Reviewed By Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite
I, Zombie by Jo Michaels features Trixie Collins, a young, average highschool girl who goes to a party and ends up getting scratched by a boycalled Matt, whom she likes. Soon she finds herself changing intosomething else. The walking dead. But are they really all they seem? The book opens with Trixie already transformed and far from the brainlessflesh eaters we usually read about. Trixie can still think like a humanand communicate with her undead brethren through a type of telepathy. It gets right into the action, introducing Trixie and her friends Jack and Cindy at high school on the day of the party. The dynamic between themis realistic and their dialogue does sound like teen speak.
This is an interesting twist on the normal zombie novel, as Jo Michaelshas portrayed the zombies as victims of an unusual virus in I, Zombie.How can you kill a zombie if there is the chance that the person youonce knew is still in there? And does it affect the zombie and theirneed to feed on human flesh? With the popularity of The Walking Dead and Z Nation, I think that this book will do quite well. It's differentenough to attract readers and is well written. Trixie seems like alikeable character and the scenes with her friends show her personality. The 'vision' angle though did seem forced. I think it would have beenbetter if it was introduced earlier or had more explanation. Overall,though, it was a good read and I would recommend it.
From the Author
Enjoy this fast paced tale of teens struggling tomake their way through what everyone believes is the zombie apocalypsecome to call.
I recommend this book for readers age 13+ because of a few graphic scenes in the novel.