[Free Ebook] ♒ Zombies Don't Cry: A Living Dead Love Story ♿ Gamegeek-denter.de

KurzbeschreibungDurch einen Blitzschlag wird Maddie zum Zombie Gut, dass auch Zombies lieben k nnen Weniger gut, dass es auch b se Zombies gibt, gegen die ein Kampf entbrennt In der verschlafenen Kleinstadt Barracuda Bay f hrt Maddy Swift ein ganz normales Teenagerleben sie mogelt sich zusammen mit ihrer besten Freundin so durch die Highschool und hofft, dass sich ihr neuer Mitsch ler, der gut aussehende Stamp, einmal mit ihr verabredet Als er das dann endlich tut, ndert sich auf einen Schlag ihr ganzes Leben.Als sich Maddy in einer Regennacht herausschleicht, um Stamp bei einer Party zu sehen, wird sie von einem Blitz getroffen und f llt in Ohnmacht Als sie wieder aufwacht, ist sie zun chst gl cklich, noch am Leben zu sein Im Laufe der Zeit d mmert es ihr jedoch, dass sie zu dem geworden ist, was sie am meisten f rchtet zu einer lebenden Toten, einer Untoten, einem Zombie.So ganz ohne Herzschlag und Atem muss Maddy mithilfe ihrer neuen untoten Freunde Dane und Chloe nun erst lernen, als Zombie zu berleben Doch dass sie f r ihr neues Leben nach dem Leben dringend ein Umstyling ben tigt, ist nur der Anfang all ihrer Probleme Als an der Barracuda Bay High die Entscheidungsschlacht der drei Teenager gegen die Zerkers, die b sen Zombies ausbricht, muss Maddy ihre ganze Kraft zusammennehmen, um das zu sch tzen, was ihr am wichtigsten ist als sie erkennt, was genau das berhaupt ist Quelle und Bild Copyright liegen beim Papierverzierer Verlag u ere ErscheinungDer Hintergrund des Covers ist in einem gespenstischen Blau Grau gehalten Man sieht einen Friedhof mit der schwarzen Sillouette eines Zombies An den Seiten des Covers kommen kahle ste ins Bild Im Vordergrund ist unsere Protagonistin Maddy abgebildet Sie sieht verschreckt aus und ein wenig ist ihr anzusehen, dass sie blass ist und Ringe unter den Augen hat, also ein Zombie ist Der Titel steht in einem giftigen Gr n im Himmel, wo er sich gut vom Bild abl st.Das ganze Cover erweckt schon den Eindruck von einem eher humorvollen Jugendbuches, anstelle eines Zombiegruselromans.Meine MeinungDenke ich an Zombies, kommen sofort die Stichpunkte Untote , Grusel und Friedhof in meine Gedanken Vor allem der Gruselfaktor bei Zombieb chern macht mir immer Sorgen, da ich ein notorischer Angsthase bin, aber trotzdem Zombieb cher mag Kurz vorweg Trifft das auch auf dich zu, kann ich Zombies weinen nicht herzlichst empfehlen.Der Autor hat einen angenehmen Schreibstil, sehr humorvoll und einfach zum Lachen Ich habe fast die ganze Zeit durchweg schmunzeln m ssen und das, obwohl das Buch im Pr sens geschrieben ist, was nicht mein Lieblingstempus f r B cher ist Erz hlt wird aus Sicht der Protagonistin Maddy Es ist wirklich einfach, sich in sie hineinzuversetzen und ihr herrlicher Sarkasmus macht alles noch viel besser.Nun, inhaltlich l sst sich dem Klappentext nicht mehr viel hinzuf gen Der erz hlt quasi die komplette Handlung, was ich jedoch nicht als Nachteil empfunden habe Ich hatte trotzdem viele unterhaltsame Stunden an der Barracuda High und man ist sowieso viel zu sehr in die Story vertieft, um sich beim Lesen noch daran zu erinnern, was da genau im Klappentext stand.Sehr am siert hat mich auch, dass diese ganzen Zombie Klischees so richtig sch n aufs Korn genommen werden So geht Maddy mitten in der Nacht gerne mal im Supermarkt Gehirne kaufen oder treibt sich gerne auf dem Friedhof herum.Nat rlich kommt auch ein wenig Spannung auf, vor allem zum Ende hin Und Romantik kommt auch nicht zu kurz, wobei ich ganz ehrlich sagen muss Mit dem P rchen habe ich nicht gerechnet Bin aber auch nicht unzufrieden damit FazitObwohl das Buch, meiner Meinung nach, f r eine deutlich j ngere Zielgruppe konzipiert ist, konnte mich die Geschichte vollends begeistern und ich freue mich schon sehr auf den n chsten Band.Bewertung5 5http anni chans fantastic books.blo Ugh I m sorry, but I hated this book It is likely one of the most ridiculous teen novels I have read to date and I work at a library, so I do a ton of reading.The characters depressed me There was no depth to them and not much development occured throughout the course of the story I thought the style of writing fell into J Fic instead of YA Supernatural meaning it was very juvenile to me and belonged downstairs on the lower floor with all the kids books I didn t feel this book really catered to me personally as a teen and saying that doesn t mean I was disappointed due to a lack of sexual content Sexual content is not