Saturday, September 24, 2011

Zombies Vs. Unicorns by Holly Black & My Life As a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland

Part of Velvet's September's Zombies Event!

Genre: young adult, zombies, fantasy
FTC Disclosure: borrowed from library
Published: 2010
Pages: 415
Content: zombie violence and unicorn mayhem.

Summary: The best darn humorous zombie and unicorn anthology ever!

Funny. This is an anthology of stories on zombies and unicorns (separate stories). Holly Black is a unicorn fan and Justine Larbalestier is the zombie lover. They both have little dialogues at the beginning of each story describing why respective story beats out the unicorn or the zombie! They're both very witty. The stories are each unique, and some are funny and some are violent. You just never know what you're going to get. One has a unicorn farting rose-smelling farts, one has zombies as everyday Joes.

I loved me some unicorns as a little girl but now that I'm older and "mature," I love me some brainzzzz ;) So go team ZOMBIE!!!!!

Rating: 4 stars

Genre:  paranormal, urban fantasy, zombies, mystery
FTC Disclosure: bought from Smith's
Published: 2011
Pages: 310 
Content: Lots of zombie brainzzzz and lovin'.

Summary: Surprisingly awesome rendition of zombie lore, humor, and crime fiction!

The cover alone made me wanna get it! It's just awesome. And the story does not disappoint. Angel is a white trash loser. Pain killer addict, lives with her abusive dad, and can't keep a job...til she wakes up in the hospital with a poor memory of how she got there and a desire for brainzzzz. All she gets is a note that says go to the morgue, you've got a job, along with a some bottles of brain goo.

It takes her a bit to figure out she's dead and a zombie but it's fun getting there. It's fun watching her change and get her life together. And she's a zombie!!!! Rowland's zombie world is just awesome. Zombies can be the good guys; they just gotta eat the brains!!! They don't even have to be fresh. Throw in a cute cop romance...and her trying to solve who made her a zombie and why people keep turning up with their heads missing. Only a mystery Angel can solve. Brainzzzzz.

So yes, go pick up this book. Go!!! Eat your brains first, though.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

One Line Movie Reviews

1. Daybreakers (2009): An interesting take on the vampire mythology.

Rating: C+

2. The Wolfman (2010): Decent spin on the classic and a great one to start the Halloween season with!

Rating: C+

3. Hackers (1995): Cheesy, predictable, but fun little movie with a really young Angelina Jolie!

Rating: B-

4. Rango (2011): Surprisingly cute, strange, and loveable!

Rating: A-

5. Limitless (2011): If only everyone could take smart pills, maybe we could really save the world!

Rating: B+

6. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005): Jolie and Pitt really do have chemistry!

Rating: B+

7. 300 (2006): Visually stunning, bloody with good action, yup, pretty good.

Rating: B-

8. The Conspirator (2010): Fantastic analogy about government and politics today; very insightful.

Rating: A-

9. Snatch (2000): Brad Pitt's unintelligible accent is definitely worth it!

Rating: B-

10. Kick-Ass (2010): Whoa! Way disturbing...

Rating: C-

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Semptember Zombies 2011!!!!!

Velvet of vvb32reads is hosting Semptember Zombies 2011 from Sept 20-30! Come join her and others joining her for lots of zombie horror and goodness. I'll be having my own zombie sightings and reviews on Sept. 25! Click here for schedule and the zombie badge and schedule will be on the right side for future reference! Yeah!