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Best Zombie Books

Recommendations from 40 articles, Stephen King, Jia Tolentino, Darcie Wilder and 11 others.
Best Zombie Books
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World War Z
An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks - 2007-10-16 (first published in 2006)
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An alternate cover for this isbn can be found here.The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once...
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The Girl With All the Gifts
M. R. Carey - 2014-06-10
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Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her "our little genius."Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh...
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Feed
Mira Grant - 2010-05-01
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The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the ...
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This Is Not a Test
A Novel
Courtney Summers - 2012-06-19
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It's the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won't stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn't sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and ...
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Warm Bodies
A Novel (1) (The Warm Bodies Series)
Isaac Marion - 2011-11-01 (first published in 2010)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “Gruesome yet poetic…highly original.” —The Seattle Times “Dark and funny.” —Wired “A mesmerizing evolution of a classic contemporary myth.” —Simon Pegg “A strange and unexpected treat…elegantly written, touching, and fun.” —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife “Has there been ...
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The Reapers Are the Angels
A Novel
Alden Bell - 2010-08-03
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Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to he...
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Monster Island
A Zombie Novel
David Wellington - 2006-04-01 (first published in 2004)
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It's one month after a global disaster. The most "developed" nations of the world have fallen to the shambling zombie masses. Only a few pockets of humanity survive — in places rife with high-powered weaponry, such as Somalia. In New York City, the dead walk the streets, driven by an insatiable hunger for all things living. One amongst them is diff...
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Rot & Ruin
Jonathan Maberry - 2011-05-03 (first published in 2010)
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In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a v...
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Patient Zero
Jonathan Maberry - 2009-03-03
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When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a n...
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Zone One
Colson Whitehead - 2012-07-10 (first published in 2011)
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A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone One. Mark Spitz is a member of one of the three-person ...
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
The Rising by Brian Keene
Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne
Handling the Undead by John Lindqvist
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Zombie, Ohio by Scott Kenemore
Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory
Breathers by S. G. Browne
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
Slow Burn by Bobby Adair
The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
The Enemy by Charlie Higson
Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht
Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black
Devil's Wake by Steven Barnes
Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
The End Games by T. Michael Martin
The Remaining by D J Molles
Ghost Run by J. L. Bourne
Irregular Scout Team One by J. F. Holmes
The Complete Rot & Ruin Collection by Jonathan Maberry
Warm Bodies A Novel by Marion, Isaac [Atria/Emily Bestler Books,2011]Reprint Edition by Aa
Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
Extinction Horizon by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-jones
Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
Severance by Ling Ma
The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1 by Zack Zombie
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson
Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen
Autumn by David Moody
Soulless by Christopher Golden
Dark Recollections by Chris Philbrook
The Becoming by Jessica Meigs