Friday, September 20, 2013

Upcoming Zombies 2

This is a feature for upcoming projects involving zombies!

1) The Walking Dead Spin-off show

AMC has just announced plans for a new Walking Dead series. The release is set for 2015 and Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert are the executive producers. No word yet on the subject or characters, but it won't be tied to the comic books in any way, giving the writers more freedom (although they seem to ignore the source material A LOT on the show). I'm looking forward to seeing a different view of that world separate from Rick's group.

2) Plague World by Dana Fredsti

This will be the last book in the Ashley Parker series. I just read Plague Nation and I am dying to see how the series ends. It's been wonderful seeing the characters grow and change over the course of two books and I've grown quite attached to them. It won't be out until April 4, 2014. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn't the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States - and across the world.

3) Sick by Tom Leveen

Sick is a new YA zombie novel that deals with a zombie outbreak in high school. Surprisingly, there aren;t a whole lot of books that do this. The only one I can really think of is This is Not a Test, but it was more about the main characters internal struggle. I digress. The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds interesting. I like books about underdog weirdos in high school and zombies with that sounds fun. I will definitely keep an eye out for this one. Here's the synopsis from Amazon:

Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and the troublemakers—the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.
The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. The whole school goes on lockdown, but Brian and his best friend, Chad, are safe (and stuck) in the theater department—far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie, and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theater. But it won’t be easy, and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates. 

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