Donna of the Deadby Published 04 Mar 2014
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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 head cheerleader, 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" Reviews
Reviewer friends!! Did you see that DONNA OF THE DEAD is available on NetGalley?! I *LOVE* this book. https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/sho...
This book is AMAZING. It's not your average zombie novel. (And I can say that, because I generally hate your average zombie novel.) This is laugh out loud funny and I can't wait for you guys to read it. You'd better add to your to-read lists immediately. :-)
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The first time I came across the title on Netgalley and knew that it is a Zombie Novel, i was like UGH no and I was about to press back , but I heard voices*REQUEST,REQUEST,REQUEST* :D And honestly I can not say how much I loved the book! It is definitely not what you expect from typical Zombie books, so yes , the plot is not Cheesy! Honestly, I want to reread it again very soon. Imagine if a Flu has the ability to destroy your Cerebral Function , and oh, did I mention that it spreads around by biting ! At first, I did not like Donna. She acts like a total jerk and kind of drives you nuts with her crush with Liam. Deke is one of the characters that you instantly fall in love with, not mention how funny he is. So,what happens when almost everyone has this Zombie disease? Apparently ,
a wide variety of people have to work together to resist being transformed .AS you read, you clearly see how people change, and I am not taking about some sappy change! You get to see characters grow more mature and less self preservative along this journey of survival.Another thing I have to point out is that the fact that the author used Medicinal and Scientific information to show us how drastic the disease is and how we must use whatever we have to fight back is definitely impressive ! I honestly can't wait to read the next book,*There are two companion books to Donna of the Dead* and honestly the author , Alison Kemper , has made me look at Zombie Novels with a different lens,better ones. I give this book 5 stars/5
Loved Donna and rag tag band of Zombie Slayers.
Now I realise this isn't my normal read. I decided to mix it up a little when I found this little gem on Netgalley.
I'm most probably not even the target audience (Most probably YA here).
I really couldn't resist though. It's not often my name appears in the title of a book, or is even a main character.
So I picked it up and loved every single second of this book :).
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You'll love Donna.
What monsters skulk around in your world? Pain-in-the-a** boss? Annoying ex? An army of zombies?
Regardless, you'll want Donna on your side. Goofy, spunky, rock-solid Donna, a memorable new character from a skilled up-and-coming wordsmith.
Check it out!
A thrilling, romantic, very enjoyable YA zombie read, Donna of the Dead was fantastic. I loved this book. It had action, romance, and a few surprises that I didn't see coming. This book was just wonderful.
Donna was a lovely character. I have to admit, at first, I didn't like her much. She was shallow and somewhat bratty. But, over the course of the book she grew up and really rose to the occasion. She became stronger and proved herself as a heroine. My only issues with her was the aforementioned shallowness and her absolutely blindness to what was right in front of her (coughDekecough). But, other than that, I really liked her.
This book was somewhat of a love triangle, but not in an obnoxious way. Donna likes Liam, who doesn't really notice her, while Deke likes Donna, who doesn't see him in a romantic light. I appreciate that it was done in a way that I enjoyed, so no worries about an annoying love triangle.
Liam was good. We don't get to know his character too much. Instead, we find out a rather shocking secret about him that took me by surprise. But, when I though I knew what was going on, things changed with him again. By the end, I wasn't quite sure what to think of him. But, I definitely look forward to seeing more of him in book 2.
Deke was the best friend who had crushed on Donna for a while. This guy was very sweet. He was very devoted to Donna and made it his priority to keep her safe. I thought he was adorable.
The romance, as I said, was well done. I don't want to give anything away, but just know that it was sweet and I think the couple that ended up together was a perfect match.
The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were plenty of secrets and thrills that had me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the story and the ending has me curious to see what's coming next. I'm definitely looking forward to a book 2.
Donna of the Dead was a wonderful YA zombie read. From the romance, to the thrills, to the surprises, this book was fantastic. YA romance lovers, this book is one you'll definitely want to read.
*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review