in keeping with the current zombie trend/obsession of mine. I got an ARC of the first book last summer at BEA 2012, and read it last year of course. It was a fun, quick read about zombies called Undead. What’s so fun about the cover is that you only see the bottom of a person, and she is in a cheerleading skirt holding an ax dripping blood. This is a book from the UK, so actually the sequel has already been released over there last fall. But it will be here in the US this September. Here is the blurb from Goodreads.com:
Just when you think you’re out…it’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?
So, if you’re a zombie fan, you should check the series out if you haven’t yet. Otherwise, what books are you anticipating this week?