Saturday, October 26, 2013


Halloween is fast approaching, so we'll be spending the rest of the week looking at Halloween-y things.

First up, ZOMBIES!


Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. Benny will never forgive his brother Tom for what happened on First Night. Tom is legendary bounty hunter, a zombie-killing hero, but Benny knows the truth. But as Benny follows Tom into the Rot and Ruin, into zombie territory, Benny learns there is more to his brother and to his world than he ever thought. There are monsters out there, but the undead aren't the only ones. The first in a series, follow it with Dust & Decay.

Ashes by Ilsa J. Blick. An electromagnetic pulse destroys all electronic devices and kills billions-- but some of the dead have come back. The first in a trilogy, follow it with Shadows.

Zombie Blondes by Brian James. There's something weird about Hannah's new town. There's something even weirder about the cheerleaders-- they're too alike, too similar. Hannahs' desperate to be popular and jumps at the chance to join the cheerleading team, but what if her friend Lukas is right-- what if they are really zombies?


The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Generations after The Return, Mary longs for more out of life than her existence in her small, isolated village. When the fences break, Mary and her friends must flee, to confront everything they've been told is out there, and everything they hoped may be as well. The first in a trilogy, follow it with The Dead-Tossed Waves.

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. Not all dead teenagers are staying dead, but they still have to go to school, even if the living aren't thrilled with the idea. But then Phoebe (living) falls for Tommy (dead)-- a romance that everyone has a hard time wrapping their head around. The first in a series, follow it with Kiss of Life.

You Are So Undead to Me by Stacy Jay. Megan thought that after the zombie attack 5 years ago, her Settler powers had left her. No such luck. On the night of her date with the hottest guy in school, right before he's supposed to pick her up, someone else shows up at her door. An undead someone. The first in a series, follow it with Undead Much?.


Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter. Alice has never been allowed out after dark--her father was too afraid of monsters. After zombies attack and kill her entire family, Alice learns to also fear the monsters-- but it's too late. She's now on a path of vengeance. The first in a series, follow it with Through the Zombie Glass .

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. Sloane was contemplating suicide when the zombies attack. She finds herself holed up in the school with five other students-- students who actually want to live. Sloane's just counting the time until the zombies take her, but those around her will do anything they can to make sure that doesn't happen.

I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It by Adam Selzer. Living in the post-human era when the undead are part of everyday life, high schooler Alley breaks her no-dating rule when Doug catches her eye, but classmate Will demands to turn her into a vampire and her zombie boyfriend may be unable to stop him.

We'll do more zombies tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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