06 November 2011

Why Zombie? And Where to Start?!

The Zombie world can be overwhelming if you've never dipped your toe in the water before.  There are now so many choices, good and bad, that you risk starting with a bad Zombie novel and never wanting to revisit the undead apocalypse again.

Therefore, I bring you my Zombie Honour Roll:

The Zombie Fallout Series by Mark Tufo.  Now at book #4, these books are the Zombie genre in it's best form, combined with a little paranormal twist.
The White Flag of the Dead Series by Joseph Talluto.  Three books so far, the protagonist and his baby, along with a band of incredible likeable survivors delves into the survival scenario.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series by Carrie Ryan.  Although I've only read #1, the series has been highly acclaimed in YA circles
The Morningstar Strain Series by Z.A. Recht.  Although Mr. Recht passed away before finishing his trilogy, it is one of the key Zombie series that began my obsession.
As the World Dies trilogy by Rhiannon Frater.  Again, I've only read #1 due to the unavailability of e-books in my region, the series has strong female protagonists, unique in Zombie novels.
The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell.  One of the best 'literary' novels in the Zombie genre, this book is beautifully written and certain to become a cult classic.  On my list of re-reads for 2012!
Day By Day Armageddon Series by J.L. Bourne.  Part of my early introduction to the genre, I listened to both books on Audible, but will be purchasing, and 'reading' the written versions in 2012.  The third book is eagerly awaited by Zombie-philes and and Post Apocalyptic lovers worldwide.

As you can see, some fantastic choices - but don't forget the Indie authors, particularly those I have reviewed in earlier posts.  These are the true hidden gems of the genre!

Edit - new book reviewed recently - The Dark Trilogy by Patrick D'Orazio - one of my favourites for 2011!  Horrifying, gory zombies as their best!

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