12.28.2009

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!

2 comments:

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!