What I’ve Been Reading: Zombies and the usual suspects

I don’t write long reviews for every book I read. I do however try to write a few lines on Goodreads if I liked the story. Here are some novels I’ve enjoyed while curled up on the couch with a hot cup of tea nearby.

The Day Zombies Ruined my Perfectly Boring Life by Jen Naumann day zombies

The ending!! When is the next book out? Is there another book coming out? Please let the answer be yes. This is an action-packed and entertaining zombie comedy. I loved it. Emma had me laughing throughout, and I thought the relationship between her and Finn was natural and endearing. The fade to black scene was excruciating – reminded me of Edward and Bella in Breaking Dawn. I couldn’t put this down and am sorry to have to say goodbye to Em and Finn. Hopefully this isn’t the end.

And the cover – fantastic. Captures the vibe of the story perfectly. I adore this cover so much I had to post it extra large here. Jen designed this cover herself! If you fancy taking a look at other covers Jen’s created, see her blog, Paranormal YA. Check out The Day Zombies Ruined my Perfectly Boring Life on Goodreads and Amazon.


So Over You by Gwen Hayes

so over youHaving read and enjoyed Totally Tubular, I was looking forward to So Over You. Gwen Hayes is a great writer. I read this in one quick sitting. It’s funny, poignant and clever. Layney is fierce, intelligent, witty and independent, while Foster is the take-the-piss-out-of-you type of guy, who secretly adores you.
Utterly endearing.

This story has a high school setting, intelligent teenagers, fun quips and bickering, and manages to deal sensitively with serious subject matter. Another engaging read by Gwen Hayes.

Layney Logan and Jimmy Foster, Layney Logan and Jimmy Foster, Layney Logan and Jimmy Foster. πŸ˜‰Β Β  Check it out on Goodreads and Amazon.


Save My Soul by Zoe Winters save my soul

Save My Soul is an easy and fast read – perfect for a lazy weekend. Anna was a relatable character – I liked her snark and humour a lot. Luc never quite did it for me. Sure, he’s gorgeous and can give you an orgasm by basically just looking at you, but I’m not into sharing. Like Anna, I’d have a big problem knowing the guy I’m half in lust/half in love with is down the hall getting it on with other women, even if there is a good reason for it.
I didn’t see the twist coming! That right there is a job well done.
Sexy, devilish fun.Β  Check it out on Goodreads and Amazon.


See anything here that floats your boat? What do you think of the covers for these books? I’m pretty shallow when it comes to choosing my next read. If the artwork is gorgeous, I tend to purchase.


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26 Responses to What I’ve Been Reading: Zombies and the usual suspects

  1. Mae Clair says:

    You have been busy reading! πŸ™‚ I like your reviews. You always give great insight,Emma. I’ve yet to read a zombie book, but I’m going to have to give one a try. Love the cover for Save My Soul but I think I’d have a problem with Luc too!

    • Emma says:

      Thanks, Mae.
      Maybe try Warm Bodies for your first zombie book – I saw the film and it was good. Book is meant to be even better.

  2. Shannon says:

    “I’m not into sharing.” Cracked me up, girl, I’m totally with you on that one.

  3. I’m totally hooked by the zombie book! The cover and your write up! πŸ™‚

  4. They all sound pretty awesome. Save My Soul I’ve seen a lot of, but the other 2 are new to me. Awesome! More books to add πŸ™‚

  5. I really like Save My Soul. I’ve read all of Zoe Winters’ books. πŸ™‚

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  7. I haven’t read a book in like two weeks. Why am I so lazy? Oh yeah, the sun is out! I need to start going to the beach and read. And yet here I sit on the internet. At least I’m at work on the internet.

  8. setinmotion says:

    I’m trying to think why he has to hook up with other girls. Please tell! Male prostitution?

  9. Paula Cappa says:

    I’m not much of a zombie fan. But I did come across a short story with French zombies. I know you read all the contemporary stuff, but this story “Was It A Dream?” by Guy DeMaupassant from the 1880s was surprisingly good and different from the modern zombie. Not action-packed, no overt sex. But the chill factor is pretty high. I love reading the dead authors of the past. If you ever read it (less than 2000 words), I’d love to hear your opinion, Emma.

  10. beckyday6 says:

    Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying some great books lately! I like the sound of So Over You, it sounds intriguing and I like the sound of the love interest. πŸ™‚

    • Emma says:

      It’s fun and upbeat (for the most part). Has the same chatty tone of Totally Tubular, which is still my favourite book this year.

  11. fuonlyknew says:

    All I have to do is look at LUC! I’m getting the paperback! lol
    All fun reviews my friend:)
    More for my TBR. I think I’ll read Jen Naumann’s first. That cover hooked me the most. Very creative.

  12. So Over You sounds like it would’ve been one of my favorite teen romance books back in the day.

  13. Love the nice short reviews, Emma. They are perfect for the busy person on the go.

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