Zombielicious Review: Unfed (Undead #2) by Kirsty McKay
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Unfed by Kirsty McKay
Series: Undead #2
Published by: Chicken House on August 27, 2013
Genres: YA, Zombies
View on: Goodreads
Grab it: Buy on Amazon
About the Book:
Fresh meat! From a hospital of horrors to a runaway zombie train, it's an all-new onslaught of the slavering undead in the sequel to Kirsty McKay's killer debut!
Just when you think you're out...it's the morning after the night of the return of the living dead. Or something like that. After running/bus-driving/snowboarding for her life alongside rebel Smitty, geeky Pete, and popular Alice, Bobby thought she'd found the antidote to the Carrot Man Veggie Juice that had turned the rest of their classmates into zombies. When Smitty (mmm...nom, nom) got chomped, Bobby pumped a syringe full of it into him herself.
But now Bobby's a prisoner in some hospital of horrors, with no clue how she got there. And Smitty is missing. What if he isn't cured after all? Bobby knows she's got to find him, even if it means facing Scotland's hungry hordes -- plus Alice's buckets of snark -- again. And this time, zombies aren't the only evil stressing her out. The brain-dead are bad enough, but how can Bobby stop the big pharma business behind the epidemic? Especially when her own mom works for the company?
OMG. SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR….
(Warning: There will be lots of CAPS and OMG’s in this review 🙂 and slight spoilers)
Unfed is a f’ed up monster good time!! I couldn’t get enough of this book. It’s LOL funny, loaded with non-stop action, and thoroughly entertaining! Kirsty McKay created a wonderful cast of characters and dropped them into the middle of a crazy INSANE situation. Not only do we have a bald MC and a super nerd, but we also get a popular prissy girl and a bad boy rebel. And every single one of them ROCKED MY ZOMBIE SOCKS OFF.
Okay, so once again (like I normally do) I missed out on what was probably full of awesome in Undead. Yup, this is the first time I picked up this series and let me just say, Unfed is so KICK A$$ that I can’t stop thinking about it, telling other people about it, or rummaging through my endless supply of quotes! Our main character Bobby (Roberta) is really, really having a rotten time. While on a field trip, some of her classmates got infected with a deadly disease and became the undead. Now, all of Scotland is quarantined and cut off from the rest of the UK. Poor Bobby wakes up in a hospital and is told that she is only one of four survivors from a fatal bus crash. Needless to say, everything pretty much goes downhill after this.
Booby and the other teens are immediately thrust into the action of trying to escape the zombie infested hospital which happens to be a secrete facility for Xanthro, the corporation responsible for the outbreak. And escaping sure ain’t easy. At nearly every turn, they are faced with a crazy obstacle they must overcome. Seriously, there is not one moment or page that doesn’t have a zom (love that worrd!) attack or gunfight, or some other type of craziness standing in the way of their freedom. To add fuel to the growing fire, once outside, Bobby must also decipher all the clues left by her super-smart, and ex Xanthro employee, mother in order to find a safe place for the group. There’s an epic train ride, shootouts, and lots of near death experience to keep readers motivated to read.
“He’s expecting us to jump onto the roof of the train,” Russ says. “Totally,” I reply.
“Jesus Take The Wheel,” Alice says. “I’m not leaping onto a speeding train.” –Russ, Bobby, Alice At 73% on Kindle
Unfed is so full of WIN. It’s not one of those zombie books where everything is doom and gloom and overly sad. Nope, Unfed is woven together with witty dialogue, quick-thinking characters, a wild mesh of personalities and BALLS-TO-THE-WALL action. I read the entire novel in one sitting. I kept flipping pages (or swiping pages on the Kindle) until I realized there was nothing left to read. I even got the dreaded pang of sadness when the story was over. There are so many instances where I was screaming OMG and laughing hysterically (see quotes below). I honestly don’t have anything negative so to say about the story and I will most definitely be picking up the next book in the series!
Overall, if you are looking for a zombie novel with some flare that won’t scare you half-to-death or make you wish you never read it, then I HIGHLY recommend Unfed. There is nothing more I can say about it other than check out some of the awesome quotes below!!
“I never use to think like this, I never used to look for the emergency exits, the free-running routes, the easy weapon, or the barricade. But I’ll never be able to stop now. Not even when I get old and crusty and all this is just a bunch of bedtime stories I frighten my grandchildren with.
That’s always assuming I get to grow up. — Bobby At 22% on kindle
“Not only do we have humans live and dead to contend with, we’re on safari with Zombie Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa? That’s the Circle of Life all right.” — At 68% on Kindle
“Is this the kind of rest where you put me to sleep and then I wake up and everyone’s vanished apart from those of you who have gone all monstery on my sleeping ass?” — Bobby At 91% on Kindle