Undead Much, by Stacey Jay

books_plan_create's review

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I've got to admit, I love these books! The lead characters are all awesome, and okay once you suspend belief of zombies,settlers, etc, the characters are all believable. I know I've been saying it a lot here lately, but I really hope there are more Megan Berry books to come!

edithcazares02's review

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While i did not enjoy this book as much as the first one, it was still great and i loved it very much.

kristid's review

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Undead Much was just as funny, sassy, and unpredictable as it's predecessor!

I love Jay's take on Zombies it's much different than the normal mindless brain eating beings that you usually associate with the word Zombie.... although there are that type of Zombie in this book too! But Megan's job is to help the "undead" with unfinished business so that they can spend their slumber of death in peace.... well most of the time, unless someone decides to turn them into those brain eating Zombies... but you can read more about that in the book!

I wasn't sure what to expect with this novel, You Are so Undead to Me, wrapped up pretty nicely, so I had no idea what the sequel had in store. That being said, this is definitely a series that you will want to read in order to fully appreciate the sequel.

Undead Much felt much more like it was part of a series than You Are so Undead to Me Did. There are many more unanswered questions! And I can't really say without being spoilery, but wow! I was sitting on the edge of my seat, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough... awesome mystery and suspense play!The ending for this one left me salivating for me... must be that zombie tendency after reading all that zombie-ness!

All of my favorite characters were present and then my most favorite of all was introduced.. Cliff! Can't wait to see more of his undead cuteness in the rest of the series!

This is a great zombie novel for the apprehensive zombie reader.. not high on the gore-o-meter, great story, suspense, mystery and romance.... sounds fantastic to me!

lpcoolgirl's review

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Another funny, awesome book! We learn about why Megan is more powerful, which is really great, and romance problems, which was not! But there's the valentine's story, which I need to read!

saragrochowski's review

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I'm not sure that there are any zombie books out there that are quite like Stacey Jay's. I never really thought that zombies could be both fun and horrifying at the same time, but Jay somehow pulls it off! I also never thought I'd join the zombie craze, but I did - and it is definitely because of YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME and UNDEAD MUCH?!

UNDEAD MUCH is the sequel to the above mentioned novel, and you really do need to read the first installment to fully appreciated the second book, in my opinion. I think that, for the most part, readers will still be able to figure out what is going on, but they won't really connect with the characters as well or fully understand their motivations, thoughts, etc. I wouldn't have been nearly as torn about the "undead psychic hottie" and Megan if I hadn't read the first book, which developed Megan and Ethan's relationship.

As with YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME, this novel is full of zombies, action, and a hint of mystery. Jay balances Megan's normal everyday teenage life with that of supernatural zombie settler like it's a piece of cake, which makes her novels more appealing to those reluctant zombie novel readers, like me.

The romance in these books is really well written. I like that Jay leaves some tension between the characters. In the first novel it was almost unbearable - I wanted Ethan and Megan to be together so badly; they were just so fun to read. I was afraid, however, that the second novel wouldn't be quite as fun, but I was wrong. Jay mixed it up and she doesn't rush the characters into anything, which I really appreciate. Plus, it is kind of hard to have a relationship when you are fighting off undead that are out to kill you. Or so I imagine.

Ratings (out of 10):
Plot: 9
Characters: 10
Writing: 10
Romance: 10 (!)
Originality: 10
Total: 49/50 (A)

UNDEAD MUCH? was an amazing second novel to Megan's story and left me wanting MORE! Jay wrapped up the story, but left so many loose ends and I need to know what happens next. She succeeded in wrapping up the story while simultaneously leaving the reader with questions about just about every aspect of Megan's life. I highly recommend both of Jay's novels, but be warned: once you start, you won't want to stop. Then you can come sit with me and wait the unbearably long months to read what happens next! :)

bykaitrose's review

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SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't read You Are So Undead To Me this review will contain spoilers. So stop reading! =]

Undead Much? was just as much fun and cute as You Are So Undead To Me. I started it right after I finished the first book so it was super easy for me to get right back into the story but even if it's been a while since you read You Are So Undead To Me, it won't take you long to get back into Megan's crazy world.

