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.
I will give it this, it was pretty funny. I would say it’s similar to Warm Bodies only in the fact that this in an unconventional zombie story, and that there is a really good sense of humor behind it. TWD, I’m not so sure about that comparison.
I liked the two main characters, they each are pretty different personality wise; Jake is a burnout who just wants to do nothing, while Cass is an overachiever with an ego to match. Both are very likable though and I really enjoyed their alternating POV’s, especially when they overlapped. I thought the “villain” was really interesting as well, and unconventional, which is always refreshing. I was not a huge fan of Amanda though. She has about three pages of redemption from her bitchy, “do whatever I want and get whatever I want” attitude. I didn’t see all that much of a transformation in her as a lot of other reviewers.
Anyway, this story is an interesting and fun one. I will definitely continue the series when I am in need of another dose of fun and Jake’s sense of humor.