Zombies Versus Unicorns (9781416989547) $9.99
Let’s talk about zombies. Zombies have staggered and crawled into the latest in pop culture. “Heck, yes!” Some of you are saying. You have already sharpened your knives, loaded up your survival kits and have overall zombie prepped your homes for the Zombie Apocalypse. Now all you need is some good reading while biding your zombie slaying time. Meanwhile others of you are probably asking “Why? What’s so great about zombies? They’re just rotting bits of flesh.” You would probably rather curl up with a good story about something a little more magical, like say, unicorns.
This is just the debate that authors Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier had that produced the anthology Zombies vs. Unicorns (now available at your UConn Co-op). Holly leads Team Unicorns with authors, Kathleen Duey, Meg Cabot, Garth Nix, Margo Lanagan, Naomi Novik, and Diana Peterfreund. While Justine heads Team Zombie which includes Libba Bray, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Scott Westerfeld and Carrie Ryan. The teams combat with tales of the walking dead falling in love (as well as in pieces) and killer unicorns that deliver swift justice, with fierce and entertaining banter betwixt the editors sprinkled in between. Which team will you join?