Wednesday, October 18, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] 5 Books That Feature Zombies

Top 5 Wednesday, 5 Books That Feature Zombies

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. For those of you that are interested in taking part, check out the Goodreads group here: Top 5 Wednesday.

This week's prompt:

October 18th: [paranormal creature of your choice]
--Here is the previously mentioned paranormal creature topic. This topic will revolve around one type of paranormal creature of your choice. So books featuring vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, demons, fae, zombies, etc.

So of course I picked Zombies!

Let's dive in!

5 Books That Feature Zombies


Welcome to Deadland by Zachary Tyler Linville

5. Welcome to Deadland by Zachary Tyler Linville 

Synopsis:
A widespread disease has ravaged humanity—symptoms include: animalistic rage, violent outbursts, and a ravenous hunger for human flesh. Among the few people left are Asher, Wendy, and Rico, thrust together to fight for their lives and find sanctuary, before the world becomes overrun by the infected. Although fear of the infected is ever present, the group finds themselves facing some very human concerns, as well as new adversaries.

Asher is Wendy’s only friend, and she fears that she’ll lose him if he ever discovers the dark secret she’s been harboring. Reeling from heartbreak, Asher clings to Wendy as he struggles to heal. Rico is a teenaged delinquent used to ditching school and partying all night—but can he outgrow his debauched behavior in order to protect a six-year-old boy who has suddenly fallen under his care? These three will have to overcome their own demons in order to save not only themselves, but the last vestiges of humanity.

My thoughts:
I wouldn't call this a typical "zombie novel," but I would definitely recommend it! Just keep in mind that it is a bit different and that you are going to shout out loud at the ending and immediately want the second book!


Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

4. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Synopsis:
'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight...

My thoughts:

I LOVE THIS BOOK. Unfortunately, I saw the movie before reading the book... so I knew how it was going to end. But I was still hanging off of every word! I had such a hard time putting the book down. It was an absolutely amazing read. I love R's character!!



3. The Walking Dead Comics Series
Synopsis:
The Walking Dead is an ongoing black-and-white comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. It focuses on Rick Grimes, a deputy who is shot in the line of duty and awakens from a coma in the zombie apocalypse that placed Georgia under quarantine. He finds his wife and son, and meets other survivors, gradually taking on the role of leader among a group and later a community as Rick and his group try to survive the zombie apocalypse.

My thoughts:

I am so in love with this series! The storyline, the artwork... it's so awesome. If you haven't checked them out yet, I highly recommend doing do!




The Walking Dead Novels by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga

2. The Walking Dead Novels by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga

Synopsis:
From the mind of Robert Kirkman, the legendary comic book auteur and creator of The Walking Dead, comes a new series of all-original novels steeped in the terrifying mythos of the Eisner Award winning comic. Co-written with bestselling novelist and Stoker Award finalist Jay Bonansinga, the books thrust readers right into the middle of the greatest zombie apocalypse epic ever told.

My thoughts:
This is such a cool series! I love the comics, so of course I loved the novels! They don't follow the same storylines, so I feel that by reading these you get a bigger picture of the world and whats going on. I highly recommend them!! I need to re-read them soon!


Undead (The Living Dead #1-2) by John Russo

1. Undead (The Living Dead #1-2) by John Russo

Synopsis:
Night Of The Living Dead
A cemetery in rural Pennsylvania. A brother and sister putting flowers on their father's grave. A strange figure shambling toward them--eyes dead and teeth gnashing. So begins a night of endless terror that would live on in infamy. Seven strangers locked inside a small farmhouse fight off an army of walking corpses. Who will survive? And who will have their flesh devoured. . .? 

Return Of The Living Dead
Not long after the first zombie outbreak, a bus crashes in a small American town. Local churchgoers rush to the scene to save the living--and destroy the dead. But they're too late. A terrifying new plague of undead has been unleashed. A new horde of victims has been infected. And this time, they are ravenous. . . 

Two great, gruesome zombie thrillers in one volume! 


My thoughts:
Of course this has to hit number one on my list! They're classics! This book is action packed and so intense! I highly recommend this book to any zombie fan! Both endings are absolutely amazing, so prepare yourself for them.


Thanks for reading!
What is your favorite zombie read?
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24 comments:

  1. I want to read Warm Bodies, I've heard it's awesome. Welcome to Deadland sounds pretty good too.

    I don't know if I have a favorite zombie read, but if I had to pick I'd probably go with This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers.

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    1. Warm Bodies is just an adorable read! I loved the movie as well. Welcome to Deadland...I'm still antsy for a second book!! I haven't heard of This Is Not A Test, but I'm definitely going to see if my library has it! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I really want to read the TWD comics, and Warm Bodies.

    My favorite is probably the Living With the Dead series by Jesse Petersen (first book is Married With Zombies). I think they're underrated and I've never met anyone else who's read/heard of them.

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    1. Oh! I'll have to check them out! Thanks! :)

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  3. I loved the movie version of Warm Bodies, and I really want to get to the book sometime soon!

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  4. You know I had no idea The Night of the Living Dead was a book. Now I'm curious. The movie is such a classic. I saw parts of Warm Bodies but never grabbed the book. Have you read the sequel? I've always been tempted by Welcome to Deadland and now you've sold me! I should just accept the fact that you will probably continue to add to my TBR!

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    1. I only found out about The Night of the Living Dead book two years ago! The book and the movie are both so much fun!! And oh! I didn't even know Warm Bodies had a sequel!! I'll have to check it out! :)

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  5. I also love Warm Bodies, and I'm still patiently waiting for the next book here!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

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  6. Do you watch the TV series for TWD too?!! I'm soooo in love with it!! #TeamRick I want to read the comics but think I'll wait until the TV series is over. I start mixing story lines and get all confused otherwise lol!!

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    1. I do!! Can't wait for the next season to start!! :)

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  7. Great List! I did mine about Zombies too. It was so hard to choose :)

    My Top 5 List

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    1. Thank you! And awesome, I'll check it out right now! :)

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  8. That cover for Undead #2 is VICIOUSSSSS GROSS LMAOOO!! I talked about vampires in my T5W post lol but yours was cool too. I've seen Warm Bodies several times and it's the creepiest, cutest movie ever. :)

    My T5W: http://poemsbyayoungartist.blogspot.com/2017/10/t5w-top-5-wednesday-i-run-with-vampires.html

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  9. OMG! Brilliant! I shall be re-visiting this page often! Great post!

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  10. I'm a fan of zombies, and I haven't read any of these (YET!) but Warm Bodies is on my TBR and I also own quite a few books in The Walking Dead series but haven't started it yet. Yes, I am also a fan of the TV show but I'm behind and need to binge watch :)

    I think my favourite zombie books are by Rhiannon Frater. I loved The First Days, the first book in her As The World Dies series. Then I listened to Frater's The Last Bastion of the Living, which is a bit of a sci-fi zombie book that is just so cool and different from the usual zombie fare. That one is definitely my fave!

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    1. Ooh! Thanks for the recommendations! I'll have to check them out!! :)

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  11. Good picks! I love TWD - I'm up to vol. 21 I think - definitely a good time to jump back in! I really like the Warm Bodies movie but I haven't read the book yet but I would love to try it.

    Have you tried The Forest of Hands and Teeth? :)

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    1. Thank you! :) And yay!! I need to give TWD comics all a re-read soon! I can't remember where I left off. I haven't heard of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, but I'll definitely check it out!! Thanks! :)

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  12. I find it hard to enjoy zombie books, usually, for some reason. I have yet to try Warm Bodies although I want to! I highly recommend Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum as well. Such a great spin on zombies!

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