Review: I Zombie by Jo Michaels

January 7, 2014 Elyse's Reviews, young adult, zombies 2

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Review: I Zombie by Jo MichaelsI Zombie by Jo Michaels
on January 6, 2014
Pages: 200
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It's the end of the world as we know it.

Trixie Collins is a normal teen making her way through high school. One night at a party, a boy comes on to her and won't take no for an answer. As she jerks her arm away, his fingernails cut into her skin.

When she finds her dog's mutilated body and realizes she's to blame, she starts to think maybe the zombie apocalypse they've been screaming about on the news isn't a hoax after all. Worse, she begins to think maybe she's one of the infected.

Now it's a fight for life as she joins together with her brethren to stop the humans intent on destroying them. Are zombies all bad, or is it just a huge misunderstanding?

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Trixie and her best friend Jack are your typical teenagers just trying to survive High School. But when the news of a flu outbreak start circulating the more their symptoms seem less and less like the flu. Then the chaos started.

Michaels’ book really takes a look at the human condition. When things in our society start to change, go wrong, and especially when illness strikes on such a large scale we start to panic. Act now, ask questions later.

I really loved that this book was from the perspective of the zombies in question since we always see the other side of the story. The first chapter was one of my favorites, at first I believed Michaels was starting the book off like every other zombie novel. The zombies trying to break in to eat the humans. WRONG. The tables were turned, and the humans were trying to break in to kill the zombies.

This novel was a quick and easy read that kept me turning pages –  With quirky banter between best friends, classmates hunting each other down, zombie themed chapter names, and of course a little bit of love. The characters were easy to connect with and easy to get attached to.

There was only one point in this book that had me scratching my head and saying ‘no way’ which is what stopped me from giving this 5 stars. I had a hard time believing that some high school kids got on Google and were able to find information about a disease to help with the cure that the doctors at the CDC didn’t have. But since this is a YA book, I think only adults would let that bother them.

This was definitely a solid read for me!

If the news started showing pictures of your friends and neighbors with color-less eyes, decaying flesh, and eating the family dog how would you react?

About Jo Michaels

Jo Michaels is a writer who’s really had a taste of life. She’s lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia; but visited states from coast to coast. Michaels, a high-school dropout, put herself through college while her husband was deployed to Iraq and still managed to come out on the other side with all five of her children still breathing. On top of that wondrous feat, she managed to graduate Summa Cum Laude. After her fourteen year marriage ended cataclysmically, she took to the keys to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. Using the degree she obtained in school, Jo set out with tools in her belt not many writers possess: a strong design eye, the skills necessary to format her books, and the ability to use her artistic talents to create stunning covers.

Now, Michaels writes full-time in her garage while imbibing copious amounts of coffee to keep her motor running from son up to son down (and daughter, too). Her inspiration for her books comes from relationships, life, friends, passion, and her own incredible imagination. A fight for achieving her dream (along with her super duper boyfriend) is what drags her out of bed every morning to do what she does best: spin tales laced with high-octane emotion for readers worldwide.

Jo has written many books, all of which are self-published.

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  • Thank you so much for reviewing I, Zombie! I’m thrilled you loved it. 🙂 *happy dance salsa*

  • Fabulous review! I just bought a copy!! 🙂