Saturday, August 27, 2011

On My Wishlist: The Zombie Edition :)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

I am a huge zombie nerd, so I can't wait to get my hands on the As The World Dies series. 

Book Blurb:

The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde.

Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni’s stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town.  There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.  

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765331268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765331267
And continuing the zombie theme, I'm also looking forward to this book:

 Book Blurb:

They Rise... Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry. And as human survivors scramble to their rooftops for safety, the zombie hordes circle like sharks. The ultimate killing machines.

They Feed...Houston is quarantined to halt the spread of the zombie plague. Anyone trying to escape is shot on sight - living and dead. Emergency Ops sergeant Eleanor Norton has her work cut out for her. Salvaging boats and gathering explosives, Eleanor and her team struggle to maintain order. But when civilization finally breaks down, the feeding frenzy begins.

They Multiply...Biting, gnawing, feasting - but always craving more - the flesheaters increase their ranks every hour. With doomsday looming, Eleanor must focus on the people she loves - her husband and daughter - and a band of other survivors adrift in zombie-infested waters. If she can't bring them into the quarantine zone, they're all dead meat.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786023600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786023608
And this one sounds like it might be a little lighter - for zombie fare.  :)

 Book Blurb:

One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET).  It may also be her only chance to reach her mother.

But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312658907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312658908
If you've read these - or any other zombie book - I'd love to hear your thoughts.  I'm always on the lookout for a great zombie read.  :)


Anonymous said...

Allison Hewitt is trapped is such a curious title.Goes on my wishlist. :)

Sara M said...

I tried to read Allison Hewitt is trapped, but found the narrator very boring. The comments at the end of each blog post were more interesting than the bulk of each blog post/chapter. Maybe you'll have better luck. :) I'm very picky when it cones to zombies.

Safari Poet said...

Let me take a wild guest and say you like reading about zombies :-)
Hope you get them soon.

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Anonymous said...

I'm normally not really into zombie books, but these sound really good! Maybe I will try some of them! Thanks for the great post :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I'm with you! I want to read all of these too! Great choices!!

Tia said...

The First Days sounds pretty interesting.

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Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Zombies, eek!! Though, I do like the sound of ALLISON HEWITT IS TRAPPED. I'd probably like a zombie-lite book. Have a great weekend!

pussreboots said...

I have some of these books on my list too. This week I'm wishing for a new book by Sarah Weeks. Please come see what it is.

Andrea said...

Ah! First Days and Allison Hewitt are two books I've been dying to read!
I recently got into Zombies when I read Dearly, Departed and I can't wait to read more.
Great picks! :D

ladystorm said...

The first two sound good, but I am just not a zombie person. The second especially sounds scary and I like

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

The First Days and Allison are on my wishlist too, but I hadn't heard of Flesh Eaters! Great picks!