Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: Razor Girl by Mari Mancusi

Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Love Spell
ISBN 13: 9780505527806
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Zombie Apocalypse, mild romance
Stars: 2
Flames: 2

I stay far away from the whole young adult genre. The teen minds thoughts and actions never sit well with me. I gave this book a go because the back cover mentions a twenty one year old girl. I can handle characters in that age range. Razor Girl is written with a chapter in the year 2036, then the next chapter takes place in 2030, thus half of the book is from two sixteen year old loves birds perspective.

Chase and Molly make numerous poor decisions, sometimes childish decisions, even during their adult pages. I think this is largely due to the fact that a normal life stopped for them at sixteen. Chase should have grown up more and adapted into the new world differently than Molly. His carelessness is mind boggling. She was locked in a bunker for six years with only her mother. Molly for the most part has been sheltered from the new world of zombies.

Molly’s father is also another careless thinker. Upon locking his daughter in a bunker for six years he tells her she must meet him at Disney World when it automatically open on a certain date six years in the future. He has also prepared her for this venture with mechanical enhancements and fighting skills. He however left her with no means of transportation for this field trip. She is also clueless enough to leave the bunker completely empty handed for her road trip.

The story itself is interesting. Two adults and eight children are making a trip from South Carolina to Florida in a zombie infested world. They run into numerous different complications on the way. The readers also get to see through Molly and Chase’s eyes how the world became this way. The events that caused the apocalypse are shocking when they are revealed.

I would recommend this book for adults that immensely enjoy the young adult genre. There are some sexual situations and foul language, which is the only reason I’m not going to label this as a young adult. 

1 comment:

  1. This has been on my bookshelf for awhile (I won it over a year ago). It just doesn't seem very up my alley.