Sunday, October 16, 2011

BBReview: "Bad Taste in Boys" By Carrie Harris

Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal
Publishing Date: July 12th, 2011
Page Count: 201
Source: Borrowed from my local library
Format: Hardcover

Description from
Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!
She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human.

I have to say that i was very disappointed in this book. I thought i was really going to like it. It is very sad when you are completely in love with the cover of the book, but the story line makes you fall out of love, and that is exactly what happened to me with Bad Taste in Boys. After seeing this book cover i couldn't wait to get my hands on it to read it, because i was sure it was going to be just as amazing as the cover. When i borrowed it from the library it was one of the first books i read, because it was a much shorter one than the rest that i had, but i soon found out it wasn't what i expected.

I loved the whole idea of the book and i loved the characters, but the story line just fell kind of flat. I felt that it had really big potential to be a great book, but it felt a little rushed and little too cheesy. The suspense was there and the love interest was there, plus a girl who isn't scared to go against orders and find out whats going on, but then it ended up being just a little too juvenile. I feel like this book was made with the idea of a younger crowd. It would be good for 12-15 year old's, in my opinion. Unfortunately, this story just didn't do it for me. I really wanted to like it, but that ended up not being the outcome.

This book wasn't at all what i expected. I think because i loved the cover so much that i built up my expectations a little too high. The characters were great and that idea of the story i loved, but the actual story line felt too cheesy and too rushed. It was almost too convenient. I think any younger followers would like this novel. Maybe 12-15 year old's. I wouldn't say this is a novel for the older lovers of YA. If you are looking for something light and cheesy funny, nothing too serious, then i think you might like this book, but i just had my expectations way too high.

Rating: ♥ ♥ 2/5