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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review: Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer

When the streets are full of bloodsuckers, werewolves, zombies and ghouls, where will you turn? The cops don't know how to stop them, the Army's pretty much given up and even the Marines are stumped when their bullets and grenades fail to stop the onslaught.
Have no fear, Ushers, Inc. is here! Four high school movie ushers, who collectively have seen over 42,000 hours of B- and C-horror movies know just what to do.

Did you know copper pennies can stop a zombie in its tracks? Abby Cooper, Head Usher, does.

Did you know garlic paste is twice as effective on vampires as garlic cloves? Abby Cooper does.

Did you know werewolves are absolutely petrified of seeing a Hershey's kiss? Abby Cooper does.

The girls at Cypress Cove High school-especially Rich Witch Mia Hopwood-call Abby an uber-geek; the victims she rescues from zombies, werewolves and vampires just call her one thing: Hero!

But Abby and her fearless crew of movie ushers-slash-superheroes face more than just bloodsuckers and brain-biters. There's Wyatt Winters, for one; he's the hot new PR guru Ushers, Inc. has had to hire to handle all their press - and with his smoldering good looks and air of confidence, he's causing more than just tension between Abby and her old boy-crush-and fellow usher-Zach Nash.

And let's not forget the monsters, who aren't too happy about four geeky ushers beating their butts all over creation. Now the League of Associated Undead (LAD) is converging on Cypress Cove, determined to stop Ushers, Inc. once and for all.

When it's the monsters versus the monster hunters, who you gonna call?

Ushers, Inc., that's who!

Published June 23rd 2011 by Decadent Publishing (first published June 22nd 2011)
ISBN: 001134427X (ISBN13: 2940011344275)

First of all, I have to throw props out to Rusty Fischer…Ushers, Inc. is awesome!  Great job, dude!

I read The Bookish Brunette’s review of Ushers, Inc. and KNEW I had to read it!  And boy am I glad I did.  The story was clever, the idea original, and I just couldn’t get enough!  I read Ushers, Inc. feverishly, and rightly so.  Fischer is a genius!  It was like a rollercoaster ride of emotions.  Just when I got to catch my breath, there was another twist, and plunge, and…well, you get the idea.

Abby Cooper is the reluctant hero.  I love her witty, comedic, sarcastic approach to life.  Her fellow orphans/coworkers/only friends are cool, too.  I really liked how they interacted and could read each other without saying anything—like brothers from another mother, sisters from another mister.  I however, did have a problem with Cliff.  His motives were very transparent, canned.  Fischer tells us (in the last chapter) what I suspected all along about Cliff.  And, well, it was a little bit teen-drama-cheesy and weak.

There are twists I didn’t see coming, and those I did.  The prologue kinda gives away the ending, so if that will bother you, just skip it and read it last—turn the prologue into an epilogue!  I won’t give away too much, because YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!  Trust me, don’t think, just zombie-it on over to a bookseller’s website and buy it, devour it, then smile to yourself knowing that you read one of the best books of 2011!  I sure did.

Check out Rusty Fischer’s blog for more awesomeness (and some free downloads—seriously, dude, FREE awesomeness!!).

5 Stars: unadulterated awesomeness!!!!  Looking forward to reading Fischer’s other works!

Many Adventures,

*This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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