Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Zombie by J.R. Angelella

'Waiting on Wednesday' is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I picked:
Zombie by J.R. Angelella
Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Publisher: Soho Press

Summary via Goodreads/Amazon: 
'Fourteen-year-old Jeremy Barker is obsessed with zombie movies.  He attends an all-boys Catholic High School where roving gangs in plaid make his days a living hell.  His mother is an absentee pillhead, his older brother a self-diagnosed sex-addict, and his father an ex-Marine realtor who disappears night after night without explanation.  Jeremy navigates it all with a code cobbled together from Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, Planet Terror, Zombieland, and Dawn of the Dead: 

• Avoid Contact
• Keep Quiet
• Forget the Past
• Lock-and-load
• Fight to Survive

The code is put to the test when he discovers in his father's closet a bizarre homemade video of a man strapped to a bed, being prepped for some sort of surgical procedure.  As Jeremy - troubled but ever-optimistic -- attempts to trace the origin of the video, this remarkable debut moves from it's sharp, precocious beginnings to a climax of almost unthinkable violence, testing him to the core.'

Why I'm excited: I love zombies!  Anything and everything to do with the undead sparks my interest.  This brief summary, gives me enough information about the book to automatically hook me in.  I have a feeling this will be very Chuck Palahniuk/Bret Easton Ellis.  I cannot wait!


  1. I have this one, and it's good!!

    stop by my IMM?! I have a few picks!

    1. Awesome! I've been hearing good word on this novel, so I cannot wait to start reading it.

  2. Haha. Omg this cover is awesome!!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. New follower here! Looks like an interesting book! Here is my WoW if you'd like to follow back:

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  4. Brittany, thanks for blogging about your interest in my book. I hope you can get your hands on a copy soon and have the chance to read it before the pub date. If you contact Soho, they might be able to send you an ARC. Feel free to stay in touch. All the best -- JRA