Monday, February 22, 2016

Reread Book Review: You are So Undead To Me (Megan Berry #1) by Stacey Jay

You are So Undead To Me (Megan Berry #1) by Stacey Jay
Publication Date: November 9th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 72
Format: ebook
Source: Free on Amazon
Reread: February 15th, 2016
Rating: 5/5




Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's destined to play part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people with killer issues. All Megan really wants is to go to homecoming, but with her powers out of control and everyone from the Mean Girl Next Door to her mom to the Cutest Boy in the World on her case, it's kinda hard to score a date.

(Let's just say Megan's love life could use some major resuscitation.)

She's convinced her sophomore year can't get any worse - until someone starts using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into scary, hardcore flesh-eating Zombies. Now she'll have to rise to the challenge of kicking Undead butt (while fighting a serious crush on Ethan, who truly may be THE cutest boy in the world).

Her life - and more importantly, the fate of the homecoming dance - depends on it.

Alert: YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME was previously published in 2009 as a full-length title. This heavily revised second edition is told in SERIAL format with CLIFFHANGER endings.

~My Thoughts~

This was originally published as a full-length novel which I have sitting on my bookshelf. I've been craving a reread but when I noticed since then Mrs. Jay got her rights back, heavily edited it (trust me I checked) and republished it in a serial series. Though it's minor changes- just knowing there is a second edition to the full-length novel I just had to get it. I mean, what if she changed something? haha. It would just feel a little weird knowing there's an edited one out there (not that I felt like the original needed it but over time our writing style changes so I understand why she did it).

Anyways, the first in the serial is free and I devoured it! It brought back that amazing feeling I had while reading it the first time and I still love it after all these years! What I loved most about this book was the concept of Zombie Settlers, it's what hooked me then and still does today! It's a unique concept, not done before (at least that I know off) and it's such a refreshing tale in the zombie genre! 

Though don't pick this up if you don't like cutesy teen books. I love that aspect and I love how balanced it is with Megan trying to live a normal life but is constantly getting sucked into her destiny as a Zombie Settler. It definitely keeps readers on their toes! 

Overall I enjoyed this as much as I did back then, maybe a little more with the new references like The Walking Dead! I loved the action, kept me turning the pages and the humor had me laughing. I knew this story was going to suck me back in and the next day I bought the rest of the series, dying to devour this book again! This is still one of my all time favorite teen zombie books and I cannot wait to reread the rest of this serial!

Sweet Readings Everybody!