"This zombie world is deathly dangerous but totally fun."

It is the most fabulous cheer leader pyramid ever and Karen Vera is on the top enjoying the attention. Unfortunately some stupid guy brings her a lot of unwanted attention and the pyramid collapses. Before Karen has time to take in what has happened, she is lying on the pavement looking disgustingly dead.

However death is not the end for Karen. She learns that she is a genetically undead zombie. Freakishly alive without a pulse she is sent off to DEAD high, a boarding school for the 'death challenged'. But death isn't the only challenge for Karen in her new school. Her roommate hates her, she has to eat animal brains to stay in shape, nobody thinks she is cool and worst of all someone is attacking students and harvesting their brains!

Although not everything is bad. A new BFF is helping her find out if the gorgeous Gavin is the brain stealer. She doesn't want to be seen with him if he is the one sending the students to certain zombie death.

I really enjoyed Stay Jay's previous zombie books about Megan Berry so My So Called Death was a must buy for me. Undead Much? and You Are So Undead to Me had me giggling and eager for more. This new book from the zombie loving author was no different and I am glad I didn't wait around to get my hands on a copy.

This book is aimed at young adults but the title, cover and blurb were just too good to pass up on. Not enough books in the paranormal genre characterise zombies as a good and fun topic so I love what Stacey Jay has done to these paranormal outcasts. Slightly different to the Zombie Settler series this book managed to have all the elements I have come to enjoy from the author but it had a new and fresh feel to it.

If you like reading young adult and like a little laugh but need a little mystery then you can't go wrong with this read. I am really looking forward to seeing what the author comes up with next and I hope she sticks to zombies. Although I would be interested in seeing what this author could do with something more adult I am happy with the YA content too. Give this a try yourself or gift it to a daughter, niece or some other young adult who likes a bit of paranormal. This zombie world deathly dangerous but totally fun.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted March 27, 2010


Just because you don't have a pulse doesn't mean you can't be perky.

One second, freshman Karen Vera's on top of the most fabulous cheer pyramid ever. The next, she's lying on the pavement with seriously unflattering cranial damage. Freakishly alive without a pulse, Karen learns that she's a genetically undead zombie.

Suddenly, Karen's non-life is an epic disaster. She's forced to attend a boarding school for the "death-challenged," her roommate is a hateful wannabe-Goth weirdo, and she's chowing down on animal brains every day to prevent rot (um, ew?). Even worse, someone is attacking students and harvesting their brains for a forbidden dark ritual. And it might be the hottest guy at DEAD High, the one who makes Karen's non-beating heart flutter!

Armed with a perky smile and killer fashion sense, it's up to Karen to track down the brain snatcher and save her fellow students from certain zombie death.

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Zombie


My So-Called Death
by Stacey Jay

March 1, 2010
Available: March 1, 2010
ISBN #0738715433
EAN #9780738715438
240 pages
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Other Books by
Stacey Jay

Blood on the Bayou
Juliet Immortal
Dead on the Delta
The Locket
Undead Much
You Are So Undead to Me

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