Friday, 23 May 2014

Cover Reveal: Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie - Jeff Norton (+ Exclusive Extract)

I don't normally read middle grade fiction but I heard Jeff Norton give a reading from his upcoming novel Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie at a blogger event a couple of months ago and it made me laugh so hard I almost cried so of course I added it straight to my wish list! Since then I've devoured Jeff's MetaWars series and loved every minute so I'm even more excited to read this one.

Today I'm very excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie and I also have an exclusive extract to share with you all. There are quite a few other bloggers taking part in the cover reveal but we all have a different extract to share with you so if you like this one make sure you keep an eye out for the others!

So let's have a look at that cover:


'My name is Adam Meltzer and the last thing I remember was being stung by a bee while swinging at a robot-shaped piñata on my twelfth birthday. I was dead before the candy hit the ground.'

Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie is narrated by the hilarious Adam Meltzer - pre-teen, worrywart, and now zombie. Adam's family gets the fright of their lives when he turns up at their door desperate for a shower . . . three months after his funeral.
When most people think zombies, they think of eating people, and unintelligent monsters.
But Adam doesn’t like germs. Or dirt. Or things being disorganised. So waking up as a zombie was definitely not in his plans, and the idea of eating people is disgusting. Getting stung by a bee doesn’t normally lead to becoming a zombie, and it seems incredibly unfair that it’s happened to Adam.
Soon Adam's back at school trying to fit in and not draw extra attention to himself, but when he sees his neighbour Ernesto transform into a chupacubra, and the beautiful Corina (Adam's number one mega-crush) turns out to be a (vegan) vampire, undead life is never going to be the same again.

A hilarious adventure caper - if Ferris Bueller met Shaun of the Dead - all about friendship and being yourself . . . even if you're undead.

Visit Jeff Norton's website for more information

Here is the full cover wrap:

Exclusive Extract:

Adam decides to see if he can locate the bee that killed him and reverse the zombie process

Maybe Ernesto and Corina could understand what it was like to be different from the ‘normal’ population, but at least they looked normal on the outside.

‘I want to find the bee,’ I said.

‘What bee?’ asked Corina.

‘The bee that killed me. Then maybe I can understand why this is happening to me.’

‘Yeah, you can’t become un-undead,’ said Nesto.

‘No,’ I said, realising it was too late for me. ‘But we might be able to stop it happening to anyone else.’

But there was more to it. I did want to find that bee, but I also wanted to understand it there was something wrong with me. I didn’t just die; I came back. I was really confused. I mean, why me? Of all the people who have lived and died, why was I suddenly back from the dead? It was different for Ernesto and Corina; they’d inherited their conditions and had a good long while to come to grips with their specialness. Me, I had specialness thrust upon me by a bumblebee stinger. I wanted answers and I wanted to know if I could ever be me again.

‘Maybe there’s a way to undo it?’ I mused. ‘To be normal again.’

Corina scoffed. ‘Who needs normal?’


What do you think? I just can't wait to read this story :o)

Don't forget to keep an eye out for other blogs taking part in the cover reveal so you can read more extracts!


  1. That's definitely original, thanks for the review :)

    1. It's a fab cover isn't it Iza! I can't wait to read the book :o)



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