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Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Bad Hair Day
by Carrie Harris

Bad Hair Day (Kate Grable 2)

By: Carrie Harris

Release Date: November 13, 2012

Rating: 1 star

Summary: Senior year is positively hair-raising.

Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school’s pre-med program. Except when he’s arrested for murder, she’s left with the bodies. And when Kate’s brother Jonah stumbles upon a dead gamer girl, she realizes that the zombie epidemic she cured last fall was only the beginning of the weirdness taking over her town. Someone’s murdering kids—something really hairy. And strong. Possibly with claws.

Is it werewolf awesomeness like Jonah and his dorktastic friends think? Kate’s supposed to be a butt-kicking zombie killing genius…but if she can’t figure out who’s behind the freakish attacks, the victims—or what’s left of them—are going to keep piling up.

It’s scary. It’s twisted. It’s sick. It’s high school.

 

Review: Eh, more or less the same story development and progression as the first book – except it’s werewolves instead of zombies. I find it a little hard to believe that the same person who TOO conveniently found the cure for zombies is going to be the one who solves the mystery about werewolves too. But hey, that’s fiction for you.

So, since everything is going great in the romance department, why not stir is up by throwing a cute guy in there and a cute girl in there. And I’m sorry, but Elle is too stereotypical of a character for the rival. By the way, Aaron is doing pre-med too? Not to be stereotypical or anything, but Harris never gave us the impression in book 1 that this football jock was smart. I think it’s great and everything, but I’m just a little surprised by this huge leap.

My biggest problem with this book? Again with the insertion of random silliness. Kate’s a nerd, yet guys are always groping her. Naming a character Dr. Dickensheet and then proceeding to tell readers how ridiculous the name is. A coconut as a murder weapon? She’s in the middle of a situation, and a cop asks for her autograph. Seriously? People ask for autographs from movie stars and celebrities – not teenagers who find cures for diseases unless you’re at a Nobel Prize conference for something. Sad, but true.

Not my cup of tea, but at least I was more prepared for it this time around.

Go to Katy’s review on Goodreads.

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