Tuesday, September 9

Promo week - the zombies are coming

Did you know that zombies are like buses? Well they are because in March 2009 there isn't just one zombie book out, or two, or - oh, hell, this could take a while so I'll cut to the chase, - there are FIVE zombie books coming out for your reading pleasure.

That's right.

Five.

How crazy is that? Little did I know that when I had a hankering to write about zombies because, well, it was a funny word that made me laugh, that I would be stumbling onto something so cool. So now that I've started to tease you, here is what will be hitting the shelves come March.

First up is my own humble offering: Zombie Queen of Newbury High (Puffin) about what happens when Mia Everett accidentally turns the entire senior year (including teachers) into brain-dead, flesh-munching zombies just days before prom and suddenly finds herself up first up on the menu.

Next we have Mark Henry's Road Trip of the Living Dead (Kensington) which is the second in his series about Amanda Feral (think Carrie Bradshaw but with better shoes and a little bit more protein in her diet!!!)

Then there is Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth (Delacorte) about a young girl living in a post-zombie-Apocalypse world.

Stacey Jay's You Are So Undead to Me (Razorbill) is about a teenage zombie hunter and her fight to save her prom date from getting eaten.

And lastly but definitely not leastly (tis so a word) there is SG Browne's Breathers: A Zombie's Lament (Broadway) about a newly minted zombie trying to get on with his life (or death!)

So there you go folks, it looks like Zombies are officially the new black (or the new blood red) and the best bit is that you don't even have to like watching scary movies to enjoy a good zombie book - well, mine anyway since, let's face it, I'm a fainter and I can't even look at blood let alone consider writing about it too much, so whatever your gore level, there is a zombie book for you!!!!

18 comments:

Khyrinthia said...

Zombies are made of awesome. Must I wait until March to read all of these?

Jessica Burkhart said...

Gooo zombies! :)

Carrie Ryan said...

w00t zombies!

Amanda Ashby said...

Kyyrinthia - I'm afraid so but on the plus side, at least come March you will have a lot of books to sink your teeth into!!!!

Jessica - yeah, zombies are fun!!

Carrie - yay- nice to see you over here and roll on March!!!!!

scott neumyer said...

I'm pretty sure Daniel Waters novel GENERATION DEAD is also Zombieriffic. That one is already out though. :)

Alyson Noel said...

Zombies rule!!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Before I even got to your last paragraph, I was thinking, "Hmm...zombies - they're the new vampires!"

Amanda Ashby said...

Scott - yeah, Generation Dead is already out - I can't wait to get my grubby hands on it because it looks amazing!!!

Alyson - they certainly do!

Lauren - I know, it's so weird - especially that we're all getting released at the same time!!! Plus, there are quite a few more zombie books to come!

Sara Hantz said...

Go zombies...... just not in my direction.... I'm such a wuss!!!!

Melissa Walker said...

I need to catch this zombie train. Luckily, I hear they're slow.

Amanda Ashby said...

Haha - Sara I'll write you a zombie meets Clueless book so you don't get too scared!!!

Melissa - yes, thank goodness the living dead aren't the speediest of movers!!!!!

danetteb said...

Hi Amanda,

It sounds like we'll be having Halloween in March :D

Thanks for the upcoming book list.
I enjoyed Mark Henry's first zombie book and happy that the sequel is almost here. It's not for the faint of heart though. He likes to pay attention to gory details :)

Hugs, Danette

Wendy Toliver said...

So cool!

Amanda Ashby said...

Hey Danette hope you're getting some lovely sunshine over there! And hehehe - yeah, Mark likes his detail all right - not to mention his footnotes!!!!!! My favorite bit was definitely when the heroine ate her boyfriend!!!!!

Wendy - waves from NZ!!!!!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

I am SO excited for Carrie's book, I can't stand it. I'm not even a zombie person. But still. Just. *want*

Amanda Ashby said...

Maggie - I know, Carrie's book sounds amazing and talk about getting a great cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Paul said...

Hey! You didn't mention Sporeville!

All right, it's not exactly about zombies, but it does have a town of sleepwalkers who act sort of like zombies:

http://paulmarlowe.com/pm/sporeville.htm

And as an added bonus, it's got a werewolf too.