Thursday, 20 March 2014

Donna of the Dead by Alison Kemper

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and Netgalley.

Donna of the DeadBlurb (from Goodreads):
Donna Pierce might hear voices, but that doesn’t mean she’s crazy. Probably.

The voices do serve their purpose, though—whenever Donna hears them, she knows she’s in danger. So when they start yelling at the top of their proverbial lungs, it’s no surprise she and her best friend, Deke, end up narrowly escaping a zombie horde. Alone without their families, they take refuge at their high school with the super-helpful nerds, the bossy class president, and—best of all?—Liam, hottie extraordinaire and Donna’s long-time crush. When Liam is around, it’s easy to forget about the moaning zombies, her dad’s plight to reach them, and how weird Deke is suddenly acting toward her.

But as the teens’ numbers dwindle and their escape plans fall apart, Donna has to listen to the secrets those voices in her head have been hiding. It seems not all the zombies are shuffling idiots, and the half-undead aren’t really down with kids like Donna…

Donna of the Dead by Alison Kemper

My rating: 1.75 of 5 stars

Donna of the Dead(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and Netgalley.)
Donna hears voices, but the only one she really listens to is her own.
When a virus turns people into zombies, Donna worries about her manicure.
Can Donna survive against the zombies? Do we want her to?

Aaaarrrrggggghhhh! I cannot get over how annoying this book is! Pretty much the only thing I’ve learned from it is

Donna was just uuuurrrrgggghhhh! Infuriating, irritating, selfish, and just downright stupidly stupid. I’m not surprised the zombies wanted to take a bite out of her; I wanted to smack her just to shut her up.

The number of stupid things she came out with was just ridiculous. When being preyed upon by zombies, should you worry about your manicure? Obsess over the boy you’re crushing on? Waste precious minutes of your mobile phone battery listening to old messages? Worry that the zombies will think you’re hitting them because you didn’t like them when they were alive? Think that a water supply isn’t necessary (you have soda)?

I seriously could not get over how many idiots there were in this book! Deke was the only one who even remotely had any common sense, and of course – nobody listened to him.

The storyline in this was frustrating to say the least, and I spent most of this book feeling like my blood was boiling.

I really wished that the darn zombies would just eat them already, and stop the torment of having to wade through the rest of this awful book.

The storyline concerning the voices that Donna heard was also sadly lacking. The best they could come up with most of the time was ‘run’. As if you need to hear voices to know that you should run when zombies attack. I mean really?
The romance was also irritating. We had the good old love triangle where the best friend is in love with the girl, and she’s cluelessly crushing on some other guy. Yawn.

So much for this being a different kind of zombie book, it was a rubbish zombie book. So not impressed! There is only one place this book is going from here –

Overall; idiotic characters, irritating storyline.
3.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Oh God, stupid characters will be the death of me.