Z is for Zombie Lit
Now, I have to be honest: zombie lit isn't really up my alley. BUT I've read three zombie tales recently that were a lot of fun (even if I did have to skim some of the descriptive moments):
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
Seth Grahame-Smith's mashup of Jane Austen and zombies is hilarious. I love that the Bennett girls are ninja zombie killers. Pick this one up if you want a laugh. The perks: I actually had this recommended to me by a male coworker who would have never in a million years looked twice at Jane Austen. Zombies make the classics readable for a wider audience!
The Forest of Hands and Teeth:
I'd heard so much buzz about this book that I finally decided to see what it was about. (Plus, the wonderful Carrie Ryan is a member of my SCBWI chapter: she's practically my neighbor, which is so cool.) I loved it! The zombie's are truly creepy, and the intricacies of Mary's world swept me away. There weren't even any parts that I had to skip over: Ryan crafts a zombie novel with finesse and not a lot of gore.
I blogged about Ilsa J. Blick's novel earlier this month, but I'll say it again: this is a zombie novel without zombies. Lots of places where I had to close my eyes, but the ick factor doesn't detract from this excellent story.
I can't believe the month is over! This has been an excellent blogging experience: I've met so many new people, and I had a ball thinking of an alphabet's worth of topics. Check out the last posts today, and I hope to see you on the blog again!
What are some other zombie titles that you've read? Any you would recommend?