Alley Rhodes is the Queen Mean of the Vicious Circle, the group of semi-geeky, always snarky writers and editors for the school newspaper. They spend their time coming up with nasty one-liners for the gossip column, and ragging on anyone who crosses their path. The difference between Alley’s world and ours is that a couple of years ago the post-humans (vampires, werewolves and zombies) came out of the coffin and now the pathetic human girls at Alley’s school can’t get enough of drooling over the post-human guys. When Alley gets an assignment to review a local band (fronted by a vampire) for the newspaper, she knows the all-ages club will be crawling with girls in ridiculous goth outfits throwing themselves at the stage. What she doesn’t expect is that the guest singer will know all her favorite Leonard Cohen songs or the meaning behind Cole Porter’s lyrics. She’s so busy falling for him that she doesn’t notice that he’s a zombie. Is the queen of the Vicious Circle going to let a zombie melt her heart?
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It is a funny take-off of the supernatural romance genre. Alley is mean, but she’s also an intelligent person with a plan for her life. Meeting Doug, her zombie guy, throws her plans into chaos, and turns her into a different person. There is also a a bit on intrigue: the vampires, who are morally against alive/dead mixed relationships, are out to convince Alley to become post-human (aka dead). They may also be trying to discredit or kill Doug, but none of that is enough to keep Doug and Alley apart.