Category: Books

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

7 Dec


The Forests of Hands and Teeth, written by Carrie Ryan is another work of fiction set in a dystopian society that is on production for its 2013 film release. The story centres on a girl named Mary living in a protected village amidst a forest filled with zombies.


The village enclosed by fences is ruled by the sisterhood of guardians, a matriarchal power force that imposes rules, protects the people, and upholds religion and tradition. The village is believed to be the only human settlement around the world after a massive plague that turned most of humankind’s population into zombies. The sisterhood has a strict system which ensures the preservation of humankind. Men are given the opportunity to choose their brides, and sadly for Mary, the brother of the man whom she is in love chooses her to be his bride.


Mary always dreams of the world outside. Growing up, her mother tells her stories of the world out there, the beautiful oceans and seas located far away from the forest where her village is located. One day, her mother is bitten by a zombie in the forest because she always roams the area searching for Mary’s lost father. The Sisterhood has a rule that every person bitten by a zombie has two options: to be killed or be banished to the forest. Mary’s mother chose the latter knowing that she will find her husband out there.


The story talks about social control, love, adventure, fantasy, bravery, survival, and sacrifice. Unlike other zombie-themed novels which deal on horror and adventure, “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” is an excellent tale of fantasy that will surely stir the imaginations of readers around the world.



Outpost: Deuce and the Zombies

7 Dec


Deuce’s adventure and battle against zombies continues in “Outpost,” sequel to Ann Aguirre’s phenomenal novel “Enclave” from the Razorland Trilogy. In “enclave,” readers are introduced in a post-apocalyptic world where humans live underground in order to protect themselves from the attack of hungry zombies. On the other hand, “Outpost” is set in an abode above the ground named “salvation.”


Together with her friends Fade, Stalker, and Tegan, Deuce now lives in the salvation where Religion plays a very important role in the lives of the people. Stratification between the two genders is imposed in the settlement where men and women are required to wear clothes appropriate for their gender. Deuce finds herself hard to fit-in since she prefers to wear warrior clothes and desires to join the army protecting the settlement from the zombies.


Since Fade keeps himself distant from Deuce, she decidesto join the summer patrol in order to make herself busy. The patrol protects the people working in the field from any zombie attack. As the raid of zombies becomes more frequent, Deuce’s romance between Fade and Stalker becomes more complicated.


Feeling comfortable with her new family, Deuce promised to do whatever it takes in order to save and protect the settlement from the freaks (as what they call the zombies) as they evolve into smarter, fiercer, stronger, and more human-like. In the end, despite the gender oppression she suffered from the rules in the settlement, Deuce used all her best skills in order to protect her friends and the new people she learned to love.


Battling the Undead

7 Dec


It’s like Hunger Games, but bloodier, scarier, and funnier. Kirsty McKay’s novel entitled “Undead” is one of the best zombie stories of 2012. Published by Scholastic Inc. and Chicken House in September 1, 2012, the book tells the adventures of the protagonist named Bobby. The teen heroine faces several problems such as adjusting in a new school, issues such as parent problems, peer-pressure, academic stress, puberty, and lastly, zombies.


The thrilling part unfolds when the students go to a school trip in Scotland. When the bus stops at certain restaurant for lunch, Bobby and the notorious bad boy named Smitty remains in the vehicle because they feel that they don’t belong to the group. Hours pass, but the other students are not yet back in the bus. Nervous, Bobby and Smitty check what is happening only to witness that the students were changed into monsters, zombies.


Few survived the zombie transformation caused by the Carrot Man Veggie Juice. Only Bobby, Smitty the bad boy, Alice the beauty Queen, Pete, and two others remain humans in a remote place filled with hungry zombies ready to devour flesh and eat brains. The survivors struggle to fight for their lives, fight the zombies, and return home safe. What started as a school trip turned out to be a gladiator fight filled with blood, brains, and more blood.


As the novel unfolds, readers will be transported into a snowy world filled with horror, comedy, and romance. The climax of the story set inside a castle will surely thrill the readers, making them beg for more of Bobby’s adventures that will be continued on Undead’s sequel entitled “Unfed.”


Night Of The Living Trekkies – Trailer

17 Sep

Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston. But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!


Paul Is Undead Sequel Announced

23 Aug

Paul is Undead

Paul Is Undead writer Alan Goldsher has revealed that a sequel is in the works for his undead Beatles book.

The story’s not finalised but Alan had this to say:

The Beatles kidnap me, and drag me along for their Poppermost Over America reunion tour, during which they intend to take over the United States. Blood, violence and smashed guitars ensue.

The follow-up will be called ‘Poppermost Over America’ and is due out late 2011/ early 2012.