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He's offering her his heart.

The award-winning girl-power twist on Twilight that readers fall in love with.

The characters jump off the page in this sassy, body-positive tale of love, life, and undeath from award-winning author C.L. Lynch.

"Stella is no Bella... not your run-of-the-mill zombie book, this title has heart." - School Library Journal

"Now love is in the
Paperback, First, 372 pages
Published December 1st 2016 by One Tall Tree Press (first published November 23rd 2016)
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Tara Kay I don't think so. It has taken the common complaints about the original and reworked them into something all their own. I think it stands by itself we…moreI don't think so. It has taken the common complaints about the original and reworked them into something all their own. I think it stands by itself well.
Tara Kay No, it doesn't. That might be because in book 1 of Twilight, there is no love triangle at that point, either. It is a very fun book, if you liked the …moreNo, it doesn't. That might be because in book 1 of Twilight, there is no love triangle at that point, either. It is a very fun book, if you liked the Twilight story!(less)
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Claude's Bookzone
CW: Gory scenes

I absolutely loved this audiobook. It was one of the funniest books I have ever read. FYI, spontaneously bursting out into hyena style laughter in the toilet paper aisle of your local supermarket results in people clutching their children close and giving you a wide berth. Sorry lady with the blue jacket on, I didn't mean to scare you. It's just that Howard Mullin's dad was reassuring Stella's dad about her safety.

"Are you telling me young Howard here is only interested in Stella
C.L. Lynch
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written-by-me
I'm reasonably pleased with this book, and I hope to write even better ones in the future. ...more
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle
Received from: One Tall Tree Press
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Why this book?
I love zombie books

What I thought

I loved this book!! I still wouldn't give it 5 stars or call it amazing or anything, but I still loved it! It was hilarious and not only was Stella hilarious but her parents OMG I loved her parents

“If we’re sticking with gender stereotypes, I'm pretty sure that as your father
I am obligated to threaten him with a rifle.”
“You don't have a gun, Dad,” I reached for another drums
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

*I received a copy of the book via NetGally in exchange for a honest review , Thanks!*

Full review on A Book. A Thought.

This was so good guys, much better than I thought it would be.


When you see the book cover you probably think, what is this ?, a kind of Twilight with a zombie thing?.
Well the truth that is far from that, I've loved the way that writer to put everything in this story, the characters are incredible, each with a personality super different from the other, but what stands out more
You can find this review and more at Novel Notions.

If you put Warm Bodies and Twilight in a blender and add a heaping helping of sarcasm, you would end up with Chemistry. It’s billed as a “sassy, body-positive, snarky twist on Twilight,” and it is absolutely the truth. I love the Twilight Saga and probably always will; it’s incredibly addictive and one of my ultimate guilty pleasure reads, even though I know it’s problematic on multiple levels. But Lynch added an element to her parody that was
Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger)
First glance at the cover of this book and it resembles that of Twilight, until I looked closer and noticed that's a heart, not an apple. The character names are similar: Stella, Howard, Dr. Mullins. Also, Howie and his family are undead, but they aren't vampires. That's where the similarities end.

I consider this story to be a wonderful parody of Twilight. Stella is loudly opinionated and doesn't put up with crap from anyone. I absolutely love her sarcastic sense of humor and quick wit. Her self
Dark Sith Lordette Jennymort ♔
i'm sorry.

i just can't do it. reading the first chapters just killed my vibe.

stella just sounds like a petulant child. i don't have time for these games.


i know this is a knock off of twilight, but what the hell.

it's got zombies in it.

annnnnnd ... it's free on amazon.

why not?
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank You Netgalley for providing me a digital review copy in exchange for an honest review

Twilight came out over ten years ago, so it's pretty late for a parody/satire/whatever this is. Isn't it? Yes, yes it is, so I was worried going in because if this book's main selling point was "a parody of Twilight" then Lynch might have been too focused on the Twilight aspects instead of making coherent and well rounded story. Well, I'm here to tell you that this book far surpasses what it was inspired b
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**** 5 Cranky Stars ****

This one couldn’t have arrived in my kindle on a more perfect timing! One: I was in a book funk and everything I’ve been reading had been mediocre at best. Two: I was addicted to The Walking Dead TV series. Three: I was in need of a good laugh.

