Posts Tagged: Zombies vs Unicorns Month

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blogger Zombies Guest Post

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This post is part of Zombies vs Unicorns month co-hosted with Literary Exploration, YA-Aholic and YA Bookmark

Last month, I asked some of my fellow team zombie bloggers to drop by and explain why exactly, team zombie? Why are zombies so incredibly awesome that they will always be awesomer than unicorns? This is what they had to say!
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Andrea from The Bookish Babes

I’m going to take a semi-unpopular position here because I don’t love all zombies. Nope. They’re gross and I can’t even watch The Walking Dead without gagging. But, as it turns out, I do love some zombies. I was reading Dearly,Departed by Lia Habel, when I finally found a zombie who stole my heart, Bram Griswold. Bram, and his cohorts are not your typical zombies. Through the marvels of science, they have managed to slow their decay and retain most of their humanity. Their body parts are largely intact and they keep the shuffling to a minimum. Best of all, they do not eat people. In fact, Bram satisfies his protein cravings by eating “Nummy, nummy tofu”. They are soldiers, fighting the bad zombies. You know, the ones who actually do want to eat you. Day after day, as they inevitably rot away, they are out there, fighting for you. Kinda hot, right? So if you are like me, and thought you could never be “Team Zombie”, talk a walk on the “dead, but civilized side”. Go Team Zombie!

Bonnie from Sweet Tidbits
A good zombie story is always one of my favorite type of reads because when zombies are involved, you’re always in for a wild, exciting ride. They’re so unpredictable you never quite know what to expect! Honest and truly, the idea of zombies/a zombie apocalypse is truly terrifying. The dead returning to life with the sole intent of feasting on your body? That’s crazy talk, yet I’m somehow completely fascinated at the possibility. I think a lot of the appeal has to do with the state of the world when the apocalypse hits. The riots and the looting and the overall ‘survival of the fittest’ frame of mind would be a drastic change from the world we live in now, but it’s also a bit exciting if you ask me. 

Ashley (aka THE zombie queen) from The Bookish Brunette

Zombies are the SCARIEST, but also most diverse (in my opinion) of monsters. Yeah, I totally went there- right? There are no ‘vampire’ apocalypses, or ‘unicorn’ apocalypses… You only hear of the savagery of the walking dead annihilating the human race. To me this is freakier than ANY other sort of fiction.
Zombie… TEAM Alpha baby!
Besides the fact that zombies are by far the MOST awesome, rocksauce FABULOUS of supernatural creatures… I am their Queen… so how could you be Team anything else?? 🙂

MaryAnn from Chapter by Chapter

Zombies: The creatures that can haunt your nightmares and eat you alive without any signs of mercy whatsoever. The idea of zombies have been around probably since the beginning of time, when the cavemen were afraid that their fellow dead cavemen would rise from the grave and have an all you can eat buffet on every caveman tribe. Now obviously that hasn’t happened, but my point is that the fearful idea of the undead has always been real. You can’t go anywhere on the planet without hearing some countries superstition on how a once living person can return from the bright (or dark) beyond with a serious hankering for some flesh on a stick. Now I know that you are probably wondering why zombies just get to be so awesome? The answer is simple, zombies can be anybody. Any time, any place. Like right now; While you’re sitting behind that computer screen reading this an outbreak could be taking place and right outside your window your neighbors are turning into the undead. Or maybe it’s your best friend? The best and scariest part is that they will never stop their hunt for living flesh. But don’t be offended or anything! It’s nothing personal, they’re just hungry. And to prove my point that these zombies don’t stop is Bicycle Girl from The Walking Dead she doesn’t even have legs anymore and yet she continues patriotically try to eat you (now you should all feel so honored).

Katie from Katie’s Book Blog

I’m team zombie for many reasons but mainly because I figure if there is a zombie apocalypse, they might let me live.  Just kidding.  They would totally eat my brains but still, that’s why you just have to love them.  They certainly don’t discriminate.  Hehe.  Zombies are just pure awesome.  They don’t care about appearances (while some still manage to be good looking i.e. Warm Bodies and Dearly, Departed), they don’t break down when they lose limbs, and they certainly don’t worry when food supplies run out (always plenty of brains.)  Really, zombies are just made of awesome and it’s hard not to see why they would kick unicorn ass.  

Gabbi from Book Breathers

Why do zombies rock my polka-spotted toe socks? That’s like asking why the Weasley twins are so great–there are so many answers! First of all, zombies are the only creatures that can really rock that rotting corpse look. And, hello! They are going to take over the world one day. I’ve tried doing that before and it wasn’t easy. ;D Obviously, zombies are the best ever. 

