A Bad Day for Voodoo
by Jeff Strand Published by Sourcebooks Fire
on June 5th 2012 Pages:
When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me. This is gonna be awesome."
Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll could work either. Or that it could cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen.
And when there's suddenly a doll of YOU floating around out there—a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs ready to torch it, or any random family of cannibals (really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you?)—well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day ...
I picked this book up with really no idea of how much wonderful gore, insanity and well.. more insanity would ensue while reading this book. I can't believe this book is more than 200 pages. It felt like I read it in an hour – as in it was the most enthralling crazy ride of a book I've read in a while.
A Bad Day for Voodoo is fantastic. I don't know that I will be able to find the words to describe this. Here's a few phrases – a gang gunfight, homicidal family that makes human sacrifices, zombies, voodoo dolls that work way too well, and missing toes. You will find all of that in this book and then some. When I described this book to my husband, he stared at me in wonder and said "I could so see that as a movie, and I'm already casting it in my head."
You know what surprised me the most about this book? That Tyler had a girlfriend. I know, I'm strange right? Nitpicking on that, but this girl is smarter than him, cuter than him and even freaking takes a bullet for him and then tells him to leave her so he can save his own life. I loved all the characters in this book, but Kelley is the bravest most awesome character in this book.
Tyler is running around because his friend Adam has created a voodoo doll of Tyler to keep him from talking about what happened to their teacher. Like Tyler could say what really happened anyways, but Adam is crazy enough to think so. Unfortunately, on the way to get it reversed, his car gets jacked along with the doll. Obviously, this is where the gang fight, the zombies, and the homicidal family all come in because nothing is ever easy. So good. I could not put this book down. It was insane and fantastic and gorey in a good way.
Definitely a book "for boys" but that girls will read, because we rock. A Bad Day for Voodoo is insanely fun and will keep readers hooked until the very last page.