Stella Blunt is a seventeen-year-old out-spoken teenager who had been forced to move to a completely different country and (worse!) a new high school in the middle of the school year in order for her mom to have her dream job. True
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This was an AMAZING book! I could not put it down. Chemistry by CL Lynch is everything Twilight should have been. It is funny, empowering, and still romantic. It is extremely telling how quickly I devoured it considering I absolutely hate anything zombies.

Lynch does a tremendous job keeping true to Twilight and keeping opposite. We have new student Stella Blunt who is large and in charge. This was so freaking great, to finally have a protagonist tha
Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I really liked this book. When I read the blurb and was promised a zombie rom-com reminiscent of Warm Bodies I couldn't wait. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed. Stella is a strong, independent heroine who is likable and I think relate-able to most teenagers. Howard is also a life-like character who is sweet and also a zombie. The whole idea that a virus could cause the body to die yet be augmented and controlled by the virus
Paola Aliedo
I didn't expect to fall in love with this story.

I have high respect with Stella because she is not the typical protagonist. She is a bad ass teenager with a loud personality!

Oh my heart, Howie! How can you be a romantic zombie? I adore his persistence and everything about him actually!

Stella's parents are so cool! Howie's family, especially his sister is incredibly creepy.

To everyone who is thinking this is a 'Twilight' spin off or what so ever, it is not. The cover is much like Twilight, but
Kristen Swendsrud
This book was an absolute delight. It's the story that would happen if Warm Bodies, iZombie, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies were all mashed up together. Like those stories, the zombie aspect is very present, but more as a set piece than a focus of the story, and it doesn't lean too heavily into the gore/gross factor that is inherent in zombie-ism, which I'm grateful for. It is a parody of Twilight in that it has a similar plot progression--and takes a ton of hilarious pot shots at the story ...more
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny
Captivating and humorous, this book kept me laughing till the end.
Stella is a beautifully drawn character and her fiery temper and irascible natural talent for snide comments will endear her to any reader.
Howie is my favourite character for he absolutely seems to adore Stella without any inhibition (amazing brainwaves ,huh!).
I love the dialogue, it's positively delicious. It's crisp, funny and delivered with the right amount of cheesiness.
This is just the read I would suggest to someone in need
Jan 26, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
💝 FREE on Amazon today (1/26/2018)! 💝

He loves her BRAINS

Winner of the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Awards (Humor)

Stella Blunt's world is ending. Her parents have dragged her across the country, and she has to start over in a new school. This is a big problem, because she doesn't make friends easily: she's large, she's loud, and she doesn't suffer fools gladly.

Within days, Stella has alienated half the school. Only one person seems to like her: Howard Mullins, the shy geek in her Chemistry
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

I am really wondering … (because I do not in any way want to offend an author) BUT …is “Chemistry” by C.L. Lynch meant to be a funny and humorous book? Because if so this author did a great job with her debut novel.

If I am allowed to not take it to serious (even given the paranormal factor I also take those books serious usually) than I have to say I really laughed my A** off .. (sorry for the language but it fits the book) …

I will go with this humorous streak of the novel because if I would thi
Kira's NetGalley Book Blog

Why you should read it: A straight up indie hit!

When I first saw the cover, I pretty much discounted the book as any sort of good read because I LOVE Twilight. But then I thought hey, I’m going to read the description and find out what this nonsense is all about and boy was I absolutely delighted!

The book is a charmingly hilarious rendition of a “zompocalypse” and Ms. Lynch has done wonderful things with a very large and in charge Stella Blunt who is both stellar and ver
Mercedes Roth
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow, I did NOT expect to love this book as much as I did. I got this babe from Netgalley from its publisher in exchange for my feedback, so here it goes!

The easiest way I can describe this book is Twilight with zombies instead of vampires, BUT HOLD ON! Don't go leaving the page just because I said Twilight because I promise that that is where the similarities end. The main character is not naive and super sweet and pliable, oh no, she is totally kick ass with a side of sass. Seriously, she is
Melissa Souza
**Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me an ARC in return for an honest review.

2.5 to 3 stars!!! (I'm still unsure about this)

Well, for starters, I can say that yes this book is based on the Twilight series but the only difference is that it has zombies. From, the blurb I was pretty excited to delve into the story even though I'm not a huge Twilight fan. I can safely say now, that the book starts of pretty strong but then it got pretty boring towards the end. Hence, my rating.

