ZAM: Wishing Well Wednesday

Wishing Well Wednesday is a new weekly feature showcasing the books we have on our wish lists and those we’re looking forward to being published.
* Sorry, Miss Ames, I couldn’t keep my hand off the pretty pictureShamlin’ Dave

Steph’s Zombie Wishlist

Deadtown

Deadtown (Deadtown #1) by Nancy Holzner

Description from Goodreads:

They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.

But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

Dust

Dust (Dust #1) by Joan Frances Turner

Description from Goodreads:

What happens between death and life can change a girl. Jessie is a zombie. And this is her story… Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried, she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. Now Jessie’s part of a gang. They fight, hunt, and dance together as one-something humans can never understand. There are darkplaces humans have learned to avoid, lest they run into zombie gangs. But when a mysterious illness threatens the existence of both zombies and humans, Jessie must choose between looking away or staring down the madness-and hanging on to everything she now knows as life…

Aftertime

Aftertime (Aftertime #1) by Sophie Littlefield

Description from Goodreads:

Someone once said that all apocalypses are experienced locally. In the case of Cass Dollar, the nightmare occurred with the violent abduction of two-year-old Ruthie, which she vividly remembers. Only later is young Cass assaulted also by the vague, twisting memories of a much wider conflagration that she herself only narrowly survived. A government experiment had turned the entire California landscape into the hunting grounds of zombie Beaters, but Cass can only think of the helpless toddler she is missing. A deeply arresting paperback original. Editor’s recommendation.

Allison Hewitt is Trapped: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux

Allison Hewitt is Trapped -UK cover Allison Hewitt is Trapped -US cover
[left: US cover, right: UK cover]

Description from Goodreads:

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military’s emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.

The Zero Dog War

The Zero Dog War (Zero Dog Missions #1)
by Keith Melton

Description from Goodreads:

The first bullet is always free. After that, you gotta pay.

After accidentally blowing up both a client facility and a cushy city contract in the same day, pyromancer and mercenary captain Andrea Walker is scrambling to save her Zero Dogs. A team including (but not limited to) a sexually repressed succubus, a werewolf with a thing for health food, a sarcastic tank driver/aspiring romance novelist, a three-hundred-pound calico cat, and a massive demon who really loves to blow stuff up.

With the bankruptcy vultures circling, Homeland Security throws her a high-paying, short-term contract even the Zero Dogs can’t screw up: destroy a capitalist necromancer bent on dominating the gelatin industry with an all-zombie workforce. The catch? She has to take on Special Forces Captain Jake Sanders, a man who threatens both the existence of the team and Andrea’s deliberate avoidance of romantic entanglements.

As Andrea strains to hold her dysfunctional team together long enough to derail the corporate zombie apocalypse, the prospect of getting her heart run over by a tank tread is the least of her worries. The government never does anything without an ulterior motive. Jake could be the key to success…or just another bad day at the office for the Zeroes.

Warning: Contains explicit language, intense action and violence, rampaging zombie hordes, a heroine with an attitude and flamethrower, Special Forces commandos, ninjas, apocalyptic necromancer capitalist machinations, absurd parody and mayhem, self-deluded humor, irreverence, geek humor, mutant cats, low-brow comedy, and banana-kiwi-flavored gelatin.

Ames’ Zombie Wishlist

Enclave

Enclave (Razorland #1) by Ann Aguirre

Description from Goodreads:

New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20’s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight, in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. As the two are guided by Fade’s long-ago memories, they face dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.

Hollowland

Hollowland (The Hollows #1) by Amanda Hocking

Description from Goodreads:

“This is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.”

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way – not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

Rot & Ruin

Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura #1) by Jonathan Maberry

Description from Goodreads:

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 vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

Married with Zombies

Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead #1) by Jesse Petersen

Description from Goodreads:

A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.
Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they’re on the verge of divorce and going to couples’ counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things – the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client’s throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn’t mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don’t eat their brains, they might just kill each other.

Warm Bodies Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

[left: US cover, right: UK cover]

Description from Goodreads:

Story centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.

There seems to be no shortage of zombie books these days.  In addition to the ones we are looking to get our hands on, here are some others you may be interested in checking out:

Feed (Newsflesh, #1)World War Z  An Oral History of the Zombie WarMonster Island (Zombies, #1)Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)The Walking Dead (The Walking Dead hardcovers #1)Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1)CellZombies vs. UnicornsHold Me Closer, NecromancerHappy Hour of the Damned (Amanda Feral, #1)Generation Dead (Generation Dead, #1)Die for Me (Revenants, #1)Brains  A Zombie MemoirI Am LegendZombies  A Record of the Year of InfectionJonas (Beautiful Dead, #1)

Check out Goodreads’ Zombies page for lots of Zombified books, groups and quotes.

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Posted on May 4, 2011, in Features & Memes, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Wishing Well Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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