So you want to read the best zombie books, but are you sure? Do you have a love for all of the things that go bump in the night? Here’s a little secret… We do, too! Whether it’s Halloween or any other time of the year, the Freebooksy staff loves to indulge in spooky, bone-chilling reads about one of our favorite subjects: zombies. After all, is there anything scarier than imagining the dead coming back to life?!
To give you a taste (no pun intended!) of the best zombie books that our team loves, we’ve hand-picked seven titles that are sure to keep you reading late into the midnight hours. From unexpected love stories to comedic retellings to realistic survival guides, the best zombie books can be found here on our list. Get ready to get spooked! (Oh, and you may want to keep a nightlight turned on tonight.)
The 7 Best Zombie Books from Freebooksy’s Staff
1. World War Z
by Max Brooks
Part comedy, part irony, part horror… World War Z is a deliciously unexpected addition to a list of the best zombie books. It also has a little something for every type of reader. In his book, author Max Brooks relays fictitious “first-hand” accounts of zombie apocalypse survivors. From big cities to desolate towns, men and women alike tell their tales of survival. If you want to be transported to a world where the dead really could come back to life (or already have!), World War Z is the quickest way to get there.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
2. Zone One
by Colson Whitehead
You may know Colson Whitehead for his Pulitzer-prize winning The Underground Railroad, but did you know that he has a zombie book in his collection too? Zone One pictures what everyday life would look like after a ruinous pandemic has swept the globe. Mankind is now divided into the uninfected and infected camps – and things are about to get even worse as protagonist Mark Spitz clears lower Manhattan of its zombie-infested hoards.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Google Play
by Mira Grant
What happens when you mix zombies, politics, geeks, a virus, and social media together? You get Feed by Mira Grant. Long after society has cured cancer and the common cold, one deadly virus emerges that rapidly takes over human beings and infiltrates their brains with the sole message to FEED. Main characters Georgia and Shaun Mason must uncover the dark conspiracy that’s behind those infected with this virus in order to fight for survival.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
4. Warm Bodies
by Isaac Marion
Now a major motion picture, Warm Bodies is the gruesome but hilarious story of what happens when zombie “R” falls in love with a regular, warm-blooded girl. He’s living his best zombie life when his entire world gets flipped upside down by Julie. Despite his initial instincts to turn this captive-turned-reluctant-house-guest into his next meal, R forms an unusual bond that causes ripples across the world that both R and Julie have come to know. “Gruesome yet poetic…highly original.” – The Seattle Times.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
5. The Zombie Survival Guide
by Max Brooks
You already know you won’t survive the zombie apocalypse unless you’re ready for it. And what better way to prepare than by reading Max Brooks’ survival guide? From understanding the ideal protection in a zombie-infested world (tight clothes, short hair) to remembering to keep low, quiet, and alert, you’ll know how to react (and make it out alive) when the time is right.Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
6. The Girl with All the Gifts
by MR Carey
Melanie knows that she’s a special girl. Dr. Caldwell wouldn’t call her “our little genius” if she wasn’t, right? Each morning, Melanie waits to be strapped into a wheelchair and taken to class. She watches as the Sergeant points a gun at her. She sees her other caretakers eye her nervously. Why don’t they laugh when Melanie jokes that she won’t bite? What’s their issue?Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
by RS Merritt
If you’re a binge reader like us, you may want to embark upon this seven-book finished series that will take you on an edge-of-your-seat ride through the zombie apocalypse! Starting with the first book of the Zombies! series, author RS Merritt shows readers exactly how far uninfected apocalypse survivors are willing to go to fight for their family and loved ones.Buy on Amazon
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