Friday, October 10, 2014

Ashley's Review: Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer

Ushers, Inc.
Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer
Publication Date: June 22nd 2011
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Pages: 117
Format: Kindle
Source: Bought
Read: October 06 to 08, 2014
When the streets are full of bloodsuckers, werewolves, zombies and ghouls, where will you turn? The cops don’t know how to stop them, the Army’s pretty much given up and even the Marines are stumped when their bullets and grenades fail to stop the onslaught.

Have no fear, Ushers, Inc. is here! Four high school movie ushers, who collectively have seen over 42,000 hours of B- and C-horror movies know just what to do.

Did you know copper pennies can stop a zombie in its tracks? Abby Cooper, Head Usher, does.

Did you know garlic paste is twice as effective on vampires as garlic cloves? Abby Cooper does.

Did you know werewolves are absolutely petrified of seeing a Hershey’s kiss? Abby Cooper does.

The girls at Cypress Cove High school—especially Rich Witch Mia Hopwood—call Abby an uber-geek; the victims she rescues from zombies, werewolves and vampires just call her one thing: Hero!

But Abby and her fearless crew of movie ushers-slash-superheroes face more than just bloodsuckers and brain-biters. There’s Wyatt Winters, for one; he’s the hot new PR guru Ushers, Inc. has had to hire to handle all their press – and with his smoldering good looks and air of confidence, he’s causing more than just tension between Abby and her old boy-crush—and fellow usher—Zach Nash.

And let’s not forget the monsters, who aren’t too happy about four geeky ushers beating their butts all over creation. Now the League of Associated Undead (LAD) is converging on Cypress Cove, determined to stop Ushers, Inc. once and for all.

When it’s the monsters versus the monster hunters, who you gonna call?

Ushers, Inc., that’s who!
~My Thoughts~
Abby Cooper is no damsel in distress and it's badass! Though, I do wish her love interest wasn't quite a wimp and practically shoved her in front of him all the time to take care of the monsters, kind of lost the manliness for me but it was really cool that the roles were switched and Abby was truly a Heroine!
In this world supernatural beings are known and Ushers, Inc. was created on the whim when Abby and her friends saved the town of an upcoming zombie attack within the theater. From watching thousand's of hours of B horror movies her and her friends know how to take care of the beast that roam the night. And the ways are very creative! From pennies sucking the energy out of zombies to garlic covered ropes, and small watch batteries to stop someone into shifting Abby and her friends become number one on the supernatural council's hit list. All thanks to her friend Cliff.
In the beginning I really did like Cliff but his character changed when him and his friends got in the spotlight. After the zombie attack and the news crews were interviewing him, he created Usher, Inc. Though he created it he sure was not a team player. He stood on the side lines while everyone did the dirty work (mainly Abby) and made decisions for the group like bring in a couple of popular kids, because attractive people sell (that scene of Cliff explaining this to Abby and Tracy was pretty funny haha). 
Overall this is a fun short b movie-like read with a ton of supernatural adventures! I enjoyed it but since I've been wanting to read this for years now my expectations have built over time and I was a little bit let down. Though it's just a fun read and the monsters aren't really meant to be taken serious, I kind of wished they were a little bit scarier. Sometimes I felt it was just too easy for Abby and the gang to take them down and I know that's the style of b movie horror creatures. Like, the monsters were cool and the scenes were intense but I thought they were slow and Abby had too many easy moves to take them down. Like, wouldn't a vampire be a bit more quicker than letting her string up an arrow to shoot at them? But this should be all in fun, not a serious read and I really did enjoy it!
The beginning hooks you and the ending was the cherry on top. There's some twist and turns, and though I felt like they were coming when it was happening, I still enjoyed them nonetheless. I absolutely love Rusty Fischer's fun storylines so of course I'll be reading more from him. I hope to be reading either Zombies Don't Cry or Vamplayers for the holiday!
 Sweet Readings Everybody!

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