As an anthropologist, I really appreciate author Sophie Little field’s attention to underlying cultural themes, explored amid the bleak setting of a zombie apocalypse. She’s a mother who awakens to find herself as a zombie that’s mysteriously turned back human.
Class then embarks on a dangerous search for her daughter, seeking help in a world filled with flesh-hungry Beaters (i.e. zombies). Interestingly, I first met author Rhiannon Crater online many years ago on an obscure forum for horror fans.
Fast-forward a decade later and Rhiannon is now an accomplished author being published by Tor Books. Among her most celebrated releases is the As The World Dies zombie apocalypse trilogy, beginning with The First Days.
The thematic pairing of bloggers / zombies may initially put off some genre purists. And, yes, there are sections in the book where author Mira Grant veers too deep into the technical aspects of online journalism.
The Newsflash series offers plenty of character and emotional depth, wrapped up by a largely satisfying ending. From Extinction Horizon and beyond, author Nicholas Smith feeds you an exquisite serving of frenzied zombie action.
This military story follows Master Sergeant Reed Beckham who, as leader of his Delta Force Team, has lived through his fair share of nightmarish missions. An epic catastrophe soon unfolds when they discover that infected zombies have started to spread across cities, threatening human extinction.
While coming across as a back-to-basics thriller, you’ll be surprised to find a host of intriguing characters woven into an addictive narrative fabric. The plot brims with solid dialogue, coupled with attention to military & scientific detail.
The most compelling quality of this series is its intricate balance of fast-paced action with deep characterizations. You’ll find yourself fully immersed in this addictive zombie plot, thanks to steady narrative groundwork laid out by each book.
At the start, you aren’t fully informed of what Melanie’s ‘gifts’ really are, leaving you guessing. A zombie book less about in-your-face action and more focused on fostering a genuinely creepy atmosphere.
Older than most books on this list, The Rising treks a father’s journey through a zombie apocalypse in an effort to rescue his son. The Rising is credited for partially helping to jump-start the new wave of zombie survival fiction.
The plot centers on a group of students who find themselves trapped in school, with a zombie horde pounding to get in. In Cell, a zombie -like virus known as The Pulse is able to spread via cellphone reception, turning people into hungry, angry freaks.
However, I think the strong plot and surprisingly charming characters will definitely find an audience with adults alike. However, as far as zombie novels go, The Briefing seems to be a hugely overlooked gem for the genre (based on the many five-star reviews I’ve read).
It’s time to leave those books behind as I introduce to you 15 of the really bestzombieapocalypsebooks that I’ve enjoyed recently. Reason being, firstly, it is adventurous to read these apocalyptic books and secondly, the writer is best at its imagination while writing zombie stories.
Here is the list of top zombie books you cannot miss reading, if you are a true zombie apocalypse fan. It is the reanimated story of Jane Austen’s popular novel Pride and Prejudice and was added in the New York Times Bestseller list.
The full blend of romance, heartbreak, sword fights, comedy, and the undead make this book one of the best zombie novels for the fans. The story of this book sets in the heart of Atlanta during the spread of Michael virus.
Three people, Ethan Bennett, Made Alton, and Brandt Evans are on the mission to stop this global destruction. This zombie book series is fast-paced and intelligently crafted by the author that you will surely enjoy reading as your next pick for zombie books.
Through this book, you will find yourself digging deep into the intricacies of the undead and exposure to the gooey stuff inside of people’s head. The book is about the life of a college professor, Peter Mellor, who dies in a car accident during the time when zombie outbreak in the city.
Once you start to read this amazing zombie fiction story, you will thoroughly be engrossed in the mystery, horror, and thrill that this book caters to its readers. It is a chilling horror story that will definitely give you goosebumps and grip on your fleshy pleasures of zombies.
‘Generation Dead’ is about a girl, Phoebe who is a zombie, but lives with not so similar beings. While reading through this book, you will find romance is rekindling in the zombie’s lives in this sharp, funny and page-turning novel.
She is fed up with her alcoholic father and the continuous rejection for the job application due to her past criminal records. I definitely recommend you to read this hilarious ‘white trash’ zombie book series which shines distinctively in this crowded genre.
Andy Warner feels isolated when he is abandoned by his friends and family after discovering his new zombie life. Rita, an impossibly sexy recent suicide with a taste for the formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and Jerry, a twenty-one-year-old car crash victim with an exposed brain and a penchant for Renaissance pornography.
Everything changes when these three meet and makes every page of this teen zombie book worth reading. Feed is written by Seaman McGuire under the pen name of Mia Grant, and it is the first book of the Newsflash trilogy of horror and sci-fi genre.
When the science was busy in curing diseases like cancer and cold, they created something which cannot be stopped. Two bloggers, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the quest of finding the cause of the infection after twenty years.
Feed is one of its kind of zombie apocalypse book series and its political thriller story makes it a good choice for the zombie books fans. This book will prepare you with every possible attack that can take place and teach you how to survive them.
After reading this book you will be two-step ahead from those zombies and will survive as a fighter. He rides on airport escalators, listens to Sinatra in 747 which he calls it his home and occasionally feeds on humans.
This unbelievable zombie love story is dark, funny and will compel you to sympathize with all the characters. There is another city which is heavily armed with school girls who are in the search of desperately needed medicine.
A devastating phenomenon has come to known as The Pulse via mobile phones, wiping users’ brains and leaving them with nothing but aggression and desire for destruction. This unusual and intriguing YA zombie book is an exciting story that you just cannot stop reading.
Every day, she waits in her cell to go to the class where she was moved by the pointed gun on her head and was strapped with her chairs by the Sergeants. This suspense thriller and a gripping story of a girl will definitely put you on an adventurous ride to the zombie’s world.
The story of the book puts up a couple of question straightforward, What if the world is destroying, and you couldn’t even find the source of the evil powers? This zombie fiction book will grip you and make you read it in a single sitting.
First is ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ because of its unique concept and the second one is ‘Generation Dead’ as it is rare to find such an amazing zombie romance book in the market.