40+ Zombie-Licious Books that I’ve Had the Pleasure of Reading- Part II

Part I of this list is here.

So, we will pick up from where we stopped in the first part but first, you will need to know this helpful key:

Since it is possible to have zombies in a book without basing the whole novel around the undead horde, I am also including that detail along with others, as well as, what I thought of the books on this list. Use the following key to decode the zombie-liciousness in the books:

hot

cool

cold

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32. Name of the Book:

Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cold

This one has an evil necromancer doing all sorts of illegal experiments and raising a ruckus, as well as, the dead. I like this series for its weirdness.

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33. Name of the Book:

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

Part of a Series:

No

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cold

This book is all kinds of good. I love the scope of the book since it gives you a global perspective of a zombie apocalypse. It also follows the progression of the zombie infection as it spread universally. Moreover, it sketches a situation that has its roots based on reality, when talking about the aftermath of the infection.

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34. Name of the Book:

36 Hours by Anthony Barnhart

Part of a Series:

No

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cold

Looking for a typical zombie apocalypse? This book will do!

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35. Name of the Book:

Nightingale’s Lament by Simon R. Green

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cool

The main character has a side-kick in this book who happens to be a zombie. I like this series because of its darkness even though it is a little too similar to another series *cough* Harry Dresden *cough*.

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36. Name of the Book:

Bauchelain and Korbal Broach by Steven Erikson

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cold

This book is actually an introduction to a deadly duo. They are necromancers who have no shame and no morals. Even though, you might miss some of the references, if you haven’t read the other books in the series, I’d recommend you to go ahead and read it anyway. The zombies are fun to read about and the necromancers are bastards. What more could you want from a book? For details, here’s where you’ll find my review.

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37. Name of the Book:

Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

No.

Undead-o-Meter:

cool

So, this book contains an undead trio who are important to the story’s plot. I am still rating it green because they aren’t the center of the story. Nevertheless, Erikson does undead the way he does all other characters, including different races, genders, etc, completely and beautifully!

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38. Name of the Book:

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cold

Zombies and high school is a volatile combination. This book held my interest despite it being a YA, which isn’t really my cuppa. Read my review for more details.

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39. Name of the Book:

Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson 

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

hot

There is a zombie in this book. That is all I can say about it!

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40. Name of the Book:

At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cold

The book’s plot revolves around a voodoo queen who has a lot of juice and can raise your hair, as well as, the zombies! From a zombie-lover’s perspective: I’d say, give it a try!

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41. Name of the Book:

Walking Dead by C. E. Murphy

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cold

This one is a fun-filled romp where the shaman heroine tries to deal with a major zombie uprising. 

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42. Name of the Book:

Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michele Bardsley

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cool

Even though the zombies are a major part of the book, the plot isn’t based on them. They are attacking a town and the townspeople do their best to fight back.

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43. Name of the Book:

Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith

Part of a Series:

Yes.

Can be Read on its Own:

Yes.

Undead-o-Meter:

cold

If you can get over the sacrilege that is taking the characters from a beloved classic and reinserting them into a zombie filled narrative, then this book is for you. Darcy gets bitten in this book and his necrotic conversion is written well. Lizzie has to go search for a possible cure to stop her husband from becoming a shambler. 

Okay, so this post was going to be about 50+ books and there are 57 books on my Zombie bookshelf on GR. However, I seem to have forgotten what went on in some of them. Any comments that can jog my memory down the undead lane would be most welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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