19 June 2012

Review: Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb by M.J.A. Ware

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb by M.J.A. Ware

Published: 5 September 2011

Pages: 204 (paperback)

Genre/s: MG, Zombie

Source: Author for review

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Synopsis (Goodreads)

When life gives you lemons, kill zombies -- turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.

After a failed attempt at running away, best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled--except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eating zombies may be more than their already strained relationship can handle.

Even with the help of the town geek and lemonade-powered Super-Soakers, there's not enough time to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess. Unless the trio eradicates the zombie infestation, while avoiding the deadly zombie snot, the military will blow the town, and them, to pulp.

Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap.


My Thoughts

I've developed an interest in MG/YA zombie novels of late - and it's incredibly interesting to see how a story written for a (much) younger audience than myself can be appealing to a whole range of ages.

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (SZJMB) is one of those books, and I really enjoyed this one. It's a zombie story, but more appropriate for kids around the 8-10 year age range, although it doesn't hold back on the realities of what would happen during a zombie apocalypse.

I particularly liked the kryptonite-style weapon that Nathan and Misty discovered by accident - it gave a great new spin to the story, and all the characters were well rounded and realistic.

This is definitely a book that I'd let my own (hypothetical) child read and it's also great fun for adults. Plus the comic-book style cover is great!


2 comments:

  1. Ooh Kat, I must hunt this down, this is definitely another book my 9 year old lad would love!!

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  2. I hope you can find a copy! This was a great read.

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