While planning out my Halloween posts I realized that I haven’t read that many zombie books. I’m not sure why, but I had Loretta from Between the Pages come to my rescue. She’s read lots of zombies books and here are some of here favorites:
1.) The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
The First Days was such a great zombie book. It is gruesome, and yet had such an amazing story to it. Characters that grew, overcame so much all while kicking ass and taking names…never.
Everyone was telling me how much I needed to read this book. From that very 1st page I was hooked. If you love fast paced, flesh ripping zombie books; The First Days is for you.
So very, very small.
The fingers pressed under the front door of her home were so very small. She could not stop staring at those baby fingers straining frantically to reach her as she stood shivering on the porch. The cool morning air lightly puffed out her pink nightgown as her own pale fingers clutched the thin bathrobe closed at her throat.
~The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
Married With Zombies is about this couple, who are fighting ALL the time. Then they are thrown right into the middle of a Zombie Apocalypse, and they must work out their differences, to survive.This book is hilarious, but the zombie action is as it should be, gruesome.If you are looking for a zombie book, but want to have many laughs along the read, this one is for you.
“So you killed him with what now?”
“I tried that Dr. Phil book at first,” I sighed as I looked at the offending tome lying next to Jack’s lifeless body,
its pages caked with fluids and unidentifiable mush.
“And I finished off with the toilet seat. Just so you know, you left it up again. That drives me crazy.”
~Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen
3.) This is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
I call this book the “1st time zombie reader book”. I have recommended this book to so many people who have not yet read Zombie books.
This is Not A Test clearly has zombies in it, but it is not as serious as say (The First Days). It’s really a story about all these different characters, with so many different things they are going through. The main character is basically broken, and you can understand why, with everything she has been through, but you learn maybe she is not the only one with problems. And at the very end, you will be left with your mouth open… speechless.
If you have never read a zombie book before, this one is for you. Even if you have read many zombie books, this has a light gruesomeness, that will not keep you up all night thinking there are zombies lurking about.
“Waiting around to be saved is like waiting to die and I have done more of both than anyone else in the room.”
~This is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
4.) ZOM-B by Darren Shan
Zom-b was a very short, fast but yet very gruesome read. At under 200 pages, this book really packed in some a great little story, with an amazing amount of zombie terror. B, the main character, and his friends didn’t know whether to believe the videos being shown everywhere. A zombie attack in Ireland seemed a little far fetched for any of them to believe, until it was too late and everyone is fighting to survive. The attacks are gruesome and really vivid. At times you may have to put the book down, and come back later to finish it. That gruesome!
There are shocking twists along the way that will leave you speechless and wanting book #2.
“You’ve been a good boy, Brian,” The man whispered. “Your parents would be proud of you.”
Then his hands snaked out. Brian didn’t see the long, bony fingers, and only barely felt them as they gripped his head in either side and twists sharply, left then right. He heard a shard cracking noise but felt no pain and was dead before he knew it.
~Zom-B by Darren Shan