Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Wishlist: Zombie Edition 2

More upcoming zombie books and books I drool over!

1) Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is coming out with a new zombie book that looks awesome!

A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang…but a bite. (synopsis from Amazon)

A serial killer zombie? How can I pass that up? Release date: October 25, 2011

2) Autumn: The City by David Moody

I really liked the slow burning first installment in the series and I hope the second is even better.

Everything that means anything to you is taken away in seconds. No warning. No explanation. Nothing. AUTUMN: THE CITY is the first sequel to the acclaimed horror novel AUTUMN. A virulent disease rips across the face of the planet, killing billions of people in less than twenty-four hours. A small group of survivors cower in fear in the desolate remains of a silent city. As the full extent of the devastation caused by the disease is revealed the desperate people fight to keep thousands upon thousands of plague victims at bay and to continue to survive from day to day. They fight to stay alive. The unexpected appearance of a company of soldiers again threatens the survivor's fragile existence. Do they trust this sudden military presence? Will the military bring them hope and answers, or just more fear, pain and destruction? Far more than an ordinary sequel, AUTUMN: THE CITY expands on the nightmare of the first novel and takes the reader closer to discovering what caused the death of billions of people on a single inauspicious September day. (Summary from Goodreads)

The military aspect seems especially interesting.

3) Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield

I just read the first book, Aftertime, and I loved it! The fresh new take on zombies and the flawed, strong female protagonist made for a great zombie read.

The end of the world was just the beginning

Civilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back—she and Ruthie will be happy.

Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime. Ruthie retreats into silence.

Flesh—eating Beaters still dominate the landscape. And Smoke, Cass's lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance, one that may end him even if he returns.

The survivalist community Cass has planted roots in is breaking apart, too. Its leader, Dor, implores Cass to help him recover his own lost daughter, taken by the totalitarian Rebuilders. And soon Cass finds herself thrust into the dark heart of an organization promising humanity's rebirth—at all costs.

Bound to two men blazing divergent paths across a savage land, Cass must overcome the darkness in her wounded heart, or lose those she loves forever. (summary from Amazon)

I'm not wild about the possibility of a love triangle, but the rest shows great potential.

Any other zombie books on your wishlist?


M.A.D. said...

I imagine our lists are very similar lol

But just added David Moody's books to my miles long TBR ;D

vvb32 reads said...

looking forward to reading sophie's first one as i like female protagonists in the z-world.

Aron White said...

It's great to see the emerging plethora of zombie novels on the market. Looking forward to reading some of these.