Friday, February 24, 2012

Book Review- A Girls' Guide To Dating Zombies by Lynn Messina

Welcome to this stop on The Girls’ Guide To Dating Zombies tour! Written by Lynn Messina, The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies is an adult fantasy/humor book. Want a chance to win some money? Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in a drawing hosted by Novel Publicity!

The Story- Hattie Cross, author of The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies, is a journalist on a tabloid newspaper. She lives in a world that has been devastated by a virus that turned 99% of the male population into zombies. Luckily, these zombies only eat animal brains. So, what’s a girl to do with no men around?

Hattie’s book answers that question. She suggests living with a zombie boyfriend, or boyzomb. Her book rises up the charts, and after an interview on live TV, Hattie is invited to interview the famous Mathilda, CEO of Geiser and Meyser Pharmaceuticals, and the creator of zombie drugs.

It is the big break Hattie’s been waiting for. As an added bonus, Jake Maddox, a real live male, is on the science team. As Hattie begins her research, romance blooms, but so does suspicion. Hattie begins uncovering horrible secrets that will change the world.

My Thoughts- This book took me by surprise. At first I thought it would be a humorous tale of zombies, but to my delight it also turned into a bit of a mystery. First off, this is an adult book, with a lot of sexual references. Yes, including sex with zombies- Eww! LOL.

The story is actually 2 books in one. The chapters alternate between the story of Hattie Cross and her take down of Geiser and Meyser Pharmaceuticals and with actual chapters from her novel, The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies. I really enjoyed the way the author played with the two stories. The zombie novel is written prior to Hattie's experiences with Mathilda, and the reader is able to see how Hattie’s views change over time.

I enjoyed the comedy involved in the writing too. The idea’s put forth to make zombies appear fresh and appealing to women is over the top. I can’t tell you how many times I said “Eww”. This is a well written book, and zombie lovers will inhale it.

Novel Publicity Blog Tour Notes:

Get The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies on Amazon or Barnes & Noble – you know you want to!

And please vote for my blog, THE WRITE PATH, in the traffic-breaker poll for this tour. The blogger with the most votes wins a free promotional twitterview and a special winner’s badge. I want that to be me! You can vote in the poll by visiting the official Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies blog tour page and scrolling all the way to the bottom.

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Check out this amazing book trailer!

Lynn Messina is the author of six novels, including Little Vampire Women andFashionistas, which has been translated into 15 languages and is in development as a feature film. She attended Washington University in St. Louis where she studied English Literature. Her writing has also appeared in Self and Modern Bride, among other publications. She lives in New York City with her husband and sons. Connect with Lynn on her website, blog, Twitter or GoodReads.

Join us for a live twitterview with the author on Saturday, March 10th at 4 PM EST. Search #emlyn on Twitter, and bring your questions for this lively chat.


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  2. Hi Dorine,

    Super review. I hope you don't mind but I'm building an entire ad campaign around your "zombie lovers will inhale it" comment. I love it. Thank you.

    And thank you for hosting the Girls' Guide!

  3. Thanks Lynn. Feel free to quote, that is so cool.

  4. Great review, Dorine. Sorry I'm a day late in getting here. So cool you're going to be the mastermind behind Hattie's new marketing campaign :-P

    As always, please, please, please cross-post this lovely review to Amazon and GoodReads to help up exposure for the deserving author.

    Thank you!

  5. I am curious about the 1% of males who are not zombies. Great review. If you haven't seen the trailer for this book check it out, it's pretty funny

  6. I am curious about the sexual parts with Zombie's. Sick I know but got into a discussion about that not too long ago with some people on twitter. Great review going to add this to my wanted list for sure!

  7. This book is awesome! I never leave reviews and don't usually buy kindle books from authors I don't know since there are so many free books out there but wow! This book was funny, sweet and sassy. I love zombie books! The book was a little predictable but still the most fun book I have read in a while.

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