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(Undead #2)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,292 ratings  ·  195 reviews
Fresh meat! From a hospital of horrors to a runaway zombie train, it's an all-new onslaught of the slavering undead in the sequel to Kirsty McKay's killer debut!

Just when you think you're's the morning after the night of the return of the living dead. Or something like that. After running/bus-driving/snowboarding for her life alongside rebel Smitty, geeky Pete, an
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Chicken House (first published August 2nd 2012)
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jv poore
Beginning with our main character waking from a coma to devastating news; totally unrelated to the current crisis: roaming diseased humans (whose behaviors suspiciously mimic those of the Late-Night- Movie Zombies); I certainly did not think, “Wow, this is going to be a fun read!”. Intriguing, fast-paced, action-adventure: sure; fun, no.

I was so very, very wrong. I find myself still ridiculously impressed and pleased that Ms. McKay presented Bobby’s story in such a fashion. This sequel to Undead
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

*****Spoilers if you haven’t read Undead*****

Unfed sequel to Undead was an action packed ride! Zombies, gore, witty humor, and a little romance were laced through this fun read.

We pick up six weeks from where Undead left us with Bobby and Smitty on another school bus, escaping zombies and Xanthro pursuers. Smitty was attacked and bitten, but he received the last antidote so no worries there. Unfortunately, the bus tumbles and everything fades to black for Bobby. She wakes up in a hosp
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unfed is just as funny and entertaining as book one and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pace is quick and picks up throughout and kept me turning the pages. I was worried that Unfed might be too similar to book one, Undead, since this book once again sees Bobby running away from the zoms but Kirsty McKay managed to keep it fresh and different, there was a little more to what's going on in Unfed, so I didn't feel like I was just reading the same book again.
I absolutely love Bobby's inner monologue a
Kate Bond
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Unfed is, like Undead, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. I couldn’t read it at night because my guffaws woke my husband up. The kids in this series interact with each other like normal, bratty, sarcastic teenagers, but it’s saved from being just a series of hilarious sketches by the genuine heroism and selflessness of the characters as they risk their own lives to save each other time and time again.

My full review is available at The Midnight Garden
May 31, 2019 rated it liked it
"Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream
If you see a zombie,
don't forget to scream..."

A cute and fun follow up to a series I started so so long ago! It was a silly, gory, action-packed zombie story- full of new misses, running escapes and undead animals and people. It was cute to be back with Bobby and her group of misfits as they try to understand what is going on with the outbreak and how they are going to survive. As you can imagine, it's hard to trust everyone and hard to bring everyo
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Sequel - couldn't put it down!
Amy "the book-bat"
A good continuation that picks up about 6 weeks after the first book. A lot of action and adventure while trying to escape the undead and the evil corporation that created them. A lot of fun.
Rachel Patrick
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review (and others) can be seen in all its properly formatted glory on my blog Beauty and the Bookshelf.

After devouring--and surprisingly loving--Undead I immediately picked up the sequel. I was dying to know what happened next, especially after THAT ENDING. And I missed Smitty. (He really is the best.) So I began Unfed as soon as possible, and while I didn't love it as much as Undead and it went in a direction I super wasn't expecting, I still liked it!

Kirsty McKay's Undead series is not y
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults
Shelves: requested, ebook
Unfed is the sequel to the novel Undead. In this story, Bobby has survived her trip.... But her best (totally not boy-) friend Smitty is missing. She wakes up in a quarantined Scotland, and is told that four survived, her mother not among them. But something doesn't add up. When she finds a clue, she gets new hope, and knows that she has got to find Smitty and fast. It becomes a race against time, the undead, and a few other nasties to solve this unraveling puzzle, and to save the living.


I h
Sherry Fundin
This is Book II, but I jumped right in and was off and running on a wild adventure with Bobby and her gang.

This young adult zombie novel is a bit different from the norm. It is funny and snarky in a sick way and I had a great time reading it.

Zombie hordes and teenage heroes run AMOK in quarantined Scotland. How did the zombies come to be? Why are they so different from a normal zombie? (Is there such a thing?) They seem to be able to think and figure things out for themselves, albeit slowly.

I lo
Ryan Buckby
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
they're back... and this time they're hungry.

the sequel to undead and i took my time reading this book because i wanted to save every moment because i know there hasn't be any announcement of a third book.

this series has been utterly good, action packed and hilariously funny to read that once i pick up the book i just cant stop reading it. this book picks up with bobby waking up in a hospital the always cliche thing that happens in any zombie movie or book. Bobby is joined by the returning ch
Jane Kelsey
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
3.5 stars. it was funny and kept me reading until the late hours of the morning, however slightly predictable in places and too many convenient exits.
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies, teen
Characters: This time round, Bobby is smarter and funnier. Seeing the 'apocalypse' through her eyes is entertaining because she is realistic but still able to see the farcical side of things like zombie cows. The others are all the same as ever, their character voices are very individual throughout. The relationships between the gang seem to be getting stronger (particularly between Bobby and Smitty, who she just couldn't stop dreaming about, much to my annoyance). There is a new member of the g ...more
Unfed is the sequel to Undead and is set six weeks later. Bobby wakes up in a hospital room to find that her mother is dead. Then another zombie attack occurs and she manages to escape. Bobby is determined to find Smitty using the clues left for her.

