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Dead Over Heels

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  170 Ratings  ·  57 Reviews
The end of the world just might be their perfect beginning... Glenview, North Carolina. Also known-at least to sixteen-year-old Ava Pegg-as the Land of Incredibly Boring Vacations. What exactly were her parents thinking when they bought a summer home here? Then the cute-but-really-annoying boy next door shows up at her place in a panic...hollering something about flesh-eat ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published September 26th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published September 23rd 2014)
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Sep 08, 2014 Brigid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE.
Guys, I loved this book. Alison's first book, Donna of the Dead, was cute and funny and perfectly campy. This one, though ... this one is amazing. I love the romance (tough country guy meets preppy city girl, anyone???). I love the action. I love the whole story. All of it. When I was reading this one for a critique I didn't want to stop to make notes, I just wanted to read. AND NOW MY REVIEWER FRIENDS CAN READ IT TOO. Here's the NetGalley link:

(You do NOT have to have read
Alison Kemper
Sep 08, 2014 Alison Kemper added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I feel like the tagline for my second novel should be "Not a sequel!" :) This novel follows a completely new set of characters (although I appreciate all the emails from readers wanting to know more about Liam from DONNA OF THE DEAD!).

A big thank you to everyone who has added DEAD OVER HEELS to their shelves!
Sep 09, 2014 Alexis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
This was my first zombie book. I was a little wary about starting this book considering I’m not really a fan of zombies. But of course, the plot drew me in and once I began reading this book, I was sucked in.

Sociology, Friendship, Romance

Ava’s from Florida but is in North Carolina for Thanksgiving. She hates it there. The house they bought in North Carolina is falling apart and Ava has to deal with the Greer brothers cleaning up their overgrown fields. Ava knows the country folks in t
Soobie's heartbroken
I read it in one sitting, starting at around 1.30 in the morning and finishing short after 4. My still sick eyes were hurting so bad but I couldn't put it down.

This book was sooooo nice! Or maybe I just have a soft spot for zombies. Who knows...

I liked the story. I liked the setting. I liked the main characters. Everything worked out perfectly for me. Even if it has some minor faults.

Ok, let's see. A California girl moves to North Carolina because her parents wants to grow Christmas trees. Ther
Sep 16, 2014 Farrah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderfully thrilling, delightfully romantic book in this zombie apocalypse series, Dead Over Heels was a lovely read. From start to finish, it was an enjoyable YA book that I really liked.

Ava was a lovely heroine. She started off as somewhat snobby and more concerned with being right than taking the advice of someone who knew much more about survival than she did. But, as the book went on, she toughened up and realized that working together was to their best interest. In the end, she be
Oct 03, 2014 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe I'm giving five stars to a young adult zombie romance. But it was that good, and I haven't been a teen for decades. The characters were well fleshed out, if the zombies weren't. I loved Ava the Floridiot and Cole the country boy complete with ain'ts. The story and plot points made as much sense as a zombie story could. The suspense never stopped. And kudos to the editors, no distracting errors. Highly recommended even if you don't like zombies!
Sep 09, 2014 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
Dead Over Heels is a YA zombie novel about surviving the zombie apocalypse. I really enjoyed it, it was refreshing to read a story where two people really come together to survive all odds. I read it in one afternoon because it was that riveting.
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Note: Dead Over Heels is not a sequel to Donna of the Dead. You do not have to read Donna of the Dead beforehand. I end up doing a lot of comparison between the two in this review that probably isn’t as relevant as it should be, but the basic ideas in my review still stand.

Dead Over Heels is a very formulaic, clichéd novel. It’s predecessor, Donna of the Dead, was mildly clichéd, but it also had a touch of originality and a cast of likable characters.
When I heard there would be a second book in this series I just had to read it, I really did like the first book (even with all the Liam this and Liam thats).

So, do you need to read this after Donna of the Dead? Nope. This takes place in a total different place, with different main characters. However the zombies are the same. We got normal zombies and those scary superzombies. So you can just read these 2 books separately and in any way you want. You like Cruises and Highschool? Then read Donna
Marcee Feddersen

What They Say.....Glenview, North Carolina. Also known―at least to sixteen-year-old Ava Pegg―as the Land of Incredibly Boring Vacations.

