WoW: Undead by Kirsty McKay

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Out of sight, out of their minds: It’s a school-trip splatter fest and completely not cool when the other kids in her class go all braindead on new girl Bobby.

The day of the ski trip, when the bus comes to a stop at a roadside restaurant, everyone gets off and heads in for lunch. Everyone, that is, except Bobby, the new girl, who stays behind with rebel-without-a-clue Smitty.

Then hours pass. Snow piles up. Sun goes down. Bobby and Smitty start to flirt. Start to stress. Till finally they see the other kids stumbling back.

But they’ve changed. And not in a good way. Straight up, they’re zombies. So the wheels on the bus better go round and round freakin’ fast, because that’s the only thing keeping Bobby and Smitty from becoming their classmates’ next meal. It’s kill or be killed in these hunger games, heads are gonna roll, and homework is most definitely gonna be late.

Combining the chill of THE SHINING, the thrill ride of SPEED, the humor of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, and the angst of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Kirsty McKay’s UNDEAD is a bloody mad mash-up, a school-trip splatter-fest, a funny, gory, frighteningly good debut!

What doesn’t look great about this one? Zombies, cheerleaders, school ski trip…awesome. Plus comparisons to The Shining, Shaun of the Dead and The Breakfast Club (we’ll ignore that Speed comparison)? Sign me up. Expected US publication is September 1, 2012.

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  1. The Shining is one of the scariest movies EVER!!!!! Hope you like this one. 🙂

  2. Yeah…I am so with you on this one. I don’t really do zombies, but I DO do (hee!) funny and sarcastic.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’ve been seeing this one around. Thanks for the reminder!


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