Category Archives: zombies

Comic Book Review: Afterlife with Archie, vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Auirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francovilla

Afterlife with Archie volume 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Auirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francovilla Archie Comics, 2014 ISBN: 9781619889088 Available: New, used & digital Oh, Riverdale. The iconic small town USA, perpetually stuck in the 1950s, where a boy struggles with such … Continue reading

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Book List: Breaking Cliches in Zombie Fiction

I was reading a blog post on realism in zombie fiction by Brian Parker, a writer of zombie fiction. Somewhere in the middle of it, he addressed the problem of the Mary Sue in zombie novels: If you’re like me, you likely … Continue reading

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Review: On Her Majesty’s Behalf: The Great Undead War, Book II by Joseph Nassise

Harper Voyager, 2014 ISBN-13: 9780062048783 Available: Paperback, Kindle This is the second book in The Great Undead War series (the first book is By The Blood of Heroes. Normally I would never start a story in the middle, but I … Continue reading

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Review: Zombie Youth: Book 2: Borrowed Time by H.E.Goodhue

Zombie Youth: Borrowed Time is a masterful example of the way a work can defy target audience and genre: a true crossover for fans of horror, armageddon, and coming of age (with zombies). By intertwining several survival factions, each with a … Continue reading

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Review: Zom-B by Darren Shan

Zom-B is the first title in a new series of the same name, by teen horror master Darren Shan. B is a teen in England, with a troubled life, with an abusive, racist father.  When a small town in Ireland is … Continue reading

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Review: Zombie Youth: Book 1: Playground Politics by H.D. Goodhue

At this point, zombie literature has moved from cool reboot, to bona-fide horror category, to glutted genre. In fact, I’m pretty sure enough nagging doubt has been cleverly addressed by authors that we are convinced that some virus is, in … Continue reading

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Review: Dead Girl’s Blog by Donna Burgess

With a plethora of both zombie fiction and self-published author samplers popping up, it’s often hard to cut through the chaff to get to the good stuff. Dead Girl’s Blog is the good stuff; two emotionally satisfying zombie tales that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pretty Dead by David Martin Stack

The Pretty Dead is a gory, suspenseful read for teens who are music minded, really listen to the poetry of lyrics, and enjoy some dark comic relief. The main character, Blake, inventor of the virtual rock band Posterband, is one of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago

The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses is a first book in a wonderful new series by Ty Drago. In it we meet young Will Richter. Will’s father Karl was a cop in the Philadelphia police department until his untimely death a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombies Don’t Cry by Rusty Fischer

A stray lightning strike burned out Maddy’s life, but not her existence, and after a few hours of unconsciousness she wakes up undead. Not that her life was wonderful (or terrible) to begin with, but now that she’s a zombie … Continue reading

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