Sunday, March 06, 2011

What I'm excited about...

by Diana Rowland
Coming 07/05/11

Angel Crawford is a loser
Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.
That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue--and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.
Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey--just when she's hungriest!
Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.

In what I'm sure will be the best book cover of  2011, MLWTZ looks to be both awesome and disgusting. Could this be a quasi Scared Straight cautionary tale to teens about addiction and what will surely happen to you if you drop out of school. Maybe they can pass it out at high schools. Punishment for being an asshole and or a loser is being turned into a zombie! 

I'm extremely intrigued that is still a class difference even as you are a reanimated rotting and brains craving corpse. And I am still loving this new breed of zombie, the one that can still hold down a job, solve a mystery, and find it in their putrid little hearts to look for love.

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