I picked up Undead last year when I received Unfed for review and I was so glad I did. The first book was a hilarious romp through Scotland featuring a gang of teens and lots of zombies. The sequel was just as good; there were plenty of laughs as wel
Alexandria Thompson
I'd like to keep this review simple and to the point. I recieved this from the publisher for an honest review and I have never read the first book in this, what I hope is a series, and not once did I feel as though I absolutely needed to while reading this! I was able to understand what had happened and what was now taking place because of the previous book, without having read it. The author, Kirsty McKay did this wonderfully without an actual information dumping taking place. Here and there sh ...more
Lisa Mandina
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I have to say thanks to Scholastic and Netgalley for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book. I got the first book in the series last summer when I went to BEA, so was very excited to see this become available on Netgalley. I wasn't disappointed, I liked where the story went. A really good story, I enjoyed all the ups and downs, and the little obstacles they had to face, like the fact that Bobby had no pants for the first part of the book, because the ones she'd been wearing on the bu ...more
Oct 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, ya, zombies
3.5-stars- The first in this series was unexpectedly good. I loved our intrepid heroine's dry and sarcastic sense of humor and luckily it's in the follow-up in spades. Unfortunately I felt like this book was nonstop action and I do like more interaction between my characters, even when they are running for their lives from zombies. I will be reading the next in this series, but I wish there had been a little bit more development in the overall storyline and the characters, especially in regard t ...more
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is the sequel to Kirsty Mckay's Undead.

Just like undead this was quite the story ,and I feel like it needs at least one more book. This story is too good to be over. I need more.

This book pulls you into a world of survival, and zombies. You won't want to put this one down, because of all of the excitement.

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Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fun book. I definitely missed Smitty & I'm a girl who likes romance so I was asking for more kissing despite the fact they were, you know, busy with zoms & such. I tried to find out of there's another book, but there's no info on her website as of yet. I'll definitely read whatever Mrs. McKay writes though :) ...more
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Listened to on CD. Absolutely loved the first novel and this one is as good or maybe even better. The story takes a turn I wasn't expecting and really delivers. I would love to see this made into a series or movie. Highly recommend. You can read this as a stand alone but you will miss out if you don't read the first one.
Aria Hill
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am loved it this is really good zombie book I differently recommend it
William McGinn
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3/4 B

Kirsty McKay's Mean Girls meets Evil Dead duology has a funny bone it likes to suck on after its tissues have already been digested and its leftovers hardened in the large intestine of whoever had the craving to eat the meatiness in the first place. And the rest of the book is as delightfully gross as that is.

This is the sequel to Undead. In that book, Scotland became invaded by the Undead, from a carrot juice called The Carrot Man that had the Osiris disease mixed into it, leaving only a f
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Logan Evans
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So this is the second book in this series by Kirsty McKay. Our heroes Roberta, Smitty, Alice and Pete return in this book to fight/run from the undead hordes and from the Xanthro corporation.


The plot to this book is pretty basic, our heroes wake up in a hospital, which is an over used cliché in the zombie genre. They fight their way out of the hospital, which turns out to be underground, and they go looking for Smitty who wasn't with them when they wok
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 2.75 of 5

I recently went through my back-log of un-read ARCs with the intention of catching up on my reading and one of the older books in my ARC queue is this ... Unfed, by Kirsty McKay.

I like zombie fiction and I like a lot of YA fiction, so I thought this would be a fun read. I knew it was a sequel, but I was willing to give it a read anyway. I quickly forgot that it was a sequel...there wasn't too much that I felt I was missi
Megan Houde
Dec 13, 2019 rated it liked it
So this book was a lot better than the first one, still a ton of running around and surviving. We delve more into the story but it follows a weird pattern and I don’t think there’s a third book which would answer all the unanswered questions I have. Like about the virus and will they find a cure and what will happen with Bobby and Smitty.. who knows it’s opens ended! The question of the cheerleader skirt finally gets answered but again why pick a weapon for the cover that doesn’t really have any ...more
Noah Franse
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WARNING, before reading this review, make sure you have read Undead first! Okay, moving on. Bobby is a girl who survives a bus crash, trying to get away from an infection that turns people into zombies. Now she has to find her best friend, who may have also survived the crash, while avoiding zombies and a organization wanting to test on her for the infection. In the end, she eventually finds him and, uh oh! Plot twist! (I won't tell, of course) Personally, I really liked the book. It had a grea ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I cannot decide if this book was as good as book one or better.
We start this book with Bobby waking up in the hospital wondering where she is, where are her friends and her mum.
Before you know it the alarms/sirens are going off and we have Zombies walking.
The way to escape begins, they must find Bobby’s mum.
Will they escape? Who is good and who is bad? Is Bobby infected?
Will they ever be saved and clean up the mess the virus has made?
Well if there only was another book or if this one had only tr
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