Friday, October 28, 2011

Five Faves (7)

Wow, I've been such a book blogging slacker!! Sorry for the no show last week, I was on Vacation in NYC and had zero time for blogging (no excuses though, I should have done it before I left...) So, please forgive my absence.

So much fun, but such a distraction!!! My poor neglected blog hates you, NYC!

In case you didn't see my Five Faves a couple of weeks ago , I wanted to change Friday's Five to Five Faves so if people would like to participate, they can do so any day of the week and not be restricted to posting on Friday. I will still be posting my Five Faves every Friday if you want to link up!

In the spirit of the Spooky Season, I have decided to go with a zombie theme for my Five Faves this week. I haven't read as many zombie books yet as I really want to, so this week's post is part faves and part wishlist. I am a fool for all things zombie-related (have you been watching The Walking Dead? It's awe-some!)

So, let the Frightfest begin.....

1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen

I love me some Jane Austen! Darcy, Elizabeth and Zombies? Sign me up!

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

This novel follows closely along with the original (thus Ms. Austen's author credit), but the main exception is that Elizabeth Bennett and family are kick-ass huntresses of the undead.

Ms. Bennett has little time for the nonsense of an extremely prideful Mr. Darcy when the undead are trying to suck her brains out at every turn. She bashes skulls with panache and the utmost propriety as any gentle-woman / zombie hunter should.

2. World War Z by Max Brooks

World War Z is number one on my wishlist right now. Touted as "An oral history of the zombie war", World War Z presents the zombie-apocalypse story in a different way: directly through the eyes of the survivors.

You already know I love zombies and  favorite non-fiction reads are historical ones and my favorite historical reads are oral histories. So... I just know I'm going to love this book, if only because of the transative property of equality.

3. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village.
Part post-apocalyptic, part dystopian, part zombie horror story, The Forest of Hands and Teeth (and subsequent sequels) is a must-read for lovers of any of the many genres this book encompasses.

4. Feed by Mira Grant

Number two on my zombie wishlist, Feed tells the story of what happens to the world after two viruses, meant to cure the common cold and a form of cancer, combine to raise the dead. The thing that draws me to this tale is this:

Set twenty years after the Rising, the Newsflesh trilogy follows a team of bloggers, led by Georgia and Shaun Mason, as they search for the brutal truths behind the infection.
Well, if bloggers are now ruling the world (such as it is), I'm in!

5. Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

What's a New-Victorian girl to do when the boy she loves is handsome, charming and undead? Cross your fingers and hope for the best, I imagine.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

Reviews have been wonderful for this tounge-in-cheek look at romance, Neo-Victorians and zombies. I just received the ARC and I can't wait to read it!

That's it for this week, friends! Don't forget: If you'd like to participate in Five Faves, feel free to add a link to your post below. Don't forget to link back to your BFF here at Steph's Stacks!

If you don't have time for a full post, please add some your faves in the comments section below.

Happy Halloween!


  1. yay pride and prejudice and zombies! my fave! I did a review on this one when i started my blog.

    Dearly departed sounds awesome, i might just add that to my list... loving the theme this week... yay halloween!


  2. I love Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and World War Z is on my reading list. Thanks for posting =D New follower via book blogs: Trev @

  3. You are so awesome! I still have to read all of these! Starting Dearly, Departed though! Happy Five Faves! <3



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