Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Wishlist for Halloween!

I am constantly adding books to this list, but here are some titles that I want AND are Halloween related.

1) Z by Michael Thomas Ford

synopsis from Amazon:

"The First Rule of Torching: Cleanse with fire.

Josh is by far the best zombie Torcher around—at least, he is in his virtual-reality zombie-hunting game. Josh has quickly risen through the player ranks, relying on the skill, cunning, and agility of a real Torcher.

The Second Rule of Torching: Save all humans.

But luckily for Josh, zombies exist only in the virtual world. The real zombie war is now more than fifteen years in the past, and the battle to defeat the deadly epidemic that devastated his family—and millions of others—is the stuff of history lessons.

The Third Rule of Torching: You can't bring them back.

Charlie is the top-ranked player in the game. Since all the players are shrouded in anonymity, Josh never expects Charlie to be a girl—and he never expects the offer she makes him: to join the underground gaming league that takes the virtual-reality game off the screen and into the streets. Josh is thrilled. But the more involved he gets, the more he realizes that not everything is what it seems. Real blood is spilling, members of the team are disappearing, and the zombies in the game are acting strange. And then there's the matter of a mysterious drug called Z. . . ."

This book sounds really interesting. I always like the merging of a gaming world and the real world. The only problem I might have with this is if you set fire to a zombie, you now have a human torch coming after you that will probably die after it gives you a fiery death hug. I would like to see you the novel addresses this problem.

2) The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan (to be released 3/22/11)

synopsis from Amazon:

"Annah knows she has a twin sister, but she forgot her long ago. Back when they went to play in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, she and Elias lost her, and after that there was no going back to the village. Life's been hard, but Elias has taken care of her, and living in the Dark City can help one to forget the horror of the Unconsecrated—if you try hard enough. But when Elias disappears, Annah's world crumbles. To her, life isn't worth much more than the walking dead who roam the wasted world she lives in. It's not until she meets Catcher that she cares to start living again. Yet Catcher has secrets. Dark, terrifying secrets that link him to a past she's longed to forget and to a future too deadly to consider. Annah must decide: Can she continue to live a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the answer to all her problems?"

I loved the first two books in the series and I can't wait for the third one! The second ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I'm super eager to get my hands on it. Yay zombies!

3) The Devouring #3: Fearscape by Simon Holt

synopsis from Amazon:

"The Vours: evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the Winter Solstice.

It's been a year since Reggie first discovered the Vours, and the Winter Solstice is approaching once again. It will be another night of unspeakable horror for those unlucky enough to be taken by the Vours, because this time, she won't be able to stop them. The Vours have imprisoned Reggie in a psychiatric hospital, where she is subjected to a daily routine of unfathomably sadistic experiments. Her life is a living Hell, but she won't give up. They attacked her brother. They killed her friend. And Reggie will never stop fighting back."

The first in this series is one of my all time favorite YA horror books because it brought real horror, unlike most YA books. The second one was ok, but I'm hoping the third will surpass it. I hope it brings more suspense and crazy nightmarish visions. Both of the reviews on Amazon are positively glowing, so I am optimistic that Fearscape won't disappoint.


Vampires and Tofu said...

I'm so behind....haven't even read Carrie Ryan's second one yet. Or the first Devouring. Darn my job and all those lost reading hours!!!!

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, z looks gooood.

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

The first one sounds awesome!!!
Really interesting and taking it to the real word when it all starts as a game?

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

Also I think that I want like 5 of these books lol