the primary thing most teens want to read about It isn t for me, at least and it is not how I critique a book I was disappointed due to a lack of a well thought out plot It wasn t interesting There was a bit of an inciting incident the whole, OMG I turned into a zombie thing , but there wasn t really any rising action leading to that, or stellar dialogue It was just lacking in general.I regret having to write such a negative review, because this book did have potential The subject of zombies hasn t been attempted much in teen fiction, so it hasn t become cliched or overdone yet The author really could have taken this novel, done a smashing job writing it, and therefore opened the genre to interest, but I feel she didn t accomplish that in the end. [Free Ebook] ♶ Zombies Don't Cry: A Living Dead Love Story ☻ Maddy Swift Is Just A Normal Girl A High School Junior Surviving Class With Her Best Friend And Hoping The Yummy New Kid, Stamp, Will Ask Her Out When He Finally Does, Her Whole Life ChangesSneaking Out To Meet Stamp At A Party One Rainy Night, Maddy Is Struck By Lightning After Awakening, She Feels Lucky To Be Alive Over Time, However, Maddy Realizes That She S Become The Thing She And Everyone Else Fear Most The Living DeadWith No Heartbeat And No Breath In Her Lungs, Maddy Must Learn How To Survive As A Zombie Turns Out There S A Lot To It Than Shuffling Around Growling, Brains Needing An Afterlife Makeover Is Only The Beginning Of Her Problems As Barracuda Bay High Faces Zombie Armageddon, Maddy Must Summon All Of Her Strength To Protect What Matters Most Just As Soon As She Figures Out Exactly What That Is Okay, so I open my mailbox and see a review book for Zombies Don t Cry, and I have no idea what to expect I read the first chapter and think, is this author for real Then I keep reading Then I m soon flying through the pages, laughing, talking to myself and the characters, and thoroughly enjoying myself Rusty Fischer is an amazingly talented author His writing style is clean, clear, smart, and fun.Seventeen year old Maddy Swift is an awesome character I easily related to her The thoughts this girl has, had me rolling on the floor laughing It s so refreshing to read a character who doesn t whine or complain, but accepts a lightning strike to the head with grace and humor She s having a tough time coming to terms with being a zombie right before the Fall Formal after having met her dream guy, Stamp, who actually wants to take her, and, be her boyfriend Only one problem, according to the zombie guide, it s against the rules to date Normals As Chloe and Dane help her adjust to her new life, a couple of Zerkers bad zombies are stalking fellow classmates and threatening Maddy The three band together to stop them However, even though Maddy still pines for Stamp, she s getting close to Dane, the bad boy zombie that s fast becoming a love interest I have to admit, I m Team Dane all the way But one line of the book really made me stumble because he s my boy Ahhh I love that line You re just going to have to read the book because I don t do spoilers But oh, I can totally understand Maddy s reasoning Fischer sets up a great love triangle here, but I m still Team Dane Can t believe I m saying this about a zombie But he s one hot zombie What surprised me most about this book was the last chapter I m reading along, having fun, laughing, and all of a sudden I find myself feeling deeply for these characters So much that I actually tear up, and am desperately not wanting the story to end I hope there s going to be a second one, because in my opinion, Maddy s story is just beginning This book is witty, funny, romantic, and downright brilliant I highly recommend it to lovers of Paranormal Romance as well as readers who just want a breath of fresh air in the YA market. Niente respiro Niente battiti del cuore solo un corpo pallido e freddo come ti sentiresti se di colpo ti svegliassi cos Chiediamolo a Maddy, una normale adolescente che la sera dove forse poteva scoppiare l a con il ragazzo nuovo della scuola, un fulmine ha deciso di colpirla.E si, tra tanti posti ha scelto di prendere in pieno proprio lei, al centro della sua testa lasciandole un bel buco , con tanto di contorno di capelli bruciacchiati, difficile da nascondere Maddy si risveglia confusa qualche ora pi tardi, si trova a pochi metri di distanza da quella casa dove dovrebbe esserci una festa in corso, ma tutto buio sembra che la festa sia gi finita da tempo.Scombussolata e fradicia,perch oltre la sfiga del lampo, anche