Saturday, November 8, 2014

(September/October 2014) Topic of the Month: ZOMBIES


September's Topic of the Month is officially ZOMBIES! To kick it off we have posted a few zombie-filled novels that may interest you! If you have any suggestions let us know! Hope you enjoy!

Read by: H
Here is the GoodReads summary of the book: Ian was the one who chased the majestic buck into the forest.  Kendra and PJ followed him.  They all hoped to return to the hiking trail before anyone noticed they were gone.  However, the mountain had other plans for them: dark, sinister plans that only nightmares are made of.  

Book #2 and #3 in the series:
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Read by: B andC
Our review:
Here is the GoodReads summary of the book: When Tom, the son of a powerful Senator, becomes stranded in the Plagued States of America while searching for his lost sister, his only hope of survival rests in the hands of a few grizzled veteran zombie hunters and a mysterious half-breed zombie woman he thinks may know where to find his sister.

The second and third books in the series are:
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Read by: B
Here is the GoodReads summary of the book: A tween takes on undead New Yorkers in this paranormal action-adventure that breathes new life into the zombie genre. Most kids have enough to deal with between school, homework, extracurricular activities, and friends, but Molly Bigelow ins't your typical tween. By day, Molly attends MIST "the Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology" but it's what she's learning outside of school that sets her apart from her classmates. Molly is a zombie hunter, just like her mother.
This, however, is news to Molly. Now she must come to terms with not only the idea that zombies exist, but also that they are everywhere, and it's her job to help police them and keep the peace. Sure, she'd like to be a regular kid, but  this just isn't possible when ti turns out the most revered zombie hunter in the history of New York City is your mother. It seems Molly's got some legendary footsteps to follow.
Book #2:

Read by: H
Here is the GoodReads summary of the book: In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

Here is the GoodReads summary of the book: 
The First Rule of Torching: Cleanse with fire. 

Josh is by far the best zombie Torcher around - at least, he is in his virtual-reality zombie-hunting game. Josh has quickly risen through the player ranks, relying on the skill, cunning, and agility of a real Torcher. 

The Second Rule of Torching: Save all humans.

But luckily for Josh, zombies exist only in the virtual world. The real zombie war is now more than fifteen years in the past, and the battle to defeat the deadly epidemic that devastated his family - and millions of others - is the stuff of history lessons.

The Third Rule of Torching: You can't bring them back.

Charlie is the top-ranked player of the game. Since all the players are shrouded in anonymity, Josh never expects Charlie to a girl - and he never expects the offer she makes him: to join the underground gaming league that takes the virtual-reality game off the screen and into the streets. Josh is thrilled. But the more involved he gets, the more he realizes that not everything is what it seems. Real blood is spilling, members of the team are disappearing, and the zombies in the game are acting strange. And then there's the matter of a mysterious drug called Z.


Read by: C
Here is the GoodReads summary of the book: R is a young man with an existential crisis--he's a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse. Just Dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a burst of vibrant color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that R lives in. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world...

Read by: H
Here is the GoodReads summary of the book: Zomb-B is a radical new series about a zombie apocalypse, told in the first person by one of its victims. The series combines classic Shan action with a fiendishly twisting plot and hard-hitting and though-provoking moral questions dealing with racism, abuse of power, and more. This is challenging material, which will captivate existing Shan fans and bring in many new ones. As Darren says, "It's a big, sprawling, vicious tale...a grisly piece of escapism, and a barbed look at the world in which we live."

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