Sunday, March 18, 2012
Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram
A breakneck tale of kick-ass, wise-ass, sexy-ass lesbians and ZOMBIES, Eat Your Heart Out opens on what promises to be another tediously annoying day at Ashbee’s Furniture Outlet. Then the strip-mall calm of Nowhere, Ohio, is shattered by the sudden, simultaneous appearance of Renni Ramirez—hyper-competent star of the beloved Rising Evil B-movie franchise—and actual ZOMBIES, leaving Ashbee’s hapless staff and Renni trapped behind an automatic door they can’t lock.
Can failed creative-writing student/apprentice store manager/eagle-eyed markswoman Devin escape the besieged furniture store to rescue her girlfriend? Will Renni’s experience slaughtering motion-captured CGI monsters save the day before the army bombs the town? Once bitten, how many zombies can a person expect to take out before succumbing to infection? Who is the mysterious Deus Ex Machina, and what is he doing with that bone saw?
All of these questions and more whisper behind the scream of the single most important thing Devin needs to know in order to survive: is Renni a top or a bottom?
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads.)
Eat Your Heart Out is not your typical zombie book. It's about a lesbian and an actress, who is either bi-sexual or lesbian (I never figured out which one) trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. I liked most of the characters. The two characters I didn't like are Brad and Carmelle. Brad cussed way too much, and it got annoying after awhile. I didn't like Carmelle because she cheated on Devin, but Devin still wanted to be with her. My favorite character was Renni Ramirez. She was very kick-ass throughout the entire book, and had a great attitude. I can identify a lot with this novella. I also live in small town in Ohio. I think that's one of the reasons why I liked the story so much. Also, I love zombie and LGBT stories, so it was like getting the best of both worlds while I was reading it. The ending confused me a little. It was implied that Devin was immune to zombie bites, but it never came out and said it. The last sentence left me confused as well. I wasn't sure whether Devin stayed with Carmelle or ended up in a long distance relationship with Renni. My only other complaint about Eat Your Heart Out is that it had a little too much cussing in it for my taste. I recommend this book zombie fans looking for an original story.
I give Eat Your Heart Out: 4/5.
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I received this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review, and was in no way compensated for this review.