Eat, Brains, Love
by Jeff Hart
Two teenage zombies search for brains, love, and answers in this surprisingly romantic and laugh-out-loud funny debut novel with guts.
Jake Stephens was always an average, fly-under-the-radar guy. The kind of guy who would never catch the attention of an insanely popular girl like Amanda Blake-or a psychic teenage government agent like Cass. But one day during lunch, Jake's whole life changed. He and Amanda suddenly locked eyes across the cafeteria, and at the exact same instant, they turned into zombies and devoured half their senior class.
Now Jake definitely has Amanda's attention-as well as Cass's, since she's been sent on a top-secret mission to hunt them down. As Jake and Amanda deal with the existential guilt of eating their best friends, Cass struggles with a growing psychic dilemma of her own-one that will lead the three of them on an epic journey across the country and make them question what it means to truly be alive. Or undead.
Eat, Brains, Love is a heartwarming and bloody blend of romance, deadpan humor, and suspense that fans of Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies will devour. With its irresistibly dry and authentic teen voice, as well as a zombie apocalypse worthy of AMC's The Walking Dead, this irreverent paperback original will leave readers dying for the sequel that's coming in Summer 2014.
Source: Edelweiss (Thanks HarperCollins!)
I knew I wanted to read this book as soon as I read the blurb.I had been looking for a light and fun read and the blurb really called to me. Eat, Brains, Love is a book that doesn't have a lot of hype surrounding it and I find it a little surprising but I guess that might be because it's written by a debut author.
Eat, Brains,Love deals with ..... you guessed it ZOMBIES and Zombie hunters! This is not like your typical zombie movie or book.Zombies are bad and good at the same time (You just have to read it to understand) and I enjoyed the new spin on zombies. Now the best part of this novel were the zombie hunters.There's a specific branch of the government covertly hunting down the zombies and they have a bunch of psychics helping them out.So this book combines zombies with mutants and it's funny . WHICH IS MAJOR WIN!
It's told from dual point of views of Jake a.k.a newbie zombie and Cass a.k.a psychic hunting him down.The book never became confusing and this helped show both sides of the story and helped us to connect with both the characters. One character we don't get a lot of insight into is Amanda and that might be one of the reasons why I'm not her fan. She just came off as too self centered and I thought she was just with Jake because she had no other choice.
The explanation given for how the zombie virus spreads was a little weird but believable I guess.The story starts off well and ends with a bang as well. There are parts in the middle that drag the story a little bit but at the end I was very eager to get my hands on the sequel. Actually I wasn't sure there was going to be a sequel so I think I might have stalked the author's twitter till he confirmed that there would be a sequel but it comes out next year.
WHY ARE ALL THE GOOD BOOKS COMING OUT NEXT YEAR??!!
Overall, I for one enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the sequel!
I was a little surprised she didn't try to bite me. Maybe that was like a testament to,like, our blossoming friendship or something.
Quote from ARC. Subject to change.
Toss up between 3.5 and 4
Giving it a range because cannot decide.