svenuta su una pozzanghera, decide di ritornare a casa per sistemarsi Ma c qualcosa di strano, percepisce sensazioni non umane perch il suo cuore non batte Perch non riesce pi a respirare Mi si ferma il cuore Recupero lo specchietto dalla borsetta, lo apro e mi ritrovo davanti la mia faccia pallida e inespressiva che si sforza di non piangere Sembro un cadavere riesumato Nel vero senso della parola Se succedeva a me come minimo mi sarei messa ad urlare per la strada e cercare aiuto, ma Maddy no Solo quando arrivo a casa e mi controllo il battito cardiaco, capisco di sentirmi rigida perch sono morta Decide di fare una ricerca su internet per trovare una valida spiegazione, cos si imbatte in un sito che in base alle sue risposte dichiara la sua sentenza Maddy sei uno zombie Corri hai solo 48 ore per cibarti di cervello fresco I neozombi DEVONO ingerire un cervello entro 48 ore dalla rianimazione per non correre il rischio di morire del tutto Se non desideri rimanere uno zombi, ignora questa parte Se invece hai ancora voglia di vivere, spiacente, ma DEVI MANGIARE UN CERVELLO Ora parliamone se dovessi dare retta ad internet per tutte le volte che ho cercato i sintomi dei miei malesseri, per lui ero gi spacciata XDPer Maddy tranquilla, assimila il colpo e anche a causa del suo stomaco che brontola, decide di recarsi al supermercato vicino per acquistare quanto pi cervello pu Be , quanti chili di cervello d agnello puoi darmi Mentalmente aggiungo questa domanda alla lista delle cose che non avrei mai immaginato di chiedere a un adulto alle 2 27 del mattino Sar proprio in quel posto che scoprir di non essere sola, a Barracuda Bay infatti gli zombi sembrano andare di moda , altri due suoi compagni di scuola si ritrovano nella stessa situazione.Saranno proprio loro ad aiutarla a conoscere questo nuovo mondo abitato da zombi buoni tenuti a rispettare il regolamento degli Anziani, ma anche abitato dai classici cattivi rappresentato dai Zerker che invece di accontentarsi di cervelli di animali morti, si cibano solamente di quello umano appena cacciato Dopo qualche istante mi chiede Allora, sai cosa sei.Riesco a liberarmi e mi allontano il momento di Chloe Secondo me lo sai, Maddy, altrimenti perch una ragazzina per bene come te dovrebbe venire al supermercato a comprare del cervello a quest ora L aspetto comico, se vogliamo chiamarlo cos , della situazione che Maddy non per niente brava a camuffare il suo nuovo aspetto, la sua migliore amica Hazel la crede malata,come del resto chiunque la guardi Mi d un pizzicotto sulla guancia ma subito ritrae la mano come se avesse toccato un ferro rovente Cavolo, sei fredda, Maddy Di pi , sei un ghiacciolo Sicura di voler venire a scuola oggi Grazie all aiuto della sua nuova amica zombi , Chloe, riuscir a trasformare il suo aspetto in una vera e propria dark con un cerone in viso per camuffare il suo aspetto da non viva Ascoltami bene, risponde sospirando mentre poggia alla cassa la cipria e altri 30 dollari di ombretto, rossetto e smalto neri sei gi diventata un po , come dire, grigia E sei morta da quanto, due giorni Per luned mattina sarai costretta a metterti a tanto di quel phard da sembrare un clown o b imitare me e diventare una dark E, credimi Maddy, quest ultima ipotesi molto pi credibile La questione aspetto per sar l ultimo dei suoi pensieri, una nuova minaccia in agguato gli Zerker le danno la caccia ma non sar l unica ad essere in pericolo, ma anche tutta la scuola con amicizie incluse.Anche se mi sto divertendo un sacco a raccontarvi questa storia, ahim devo stopparmi Lo so, lo so volete saperne di pi , ma proprio questo il bello, lasciare le parole sospese in aria per dare a voi la voglia di catturarle leggendo il libro Vi lascio con ques ultima piccola citazione presa dal libro, magari vi convincer Non sembriamo proprio Leonardo e Kate sulla prua del Titanic, me ne rendo conto, ma date retta a me, se improvvisamente scopriste di essere morti pardon, non morti , anche voi vi accontentereste di quello che passa il convento Devo ammettere una cosa, prima di leggerlo ero piuttosto prevenuta, sar che non amo molto gli zombi E da quando sono piccola che ho una certa fobia nei loro confronti , causa probabile dei troppi film e quindi evito letture come questa ma dico, grazie al cielo che l ho letto Gli zombie non piangono uno di quei libri a cui ci si affeziona in modo contagioso, rimanendo incollati alle sue pagine e pensando alla sua storia anche una volta terminato.E una lettura assai piacevole e divertente, Maddy proprio un bel