Synopses & Reviews
Of all the recommendations on that stupid career aptitude test, not one of them was "undead fugitive."
Jake is a slacker burnout whose idea of the perfect last night on Earth is playing video games in his basement.
Amanda is the most popular girl in school, who doesn't even know Jake's name.
Cass is the teen psychic sent by the government to hunt them down.
Until last week, Jake, Amanda, and Cass had no reason to think their lives would ever intersect. But that was before Jake and Amanda contracted a mysterious zombie virus, devoured half their senior class, and took off for Iowa in search of a cure. As the two of them grapple with the existential guilt of eating their best friends (and their growing attraction to each other), Cass struggles with a psychic dilemma of her own—one that will lead the three of them on an epic journey across the country and make them question what it means to truly be alive. Or undead.
Debut author Hart brings a sympathetic voice to the zombie phenomenon in this offbeat adventure which combines romance and road trips with government agents conspiracies and gore filled feeding frenzies. Stoner Jake Stephens and cheerleader Amanda Blake unexpectedly “necrotize” at lunchtime; by the time they’re done and have come to their senses dozens of classmates are dead. Naturally they flee. On the run from the secret Necrotic Control Division they are faced with fellow zombies human predators their horrible hunger for flesh and an unexpected romantic connection. Meanwhile teenage psychic Cass is tracking them telepathically for the NCD but the longer she stays connected the more she questions her supervisors and their shadowy agenda. Alternating perspectives and a fast paced plot keep the story moving as Hart fleshes out his world with memorable supporting characters and a premise that hints at a much larger picture. (Is Iowa completely lost?) The body count is predictably high with corresponding visceral details but Hart balances it out with touches of humor and teenage self awareness. A Full Fathom Five property. Ages 13–up. (Oct.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
“One hell of a road trip … funny, gross and scary in equal, alternating measures. Readers will be slavering for the sequel.” Kirkus Reviews
“Debut author Hart brings a sympathetic voice to the zombie phenomenon in this offbeat adventure … with touches of humor and teenage self-awareness.” Publishers Weekly
“Harts action-packed plot is full of suspense and humor. A captivating first installment that leaves fans eagerly awaiting its sequel.” School Library Journal
“Features characters shambling toward personal identity in sweet, funny, and incisive ways. Zombie fans will find this debut full of (undead) heart.” Booklist
A laugh-out-loud funny, surprisingly romantic, zombie road trip novel filled with heart—and brains. Eat, Brains, Love
is perfect for fans of Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies
The good news: Jake's dream girl, Amanda Blake, finally knows his name.
The bad news: it's because they both contracted a mysterious zombie virus and devoured the brains of half their senior class. Now Jake and Amanda are on the run from Cass, a teen psychic sent by the government's top-secret Necrotic Control Division to track them down. As Jake and Amanda deal with the existential guilt of eating their best friends and set off in search of a cure for the zombie virus, Cass struggles with a growing psychic dilemma of her own—one that will lead all three of them on an epic journey across the country and make them question what it means to truly be alive. Or undead.
About the Author
Jeff Hart is originally from Rochester, New York, and now lives in Brooklyn. Eat, Brains, Love is his first novel.