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Zombie Queen of Newbury High

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  1,997 ratings  ·  200 reviews
Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. She is dating super hot football god Rob, and he actually likes her and asked her to prom! Enter Samantha?cheerleading goddess and miss popularity? who starts making a move for Rob. With prom in a few days, Mia needs to act fast. So she turns to her best friend, Candice, and decides to do a love spell on Rob. Unfo ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 5th 2009 by Speak
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Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle

Why this book?

I love zombie books

What I thought

Mia makes a big mistake when instead of casting a love spell, she casts a spell that changes the senior class into Zombies. This was a cute fast paced read that I enjoyed. I liked the characters for most part, even if Mia's Buffy obsession was a little weird for her age. This is a enjoyable read that is just to cute for words! It kept you guessing and it was really entertaining. If you're looking for a fun read this one is for you.
Kira Simion
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I read this and I honestly enjoyed it but, there was nothing that really stood out to me.

I really liked the twist of zombies having a home queen lol.

3.5/5 (rounded down)
Attack Salmon
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fantasy
This is a fun book although the paranormal aspect is on the juvinile and silly side

Mia find herself turning her whole school assembly into a horde of zombie when she thought she was only doing a love spell on Rob. Mia being the one who do the spell became the Zombie Queen means someone who every zombie want to devour.

Zombie infection comes in 4 stages. The infected person will first crave for meat and twitching uncontrollably. They follow Mia's every move and keep giving her food to fatten her
Jennifer Wardrip
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Mia Everett is just a normal teenage girl: she fears heights, she loves the Buffy series, she has a crush on the hottest guy in school, she's the neighbor of the popular cheerleader, her sister is a popular wannabe, and...

She turned all of the seniors - and even some teachers - into flesh-eating zombies through a love potion gone wrong.

That's when Chase comes into the picture. He's always been the quiet, anti-social guy in her Biology class, but when he co
❤ Aly ❤
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Interesting book. Quick read! I didn't know what to expect. Parts of the book I liked and other parts I disliked a lot. Nice humor as well.

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Nov 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Mia has been happy being on the fringe of the popular crowd. She is happy to have her hypochondriac best friend, Candice, and watch what is going on around her until...Rob, the super hot football star, asks her to Homecoming.

Everything is going fine between Mia and Rob. They've been on five dates and she can't believe her good fortune. Her luck begins to change though, when Samantha, the extremely popular cheerleader, sets her sights on Rob. Samantha will stop at nothing to secure her spot as H
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

Mia is super stoked that she is going to prom with the popular and handsome Rob... until equally popular and self-proclaimed future prom queen Samantha sets her heart on stealing Rob for her self. Mia really likes this guy and will do anything to keep Rob's attention... Even do a love spell on him. Except said love spell doesn't do what its title claims, and instead them the whole senior class into zombies! How you get zombies from a love spell, I have no idea. But
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Oh boy, what is there to say? Usually, when sitting down to write a review, I am enthusiastic about picking apart the novel and figuring out what worked and what didn't. Only, with Zombie Queen, I'm not at all excited. Why? I think part of it has to do with the fact that I found it incredibly difficult to finish the book. Another reason may have to do with the fact that I am SO ready to move on to something else.

So what went wrong? Well, for starters, the characters were an issue from page one.
Sep 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Who would have thought I’d be reading another zombie novel, and a funny one at that! Zombie Queen of Newbury High is a quick and entertaining read. Mia is such a likeable character it’s hard not to relate to her, and her best friend Candice so quirky! She was cracking me up with her hypocondirac obsession!

The plot was ingenious as well, turning your whole school into zombies, classic! And it made for a great story! Ashby kept you guessing, just when I thought I knew something, she’s throw in ano
Kenneth Zhu
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I decided to chose that book because my librarian have recommended me to read this as this story has a main female character in it. The static image cover looks interesting as they might do some evil stuff during the story, so it makes me drawled attention to be reading this book.

This book will fit a book with a felmale character on the bingo board as it got the felmale character during the story. The main character of the story is Mia who is describe as not popular person in the school. She is
Rebecca Ann
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
This was a really entertaining, fast read. I would definitely recommend it to fans of zombie chick lit. It has the ridiculousness of a B horror movie and an addictive lighthearted humor. I didn't really like the main character, and was more attached to her best friend, Candice. Mia seemed like she was going to be a nice alternative to the brainless, makeup and boy obsessed teen, but in the end I had trouble differentiating her personality from the very girls she didn't like. The characters and p ...more
Jul 17, 2009 rated it liked it
Mia is one of those people in a senior class that just isn't that noticeable. It's not that she is at the bottom of the fish pond but she isn't exactly miss popularity either - that role is one her younger sister holds. But Mia has been going out with the star football player, Rob, who has already invited her to senior prom. That should secure some popularity points. Mia can't wait for prom until she notices that Rob is spending a lot of time with uber-popular Samantha. Mia is devastated so she ...more
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Mia Everett thought she had made it. Rob Ziggerman, one of the cutest and most popular boys in school has not only taken her on 5 (maybe 6) dates, but he has asked her to the prom. However, recently Rob has quit sitting with her in biology class and instead is sitting with the uber-popular cheerleader, Samantha. In desperation, Mia takes the advice of BFF Candice and buys a love spell from the local woo woo shop. Shortly after she casts the spell, Mia is informed by the quiet, but surprising cut ...more
Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
I knew going into this book that it was going to be completely cheesy. It's about a high school girl who, in an attempt to win back her prom date, casts a love spell but it turns out to be a spell that turns people into zombies. I got this book for three reasons, (1) I'm obsessed with Zombies and I'll read anything with zombies in it, (2) I found it at a bookstore for only $2, and (3) The cover peaked my interests (seriously, the dress is cute and I would have rocked that at my senior prom). It ...more
Feb 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
What would one teenage girl do for love? Buy a love spell of course. But wait, oops, did I just turn the entire school into Zombies? UhOhhh....