What exactly were her parents thinking when they bought a summer home here? Then the cute-but-really-annoying boy next door shows up at her place in a panic…hollering something about flesh-eating zombies attacking the town.

At first, Ava’s certain that Cole spent a little too much time with his head in the moonshine barrel
Sep 06, 2014 Carra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I never used to be into the whole zombie thing. Then came the movie Shaun of the Dead...and I discovered that zombies don't necessarily mean scary horror. They can be surprisingly funny-for dead things anyway. That's one of the things I loved about Alison's first book, Donna of the Dead. She made the situation serious but a bit amusing, and threw in some great teen romance as well.

Here in her second book, while not a sequel to Donna it does take place in the same zombie apocalypse world.
Ayah Assem
My Review:

I received an eARC copy of Dead Over Heels from the author in exchange with an honest review.

Dead over Heels is a companion to Donna of the Dead, so you don't have to read the first book to read this one. But then, you will be missing all the awesomeness of the first book.

In the contrary with the first novel, Dead Over Heels has much more romance than the first book.It is mostly based on two main characters, Eva and Cole, rather than a bigger group of friends/classmates. Which was real
Sep 15, 2014 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-books-ever
*I received a free eBook of this novel from Entangled Teen in exchange for a fair review.*

To begin, zombies are pretty much my number one fear. I have full, detailed zombie escape plans for my work, my husband’s work, our house, my parent’s house, or being in public. I’m not kidding. So it is safe to say that I am well-versed in all things zombies (slow walking zombies, fast and superhuman zombies, rabies zombies, rage virus zombies, I’m like the Bubba Gump of zombies over here). The zombies in
Stephanie (the nerdy princess)

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

I am really not a big zombie fan, but this book was AMAZING….

In this book we meet Cole and Ava. They are complete opposite of each other. Cole is a country boy who is very outdoorsy and could take care of himself. Ava is a city girl, mall type, who happens to be deathly allergic to almost everything outside and prefers to stay in doors

When a zombie apocalypse emerge in a rabies induced type sickne
Sep 12, 2014 Carrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
"That's it. New rule: no more flirting during the zombie apocalypse"

Dead over Heels is the second YA book Alison Kemper has written about the zombie apocalypse. While this is the same zombie apocalypse as Donna of the Dead it involves all new characters located in a different part of the country.

Ava is a city girl whose parents recently bought a second house in North Carolina. Ava doesn't really fit in with the natives as she is not much of an outdoorsy person. Cole is from the area but he is v
Mike Kalmbach
Bottom line: No flirting during the zombie apocalypse.

Wow! This was a read that gripped me from the beginning and didn't let me go, no matter how much I tried to claw away. A wonderful mix of horror, romance, and suspense, this story will appeal to its target audience (teenage girls) and to many others (like this adult male).

This story used dual first-person perspectives (a guy and a gal). At first this was a little confusing, but I soon grew to look forward to seeing both perspectives.

Ava and C
Lisa Richards
Oct 06, 2014 Lisa Richards rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm always a sucker for a good zombie book and when I saw the local for this book, I just had to read it. As a foothills North Carolinian myself, I just had to see how the zombie apocalypse progressed. I've always told my kids when it hit that we would have a better survival rate than their big cities of Raleigh and Winston-Salem would. With being more sparsely populated, familiar with guns, bows and chainsaws, and having a large food distributor in our area, we just logically stand a better cha ...more
Oct 03, 2014 NicoleHasRead rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ava would much rather be at the mall with her friends, back in Florida, than stuck in a run-down holiday house with her parents in the North Carolina wilderness. Allergic to pretty much everything, she's not exactly the outdoors type. So when the boy next door appears at her door yelling about zombies and making her leave the house, she's not entirely thrilled about heading out into the forest. Nor is she convinced about her chances of survival. If the zombies don't get her, Banjo Boy, also know ...more
Oct 09, 2014 La_Revenant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“That sound they (zombies) make – “Rawwwrrr!” – it’s like T-Rex crossed with a dying cow.” (Dead Over Heels, Alison Kemper, p. 20)

