Do you find yourself struggling to stay awake as you plow through Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice written over 197 years ago? Worse yet, are you a dude and you have to read this chick book for class?!? Well, freak no more. Put down the CliffsNotes, breath deep and know that author Seth Grahame-Smith has your back. He’s the co-author of the expertly rewritten classic and he did us all a favor and added Zombies!
If you read that and still can’t get enough zombies, then I’d recommend Carrie Ryan’s book, The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Her romantically creepy tale is told from the perspective of the relentlessly curious girl, Mary. She has grown up of knowing nothing other than her village, which is fenced in to protect people from the constant attack of the “Unconsecrated”, the living undead. To top it all off, villagers are ruled by the Sisterhood who controls almost every aspect of village life. Despite these obstacles, Mary survives on the stories told to her by her mother about something called an ocean. It is her faith in the truth of those stories that gives her the hope to see beyond the fences of her village and the constant soundtrack of moans coming from the Unconsecrated.
You can now follow up this flesh ripping, gut wrenching tale with the second in the series, The Dead-Tossed Waves, it’s sure to keep you chomping for more.
Here’s an oldie but a goody to take you out to: