Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Donna of the Dead by Alison Kemper (with giveaway)

Donna of the Dead
by Alison Kemper

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Just released: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Genre: Paranormal, YA, Zombies
ebook: 271 pages
Rating: 5

Donna Pierce might hear voices, but that doesn’t mean she’s crazy. Probably.

The voices do serve their purpose, though—whenever Donna hears them, she knows she’s in danger. So when they start yelling at the top of their proverbial lungs, it’s no surprise she and her best friend, Deke, end up narrowly escaping a zombie horde.

Alone without their families, they take refuge at their high school with the super-helpful nerds, the bossy class president, and—best of all?—Liam, hottie extraordinaire and Donna’s long-time crush. When Liam is around, it’s easy to forget about the moaning zombies, her dad’s plight to reach them, and how weird Deke is suddenly acting toward her.

But as the teens’ numbers dwindle and their escape plans fall apart, Donna has to listen to the secrets those voices in her head have been hiding. It seems not all the zombies are shuffling idiots, and the half-undead aren’t really down with kids like Donna…

Donna of the Dead
Dwight of the Living Dead - tba

My two-bits:
I had a good time with this zombie apocalypse survival teen tale. Although it did not completely explain the why and how of the zombie creation, the survival aspects were interesting to ponder.

Do not be fooled by the cover image. There was not much time for kissy-kissy action while trying to survive zombies all around. However, romance and humor provides fuel to this fast-paced story.

Donna, the main character, undergoes a sort of coming-of-age and coming-of-hero which is what kept me glued. Nothing like zombies to push people out of their comfort zone to do outrageous things for the best.

About the author:

Alison Kemper grew up in South Florida, the only girl on a street with eleven boys. She spent most of her childhood paddling a canoe through neighborhood canals and looking for adventure.

She usually found it.

Sometimes the police were involved. And large dogs. And one time, a very territorial snake.

She now lives in North Carolina and writes books. The books often include girls having adventures. With boys. Cute boys. And cute dogs too. But no cute snakes. Never cute snakes.

Her debut novel, Donna of the Dead, will be published by Entangled Teen in 2014 and followed by two companion novels.

She loves to meet new people and talk books, so send her a friend request or connect with her on Twitter and Instagram.

--~ Giveaway courtesy of tour ~--

15 Zombie Swag Bags that include $5 Amazon card, Donna of the Dead mints (don't get caught with zombie breath) and exploding eye gumballs (they squirt red goo when you bite into them, but are surprisingly delicious)!

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The tour continues...

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3/21/2014- Mom With A Kindle- Review
3/21/2014- Comfort Books- Guest Post

* review copy courtesy of book tour - check out the other stops here for more details on this book and goodies sponsored by RockStar Book Tours.

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