Monday, May 30, 2011

Zombie time!

Check out these horrifyingly entertaining zombie books!

Ashby, A. (2009) Zombie Queen of Newbury High. New York, New York: Penguin Group. High-school senior Mia accidentally casts a spell that turns her senior class into flesh-eating zombies determined to make her their zombie queen. The spell takes four days to become permanent, and Mia, her best friend, Candice, and new guy, Chase, try desperately to reverse her mistake.

Austen, J., Grahame-Smith, S. (2009) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. San Francisco, California: Chronicle Books.
The classic tale gets a surprising addition: hordes of flesh eating zombies!

Hawthorne, R. (2010) Shadow of the Moon: Dark Guardian, Book 4. New York, New York: HarperTeen.
Hayden is a werewolf with an unusual ability: she can sense the feelings of all the other werewolves in the pack except one, newcomer Daniel. As she grows to love Daniel, she worries that he might not be who he says he is.
Jay, S. (2009) You Are So Undead to Me: Megan Berry, Book 1. New York, New York: Penguin Group.
Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler and spends her free-time helping the undead with their “issues.” Things get dangerous, however, when someone at her school starts using black magic and turning her undead friends into scary, flesh-eating zombies.
Ryan, C. (2009) The Forest of Hands and Teeth: Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 1. New York, New York: Delacorte Press.
The Return, a zombie plague that wiped out civilization, is a distant memory, and Mary’s people, the last few human survivors, live a strict, and isolated life in a village guarded by a chain link fence. Mary, longing to find out what lies beyond her village, decides the answers she seeks can only be found by crossing the fence and venturing into the outside world.
Ryan, C. (2010) The Dead-Tossed Waves: Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2. New York, New York: Delacorte Press.
Mary and her daughter Gabry live peacefully in the coastal city of Vista, protected by walls that keep out Mudo, zombies that have wiped out Earth’s civilization. When Gabry and her friends step past the walls of Vista, and are attacked by Mudo, their lives are forever changed.
Ryan, C. (2011) The Dark and Hollow Places: Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 3. New York, New York: Delacorte Press. It seems that no one can escape the death and destruction that came with the Return. Annah has arrived in the Dark City, but still thinks about Elias and the day he left her to join the Recruiters and fight the Mudo.
Selzer, A. (2010) I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It. New York, New York: Delacorte Press.
In eighteen-year-old Alley Rhodes’ world, vampires, werewolves and zombies are the norm, but Alley could care less: she is focused on going to college. But when Alley falls for Doug, a handsome zombie, she must decide what her future will bring.

Waters, D. (2008) Generation Dead: A Generation Dead Novel, Book 1. New York, New York: Hyperion Books for Children. Oakvale high students are having to get used to an unusual problem: dead teenagers are coming back to life and going to school. Goth-girl Phoebe encounters an even weirder problem when she falls for Tommy, one of the zombie students.
Waters, D. (2009) Kiss of Life: A Generation Dead Novel, Book 2. New York, New York: Hyperion Books for Children. Phoebe finds herself caught in a love triangle between zombie Tommy and her newly undead friend Adam, who took a bullet to save Phoebe’s life. In order to stand-up against an anti-zombie movement, the undead students at Oakvale High have formed a group called the Sons of Romero.
Waters, D. (2009) Passing Strange: A Generation Dead Novel, Book 3. New York, New York: Hyperion Books for Children.
Karen DeSonne is trying hard to keep a secret from the rest of Oakvale High: that she is one of the now shunned undead members of the student body. After several of her zombie friends are accused of murder, can Karen help prove their innocence while protecting the truth about who she is?

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