Holy Hera! Where do I start with this one?
Chemistry is one of those books that defies categories and expectations. The cover screams Twilight parody, and it is, but at the same time it is something else entirely. It’s unique. It’s unapologetic. It’s zombies and romance and snark with a healthy dose of swearing.
I am positively enamored of Stella Blunt. She’s strong and brilliant but her hard outer shell hides a soft heart you’d never expect. And who better to win that soft heart than a shambling social pariah with the ridiculously sweet name of Howard “Howie” Mullins?
The story jangles with familiar nods to Twilight (near-miss car accident in the school parking lot anyone?) that made the closet Twi-hard in me smile. But it’s so much more than that! The dialogue is witty. Stella’s snarky attitude and foul mouth are brutally beautiful and work in perfect contrast to Howie’s calm, somnambulant demeanor. He may be a zombie, but he’s a civilized one! And he loves Stella for the right reason: her brain. No reason to worry, though. He’s a civilized Z, remember?
If you’re looking for a humorous sweet-n-sour zombie rom-com, this series is for you. I cannot wait for the next installment and would figuratively offer my heart to author C.L. Lynch if I thought it’d help speed up the process (you’ll get the joke once you’ve read the book) 🤓