Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Zombies are the new Vampires!

At least, that's the word on the street.

WARNING! This post may not be suitable for Kari to read.

I have had a bit of an obsession with Zombies as of late. It started when I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan. It was a good read. Imagine a village that seems normal on the inside, but all along the perimeter is a chain link fence, and behind that fence are ZOMBIES!

Then I started watching The Walking Dead on AMC. Ugh! Each episode is just so INTENSE. I recommend the show, it is most def not YA though. And, according to the zombie apocalypse survival quiz on the website, I would survive and NOT turn into a walker and would be the old, wise one of the group. So stick with me, I will protect you.

Last night I finished The Enemy, by Charlie Higson. Another great read! Everyone in London, and possibly the world over the age of 16 contracts some mysterious illness that kills them, but those that didn't die from it turn into kid eating machines! Suspense was great, twists and turns everywhere. After doing some Internet research today I found that this will be a series of six books. I will stick with them. The author introduces a lot of characters, and does such a great job developing them in such a short time that you care for all of them (well, almost all).

Of course, I don't really think zombies are the new vampires. They aren't nearly as good looking, and kissing a zombie? Gross! You know it would just try to eat your face off. But to me, zombies are fascinating and frightening at the same time. They are scary people! The thing about them is that they are relentless, they don't die (unless you shoot, bludgeon, or otherwise damage the brain). They will not give up the pursuit of a human flavored meal! That's why I love a good zombie story, you know the suspense will be over the top. And the story of the survivors is bound to be heartbreaking.

4 enjoyed the bouquet.:

Kari said...

I couldn't even read this post.

Ryah said...

Really :( I guess I shouldn't be suprised, that's why I put the warning on there.

Kari said...

Well, I suppose I'll have to drink some wine tonight to get over the terrifying afternoon I had trying to repress the subject. ;)

Erin said...

Ryah, I am ALWAYS sticking with you for protection. As long as you're wearing your shitkickers.

AWESOME post! I keep meaning to read the Forest of Hands and Teeth...I need to finish HP first, though :)