Zombies, Jane Austen, ghosts.... oh my!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

April 15, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen's classic novel to new legions of fans. http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/26/pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies/

Second only to City of Glass, this is the book I'm anticipating the most. If there is one thing I love more than a werewolf story, it's a zombie one.

by Amanda Marrone
September 22, 2009

Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life. But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed.
Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?

Strange Angels
by Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has been “strange” for as long as she can remember. She travels from town to town with her father, hunting the things that go bump in the night and eat the unwary. It’s a weird life, but a good one–until it all explodes and a zombie busts into her new house.
Alone, terrified, and trapped in an icy town, Dru’s going to need every inch of her wit and training to stay alive. Can she trust the boy who is just a little too adult–and just happens to get bit by a werwulf? Or the strange blue-eyed boy who tells her she’s heir to a long-forgotten power? Can she even trust her own instincts?
Because Dru is not the first in her family to be killed by the darkness of the Real World. The monsters have decided to hunt back–and now Dru has to figure out who to trust, who to fight, and when to run. And not incidentally, she has to figure out how she’s going to get out of this alive.
And she has to do it in the next 24 hours, or it’s all over…

Lilith is another author who is branching out into the YA genre. Like Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, and Rachel Caine, St. Crow is one of those authors that write urban fantasy series that serve a bench mark for other authors to shoot for. I've loved the results so far and I hope that Strange Angels in another successful foray into YA.


the epic rat said...

Haha, love the byline (is that what it is) at the end of the post - yes, I believe you are kicking some zombie butt ;)

P&P&Z! I'm looking forward to it too! Have you pre-ordered a copy (There's a promo to get 25% off book price if you do!)? I'm just counting down the days to April now...

Devoured sounds really interesting and fun (scary-fun?)! I love love triangles (though in real life they're no fun). Twins are always an interesting subject in fiction, especially when one has died...

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I want to read Devoured. Sounds AMAZING!!

The zombe P&P makes me laugh. I've never read the orginial, but I want to read this one for sure.


donnas said...

Cant wait. They sound like wonderful reads.

Amy said...

3 books i've been craving like crazy:)


Oh Amy I realy want to read Strange Angels it sounds wonderful. My copy is on the way!