Monday, October 31, 2011

Review: Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Jones

Bad Taste in Boys
(Kate Grable #1)
by Carrie Jones
Publication Date: July 12th, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9780385739689

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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 steriods 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. (Goodreads)
Bad Taste in Boys is a quick, fun read that will keep you wondering just what’s going to happen next!

Kate is in-training sports trainer to her high school football team. When a player gets banged up during a game, Kate is there to fix them up! When the players on the football team start having some weird side effects to an injection given to them by their coach, it’s up to Kate to save the day!

I found Kate to be such a fun, easy going character. She was also a very strong character. Instead of moaning and groaning, and waiting for someone to protect her, she takes matters into her own hands and tries to keep everyone safe. I always find that admirable in a character. And to be honest, it’s really nice to see a girl saving the day for once.

The secondary characters were likeable, for the most part. (I can’t say I really cared for the flesh-eating zombies!) Kate’s crush, Aaron, was very sweet, and while their relationship didn’t have a big part in the book, it was still sweet to read about.

The plot and writing style was simple and easy to follow. The author had a wonderful way of holding my attention and keeping me guessing about what the zombies would do next!

Overall, this was a really fun, enjoyable read! Perfect for Halloween!


  1. I've heard good things about this one, so I'm glad you enjoyed this as well. I'm sure I'll pick up a copy of this someday - it sounds like a fun read.

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. Great review! :)

  2. This one sounds good. I'm curious, I'll have to add it to my wish list. Thanks for the great review!

  3. Yay that Kate isn't a whiner! I love me a stronger heroine who doesn't crawl in a corner and wait for the guy to swoop in. I've been really interested in reading this... I mean, who can say no to zombies? And those lips? haha. So I'm glad to hear it was such a fun read! Great review, Christy!

  4. This is a fun book! I loved it and can't wait to read more from Carrie Harris. Great review!

  5. I'm not a huge zombie person, but I think I would like this book:) Kate seems like a girl I can root for, I love a young woman who doesn't sit idly by waiting for the protection of someone else. Awesome review Christy!

  6. This looks SO good! I'm definitely going to have to see if my library has a copy...or maybe just goes out and buy a copy.

    Kate sounds like such great heroine! Thanks for a great review. Happy Halloween!

  7. Agree--this was a quick and fun read! I loved that Kate was a smart chick and, like you said, took matters into her own hands. I'll definitely pick up the next Carrie Harris book.

  8. Kate sounds awesome. It is nice that a girl saves the day for once!

    I also like that the romance was cute, without it being the main plot of the story.

    Great review!

  9. I keep trying to win a copy of this one since I'm still on booking buying timeout. wants to read it!!!!
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  10. This does sound like a quick read. I did a character interview with Kate. She's super funny! Great review :)


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