Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Zombie Fiction!

Struggling through the winter without The Walking Dead?  Us too.  Try some zombie fiction!

10.  Zombie Blondes, by Brian James:  Each time fifteen-year-old Hannah and her out-of-work father move she has some fears about making friends, but a classmate warns her that in Maplecrest, Vermont, the cheerleaders really are monsters.*

9.  Zom-B, by Darren Shan: When the news starts reporting a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's father thinks it's a hoax-but even if it isn't, the two of them joke, it's only the Irish, right? That is, until zombies actually attack the school. *

8. The End Games, by Michael T. Martin: In the rural mountains of West Virginia, seventeen-year-old Michael Faris tries to protect his fragile younger brother from the horrors of the zombie apocalypse.*

7. The Forest of Hands & Teeth, by Carrie Ryan: Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.*

6. My Boyfriend is a Monster, I Love Him to Pieces, by EvonneTsang: St. Petersburg High school juniors Dicey Bell, a baseball star, and Jack Chen, who loves science and role-playing games, discover a mutual attraction when paired for a project, but on their first date, a zombie-producing fungus sends them on the run.*

5. The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, by Max Brooks: Those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it. From the Stone Age to the information age, the undead have threatened to engulf the human race. They're coming. They're hungry. Don't wait for them to come to you! This is the graphic novel the fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity.*                                                             

4. Ashes, by Ilsa Bick: Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.*

3.  Rot & Ruin, by Jonathan Maberry: In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.*

2.  I am Legend, by Richard Matheson: Okay, another cheat, technically these are vampires.  But, Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth and every other human being has become a vampire and wants his blood.  Similar premise to the zombie apocalypse, no? 

1. This is Not a Test, by Courtney Summers: Barricaded in Cortege High with five other teens while zombies try to get in, Sloane Price observes her fellow captives become more unpredictable and violent as time passes although they each have much more reason to live than she has.*

What are your favorite zombie books?
All titles are available at the Coventry Public Library!

*Summary is from the OSL online catalog

Blog post by Stephanie Meeks Barta
YA librarian
Coventry Public Library