Shellie from Creative Reads

*looks at title, looks around* Really guys…did you read the title? Who do you think will win this match? Will it be the one-horned-horse Unicorn or the Zombie who eats living things as snacks? Of course the Zombie is going to win because 1) They’re awesome 2) They’re already dead – what do they have to risk?! And 3) They aren’t the nice guys in this scenario, they are the gruesome ones. I honestly don’t see a Unicorn taking out a Zombie, which they might be able to do if they spear the head but this is a Unicorn we are talking about, I don’t think they even hurt flies let alone jab their horn through someone’s head, dead or not. On another side, when do you ever see Unicorn’s besides kids cartoons or in 1980 movies whereas Zombies still have their own show *cough, The Walking Dead* AND still have movies being made about them (current date, not umpteen years ago people). So in an a all out battle who do you think would win? The girlie Unicorn that prances around, or, the Zombie who nom noms on any living being? I’m going to go with the Zombie and you should too!

Christy from Love of Books
Confession: I was once Team Unicorn.  When I was very young, I had everything imaginable with unicorns on it.  When I was about 9-years-old I got up in the middle of the night and turned the television on.  That night I switched teams.  Forever.  What on earth could have caused such a change?  Night of the Living Dead was playing – the old black & white one.  From then on, I was absolutely fascinated with cannibalistic dead people. Unicorns can hold their own, but there is something utterly frightening about hoards  of rotting dead people wanting to eat you. Would you rather have a world full of horses with horns, or a world full of flesh eaters?  Zombies already win the psychological war, because when people are scared, they get stupid and make mistakes.  Zombies rule, hands down.   

Why do YOU think zombies are made of awesome (and decay)?

Review & Guest Post: Deadlocked by A.R. Wise

Posted by on 02/25/2012 • 12 Comments

DeadlockedA.R. WiseRelease date: November 9th, 2011

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David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they’re safe?

Deadlocked puts you into David’s head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that will guarantee his family’s survival, but at what cost?

Deadlocked 2 A.R. Wise Release date: December 9th, 2011 Goodreads / Purchase

Part two of this series picks up immediately after the end of the first. David’s wife,…

Review: The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

Posted by on 02/22/2012 • 38 Comments

The First DaysRhiannon FraterSeries: As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, #1 Release date: July 5th, 2011by Tor Books

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The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde.

Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni’s stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town.  There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form. 

*This review is part of Zombies vs Unicorns month…

Review: Die For Me by Amy Plum

Posted by on 02/21/2012 • 37 Comments

Die For MeAmy PlumSeries: Revenants, #1 Release date: May 10th, 2011by HarperTeen

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In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier’s parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life–and memories–behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate’s guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant–an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over…

Review: The Dark and Hollow Places

Posted by on 02/15/2012 • 27 Comments

The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3)Carrie RyanRelease date: March 22nd, 2011by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

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There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister’s face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters. Annah’s world stopped that day, and she’s been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn’t feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she…

Guest post & Giveaway with Sean Page

Posted by on 02/15/2012 • 12 Comments

War Against the Walking DeadSean PageRelease date: August 31st, 2011by Severed Press

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More than 63% of people now believe that there will be a global zombie apocalypse before 2050…

So, you’ve got your survival guide, you’ve lived through the first chaotic months of the crisis, what next?

Employing real science and pioneering field work, War against the Walking Dead provides a complete blueprint for taking back your country from the rotting clutches of the dead after a zombie apocalypse.

This giveaway was made possible by Kat from The Aussie Zombie. See what she thought of War Against the Walking Dead. Click here for her review.

As part of Zombies vs Unicorns month, I asked Sean to tell us how zombies would reign in a…

Guest post & Giveaway with Suz Korb

Posted by on 02/14/2012 • 21 Comments

As part of Zombies vs Unicorns month, Suz Korb, author of Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde is here today to educate us further on how to survive a zombie apocalypse. In particular, what NOT to do if you want to remain un-zombified. Oh and, there’s a giveaway too! Let’s first have a look at her book:

Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde (Bedeviled, # 1)Suz KorbRelease date: November 20th, 2011

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Kidnapped by a vampire, epically farted on by a pug and dragged through the pits of Hell. Welcome to Eve Eden’s world in the small and strange town of Twin Forest.

Eve has goals. She has dreams and ambitions that don’t involve staying in this weird, podunk town. When supernatural forces collide and drop her into…

Zombie Apocalypse, are YOU ready? – Guest post

Posted by on 02/11/2012 • 16 Comments

 *This post is a part of Zombies Vs. Unicorns month co-hosted with Literary Exploration, YA-Aholic and YA Bookmark.

Today I’m happy to have my Team Zombie blogmate Audris over for a guest post about zombies (duh!). Don’t forget to check out her blog at YA Bookmark for some more zombie fun. Have you missed any fun Zombies vs Unicorn month post? Click here to find out!

Audris is here to help us get ready for the upcoming zombocalypse. Take some notes, because it can be any day now, really!

Let’s take a minute to reflect on the question above. Zombie apocalypse, are YOU ready? Many of you might say no, or if you have watched a number of zombie movies, some of you might feel ready enough. Well, I’m…