Zut Alors! Undead in Paris...

Word on the street is that author Amy Huntington has sold a three-book deal to Harper Collins on a new zombie series. The first book, Sleepwalking, follows a 16-yr-old who, after losing her parents, moves from Brooklyn to live with her grandparents in Paris. There she falls for a French boy named Vincent, who happens to be a zombie.
"Dystel & Goderich's Stacey Glick, who sold the book, said the series introduces a new kind of zombie mythology in which the undead are “re-animated humans”—they look just like us—and don't feast on brains but, instead, carry out special missions. She said the Hollywood pitch for the book would be: “Twilight...in Paris...with zombies.” HC is planning Sleepwalking for summer 2011." --from Publisher's Weekly.

Sacré bleu! Purists be damned, this series sounds like it will be a delicious mix of zombies ala The Generation Dead series by Daniel Waters, with an extra dash of romance. Que c'est délicieux!

Dearest readers, you are at the forefront of a new movement! Like the vampire that was once viewed solely as a bloodsucking fiend, and now enjoy the classification as the sexiest of monsters, zombies are now coming into their own. So if your boyfriend is suddenly a part of the undead persuasion, there's no need to worry. He won't try to eat your brain, but he still might forget to call...c'est la vie!


WilowRaven said...

I've been dying for more zombie books! woo hoo!

perla said...

There's a lot of really exciting stuff coming our way from the Zombie genre, I'm super excited too!