Waiting on Wednesday: I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. 

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday concerns a topic very near and dear to my heart, Zombies. Clearly, I would survive a zombie apocalypse having read Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide. Something about Zombies just fascinates me, therefore, this week I am lusting to read I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer.

The synopsis from goodreads.com:

Algonquin “Ali” Rhodes, the high school newspaper’s music critic, meets an intriguing singer, Doug, while reviewing a gig. He’s a weird-looking guy—goth, but he seems sincere about it, like maybe he was into it back before it was cool. She introduces herself after the set, asking if he lives in Cornersville, and he replies, in his slow, quiet murmur, “Well, I don’t really live there, exactly. . . .”

When Ali and Doug start dating, Ali is falling so hard she doesn’t notice a few odd signs: he never changes clothes, his head is a funny shape, and he says practically nothing out loud. Finally Marie, the school paper’s fashion editor, points out the obvious: Doug isn’t just a really sincere goth. He’s a zombie. Horrified that her feelings could have allowed her to overlook such a flaw, Ali breaks up with Doug, but learns that zombies are awfully hard to get rid of—at the same time she learns that vampires, a group as tightly-knit as the mafia, don’t think much of music critics who make fun of vampires in reviews. . . .

I’ll be interested to see how he does zombies, since when I think of zombies I think of Dawn of the Dead and the infected from 28 Days Later, bad ass motha-f’ers who want to eat my brains, not people to be made out with.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I loved 28 Days Later!! This sounds like a lot of fun!
    Here is my WOW: http://psychoticstate.blogspot.com/2009/08/waiting-on-wednesday-august-26-2009.html

  2. Adam Selzer says

    Thanks for the W.O.W.! Some explanation of how zombies work here is visible over at http://www.adamselzer.com/zombiearticle.html . You can probably piece the rest together from the excerpts, etc, over at http://www.ikissedazombie.com

  3. I can't wait to read this- it looks awesome!

  4. vvb32 reads says

    yes! i'm waiting for this one too!

  5. Zombies and kissing…that will def. be interesting.

    I have an award for you…come and get it!!!

  6. justicejenniferreads says

    Love the title, love the cover, love the synopsys. I'll be looking forward to either picking this up soon or reading a review by you soon.

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