Come help us celebrate the Zombie Apocalypse next week! Stay after hours at the library on Friday, December 14 from 5:30-7:30. You’ll be transformed into a member of the undead and we’ll be playing games, making crafts, watching zombie flicks, and eating brains. Register at the Reference Desk.

Help set the mood for the apocalypse by reading one of these novels!

Zombies vs. Unicorns
Which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? This all-original anthology, edited by Holly Black (Team Unicorn) and Justine Larbalestier (Team Zombie), makes strong arguments for each side with eerie and amazing short stories from an all-star lineup of contributors, including  Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Kathleen Duey, Garth Nix, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. Discover how unicorns use their powers for evil, why zombies aren’t always the enemy, and much more in this creative collection that showcases zombies and unicorns as you have never seen them before.

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
Someone’s been a very bad zombie. Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe–not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She’s got to find an antidote–before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town  . . . and stay hormonally human.

Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey
Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Both young women travel the prairie alone – until they are brought together by a zombie invasion! As Jett and Honoria investigate, they soon learn that these zombies aren’t rising from the dead of their own accord … but who would want an undead army? And why?

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
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. This is a detail-rich depiction of a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has fallen, the dead have risen, and danger is always imminent.

I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer
Ali, the high school newspaper’s music critic, meets an intriguing singer, Doug, while reviewing a gig. He’s a weird-looking goth, but he seems sincere about it. She introduces herself, asking if he lives in Cornersville, and he replies, in a slow, quiet murmur, “Well, I don’t really live there, exactly. . . .” Ali falls so hard for Doug that she doesn’t notice a few odd signs: he never changes clothes, his head is a funny shape, and he says practically nothing out loud. Finally the paper’s fashion editor, points out the obvious: Doug isn’t just a goth. He’s a zombie. Horrified, Ali breaks up with Doug, but learns that zombies are awfully hard to get rid of. . .

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as days crawl by, the motivations for survival change and soon the group’s fate is determined less by what’s happening outside and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside.

Kimberly

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