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Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb

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When life gives you lemons, kill zombies -- turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.

After a failed attempt at running away, best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled--except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eat
Paperback, 204 pages
Published September 5th 2011 by MJA Ware (first published August 22nd 2011)
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Sep 09, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
Want to save the world? Want to eradicate the living dead? There is a way to do it if you just have the tools, or in this case ingredients. head on over to your closest grocer and pick up everything you need to survive the zombie apocalypse.


Yes. You read that right.


You know how the old saying goes, when life hands you lemons, you squirt them at zombies. Wait, no, well, it was something like that.

Misty and Nate run away for a camping trip after being told they can no longer hang ou
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Note: This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review. Because this book is a Children's book about 14 year olds, I decided to have my 14 year old son read it and give me his review. The things he says and suggests are his opinion and not mine. LOLZ! That means if you let your 7 year old child read this book and it gives them nightmares... just remember - Mickey said it was ok... not me ;)

A Review from a fourteen year old
It was about a zombie outbreak that infects the tri-county area
Ashley Ehlers

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

I read a book in Kindle form and it didn't kill me.

Now does that mean I'm giving up my hard copies, hell no, but if there's a book I'm not totally sold on yet then I'll go for the cheapest version.

"Sorry. I, um, didn't think about what I was saying. I was sorta speechless."
"Then you should keep your mouth shut, Nate."

In the beginning I laughed because I was reading about two teenagers and teenagers can be funny (som
Nov 13, 2014 Alexa rated it liked it
Shelves: age-mg, read-in-2011
Review posted on Alexa Loves Books

The first thought that comes to mind when I think of this book is that it is insane. I mean this, of course, in a good way - the book is so insane that I don't know exactly how to think or feel about it, though I will try to express myself properly in this review.

When the author contacted me about reviewing the book, he sent me a sample chapter and I was immediately hooked by the writing style. There's a nice flow and rhythm to the words, plus an air of sarcasm
Who doesn’t love a good zombie book? I know I do. So when I was presented with the opportunity to read Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb I took it. I’m really glad I did because Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb was awesome.
I love the characters. Nate as narrator, was really funny and was definitely realistic in the way he thought and talked and acted. I really liked Nate. I also liked Misty. I liked the relationship between Misty and Nate, they were best friends going through that phase where things are
Sep 21, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I was a little leary of reading a book about zombies, but I thought it might be a fun read and something both my twelve-year-old son and I could read. I thought I read a review that called this YA, but I would say it somewhere between YA and MG. The grossness factor was more than enough to keep my son entertained, but not so much it turned me off. The adventure was suspensefull and page turning, mixed with a great deal of humor. My favorite line was when Nate suggests Misty will have plenty of c ...more
Oct 27, 2011 Ken rated it liked it
I'm a big fan of the zombie genre, so I jumped to the chance when MJA Ware offered the book Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb to me for review as I thought it will be a great story to get me in the mood for Halloween.

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb is targeted at all ages so it is not as horrific as The Walking Dead but has enough gory scenes to satisfy zombie fans.

It may sound strange at first to hear that lemon juice can be used to destroy zombies but the story does offer a surprisingly plausible expl
Kitty Honeycutt
May 07, 2012 Kitty Honeycutt rated it it was amazing
Book Title: "Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb”
Author: M.J.A. Ware
Published By: CG Press, LTD
Age Recommended: 10+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: I absolutely, 100%, loved this book! I am the type of person that reads a book cover to cover, I mean credits, disclaimers, excerpts from previous or novels yet to come, even the bar codes. There is a point to the previous ramble which I am about to make, that point is… you get an immediate sense of the authors fun-loving comedic side as soo
Lisa Hollar
Jan 11, 2013 Lisa Hollar rated it it was amazing
Hilarious books. Super cool ending. Last line was awesome.

Rylie, Age 10

Now a word from Rylie's mom:

I have been scouring the interenet, looking for good books for my daughter to read. Reading is something I want to incourage in my children but sometimes finding something that she likes is a little difficult. When I first showed this to her, her first reaction was... "Zombies." And she made a face. But I convinced her to give it a try and she read it in just a few days. She even brought the kindle
Nov 09, 2011 Yvensong rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Yvensong by: John
This was a fun read! The three characters that are the important characters in this story -- Nate, Misty and Kali -- are believable as young children caught up in a zombie contamination. They accidentally discover that lemonade will kill the zombies, and later even guess why it works.