Dead Over Heels was a fun teen zombie novel with a bit of a twist. The characters were well written and they developed and grew over the course of the story. There was action, drama, and love. Alison Kemper has a delightful writing style that I enjoyed immensely. She kept the book exciting and I never once felt bored or that the pace of the story was slow. She also in
Sep 08, 2014 Keri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this! You do NOT need to read Donna of the Dead to read this book but honestly you should...just because they are both refreshing and wonderful! This story follows Ava, who's a city girl dumped in a country town for the summer; and Cole, country boy extraordinaire. When the zombies emerge the duo flees into the forest and try and survive the apocalypse and each other. This had plenty of action and romance. It's a must read!!
This was a complimentary e-copy provided by the author and Netgall
Sep 11, 2014 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whether you've read Donna of the Dead or not (highly suggested), this is a stand alone and it's great! It is not. Sequel,although I assume it could be taking place at the same time. The author has the perfect amount of adventure, awesome lead characters, first romance and of course....Zombies. Ms. Keeper's Zombie Apocalypse is believeable yet she still manages to write with such fun and adventure while keeping the suspense up to the very end. I strongly reccommend this to Zombie fans and YA fan ...more
Sep 09, 2014 Abbey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads
ahh ZOMBIES !!! This book was faced paced witty and had just the right amount of gory details !! Ava was a great main character adding the right pazza to the story and a girl after my own heart loving the city. Oh and Cole no I'm not a cowboy lover but now I think I am . with all his southern talk he made me swoon !! Such a creepy read!! I enjoyed very much !!!
S.F. Henson
Sep 08, 2014 S.F. Henson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is A-mazing! It's a companion to DONNA OF THE DEAD, new characters, similar situation. Zombie apocalypse, but this time with a hot country boy, a prissy city girl, a forest full of the undead, and tons of drama, excitement, and romance.

If possible, I loved DEAD OVER HEELS more than DONNA. Definitely give it a read and see what you think.
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
This was an enjoyable read, it was fast paced , had lots of action but also romance. The book alternates between Ava’s and Cole’s POV, which was fairly enjoyable and well written, Never had the feeling a missing something and it was nicely balanced.
You can find my full review here:

Selena Lang
cute, fun zombie apocalypse book.
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
Fun zombie book

Review coming soon.
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
Dead over Heels is a story that I've been wanting to read for awhile so when I was approached to be part of the blog tour I jumped at the chance straight away. I was a fan of the Authors previous Zombie story Donna of the Dead and although I knew this wasn't a sequel or even a companion I was excited nonetheless.

One of the things I really liked about Dead over Heels was how fast paced this story was. I believe I read this in under 2 hours which is pretty quick even for me. That just goes to show
Mandy Sickle
I received Dead Over Heels in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Ava parents have purchased a summer but it needs a little work so her dad who's not the most handy man is taking a shot. Instead of being in North Carolina Ava would rather be home where the closest she get's to the outside is the glass mall. Her mother is also determined for her to make friends with some of the local guys.

When her parents head the 40 miles into town it should be a quiet
Lynda Dickson
Sep 30, 2014 Lynda Dickson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 13+
Ava and her parents are staying in their holiday home in the remote mountains of North Carolina, with no cable, internet, or cell phone reception. When Ava first meets Cole, they have nothing in common. But when her parents leave her alone for a day and the so-called Zombie flu makes its way to their remote part of the world, Ava and Cole realize that no one is safe and that they will need to rely on each other. With Cole's outdoor skills and Ava's superior intellect and scientific knowledge, th ...more
Sep 30, 2014 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the summary of this book on a blog and immediately knew I had to have it, so I started to stalk the author's twitter to see if there was a giveaway of the book, fortunately there were several and I won one !!
What I liked about this book? The characters are lovable, Ava is a city girl, allergic to almost everything from nature, and very smart. Cole, omg, Cole ... It's like a younger version of Daryl Dixon, they are a Redneck and a Floridiot, their worlds come together by force, there's a
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Alison Kemper is the author of DEAD OVER HEELS and DONNA OF THE DEAD; both books spent several months on the Kindle teen humor bestseller lists. She lives in a small town in North Carolina where she hikes and eats obscene amounts of barbeque.
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