lördag 14 juli 2012

Nya boktips: Zombiespecial!

Jag har upptäckt allt fler böcker med en annorlunda sorts zombie. Ni vet, i still med Isaac Marions Varma kroppar. Smarta zombies, förälskade zombies, eller helt enkelt böcker skrivna ur zombiens synvinkel.
   Nu tänkte jag att jag skulle ge lite tips till alla er zombieälskare som är trötta på den vanliga gamla hjärnätande zombien i en post apokalyptisk värld och vill ha något nytt!

Zombie love: the Outbreak av Eric J. Sobolik
Zombie Love is the story of a widespread virus, in a way that has never been done before. As people lose loved ones, some decide that sometimes the people you love are the only ones worth fighting for. As factions form, and the world crumbles, people must choose sides. Help or destroy. When a virus is developed as the ultimate cure all by reversing death itself, the world is plunged into a crisis of faith, dedication, and love.
   In book one we meet Summer Strom, a normal high school teenager who is thrown cruelly into a set of circumstances that nobody should have to deal with. She has to fight back against everybody she knows as she battles for the only thing worth fighting for. Love.

Handlar om en tjej vars pojkvän blir biten av en zombie. Tycker att omslaget är annorlunda och riktigt snyggt, men är det någon annan som märkt att ansiktet är helt bortruttnat medan händerna ser helt normala ut? Skumt.

Cold Kiss av Amy Garvey
When her boyfriend, Danny, is killed in a car accident, Wren can’t imagine living without him. Wild with grief, she uses the untamed powers she’s inherited to bring him back. But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy she once loved.
   Wren has spent four months keeping Danny hidden, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school and somehow, inexplicably, he can sense her secret. Wren finds herself drawn to Gabriel, who is so much more alive than the ghost of the boy she loved. But Wren can’t turn her back on Danny or the choice she made for him—and she realizes she must find a way to make things right, even if it means breaking her own heart.

En till tjej vars pojkvän dör och kommer tillbaka.

Dearly, Departed av Lia Habel
Love can never die.
   Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?
   The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.
   But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.
Ytterligare en tjej med zombiepojkvän. Den här utspelar sig i ett framtid dystopiskt/steampunk samhälle. Låter riktigt spännande.

Dust av Joan Frances Turner
Nine years ago, Jessie had a family. Now, she has a gang.
   Nine years ago, Jessie was a vegetarian. Now, she eats very fresh meat.
   Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. Nine years ago, Jessie was human.
   Now, she’s not.
   After she was buried, Jessie awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. Jessie’s gang is the Fly-by-Nights. She loves the ancient, skeletal Florian and his memories of time gone by. She’s in love with Joe, a maggot-infested corpse. They fight, hunt, dance together as one—something humans can never understand. There are dark places humans have learned to avoid, lest they run into the zombie gangs.
   But now, Jessie and the Fly-by-Nights have seen new creatures in the woods—things not human and not zombie. A strange new illness has flamed up out of nowhere, causing the undeads to become more alive and the living to exist on the brink of death. As bits and pieces of the truth fall around Jessie, like the flesh off her bones, she’ll have to choose between looking away or staring down the madness—and hanging onto everything she has come to know as life...

Äntligen, här är det tjejen som är zombien! Men det verkar finnas en del manliga zombies också...

You are so undead to me av Stacey Jay
Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people with a whole lot of issues.
   All Megan wants is to be normal and go to homecoming, of course. Unfortunately, it's a little difficult when your dates keep getting interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead.
   Things are about to get even more complicated for Megan. Someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and it's looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party, the bloody kind.
   Megan must stop the Zombie apocalypse descending on Carol, Arkansas. Her life and, more importantly, homecoming, depends on it.

Zombies i high school-miljö. Låter lite som typisk paranormal romance, fast med zombies.

Never slow dance with a zombie av E. Van Lowe
Principal Taft's 3 Simple Rules for Surviving a Zombie Uprising:
   Rule #1: While in the halls, walk slowly and wear a vacant expression on your face. Zombies won't attack other zombies.
   Rule #2:  Never travel alone.  Move in packs.  Follow the crowd.  Zombies detest blatant displays of individuality.
   Rule #3:  If a zombie should attack, do not run. Instead, throw raw steak at him.  Zombies love raw meat. This display of kindness will go a long way.
   On the night of her middle school graduation, Margot Jean Johnson wrote a high school manifesto detailing her goals for what she was sure would be a most excellent high school career. She and her best friend, Sybil, would be popular and, most important, have boyfriends. Three years later, they haven't accomplished a thing!
   Then Margot and Sybil arrive at school one day to find that most of the student body has been turned into flesh-eating zombies. When kooky Principal Taft asks the girls to coexist with the zombies until the end of the semester, they realize that this is the perfect opportunity to live out their high school dreams. All they have to do is stay alive....

Fler zombies i high school-miljö. Fullkomligt älskar omslaget!

Dead reckoning av Mercedes Lackey, Jane Hodson och Rosemary Edgehill
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?

Zombies i vilda western! Låter hur kul som helst!

 Generation Dead av Daniel Waters
Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent…and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.
   The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good.
   When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Zombiesarna verkar vara på väg att bli nästa trend inom paranormal romance. Hoppas att det inte förvandlar dom till glittrande superhjältar...

My life as a white trash zombie av Diana Rowland
Angel Crawford is a loser.
   Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.
   That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.
   Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest!
   Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.

Jag. Älskar. Omslaget. Så rosa och så disturbing på en och samma gång! Vill ha den i bokhyllan bara så att den kan stå där och se snygg ut.

Vet ni några fler konstiga/annorlunda/roliga zombieböcker? Tipsa gärna!

Vilka här tycker ni verkar bäst? Själv måste jag läsa Dearly, deperted, My life as a white trash zombie och Dust.

Men i det stora hela så är jag nog mer förtjust i den gamla vanliga zombien.

5 kommentarer:

  1. haha nästan det första jag tänkte på med Zombie Love var att hans händer var normala! ;)

    Det här var ett intressant inlägg, även om jag egentligen är lite för trött för att läsa det (får läsa om imorrn).. visste inte att det fanns så många "ovanliga" zombieböcker :)

  2. Hej Nella!

    Vilken kul sammanställning. Jag tycker du har letat fram ett gäng bra exempel på lite annorlunda zombieböcker som fokuserar mer på t.ex. romantik än vad de "traditionella" zombieböckerna gör.

    White Trash Zombie har jag läst och den var helt okej. Lite smårolig.

    Dearly Departed har jag haft liggande länge utan att det blivit av att börja läsa. Men en vacker dag ska jag.

    Dust har jag också liggande. Den boken tror jag mycket på. Jag tror också att den är den allvarligaste av de du tipsar om här. Många bloggare och recensenter rekommenderar den och har gett höga betyg.

    Zombier i Vilda västern finns det faktiskt ganska gott om. Amerikaner tycks gilla sånt.

    Den första bokens omslag är väl egentligen ganska klumpigt photoshoppat? Eller kanske är det rätta ordet "enkelt"?

    Hur som helst, bra inlägg!

  3. Det här inlägget gillade jag starkt! :-)

  4. Sv: Jag ser väldigt mycket fram emot det inlägget! :')

  5. Underbart inlägg =)

    Tack för tipsen! Passar perfekt till när jag har zombie-tema på bloggen nån gång (förhoppningsvis snart ^^)