Friday, 28 September 2012

Review: The Zombie Always Knocks Twice

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

In book one of the Hollyweird series, fifteen-year-old Kris Golden works part time at Disco Diva's Diner. She spends her free time auditioning for parts that her agent lines up for her. It's Hollywood, where everyone wants to be a star. Her school life isn't the greatest as her Algebra grades aren't so well, plus she is like the only girl in her high school who doesn't have a boyfriend. Kris may seem like your regular California girl, but she has a secret.

Kris is a necromancer, she can raise the dead.

While working at the diner, she sees a dead girl comes in, but before Kris can talk to her, the girl runs out of the diner. Kris chases her, but the girl is just too fast for hers. It is her duty to find this girl and whoever it was that raised her from the grave.

The typical young adult novel has been about vampires or werewolves. It's nice to see a change of pace in The Zombie Always Knocks Twice, where the main character Kris is a necromancer, which reminds of the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. The book started out a little slow for me, but after a few chapters I became interested in Kris's not-so-normal life. Teenagers already have enough to worry about with parents, school grades, part-time jobs, dating, and peer pressure, but Kris also has to deal the undead and everyone else that gets in her way. The Zombie Always Knocks Twice is an interesting start to a new series, I recommend supernatural/paranormal readers to give it a try.

About the author:

E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screen-writer, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award. His Best Selling novels, “Boyfriend From Hell” and “Earth Angel,” are the first two books in the Falling Angels Saga. “The Zombie Always Knocks Twice” is the first book in his Hollyweird series. E lives in Beverly Hills California with his spouse, a werewolf, several zombies and a fairy godmother who grants him wishes from time-to-time.

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