Zombies: The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Ugly

If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, you might view zombies as brain eating monsters. In some recent young adult fiction, zombies have been portrayed as very good looking undead. Whatever type of zombie you prefer, there is a recent young adult novel for you.

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris Aspiring scientist Kate struggles to find an antidote after steroids turn the football team into flesh-eating zombies.
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel In 2195, after a series of devastating events, people choose to live like the Victorians. Nora Dearly is kidnapped by commandos and learns about the existence of zombies.
Die for Me by Amy Plum While in Paris after the death of her parents, Kate falls for a mysterious, gorgeous man who happens to be undead.
The Enemy by Charles Higson After a disease turns everyone over the age of sixteen into brainless, decomposing creatures, a group of teens make a journey across London seeking a safe haven.
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer Ally breaks her no-dating rule when she falls for zombie Doug.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry In the future, the few remaining humans live in areas kept safe from zombies, and Benny is finally convinced that he must become a zombie hunter.
Zombies Don't Cry by Rusty Fischer After being struck by lightning, Maddy dies and then reawakens as one of the living dead.
Zombies vs Unicorns This book contains twelve short stories arguing which are better zombies or unicorns.
Z by Michael Thomas Ford A virus that turned people into zombies has been eradicated, and Josh joins an underground gaming society that hunts the remaining zombies.


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