Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Donna of the Dead Blog Tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.
Title: DONNA OF THE DEAD
Author: Alison Kemper
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: March 4, 2014
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 head cheerleader, and—best of all?—Lance, hottie extraordinaire and Donna’s long-time crush. When Lance 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 has been hearing voices for a long time. They always seem to warn her when she is in danger. While on a trip she and her best friend Deke narrowly miss getting but by a horde of zombies. They escape and find safety at their high school. There is a few survivors there including the girl she hates and the boy she has always had a crush on. Donna begins to be confused as her crush is acting different towards her and so is Deke. It seems Deke may want to be more than friends. They are quickly running out of supplies and must find a way to get more. Not all the zombies are mindless though and they seem to be planning something. They want Donna and her gift of hearing the voices. She will have to listen hard to them if she is to stay safe.
Donna tries her best to keep her voices a secret. She doesn't want people to think she is strange. She is a very scared girl and at times her not standing up and helping more did get on my nerves. She would rather hide than take a risk. However you have to see she is away from her dad in danger and she is still a young girl. While she did get on my nerves it was also refreshing to see a character that is believable. Deke is very brave and will do anything to protect others. He cares for Donna but does get aggravated with her at times. The other kids are a good variety and make a good mixture of survivors.
I love any book with zombies and this one is a good one. Not only are there zombies but there is something different about these zombies. They aren't the normal ones, well not all of them anyway. I enjoyed reading about Donna as you can see how young she is and how she grows up and becomes so much stronger. She begins to look deep inside herself and see she doesn't have to be a wimp and she can help out. The kids all have their own part to play in this book and a few I was very surprised by their actions. I won't spoil anything don't worry. There is the boy likes girl but girl likes someone else, but it's not a love triangle. Lots of action as they run from zombies and try to stay safe. If you like books with zombies or just enjoy a good YA paranormal book you will like this one.
I also have to say I love the cover to this book!
4 out of 5 Stars
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.
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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