Goodreads Blurb: Maddy Swift is just a normal girl—a high school junior surviving class with her best friend and hoping the yummy new kid, Stamp, will ask her out. When he finally does, her whole life changes.
Sneaking out to meet Stamp at a party one rainy night, Maddy is struck by lightning. After awakening, she feels lucky to be alive. Over time, however, Maddy realizes that she’s become the thing she and everyone else fear most: the living dead.
With no heartbeat and no breath in her lungs, Maddy must learn how to survive as a zombie. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than shuffling around 24/7 growling, “Brains.” Needing an afterlife makeover is only the beginning of her problems. As Barracuda Bay High faces zombie Armageddon, Maddy must summon all of her strength to protect what matters most—just as soon as she figures out exactly what that is.
Rusty Fischer kept me captivated with this novel. I absolutely loved it. While it’s not actually a love story, the story line is still well thought out. I loved the characters of the zombies, Dane and Chloe. They were full of dry humor, and know how to kick ass when they need to. I didn’t take it as a serious zombie book, but it was light and entertaining. Maddy came to grips with the fact that she is a zombie pretty quickly, which I thought was odd. But she gave her all in facing the zerkers that threatened to make the town of Barracuda Bay into a town of the living dead. Zerkers are kind of like bad zombies. They have only brains on their agenda and don’t function well at all unless they are obtaining their goal. I liked the prospect of good and bad zombies. The ending was great, and I think it left an opening to another possible book about what happens with Dane, Maddy, and Stamp. Overall I think you will really enjoy this book if you are looking for a light quick read.