The novel has some gore, some tense scenes and lots of humor tying it all together.

There's a bit of a coming-of-age element as an additional theme. Nate, the main character, attempts to negotiate through the diffi
Nov 11, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
my 9 year old daughter and I both loved it. its nice there is a zombie book out there for younger kids that isn't too scary or too serious.
Dec 05, 2011 Latoya rated it really liked it
Favorite Quote/Excerpt:

Nate:Misty did you notice the zombie's eyes? All pale and fogged over-like Mayor Frank? I think he might have been a zombie or maybe starting to turn into one.

Misty: Oh, good. That's a relief.

Nate: Good? What the heck do you mean, good? I said, still irritated with her.

Misty:At least he wasn't trying to kiss me.

Nate:He was trying to bite your head off. Isn't that worse?

Misty just shrugged.

M.J.A. Ware had my attention from start to finish, who would have thought som
I had mixed feelings about reading this book. On the one hand, I'm not a big fan of monster/zombie themed books. On the other hand, it sounded like a book reluctant readers might like and I am always on the lookout for books to entice them to read. So, I picked up the book and read it.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Yes, it does involve zombies which provided a strong gross element to the story, but the interactions between the characters also added a humorous element that balanced out
Stacey B.
Jul 14, 2012 Stacey B. rated it really liked it
Check out my original review here

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This was a really fun book to read. It was amusing, entertaining and silly but still had a great story line that kept me hooked. It had the suspense of wondering if they would survive all of the zombies, but it wasn't too scary for kids to enjoy. I think the book had a great balance between suspense and humor.

The book also had two short stories at the end, which I found very entertaining, espeically the one about the hobgoblin.

David Santos
Oct 30, 2011 David Santos rated it it was amazing
Now for a review from the A.D.D. Guy

Yea I don't get the title either, but any book that has the image of what I want my wife too look like on the cover shooting a gun is a book worth giving a try!

As Im reading the book right away something was missing. The kids sneak out of the house to camp or hang out or something and then their walking back home. We aren't told what the kids did while they were gone. It turned me away a bit. I thought "well if this book is going to jump or skip 'scenes' it's
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Feb 12, 2012 The Digital Ink Spot rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young zombie lovers
Yes, the title is long and a little over the top. But it fits the story, it's a zombie book after all. It's a YA novel and it is very respectful to young people's sensibilities. No cursing or strong language and no explicit gore or violence. I didn't miss a thing with it having safe language. It does have elements of good story. I am glad that wasn't missing.

Ware follows the basic zombie story formula. No surprises. A lot of running and evading and zombie killing. The characters are interesting
Brianna Kilcrease
Mar 07, 2012 Brianna Kilcrease rated it really liked it
First Line: "Ever have a really bad day? I'm not talking miss the bus, caught cheating on a test, bike gets stolen bad. I mean people dying and coming back from the dead to eat your brains bad."

So this seems to be a repeating occurrence lately. I start a book doubting that I'll enjoy it more than a little, and what really happens is I love it. It's weird. The first thing that made me iffy about this book was the name: Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. It's very unique and makes you think, "What the
Nathan’s growing up, but best friend Misty’s growing faster, their relationship just starting to struggle with the strain. Parents struggle too, alternately planning vacations together and refusing to let the children see each other. But running away from home turns out to be a bad idea since the two kids return to a town emptied of the living and filled with the living dead. Soon they’re raiding Wal-Mart, trying to recreate zombie survivals of movie fame, and slowly realizing most of the people ...more
Nina (Death, Books, and Tea)
.Review: Nate and Misty find themselves in a bit of a bad situation. With bad meaning there are zombies out roaming the streets and our two heroes had to fight for survival. Along the way, they meet a young boy called Kali, who they end up taking along for the ride, and find an unconventional weapon for use against the undead-any liquid with a high pH value- the most accessible of this being lemon juice!
It all starts very quickly, with the mayor being bitten and turning into a zombie within thre
Angela Fristoe
Oct 29, 2011 Angela Fristoe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-books
This book was the perfect blend of 'B movie' humor and the zombie gore I love, and I say that with all the positive feeling I can. I loved this book! The characters were fun, and refreshing. The violence was necessary, bloody, and at times funny.