Sue Wallace
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chemistry by C L Lynch is a sci-fi and fantasy and teens and ya read.
"I'm not moving to a whole new school! I'll be eaten alive!"
Stella Blunt's world is ending. Her parents have dragged her across the country, and she has to start over in a new school. This is a big problem, because she doesn't make friends easily: she's large, she's loud, and she doesn't suffer fools gladly.
The only person who likes her is the cute geek in her Chemistry class. He's a great listener, he's smart at science, and h
Carole P. Roman
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stella is larger than life. No, really she larger than anyone in school. Loud and proud she takes no prisoners when teased about her Junoesque proportions. A family move to the other side of Canada leaves her angry and hurt with her parents disruption of her life.She has to start all over, making new friends which does not come easy. Smart and sassy, her brains are often overlooked by her generous size, that is until she meets Howard. Howard is that weird kid in the corner shunned by the entire ...more
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, favorites
I still love this book!!!!

"Want some lasagna with your brains"

Reread because reading the first novella I was like " I don't know these people anymore" so i'm going back to the first book and reading it again before I start the others. Oh and don't think I didn't love the book. I just take a lot of meds and my memory sucks.
Erin June
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would never pickup a book with Zombies in it. Not my thing. But, knowing the author's writing style made me give it a go. I couldn't put it down. So smart and funny and clever you'll find the characters endearing and realistic. Great job on the first novel! To many more :) ...more
Felicia [Felicia's Ink(t)]
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, 2016, arcs
I absolutely loved it. Review coming soon!!
Sháy The Obscure Bookworm
So I gathered a little more decision, on my rating at least, and decided just to stick at 2 stars. The only reason I am even giving it 2 stars is because I laughed in 2 or 3 places, but overall, I'm just annoyed with Stella and disappointed I spent time on this book. Howie was just... off. Stella was an annoying, whiny twat. Stella's father mentioning twice about her cleavage? Yeah, okay. Also, just to point out, some places were slow, and others were overloading my brain with information that j ...more
Kayla Krantz
Not a better love story than Twilight…

When I saw that this was supposed to be a parody of Twilight, I was expecting something a little bit different. I didn’t know it would be exactly like Twilight except with zombies instead of vampires. It’s unfortunate because the author had some good ideas when it came to the source of the zombie outbreak and the way that zombies exist in the world. I’ve never read any ideas like it. However, I couldn’t stand how closely the plot followed that of Twilight. I
So much fun. There were a lot of things I loved about this book, but I want to do it justice with a longer review, so stay tuned.
Wendy Rinebold
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Light-hearted, fun and charming!

Chemistry by C.L. Lynch is the first book in the Stella Blunt series. It’s a YA, romantic comedy with a bit of horror and a lot of explicit language. This book may not be suitable for all readers.

Stella Blunt has never fit in. She is overweight, not confident and has some serious anger management issues. It took her years to make two friends at her previous school and now her parents are moving her to Vancouver. She is dreading the torment she will likely receive
Billy Buttons
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was entered and was a FINALIST in The 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: Chemistry
Author: C L Lynch
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 25
Editing: 10/10
Writing Style: 9/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Of the 25 readers:
23 would read another book by this author.
25 thought the cover was good or excellent.
24 felt it was easy to follow.
23 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
3 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’.
CB Loves Books
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is exactly how I would picture Eleanor and Park, if Eleanor spoke her mind to everyone (in an R rated way) and Park was a zombie. Stella was one of the strongest characters I’ve known – she was smart, sarcastic, and even sometimes annoying. At first, I wasn’t sure if this book was simply satire or if there was a real story.

At some point, I was able to suspend disbelief and realized I actually liked Howard and found myself rooting for them to be together, even though this might be detri
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C.L. Lynch is a socially awkward introvert living in Vancouver, B.C. She wrote her first novel, Chemistry, because she wanted to write a book which was “the exact opposite of Twilight,” featuring an assertive heroine and a respectful love interest. She ended up with a snarky zombie rom-com which Foreword Magazine called "funny and irreverent" and YA Book Central called "awesomely sarcastic and com ...more

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