This was such an unexpected Gem! Zombie Queen of Newbury High is one of those rare books that you don't know what your in for till you read it.
I'll admit I thought the cover and title was cheesy, but now that I've red the book, I think it's perfect! This was a humorously entertaining read that is just to cute for words!

Lively characters, laugh out loud pl
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I hate when authors don't create distinct characters. I spent half of the first fifty pages trying to figure out the difference between Mia and Candice. When I finally did, I didn't really care for either of them. Mia finally has a popular (but stupid) guy dating her and she is going to prom with him. But now the most popular girl in school is after her date, so she has do do something! The two friends chant a love spell that ends up creating zombies of the entire senior class. Of course, the zo ...more
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The book, Zombie Queen of Nebury High, is so good! I loved it so much. Besides the fact that Mia changed everyone into zombie's and that Chase was a zombie hunter, I think that a lot of teenagers can relate to everything that was going on. I thought it was very detailed too. You really made me freak out for a second when I read that Chase and Candace were going to the prom together!! Mia and Chase deserve to be together. I'm not very big on reading books, but I liked this one, and couldn't stop ...more
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
So I have to say this first. With this book I have completed the A to Z challenge, awsome!! So on to the book. I really, really enjoyed this one and I wish there was a sequel or a prequel or more of Chase! please, pretty please. Mia the main character is likable enough, she is a bit anoying to begin with but redeems herself along the way. Chase is a hot guy who also happens to be a zombie hunter wow I have to say I love hunters (shadowhunters, vampire hunters etc) and now zombies yay. Candice wa ...more
Rhiannon Frater
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
In a nutshell, this is a fun, light read. It's not a serious zombie book by far and it's perfectly suited for younger teens and tweens. In some ways, it's like a Buffy episode, which isn't surprising since Buffy is referenced a lot by the characters.

I needed a change in pace from the more serious novels I've been reading lately, and this fit the bill perfectly.

I'm sending off my copy to my niece (who is 13), so she can enjoy it, too.

Nov 29, 2009 rated it liked it
Read this one last night since I couldn't sleep. While the writing wasn't that impressive, it was definitely entertaining and cute. Good way to pass a couple of hours!!! ...more
Grace Moore
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies, young-adult
witty and new, Zombie Queen was the book of my week :)
Melissa R.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
To say that I hadn't read one of Amanda Ashley's books sooner is preposterous. This single book alone contrasts the feeling of drama and romantic details along with adding the genre adventure and thriller. I'd have to say that it most certainly contrasts a smooth plot and every page most certainly has an exciting event which makes me want to keep reading. The book may seem short and crammed, however, the story flows smoothly, for example, from the day Mia caught Rob with Samantha, to running awa ...more
Sarah B
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is not your typical zombie book (hordes of undead chasing some poor sap into a dead end to fight a losing battle) but something more fun and creative. The story focuses around a teenage girl who loves a football player named Rob. When she thinks Rob loves the popular girl at the school, she resorts to buying a spell from a weird shop...but the spell starts to slowly turn everyone into zombies! So a lot of the book is about finding a way to reverse the spell before it's too late.

I found the
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don’t have a lot of experience with zombie fiction but I’m starting to enjoy it. This was an interesting spin on the high school setting and I loved all the Buffy and Supernatural references, there’s nothing wrong with being a super-fan! Mia was likeable and I liked Candice too, though her fear of illness was rather strange! I liked both Rob and Chase too. This is a nice, fun read.
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not normally a big fan of YA novels, but this was surprisingly good. It was like a fluffy, sweet read with zombies. It was cute without being overbearingly sweet. I greatly enjoyed it to be honest.
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Light hearted funny read, actually was quite good.
Aisha (seetheworldwithbooks)
Super fun and funny read 💕💕
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful plot and turn of events!! A must read for people who like romance and horror, along with a little magic.
Taylor Manes
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
a really fun, quick ya read! fast-paced and really well-written, and had a lot of fun, snappy dialogue which is a major plus in a young adult book for me.
Aug 23, 2014 rated it liked it
It sounds odd, but this book was really cute. The premise is that a girl, Mia, is about to lose her date to prom to another more popular girl, so she decides to cast a love spell on him and ends up turning her entire senior class into zombies. Initially the zombies are obsessed with her, but if she doesn't reverse the spell quickly, they will go from obsessed to wanting to devour her.

The author did a great job of creating the high school world -- everyone really seemed the age they were meant to
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Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nomin

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