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World War Z
An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks - Oct 16, 2007 (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...
The Girl With All the Gifts
M. R. Carey - Jun 10, 2014
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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...
This Is Not a Test
A Novel
Courtney Summers - Jun 19, 2012
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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 ...
Feed
Mira Grant - May 01, 2010
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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 ...
The Reapers Are the Angels
A Novel
Alden Bell - Aug 03, 2010
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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...
Monster Island
A Zombie Novel
David Wellington - Apr 01, 2006 (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...
Rot & Ruin
Jonathan Maberry - May 03, 2011 (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...
Patient Zero
Jonathan Maberry - Mar 03, 2009
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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...
My Life as a White Trash Zombie
Diana Rowland - Jul 17, 2014 (first published in 2011)
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Angel Crawford is a loser.Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.Th...
The Zombie Survival Guide
Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Max Brooks - Sep 16, 2003
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The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a ...
The Rising by Brian Keene
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Zombie, Ohio by Scott Kenemore
Handling the Undead by John Lindqvist
Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne
Breathers by S. G. Browne
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman
Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo
Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory
The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
The Enemy by Charlie Higson
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Slow Burn by Bobby Adair
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht
Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black
Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
The End Games by T. Michael Martin
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
The Remaining by D J Molles
Ghost Run by J. L. Bourne
Irregular Scout Team One by J. F. Holmes
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
Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
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
Devil's Wake by Steven Barnes
Autumn by David Moody
Soulless by Christopher Golden
The Becoming by Jessica Meigs