Author: Jen Naumann
Published: June 10, 2012
Publisher: At or With Me Publishing
Review: Paperback won
Emma Ferdig has heard the term “life sucks, then you die”, but she never knew she was supposed to take it quite so literally.
It’s senior year. Emma should be looking forward to escaping her mundane small town, and going on to college—finally. Her biggest worries should be the fact that she’s feeling something more for her life-long best friend Finn, and how she’s going to make things happen between them. But all her plans for a less-sucky future go out the window with the discovery of a seriously creepy woman in her backyard.
As it turns out, zombies are real.
In the first book of the Boring Life Series, Emma’s life is turned upside down as she’s forced to leave everything behind, running off with Finn and a group of extremely odd misfits that include Finn’s jackhole brother Cash, and his unorthodox girlfriend Marley. In an instantaneous journey across the Midwest, they’ll learn horrifying secrets, trust the wrong people, and make deadly mistakes. As they do all then can to try and survive the impending apocalypse, Emma will realize that maybe her painfully boring life hadn’t been such a bad thing, after all.
So this book was going to be on my PaperbackFriday read but I started reading it on a Tuesday as our power went out because of a storm. So this was like a midweek paperback read.
I won this book in a giveaway and I have been dying to read it so I was glad to be able to dive into it finally.
I liked how this was told in the point of view of a teenager and it wasn't all just a happy go lucky adventure. The humor within the story between Cash and Emma I loved it, when a zombie story has a humor though death is through out the book it makes it a better read to me.
It all starts when Emma sees her first zombie in the woods she rushes to her best friend's house to tell him what she has seen. From that point on it seems that Emma, Finn, Cash, his girlfriend and their aunt need to leave town as soon as they can. You know it is because of the zombies but it seems that there is something that Finn and his family knows as they don't seem too freaked out by this zombie apocalypse.
As we progress in the story we see what Emma and her friends go through as they travel up north where they are suppose to be safe. We learn that there is something weird about this apocalypse and food and water should not be consumed. I did enjoy the idea of who was able to be infected by this virus and I though it was a neat idea. I do hope to read book two as where this one ended I wonder what will happen next. I liked the way that there is something behind the scenes of this apocalypse now we just need the answers.
Emma was a good character but at times I wanted to smack her for being dense I was just like get your act together. Other than that I loved how she handled being in crisis by humor. It seems humor will make anything seem a bit better.
If you like zombies and characters with humor then get your copy.
Jen Naumann grew up in southern Minnesota as an addict of such flicks as Indiana Jones and The Goonies until she discovered John Hughes, and spent her high school days locked away writing love stories with a sci-fi twist. Married to a farmer in southern Minnesota, she tries to follow the madness of her four active children while balancing an imagination that never shuts down.
As the author of CHEATING DEATH, SHYMERS, AND PARANORMAL KEEPERS, she writes stories with strong female leads who have a good sense of humor and tend to fall in love despite their better judgment. Also writing steamy adult romance under pen name Jennifer Ann (http://www.goodreads.com/authorjennif...). For more on Jen visit her website www.JenNaumann.net.