Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review: Zombies Don’t Cry by Rusty Fischer

Zombies Don't Cry (Living Dead Love Story, #1)
Title: Zombies Don’t Cry
Author: Rusty Fischer
File Size: 485 KB
Print Length: 362 pages
Publisher: Medallion Press (May 1, 2011)
Source: Own

Sneaking out to meet Stamp at a party one rainy night, Maddy is struck by lightning. After awakening, she feels lucky to be alive. Over time, however, Maddy realizes that she’s become the thing she and everyone else fear most: the living dead.

With no heartbeat and no breath in her lungs, Maddy must learn how to survive as a zombie. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than shuffling around 24/7 growling, “Brains.” Needing an afterlife makeover is only the beginning of her problems. As Barracuda Bay High faces zombie Armageddon, Maddy must summon all of her strength to protect what matters most—just as soon as she figures out exactly what that is. [Goodreads]

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Y’all, I can’t get over this book.  I finished it, and can’t move on, can’t read anything else.  I’m afraid it will spoil my high. 

This book has elements of several different genres: YA , paranormal, action, suspense.  It would be too hard to put it into one category.  And that is what makes it awesome.  You start out with plain, normal Maddy, and get introduced to her plain, normal life and friends.  Then, after the lightening strike (the point at witch things start to get really interesting) you begin the introduction into her paranormal adventure.  There are several things that happen, and so many of them are entwined so tightly with the plot, that I can’t talk about them because it would give things away.  I need to say I love Dane and Chloe.  I’m not sold on Stamp.  And, really, Hazel is the worst best friend ever.  I didn’t like her before things went down.  Seriously.

As the “zombie Armageddon” approaches, things get really interesting and suspenseful.  I stayed on the edge of my seat for like 80% of the book.  It’s entertaining with enough humor, action, zombies, and snarky dialogue to keep you hooked.  I stand by my assessment that Rusty Fischer is a genius.  Yes, he needs some kind of writer-genius award.

I want to kick myself for waiting as long as I did to read this.  Seriously, I’m an idiot.

So, if you haven’t read this yet, don’t wait any longer.  Go buy it, devour it, and relish the afterglow of the brief romance you will have with Zombies Don’t Cry.

5 Moons

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What to find out what’s coming next for Maddy?  Click the cover of Zombies Don’t Forgive to find out more!

Zombies Don't Forgive (Living Dead Love Story, #2)


  1. Replies
    1. Alisa, it is a really interesting take on the whole zombies thing! You should give it a shot!

  2. Oh my gosh. I think I have this one. --- Yep, I just checked my Kindle. I have it. Why haven't I read it yet? Everytime you or Rebecca post about Rusty I say I'm gonna read his books. I have like three or four of them based on YOU TWO alone. *smacks forehead*


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