Book Review: The Blondes


I received this copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Blondes by Emily Schultz

First Published: April 24, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books

Pages: 400

Goodreads Summary: Hazel Hayes is a graduate student living in New York City when she learns she is pregnant from an ill-advised affair with her married professor. More worrisome than the shock of this discovery is the apocalyptically bad timing; random but deadly attacks, all by women with light hair, have begun terrorizing the city’s inhabitants. As the days pass, it becomes clear that the attacks are symptoms of a strange contagion that is transforming blondes from all walks of life–whether CEOs, flight attendants, students, accountants, television personalities, or academics–into rabid killers. Hazel–confused, desperate, almost penniless and soon visibly pregnant–flees the city and sets out to cross the border into Canada where she will find the one woman who just might be able to help her in a world gone awry.

Review: I’m not exactly sure what to say about this book.  When I read the summary I was eager to read it.  It sounded like it would be an awesome zombie-type book.  But when I actually started reading it, it wasn’t as thrilling as I thought it would be.  It was good, but not as good as I was hoping for.  The story is told by Hazel Hayes as she is alone in a cabin in Canada, retelling her journey to her unborn child.  When I read the first Blonde attack, it was crazy but seemed very realistic given the way Hazel described people’s reactions.  Hazel herself was a bit of a boring narrator and I had a hard time connecting with her.  For me, the book was just ok.  Not anything I would want to read again.

2/5 stars


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