personaggio e il fatto che proprio lei diventi uno zombi non fa che rendere il tutto pi comico.La trama diversa dal solito, molto originale e ben articolata, senza essere mai scontata e banale.Gli zombie non piangono un libro che divorerete velocemente, lo stile genuino e scorrevole e non vi annoier mai posso dirvi che l ho terminato in un solo giorno perch curiosissima di conoscere il finale.Un libro che accosta alla perfezione elementi horror con sentimenti forti, quali l amicizia, l a e la famiglia, non rimarrete delusi da questo libro che per halloween perfetto.Una delle zombie story pi discusse del momento, primo di una serie horror, paranormal romance e comica, intitolata Living Dead Love Story edita dalla giunti YSe vogliamo trovarla l unica pecca del libro il finale, perch rimane sospeso con troppi punti di domanda e nessuna risposta, ma facendo parte di una serie confido nel trovarle molto presto.Per concludere amerete Maddy, con il suo modo di fare e con le sue riflessioni spesso troppo ridicole e comiche, supererete grazie a lei la fobia degli zombi quindi state attente a dove mettete i piedi Che meraviglia questo libro Adoro le storie scritte con ironia, con un linguaggio cos fluente e con trame intriganti perci Gli zombi non piangono stata una lettura super azzeccata per la mia estate.Avevo cominciato a leggere questo libro qualche tempo fa, poi mi ero accorta della sua appartenenza ad una serie interrotta in Italia e lo avevo mollato Non volevo soffrire con un finale che mi avrebbe lasciato tanti dubbi.In preda ad una voglia irrefrenabile di conoscere la storia di Maddy, per , alla fine non ho resistito e ho letto questo libro fino al finale che avevo tanto temuto Posso dirvi che sicuramente il finale da spazio al sequel e che per capire come finir la storia dovete necessariamente leggere gli altri libri che in Italia non esistono, per non uno di quei finali che proprio non si possono sopportare.Diciamo che posso gi immaginare cosa accadr dopo e mi accontento di quello che hanno portato in Italia.A mio parere questo pu essere catalogato come un libro per ragazzi perfetto per tutte le et Non pu non piacere, non pu non farvi ridere e non potete non amare i personaggi Chloe, Maddy e Dane sono davvero un trio che non dimenticher facilmente Li ho adorati.Per quanto riguarda la trama non vuole essere pretenziosa, intrecciata o troppo articolata una trama semplicissima ma vi far venire voglia di continuare a leggere.Il pezzo forte del libro sono sicuramente i bellissimi titolo dei capitoli, ogni volta scoppiavo a ridere.Mi dispiace che non ci siano i seguiti e magari un giorno li legger in inglese, per per adesso va bene cos Non lasciatevi scoraggiare, se vi va di leggerlo FATELO. I ve been keeping my eyes on this book for quite sometime now and I finally got myself an ARC for a review I was surprised receiving this mail, I was hysterical lol Anyway, I finished this book last Saturday and today I am posting my review regarding to this awesome book Let s start shall we The Plot The storyline obviously related to zombies The first thing will pop into our minds that, it is just another mindless eating humans Actually, this book is way beyond that I usually watched movies, that zombies had only one reason to live And that is to eat humans Zombies Don t Cry have something originality and freshness I ask you, how do zombies turned into zombies anyway Usually, the answer is a virus and then you re one of them, so the cycle starts on eating each other, right This book is not like that There is logical and detailed explanation about it and I found out it in this book Cool Definitely There isn t much of a shocker here though not all books have to have a dumb founding scenarios I may say, I am still drawn to read it up to its last page The narration from the protagonist point of view has a simple yet unique way of telling it To be honest, Maddy our dear MC , is one of those funniest narrator in a books I read, is very awesome, I loved her Fischer written it so very comprehensible, each words are easy to be picked up There were no tying knots making me think too much or turning me to a confused nut job but it was given an exact point Like you added sugar on your coffee and it tastes right No , no less.I love how the book is not only focused on how to became a zombie Focuses also on friendship, betrayal, trust, loss, sacrifice and love Which is great to add up to the story Fischer really is a great author The Characters Maddy is a great, cool and awesome protagonist I loved