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Dia of the Dead

(Dia of the Dead #1)

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Protecting Romero High from all things supernaturally spooky as Dia Muerto is a tough gig for sixteen-year-old Dia Summers, but it’s nothing compared to protecting the ones she loves from real, live—well, formerly alive—zombies. Unlike the zombies that shambled around on set, the real deal don’t follow a script.

At the majorly important birthday party of her boss’ daughter
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Big Moon Press
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Katie Nolan
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the Walking Dead with teenagers as the lead. And not just because it has zombies. Despite the cute conceit — actress who plays a zombie badass on tv is forced to fight real zombies! — this book is dark. Major characters die gruesome deaths. Teenagers are forced to kill people they care about. Once the action starts, there aren't really any moments of safety or opportunities for characters (and the reader) to breathe.

At the start, the characters all seem very stereotypical — almost carica
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Tim Childree
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun YA Zombie horror tale with a smart, tenacious Afro-Latina protagonist you absolutely can't help but root for. So far, this is Brit Brinson's only book, but I hope to read more from her in the future!
Garpu
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Interesting spin on a zombie/end of the world story. Can't say much more than that without ruining the surprise.
Misty Iputi
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
MY REVIEW
Dia of the Dead was entertaining as well funny. Dia had to endure a hollywood party, which she did not like that is where it begins to turn fun. If you like the zombie attacks this is perfect.
What changes people or how a group of kids get together is for the reader to find out. What I will say is it is a page turner and entertaining.
Giving this a 4/5 star rating.

given a copy for a honest review.
Lauren
Oct 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen, first-reads
I enjoyed the book, the story moved fast. A lot of the character traits and situations were definitely inspired by TMZ, Radaronline or one of the blind item websites. Interesting end that leaves it open for a sequel.
Ernest L Sewell
As someone who had the privilege of reading an early draft of DOTD, I feel like I've been there to see Dia of the Dead develop into the fun and adventurous book we now know.

Brit has a great mind for crafting a scene in a story and making relatable characters (although I'm probably twice the age of most of the characters in the book). Even in early drafts, I could tell exactly where Dia was, or know the details surrounding her. Brit created a great world that mixes Fear The Walking Dead and Nicke
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Brit Brinson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After time away to attend college and graduate school, she returned home. When she’s not writing, she enjoys doing nerdy stuff with her friends. She lives for all things horror, paranormal, and sci-fi.
Dia of the Dead is her first novel.