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Review: My Boyfriend Is a Monster 1: I Love Him to Pieces by Evonne Tsang

My Boyfriend Is a Monster 1: I Love Him to Pieces by Evonne Tsang (author) & Janina Görrissen (illustrator)
Young Adult, Graphic Novel, Zombies
Paperback $9.95 (124 pages, GRAPHIC UNIVERSE)
Can love survive the zombie apocalypse? Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. She's the star of her high school baseball team, and Jack's the star of the science program. Her idea of a study session includes sleeping in the sun, and his idea of a good game involves dungeons and dice. But opposites start attracting when they're assigned to be partners in a class project. Now an outbreak of a weird infection--it eats your brains and leaves you hungry for more--might not mean just the end of their first date. It might mean the end of everything. Will their relationship fall apart faster than zombies in the Florida sun, or can Dicey and Jack beat the odds and find a happy ending?
Author Site: unavailable

Romantic, Funny, Cool (4 stars)

In a twist on the usual teen-tale plots our heroine is the popular, athletic one while the hero is the smart, RPG-playing geek. Paired up for the traditional egg-baby project Dicey and Jack end up forming a friendship and one heck of a crush. If only their first real date wasn't interupted by the walking dead...

Such is the storyline behind the first installment of the My Boyfriend Is a Monster graphic novel series. Since it's a graphic novel I won't stab (no pun intended) at the story really, this isn't super lengthy tale to dissect and I don't want to spoil it all. Suffice it to say this is really cute and fun. If you're a fan of the mangas done for the Vampire Kisses series and you dig zombies you will like this one.

I'm not a huge fan of this particular artist's stylings but it actually really worked for the feel of the story so I was sold by the end of the book. There's plenty of humor and the zombie factor is a little scary but mostly this is romantic, funny and Dicey kicks butt. I'd recommend this for tweens and teens who like paranormal elements in fiction (ie. zombies, vampires, werewolves) and seeing the girl be strong enough to fight for herself not just stand there screaming for the hero to save her. I really liked this one and look forward to the next three installments which (from what little info I could find online) will each have different characters and themes but all relate to "monster" boyfriends.

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Notes: Received ARC via NetGalley.

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