Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bad Taste In Boys :: A Bookanista Book Review


All right, first of all I must respond to my anonymous commenter who informed me that because I have nothing negative to say about the books I am reviewing, my reviews aren't really reviews. So, just for the record (and I have said this many times before) I ONLY REVIEW BOOKS I LOVE, BOOKS ABOUT WHICH I HAVE NOTHING BUT GOOD TO SAY.

Anonymous also pointed out that I should have learned how to write a proper review, pointing out a book's weaknesses, in school. Well, if they taught how to write a review in high school English, I was asleep that day. And I didn't go to college (okay, I did a little bit of college, but never any English classes). So I only write good things. ;) If you don't like it, don't read it.

And now, on to the review.

Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town . . . and stay hormonally human.

This book is awesome! The humor! The characters! The broken off body parts! Carrie Harris does a phenomenal job of making totally disgusting things, like a zombie biting a chunk out of the main character's lip, seem not so disgusting--and she does it with humor. Pure genius. No wonder Carrie Harris is married to a ninja doctor.

This book has romance, horror, science, medicine, a nerdy/hilarious sidekick brother who wears elf ears, humor, dismembered zombies, medicine. And it's teen appropriate. Brilliant job, Carrie!

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17 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

Anonymous commenters are cravens anyway. Besides, it's bad form for a writer to give bad book reviews. Leave that to the critics and the cravens.

Incidentally, I think this is a great review, like all the Bookanista posts you've done.

So there.

Karen said...

Hey, I'm with you. Why would I want to waste my time writing reviews of books I didn't like? I'm so glad you reviewed Bad Taste in Boys. I've been waiting for this one since it was announced.

Michelle McLean said...

Ooo I have to read this book! :D Carrie is absolutely hilarious, can't wait to read this :D

Nisa said...

Great review! It sounds like a very interesting read. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

For the record, anonymous commenter is a monster butt-head and doesn't understand author etiquette. I LOVE your reviews! And I am dying to read Bad Taste in Boys! :-)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Dude, the broken off body parts? Hahaha! That's awesome. I've been waiting and waiting for this one. Can't wait.

Also, I did go to college and grad school for English and writing. Nobody teaches you how to write a review. They teach you how to critique and that's something altogether different--and definitely not something you HAVE to do as a reviewer. A review can be anything you want it to be. I think of a Bookanista review as a recommendation and that's it. You're doing a great job.

Carrie Harris said...

I see nothing wrong with gushing over books you truly love! And I give the finger to anyone who says it's not okay.

A disembodied one. ;)

Having said that, I'm so glad BTIB fits into that category for you!!!!

Jo Schaffer said...

I thinks it's cool that you only review the ones you can be positive about. (=

And if you can't make a comment without divulging who you are --maybe you shouldn't say it?

Bethany Wiggins said...

I adore you guys!

Jennifer Foley said...
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Angela Felsted said...

The cover is way cool!

Jennifer Foley said...

You forgot to put...I am a nice person!! Do you still have this book? When does it come out or is it already out!

Jenn Johansson said...

Yay! I can't wait to read this! And booo to dumb anonymous comments.

J.N. Future Author said...

Oh....I'm really disppointed by the cover....it seems like a direct lift from a book called Sugarbabe...

http://www.amazon.com/Sugarbabe-Controversial-Story-Woman-Search/dp/1616080345

Bethany Wiggins said...

That's so interesting, J.N. I suppose in this world, everything has been done somewhere before.

Thanks for your comments everyone!

Shana Silver said...

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. I think that's a great philosophy for book reviews!

And I seriously LOVED Bad Taste In Boys!

JenWriter said...

A nerdy sidekick brother who wears elf ears? SOLD!