Title: Ushers, Inc.
Author: Rusty Fischer
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release: June 22, 2011
Age Group: YA
Recommend: Jennifer says, “This book had the right amount of humor to make this an amusing read.”
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! ~ Goodreads.com
Review by Jennifer
I loved this campy story of B flick monsters. Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves, Oh my! The main plot where movie ushers kick monster butt is just fun. I had a good time reading about old lady zombies, a farm wife werewolf, and volleyball vampires.
There are four friends who work together at Flickers Cinemas and live together at the Meriwether Home for Wayward Boys and Girls. The four of them like to watch B flick monster movies. All the knowledge they gain from watching these movies comes in handy. The story is told from the point of view of Abby, a member of Ushers, Inc. She tells about how the whole business got started. There are monsters living amongst the population. Abby and company happen to take on a small zombie uprising at the movie theater. After taking care of the zombies, Ushers, Inc. is formed and the story goes on from there.
This book had the right amount of humor to make this an amusing read. The characters drive the storyline and keep the humor and campiness coming. I recommend this book for an enjoyable escape from the normal into the paranormal.