it when she is adding some of her funny side comments even on desperate times Which seems to be a little bit relieving for me First, you are intently reading what is says and then, pop , there she goes with her side comment Making you roll in laughter just in time for the next climax of the story She even progresses from start til the end At the beginning, she s just a shadow behind someones back and then changed to a different person aside on becoming a zombie You re definitely gonna love her like a snap Stamp, it s not a stamp from a mail but a male MC of the story Actually, I think there are 2 male MC s here, him and Dane They re both great and good addition to the book Of course, they are Maddy s love triangle giggles If you re asking me whom I will choose, the fact is I really don t know whom I want for Maddy This is the only book I think that I am not sure who is the perfect partner for the female MC I am really confused, on this part Cuz both are great for her ARGH I really don t know how to answer it lol XD Every character is very easy to carry around that this book never losses it sense of humor Flaw I am thinking of something though I don t have one Which is cool, that means this book is totally wicked awesome If there is tell me but I am going to refuse it anyway, lol I love this book so much Other Thoughts The last chapter turns out to be quite different, I came from laughing and laughing then all of a sudden I went some place deeper in feelings for the characters At the end there is something odd happened, guessing it, that this books had a part two I hope so because I actually don t want the story to end like that But i am quite sure there will be a next installment.I have so many great things to say about this book that I can t even put it in here or maybe I am just out of words Zombies Don t Cry is clean, clear, smart and absolutely fun to read Each pages are never boring and surely you won t put this book down I highly recommend this for the readers in love with Paranormal Romance and others who just want to have something new from the YA community A well deserve salute for Rusty Fischer I received this advance readers copy from the author, Rusty Fischer and publisher Medallion Press, Inc in exchange for my honest review Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity Recensione completa qui cominciato a leggere Gli zombie non piangono perch 1 avevo davvero voglia di qualcosa di diverso, di una lettura fresca, allegra, lontana dai generi che leggo ultimamente 2 la copertina del libro mi fa letteralmente impazzire anche se io ho l ebook vabb , dettagli P e 3 volevo constatare quanto realmente fosse carino questo romanzo che stanno praticamente leggendo tutti ed elogiando Ebbene, non ne ho sbagliata una Gli zombi non piangono davvero un libro che fa morire dal ridere non una battuta P e carinissimo, la protagonista talmente ironica che conquista da subito E una di quelle di cui, dopo aver letto una sola battuta, sai che ti ritroverai ad adorare Ed stato esattamente cos per me, per gran parte del libro, almeno E stato facile identificarmi con Maddy, ragazza che non ama le luci della ribalta, schiva osservatrice che occupa gli ultimi banchi della classe, amica di una cheerleader egocentrica e viziata S , mi ci riconosco proprio Solo che, se pure tutto ci le sta bene e non capisco in che modo, specie l ultima parte , un bel giorno, all improvviso, cambia tutto Drasticamente.Proprio quando lei, ragazza non troppo carina n troppo popolare, viene invitata ad un appuntamento dal ragazzo pi figo della scuola, nuovo arrivato e kicker della squadra di football, ecco che il destino le si avventa contro Uscita di nascosto per raggiungere Stamp il fighetto, che tra l altro piccolo dettaglio somiglia a Superman sbav ad una festa, si scatener una tempesta violentissima e Maddy, pensate un po , finir con beccarsi un bel fulmine in testa Badate bene Non una pallottola, o un mattone, o una pietra scagliata da qualche bullo di passaggio UN FULMINE IN TESTA.Da qui avranno inizio le disavventure di Maddy, che potrebbe essere benissimo un titolo alternativo per questo romanzo Maddy si risveglia, dopo essere collassata un paio d ore con la faccia nel fango, e scopre a parte il buco nella testa P di essere diventata uno Zombi Naturalmente, non lo capir all istante, prima dovr fare una piccola ricerca su Google PZombi Non morta E terribilmente sfortunata la nostra povera Maddy Ma non tutti i mali vengono per nuocere eh no Sebbene non sia facile accettare la sua nuova