August 15, 2022

The Undead Truth of Us Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE UNDEAD TRUTH OF US by Britney S. Lewis Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Author: Britney S. Lewis
Pub. Date: August 9, 2022
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 368

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD,

Death was everywhere. They all stared at me, bumping into one another and slowly coming forward.

Sixteen-year-old Zharie Young is absolutely certain her mother morphed into a zombie before her untimely death, but she can't seem to figure out why. Why her mother died, why her aunt doesn't want her around, why all her dreams seem suddenly, hopelessly out of reach. And why, ever since that day, she's been seeing zombies everywhere.

Then Bo moves into her apartment building—tall, skateboard in hand, freckles like stars, and an undeniable charm. Z wants nothing to do with him, but when he transforms into a half zombie right before her eyes, something feels different. He contradicts everything she thought she knew about monsters, and she can't help but wonder if getting to know him might unlock the answers to her mother's death.

As Zharie sifts through what's real and what's magic, she discovers a new truth about the world: Love can literally change you—for good or for dead.

In this surrealist journey of grief, fear, and hope, Britney S. Lewis's debut novel explores love, zombies, and everything in between in an intoxicating amalgam of the real and the fantastic.


"Britney Lewis has really nailed it with this one. I loved this striking, suspenseful, and deeply heartbreaking debut about a Black girl named Zharie on a quest to discover the truth about her mother and the darker parts of life and family! Spooky good.”―Jay Coles, author of Tyler Johnson Was Here and Things We Couldn't Say

"Deeply healing and impossible to put down, The Undead Truth Of Us, is an affecting portrait of grief’s many shades, and an affirming reminder to live.”―J. Elle, New York Times best-selling author of Wings of Ebony

"The perfect blend of emotion, sweet romance, and creepy imagery, The Undead Truth of Us is a journey you won’t soon forget."―Lauren Blackwood, New York Times best-selling author of Within These Wicked Walls

"THE UNDEAD TRUTH OF US is a revelation of a story, both macabre and magical, full of heartache, hope, and the infinite mysteries of love. I adore this book."―Rebecca Podos, author of Lambda Award-winning novel Like Water

The Undead Truth of Us is unlike any book I’ve ever read before. In this eerie and otherworldly story, Britney Lewis layers explorations of grief and love on the page like bright colors of paint on a canvas.”―Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters and One True Loves

“A devastatingly poignant tale of grief, healing, and the monsters we make of ourselves and of others. In American popular culture zombies have been used to represent our greatest fears and what do we fear more than losing the people we love? In Zharie, Lewis has created a perfectly imperfect character―someone who is learning to navigate grief and love and friendship all at once. Her moments of vulnerability feel familiar as do her moments of healing and joy. This story is an emotional and gripping take on the classic zombie archetype. A must read for lovers of genre bending horror.”―Kalynn Bayron, best-selling author of Cinderella is Dead

“A lament, but with fireworks.”―Nafiza Azad, author of The Wild Ones

“A wonderful book full of lyrical prose, but also grief―and the painful, sometimes beautiful, steps we take to get through it.”―Jessica Lewis, author of Bad Witch Burning

“Britney S. Lewis explores love and death in a debut that is tender, poetic, and wholly original.”
Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost

The Undead Truth of Us is a unique young adult debut that tackles tough life problems like death and grief but also shows the strength of love - in all of its forms - and how it can change someone. I'm still not exactly sure how I feel about this book - I really liked most parts of it but the other parts confused me and took away from the story. The whole zombie thing is perplexing to me and it was the part of the book that I didn't like. I can't explain it but I would've enjoyed the book a lot more if the zombie part wasn't included. This is just my own opinion and it shouldn't reflect negatively on the book itself. I know plenty of other readers will really enjoy all the aspects of this story.

The writing was well done and I felt like I was in Zharie's world right from the beginning. A major reason for this was that the author used the first person point of view - which is my favorite. I always say that the first person POV is the only one that allows a reader to feel really connected to the narrator and this book is a prime example of that. I felt every emotion that Zharie felt - both positive and negative. I felt an immediate connection with her from the start and I enjoyed watching her change and grow throughout the story. I don't do spoilers in my reviews, so I can't go into much more detail without accidentally revealing something. Overall, this was a solid read that is wholly heartfelt and original in its own way. I recommend it to fans of YA fiction, contemporary fiction and fantasy.

Britney S. Lewis was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas where she fell in love with storytelling and the idea that magic moved and breathed in our world. After getting her Bachelor’s of Arts and Science, she worked in the world of marketing and communications for a few years before accepting a position as an editor for greeting cards where her job is to make sure to get the best words on paper. When she isn't daydreaming about new stories, Britney can be found binge-watching TV shows with her husband and pup or practicing West Coast Swing in one of her local dance studios. The Undead Truth of Us is her debut novel. For more information, you can follow her on social media @britneyslewis or visit her website at

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(1) winner will receive a finished copy of THE UNDEAD TRUTH OF US - US Only.

Ends September 6th, midnight EST.


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