Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris

Bad Hair Day (Kate Grable #2) by Carrie Harris.
Publisher: Delacorte Press.
Pages: 240.
Release Date: November 13, 2012.
Source: NetGalley.
Senior year is positively hair-raising.

Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school’s pre-med program. Except when he’s arrested for murder, she’s left with the bodies. And when Kate’s brother Jonah stumbles upon a dead gamer girl, she realizes that the zombie epidemic she cured last fall was only the beginning of the weirdness taking over her town. Someone’s murdering kids—something really hairy. And strong. Possibly with claws.

Is it werewolf awesomeness like Jonah and his dorktastic friends think? Kate’s supposed to be a butt-kicking zombie killing genius...but if she can’t figure out who’s behind the freakish attacks, the victims—or what’s left of them—are going to keep piling up.

It’s scary. It’s twisted. It’s sick. It’s high school.

I loved Bad Taste In Boys because, despite being a book about zombies, it was so light-hearted and hilarious and action-packed. And Bad Hair Day definitely lived up to that. Carrie's take on werewolves is nothing short of brilliant and funny and the way the characters matured from book one was so awesome.

Kate is still the same kick-ass, smartypants heroine she was in the first book. And Jonah is still the same geeky, adorable little brother. But like I said before, they seemed to mature and their new confidence in the beginning of this book made me so happy.

The action is just as epic as ever. It's kicked up a few notches because the werewolves seem to pose a greater threat than the zombies. The entire book is a bit darker than Bad Taste In Boys but the brief moments of seriousness were balanced nicely with the humor. And even though I'm kind of deathly afraid of zombies, I found the werewolves to be much more terrifying.

Overall, Bad Hair Day was a wonderful follow-up to Bad Taste In Boys. It's hilarious, frightening and entertaining all at the same time. This review was short and sweet, just like the novels, but I don't have much to say other than READ THESE BOOKS if you're in the mood for something light, funny but action-packed. Carrie Harris is like a boggart from Harry Potter with the way she makes the most scariest things so amusing. I wish she'd write a Kate Grable book for EVERY monster out there. (Hint, hint, wink, wink!)

Other reviews for Bad Hair Day:
Popcorn Reads.
Pretty Deadly Reviews.
Bewitched Bookworms.
YA Litwit.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome! I didn't know there was a sequel to BTIB, but the first book was really cute. I'll have to try and get it sometime.

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  2. I hadn't heard of this one before! It sounds awesome and I actually love zombies :D I am glad you enjoyed it too, great review :)

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