Title: Zia, the Teenage Zombie and the Undead Diaries
Author: Angela Scott
Published: September 30, 2015
Genre: Teen Romance, Zombies
In Angela's bio, she states that her "zombies don't sparkle, and they definitely don't cuddle." I think she has proven with this adorable teen love story that she should rewrite her bio. Some of her zombies--at least in this particular world--can be loveable and cuddly.
Because our protagonist is a teenager, it is fitting that the story alternates between prose and diary entries. The diary entries are short and to the point. I think Angela did a fine job of harnessing the feelings of a teenage girl who continually finds herself in situations where she could get in trouble. And, it just so happens, each time it's because of a boy.
I adore this story and the less horrifying approach to not only zombies but other supernaturals, like vampires and werewolves. There is the stench of rotting flesh as well as flesh-eating maggots, but that takes a backseat to Zia trying to fit it after waking up dead...undead, that is.
Zia, the Teenage Zombie and the Undead Diaries is for fans who not only can handle a bit of a teenage love triangle, but also those who like functioning zombie stories, not just the shambling, brainless flesh-eating zombies.
About the Author
I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.
As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I’ve been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I’ve pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.