natura e tutto ci che ne consegue abitudini da zombi e pericolosi individui a darle il tormento , Maddy dimostrer di essere forte, coraggiosa e combattiva ma soprattutto spiritosa, sventure a parte Al suo fianco si ritrover due inaspettati amici, Dane e Chloe, zombie anche loro, che la sommergeranno di dritte e regole e la proteggeranno come possono, anche se, alla fine, sar Maddy a proteggere loro E cos , tra una dieta a base di cervelli per mantenersi non morta talvolta, per sbaglio, seguita anche dal padre P , sfuriate e segreti con l amica Hazel, mostruosi Zerker a perseguitarla, Maddy trascorrer le sue giornate cercando, per quanto possibile, di familiarizzare con ci che diventata, senza mai realmente capirne il perch Mi piaciuto davvero parecchio questo romanzo, che trovo abbia una marcia in pi e possa soddisfare i gusti di molti, anche i non amanti del genere Qualche nota negativa per devo farla Innanzitutto riguardo Hazel, un personaggio terribilmente insopportabile Io davvero non mi capacito di come Maddy riesca ad esserle amica senza provare la tentazione di schiaffeggiarla ogni volta che apre bocca Fortunatamente, alla fine, la storia si evolve come ho profondamente desiderato per mooooooolti capitoli e Maddy pu prendersi la sua bella rivincita Senza infamia n lode, per Colpisce molto il fatto che in un romanzo dallo stile cos fresco e leggero vengano comunque a delinearsi spunti su cui riflettere, ispirati da gesti compiuti per necessit , con inevitabili rimorsi e rimpianti da portarsi dietro diciamo per l eternit Continua a leggere la recensione qui I picked this book up expecting it to be a funny read, with a little bit of horror and romance tossed in What I got was a pretty flat book with a sudden and abrupt turn at the end of the novel And sadly, despite what the subject matter might lead you to expect, there s very little horror in the book at all.First, the good the zombie explanation In this world, zombies are created through electrical currents If you get electrocuted and die, the electrical current can bring you back as a zombie Consequently, you crave brains as a source of electricity As a zombie, you re stronger than normal, difficult to kill, and basically live forever, unless somebody chops your head off or electrocutes you It s not really an explanation you want to look at too closely, but it s a unique take on things Good zombies can get by on animal brains and the like, while bad zombies zerkers , short for berserkers are of your traditional zombie mindless and violent Not surprisingly, our protagonist is a good zombie The method in which she becomes one is pretty random and coincidental, but hey, this is a list of good things, so whatever.I also found the protagonist, Maddy, to be very clear headed and focused Unlike a lot of female protagonists who tend to get distracted at the drop of a hat forget the bloodthirsty vampires chasing after her, she s got a boy to make out with , Maddy is consistently focused on tackling the problems at hand Now, the not good Maddy I said I liked her clear headedness, but she s MUCH too accepting When she becomes a zombie view spoiler after being randomly STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, might I add hide spoiler Rusty Fischer is officially my new hero The story he created is simply phenomenal Original and so unbelievably fun to read, it s a MUST HAVE not only for every Zombie fan out there, but for anyone who loves great YA paranormal horror books with amazing sense of humor Maddy is a super likable character She s or less an ordinary teenage girl, who doesn t wear tons of make up and prefers khaki pants over flashy dresses She might not be the most popular girl in school, but she gets by just fine, having her best friend, Hazel, and her open minded and understanding dad at her side And then things get even better, when she literally runs into the new, hot guy , Stamp, who just recently moved to the town Stamp asks her to accompany him to a party at a friend s house and Maddy gladly accepts the invite Everything seems to be going just peachy, she even manages to sneak out of the house without her dad noticing and she almost makes it to the party Almost, because then something unexpected happens It starts raining and Maddy can hear the thunder approaching It s getting closer with every minute and then it hits somewhere not far away from where she stands, and Maddy collapses to the ground After awhile she wakes up face down in the puddle of mud, all drenched in muddy water, with her makeup