Praise for Chemistry:
"Lynch cleverly and dramatically subverts expectations, delivering a fast-moving and very fun zombie blood-fest that challenges ideas about femininity and teenage love." (BookLife Prize in Fiction)
"This was an AMAZING book! I could not put it down. Chemistry by C.L. Lynch is everything Twilight should have been. It is funny, empowering, and still romantic.... do yourself a favor and pick this up." (The Roadside Reader)
"Chemistry by C. L. Lynch begins as a humorous take on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight, but quickly turns into a story of a bullied teenager learning to trust others. Stella Blunt is not an easy character to like, which is why it's so great to see her lowering her guard and learning to trust." (IndieReader Discovery Awards)
"...awesomely sarcastic and completely witty." (YA Books Central)
"...funny and irreverent... Chemistry is a fun, clever novel that provides a welcome contrast to the more traditional young-adult romances of the genre, even while drawing on their warmth and familiarity." (Foreword Reviews)
"Chemistry doesn't just tell a story - it roars it." (D. Donovan, The Midwest Book Review)
"Delightfully funny, wickedly sharp... C.L. Lynch has a way with words that will make you smile at the right time and perhaps even tear up with the unconventional romance that blooms between two people society has thrown away." (Carole P. Roman, award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series)
"This is a sharp, witty and extremely funny story that will appeal to both Twilight and non-Twilight fans alike..... maybe this started off life as a straightforward parody but it clearly reanimated into something completely different - with added brains." (Tales of a Librarian)
School Library Journal:
"Gr 9 Up--When her mother takes a new job across the country in Vancouver, 17-year-old Stella Blunt (who is blunt) refuses to cooperate. "They'll eat me alive!" Stella roars at her parents between strings of profanity. Her parents are refreshingly witty, intelligent, and clearly in her corner. The dynamic of a united front and comedic camaraderie even while surrounded by hordes of hungry undead is unexpected. The cover and name may invite comparisons to Twilight, but they are unfounded: Stella is no Bella. Stella is large--she knows it and uses it. She knows that jokes and catcalls will follow her at her new school. What she is unprepared for, however, is the adoration of a strange loner boy, Howard. He is unable to leave Stella alone; his instincts tell him she has a wonderful brain. Readers looking for a lighthearted romp laced with cynicism and salty language will be fans. Not your run-of-the-mill zombie book, this title has heart. VERDICT: Purchase where there are fans of funny zombie YA, such as Kristy McKay's Undead, Carrie Harris's Bad Taste in Boys, and Jeff Strand's A Bad Day for Voodoo."
--Pamela Thompson, Col. John O. Ensor Middle School, El Paso, TX
About the Author
C.L. Lynch lives in Vancouver with her husband, two children, several pets, and too many unwashed dishes. She enjoys smashing tropes and hiding from adult responsibilities.