Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shiney Happy Living Dead!

Nothing brings back fond memories of my childhood like Disney Princesses turned Zombie. (I think I may have found my next Halloween costume idea) Since I've unofficially turned this week into my blog's Zombie week, I thought I'd share this. Especially since Zombies have become another "it" paranormal fiction topic.

I had a healthy debate with some urb fantasy fic readers about how girls like vampires and men like zombies. I'll admit, I find vampires more appealing than zombies, but I think the sun is setting on ultimate vampire fan-dom. (No pun intended) Even with Twilight, True Blood and Vampire Diaries (I think VD is actually a hindrance to the Vamp genre...but I still watch it. Cause let's all admit it: Stefan is hot) the paranormal fic community is getting bored with the long-toothed. Zombies, however: you get to blow their heads open in a spectacular display of blood and gray matter. So if you are gore-phillic, like myself, Zombies fit the bill.

But where does the romance fit it? Either you get zombie-love, like in Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. Which I personally found to be a bit like a zombie, dull, lifeless and slow-moving.
Or you get a spectular post-apocolyptic survival romance like The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Which I thought was heart-wrenching and wonderful. But tragic in the end, of course. I know there are other zombie books out there that I've get to delve into. So is there another take on romance in zombie fiction? Because if there is, I'd love to hear about it and try a new book or series. Not that my TBR pile isn't big enough.

2 Comments:

  1. Melissa said...
    I haven't gotten into the zombie theme just yet. However, I've heard good things about "Generation Z".

    I did wear a shirt yesterday that said, "Zombies only want you for your brain". :)
    Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...
    Hey Britt! Have you read I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It? I think it's fantastic. I agree, Generation Dead wasn't as good as The Forest of Hands and Teeth. But I'm actually planning to review the second books in both series soon (hopefully this week?) and feature them in my Battle of the Books post. Look forward to your zombie week!

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