streaking down her face Not only, though, her clothes and make up are ruined and she missed out on her chance to spend the evening with her prince charming, but she suddenly realizes that her heart is not beating, like, AT ALL, and she s not breathing either As it turns out the lightning didn t strike somewhere close to Maddy Maddy was stricken with the lightning And now she s turned into a living dead, a zombie It would be an understatement to say that her life was about to be turned up side down She s an undead now and she has to learn how to survive as one On the Internet she learns that she has to consume some brains within 48 hours from being turned, otherwise the transition to a zombie won t be completed and she will die Again And so Maddy goes for a midnight snack run to the local grocery store and orders 10 pounds of goat brains because these are the only brains available While waiting for her order to be prepared, she s joined at the store by two of her school mates, Dane and Chloe These two, as it later turns out, are both zombies, too, and they take Maddy to meet the Council Zombie Elders As a new Zombie she must vow to uphold the Zombie laws and fight the Zerkers Zombies gone wild She s told that she can continue living like she used to, but she can t let any human know about the existence of the unholy kind Much to her desperation, she also learns that she s not allowed to date Normals, and if she breaks any of the rules, she will die Again Maddy might be a zombie, with her body ice cold and her heart dead in her chest, she might not be able to cry, sweat or gain weight, but she is still capable of feeling the very same emotions she used to feel before turning into a living dead Zombies don t cry, but they most definitely would if they could I loved it, loved it, loved it It s not just another Zombie flick, this book is so much than brain eating zombies roaming around and groaning brains eat brainssssss , it s a refreshing and original new take on the Zombie world, based on a solid, gripping plot, with fantastic characters and positively geeky sense of humor I got sucked into the story from the very first page and, much to my husband s annoyance, wasn t able to put it down until I literally passed out on the couch I picked it up first thing in the morning and finished it before even eating breakfast, that s how great it was I mean, come on, you gotta appreciate the fact that I chose this book over my husband s strawberry waffles, right It never happened before Zombies Don t Cry is nearly 400 hundred pages long, and yet there s not a single passage that would come across as boring or unnecessary Every word accounts for something And the humor you just gotta love the humor I was constantly cracking up and shaking my head in pure amazement Even the way the chapters are named already suggests that you re about to be taken on a crazy zombie coaster ride Chapter 5 Rainbows keep falling on my dead Chapter 13 Cloudy with a chance of gray matter Chapter 23 Any grave will do Rusty s writing style is superb, light and extremely enjoyable I started reading expecting a humorous and witty story, and I wasn t disappointed, but what I didn t at all expect was the ending, which actually made me cry All of a sudden this book got so much depth and I realized how well thought out the whole story was The ending really got to me And Maddy Maddy is just such a great character She goes through so much and yet she s still strong and positive, she keeps a healthy distance to herself and she even manages to joke about all that has happened to her She s definitely one of my favorite female characters All the other characters, even the smallest ones, were vivid and real Each and every single one of them was very essential to the story I m thankful to Rusty that he didn t do to Zombies, what Stephenie Meyer did to Vampires, i.e he didn t embellish them, didn t make them all lovely, pretty and friendly and sparkly He depicted them as they were, with gray skin and dark circles under their eyes It worked really well, making the story believable These are not beasts that need to feed on human brains, but choose to SACRIFICE THEMSELVES and limit their diet to goat brains They just don t really care where their brains come from, as long as they can eat some Isn t that just so much better Thank you, Rusty I thoroughly enjoyed reading Zombies Don t Cry and can t wait for of Rusty Fischer s works It s a breath of fresh air in the Zombie department and you definitely don t want to miss out on it