Contributor's Pick: The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies

Chanpreet's Must-Read Choice: The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies by Lynn Messina

It's 2020 and 99.999% of the male population has turned into zombies. Hattie Cross knows the competition for dating the remaining .001% of human men is fierce, so why bother? She writes a guide on how to date a zombie that finally catches the eye of the most powerful woman in the world. Once Hattie, a journalist, is granted access to the hallowed halls of the pharmaceutical company, she discovers that perhaps the greatest disaster to hit mankind may not be so natural after all.

There is so much that makes this book amazing. The setting, the story, and the characters all come together to make it memorable. Zombies are something that we usually find on our movie screens, not in books, so it makes a great change from vampires and werewolves, making this book's premise unique. Lynn Messina even describes the zombies so well. I had no problems picturing the purple hued, rotting, smelling things. That's right. Zombies turn purple with time, thanks to the H1Z1 Y variant virus. The actual etiquette about dating a zombie that can be found at the beginning of each chapter will have you laughing out loud and nodding your head in agreement.  

Hattie is wonderful. She's put together well, and has a good head on her shoulders. I liked her go get 'em attitude. I enjoyed how this book offers comedy, romance, and suspense, and it was fun following her on her journey. Matilda Stansfied, the CEO of the pharmaceutical company responsible for coming up with zombieceuticals, is a very interesting character. And the ending of the book is too cute! I wish it had been longer! Maybe a sequel with Hattie or one of Hattie's friends is in the works?

This book was wonderful! I felt as if I started it, blinked my eyes, and it was finished. I was a little skeptical when I saw the title, but once I started reading, any hesitation I had fell away in my eagerness to take in the book. The actual advice on how to date a zombie was way too entertaining! If ever the zombie apocalypse comes to pass, I will certainly be prepared when it comes to dating! If you're looking for something different, very well written, and entertaining, then this book is definitely for you!