Ok, let it be known that I am NOT a zombie lover. That sounds funky, but you get my meaning. I dislike all zombie movies, except Shaun of the Dead because it is just too funny. I hate the idea that an undead "thing" is somehow walking around at the speed of a turtle yet will always manage to get ahead of me and try to eat my brains...ewwww! After watching Night of the Living Dead, many moons ago I became terrified and could not sleep for days, thus scaring me for life. So, yeah I don't harbor any kind feelings for zombie anything. Well, at least I didn't until now. I am not saying that zombies have not been in books, they have. The Anita Blake series is a prime example, among others. Yet, last year and especially this year there seems to be many new books on the horizon with zombie, reanimated, unconcecrated, raised from the dead, undead creatures roaming the book isles.
These are the few that I have in my wish pile or have already read:
THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH By Carrie Ryan 3/10/2009
GENERATION DEAD By Daniel Waters (available now)
KISS OF LIFE By Daniel Waters 5/12/2009
ZOMBIE QUEEN AT NEWBURY HIGH By Amanda Ashby 3/5/2009
HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED By Mark Henry (available now)
ROAD TRIP OF THE LIVING DEAD By Mark Henry 2/24/2009
THE SUMMONING By Kelley Armstrong (available now)
THE AWAKENING By Kelley Armstrong 4/28/2009
ONCE DEAD TWICE SHY By Kim Harrison 5/26/2009
ZOMBIE BLONDES by Brian James(Available Now)
BREATHERS: A ZOMBIE'S LAMENT by S. G. Browne 3/3/2009
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by By Jane Austenand Seth Grahame-Smith 4/2009
That is my observation, lots of good books and the undead coming up from the ground to settle comfortably in your books. What is your opinion? and do you have any other books to add to my list? I would love to hear of what you think.