Obviously this was written for slightly younger audiences than the other Zombie books I've been reading, but it's probably the one that I had the most fun reading. It definitely doesn't fit the horror genre, but Ware has hit the nail on the humorous angl
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I won this book from the member librarything giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (what a mouthful!) is a fun, zombie filled adventure starring two teenagers who have run away for a week only to return to a deserted town with evil zombies and no parents in sight. The rest of the book is filled with their attempts to survive and hopefully escape.

This book was very likeable. As a fan of left for dead, the Walking Dead, and anything zombie, I enjoyed this book. I
Nicole Roberts
Feb 15, 2012 Nicole Roberts rated it liked it
This book has to be one of the most interesting takes on Zombies I’ve read yet. The author is quick and to the point. No time wasted on nonsense and all the detail you need to understand what’s going on. It is perfect for young adult readers.
The story it’s self is simple. Two kids run away and go camping on their own, then when coming back home realize there is not a living soul around. They run around trying to figure everything out while trying to stay alive. They come across a remarkable dis
William Bentrim
Mar 14, 2012 William Bentrim rated it it was amazing
Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb by MJA Ware

This book details the interaction of a teenager boy and girl and some horrid, disgusting zombies.

Nate and Missy’s adventures are utterly preposterous and imminently entertaining. Their relationship is refreshing and contrary to what is normally presented in teenage literature. The relationship should resonate with “real” teenagers who most frequently do not resemble the cast of Twilight.

The action was well done and graphic without the overtones of realit
Jun 24, 2012 Kat rated it really liked it
I've developed an interest in MG/YA zombie novels of late - and it's incredibly interesting to see how a story written for a (much) younger audience than myself can be appealing to a whole range of ages.

Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (SZJMB) is one of those books, and I really enjoyed this one. It's a zombie story, but more appropriate for kids around the 8-10 year age range, although it doesn't hold back on the realities of what would happen during a zombie apocalypse.

I particularly liked the kry
Nov 24, 2011 Jojo rated it really liked it
What would you do if zombies invaded your hometown? Well, we're about to find out with Nate and Misty! These two are forced to be resourceful and find a way to survive when all the adults are gone or zombified.

For a children book, it has strong characters and an engaging plot. In a zombie-infested city, the action never really ends. There is an interesting power dynamic between Misty and Nate. Both are strong in their own ways and that makes them believable and fun to learn about.

This book would
Oct 31, 2011 Kendra rated it really liked it
The Goodreads First Reads giveaway Gods wanted me to have this Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb...and I gratefully accept!

...and after finally getting down to business and getting into this zombie slaying adventure, I have to say my sentiments are in line with most of the other reviews here. I thought it was a great read, never boring, and something NEW for a change for the zombie genre: lemon juice?

Well that, and a couple of smart witted teenagers with a fresh perspective. I thought it was great,
Kayla Eklund
This is not your typical shoot in the head and kill zombie story. However, Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb, is a great zombie apocolypse novel. I like how the author decided to go outside the boundaries of normal and make the zombies killable by lemonade. All the characters were very enjoyable, and in that awkward pre-adolscent stage. You could really identify with the sadness, frustration, and despair the characters felt. Although, by no means was this an entirely sad book. It had funny and witty ...more
Susan Ashcraft
Apr 08, 2012 Susan Ashcraft rated it liked it
Recommends it for: YA
A humorous tale of friendship complicated by growing up, zombie invasion and lemonade.

This YA story relates the story of Nate and Misty, best friends who have grown up together, and what happens to them after they decide to go camping one night, without permission from their respective parents. Returning home, knowing they are going to be in big trouble, they find that almost everyone in their town has vanished. When they meet up with Mayor Frank, things go from bad to worse. They soon realize t
Apr 16, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
Nate and Misty are best friends that decide to sneak out and go camping. When they return the next day the whole town is completely empty of people. Trying to figure out were their families and friends have gone, they run into zombies. While trying to find a way to stay alive and not become one of the un-dead the two run into several situations that are laugh out loud funny book. With their life on the line it comes apparent what is important to a teenager (clean underware and not distroying his ...more
Jul 07, 2012 Deborah rated it it was amazing
MJA Ware tells a story of two best friends that slip away from home to go camping after being put on restiction.They last in the forest till they run out of food and decide to go home and get more punishment.They return home to find their homes and the town empty except for the living dead who don't seem to move too fast. While hiding out in Walmart they meet up with a whiz kid named Kali and together they try to beat the Zombies. This was a fun read. Written with kids in mind it is a great Zomb ...more
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