Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris

Title: Bad Taste In Boys

Author: Carrie Harris

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: July 2011

Genre: Young Adult Horror/Comedy

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Synopsis can be found here.
I purchased this book.

Where do I begin?
Kate Grable learns her coach has started giving the football team "steroids", which is making them into flesh each zombies. And only Kate can stop them!

I love the cover of the book. I think it was actually my first Shelf Candy and I still think it's stunning. It's why I picked up the book in the first place. That and the blurbs on the back, saying it was a very funny read. And it was. But it wasn't what I expected.

Coming in at around 200 pages, Bad Taste In Boys is funny and light. The action is fast, and it's more of a plot driven book. There's a lot of funny lines and some pop culture references, but not in an overwhelming and annoying way.

It took me a while to get into the book, and because it's so short, I was sorta considering putting it down around page 50. There are a lot of plot holes, a lot of things that don't make a lot of sense, and not a lot of character development.
Now, wait a minute, I know what you're thinking. Why do I like it then? Because it's funny.

Once I was invested, I definitely chuckled out loud. There is a lot of fun tongue in cheek humor. And while the whole situation is very unbelievable, give it a chance. Suspend reality. Just go with it. It's a funny read you'll enjoy.

Rating 6 Good, but wouldn't own a copy


  1. I love the cover and the title--too many bad boys in a previous life. I'll take your advice and throw it on the pile. :-)

    1. Thanks for reading Emaginette!
      Yeah, there were some things that really weren't explained, but overall, I think it's pretty funny. And it's super short. A perfect book for an afternoon!

  2. I think the cover is great! I like that you said this book is light and funny and made you laugh out loud! A fast pace is good too! This sounds like a great book to just have fun with! Thanks for sharing your comments!

  3. Thanks you for this great review. I have been wanting to read this book. I like the cover.

    1. I LOVE the cover! I picked up this book because of the cover. Awesome! :) Thanks for reading!

  4. Wow about the cover! Good review on the book, I haven't read it yet and glad to know it's a cute humorous read. I may check it out, thanks!

  5. Glad it made you chuckle, and that once you got into it you enjoyed it! Also, that cover really is shelf-worthy! I've so been wanting to read this one, great review <3
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

  6. It is an interesting cover and plot. Really into zombies lately! Thanks for your thoughts!

    1. Thanks for reading! I'm glad you like zombies. I've been reading zombie books for October, but I'm glad that's over now. I'm not big on zombies, but the ones I've read have been pretty interesting.