Undead Much? starts a couple months after the ending of You Are So Undead To Me. Megan and Ethan are together and their relationship is heating up. They are both in Enforcer training so they don't have a lot of time together. Their time gets even shorter when Reanimated Corpses start showing up around town, attacking Megan. Instead of helping her, Settler's Affairs is looking at her as the main suspect. Things couldn't seem to get any worse until an Unsettled shows up and keeps showing up. Not only will the guy not go back to his grave, Megan is starting to have feelings for him, feelings that she should not be having towards a dead guy.

Megan hasn't changed much since the first book. She is still kind of unhappy with her super settler powers but she is learning how to use them. She is a bit more mature but it seemed like she cried a lot in this book, over every little thing. She was still a strong heroine who knew how to take care of herself but she was close to the breaking point in this book.

The plot again kept me guessing. The mystery of who was raising the zombies was just as good as the one in the first book. I liked that I didn't know what was going to happen in the end or which side people would end up on.

Overall, Undead Much? goes on my list of books to recommend. The end left some questions but that just gives me hope that there will be another book and if so, I can't wait. Megan's story is one of the most entertaining stories that I have read and I am hoping for more!

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These books are so entertaining. The characters are fun (Megan is a wonderfully real teenage protagonist) and the story is fast-paced and interesting. I love the zombies and the world created by Jay and I am definitely wanting the next book now. I want to know what happens next!

xoxoannareads's review

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I loved the first book in this series, You Are So Undead to Me. I also loved Undead Much?, but a little bit less than the first book in the Megan Berry series.

I didn't really know where this one was going to go. You Are So Undead to Me felt pretty tied up at the end to me, so when I found out that there was going to be a sequel, I was surprised. But I didn't mind, because I loooove the way Jay writes, and I also loved Megan and Ethan, the main characters in this series.

However, I felt like Megan and Ethan weren't the same characters as they were in the first book. I could see definite character growth, which I loved, but their personalities seemed somewhat different. I felt this with Ethan more than Megan, and that somewhat disappointed me. I wanted them to be the same as they were in the first book.

Also, before I end this review, I want to point out that while the first book is more "romance" than focusing on Megan's Settling, the second book isn't like that. The second book, in my opinion, is more focused on Megan's Settling, though the romance aspect is still there.

Besides a few dull points here and there where nothing was really going on, Undead Much? was a wonderful sequel to You Are So Undead to Me. If you haven't read either of these books, I highly recommend them to you - you won't be disappointed! They're perfect if you're looking for a "lighter" zombie read.

sammeehicks's review

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I adored You Are So Undead to Me and I was a bit worried this wouldn’t live up to it. But it did. Big time! I really, really enjoyed it.

I love the voice Stacey Jay gives to Megan – she is really sweet, very good at putting herself into trouble and very believable as a teenage girl trying to balance her supernatural duties with regular teen issues.

The plot line in this was superb and I didn’t work it out. I loved the progression of her relationship with Monica – I think the potential is there for a really good friendship. I also really liked the addition of Cliff, even if his presence does test Megan's relationship with Ethan. As for Ethan he was on fine form – I really like his maturity and his sensitivity when it comes to Megan.

I also liked how this ended – a kind of cliffhanger but not an 'OMG I need the next book now' cliffhanger. Having said that, I do hope there are more to come otherwise I may have to cry! I really love this series – it ticks all the boxes for me:)

shutupnread's review

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A somewhat satisfying sequel to You Are So Undead To Me. The first book was more amusing and light-hearted while this novel seemed to have so much things going on at once and definitely more serious.

The plot had a ton of suspense, I'll admit, but it seemed like it was dragged on forever and ever. So many hints, so many clues, but no real concrete information until the last quarter of the book or so. And that's when I felt like everything happened at once. Kidnapping, the creepy ass ritual, the culprits, relationship issues, etc. etc.

The characters, Megan, Ethan and even Monica was a delight to read about. Megan is still the likable character and you can't help but cheer her on. However, I have to say, I feel like she was really gullible and highly unsuspecting. She couldn't really tell who to trust and who not to trust except for the obvious. So it was slightly annoying to see her being friendly with the slightly disturbing and ultimately, creepy as hell, dude. And Ethan, as always, is worthy of our swooning. He's perfect. Nothing to say. And it's interesting to see Monica's more humane side instead of her always seemingly snarky attitude towards Megan.

The ending is a huge cliffhanger. So disappointing, really. Especially since there has been no news if there's another sequel to this series.

Overall, Undead Much is somewhat satisfying but there's just that whole excessive tension thing going on that bothered me.