Coming of age. Self Discovery. Zombies.
All of those things totally go together in this novel. I did not enjoy this novel as much as the first one. I had no problems with the characters in the first book, and I enjoy the characters in this book. The protagonist in this book is the daughter of the lead character in the first book, and you get the satisfaction of knowing what happened to the remaining characters from the first book as well.
It does have yet another young-adult love triangle, but I thought this one was better than the first book's quadrangle, and although Gabry (the protagonist) is not nearly as awesome as crazy Mary.
It's not rocket science. It's a fun fast read, it tied into the first novel rather nicely, and I'd recommend it to anyone that wanted to have a fun jaunt with a book in the afternoon. With Zombies.
And of course, kudos to writing, not jut a fun book, but a zombie book directed at girls.