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Its close to midnight And something evils lurking in the dark

Zombies in YA Literature

Created by Leigh Collazowww.readerpants.net

Its close to midnightAnd something evils lurking in the dark--from Thriller Michael Jackson

Rot & Ruin

Benny Imura reluctantly starts working with his brother Tom as a zombie bounty hunterBook 1 in Benny Imura seriesZombies are to be both feared and pitied

The Zombie Survival GuideEverything you need to know to escape from zombies:Zombie psychology and behaviorDefense tactics and weaponryFortifying your homeTop 10 lessons for survival

The Forest of Hands & TeethThe Sisterhood always knows best.

The Guardians will protect and serve.

The Unconsecrated will never relent.


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

Warm BodiesR is a zombie, shuffling along without memories or too much on his mindOne day, he eats a brain and dreams about his victims human girlfriendHe finds her, and she brings color to his lifeMovie trailer:https://youtu.be/07s-cNFffDM

EnclaveNew York City has been destroyed by war and plagueHumans live underground; life expectancy is early 20s15-year old Deuce takes on her role as a huntress, paired with Fade, a teenage hunter

The SummoningChloe sees ghosts, and they see herNow, shes locked up in Lyle House, a home for troubled teensThe other teen residents of Lyle House also have special abilities like Chloe.

AshesAn EMP kills billions and fries all electrical equipment17-year old Alex, an army vet named Tom, and an 8-year old orphan named Ellie try to find safetySome of the survivors start to exhibit zombie-like behavior

Strange AngelsDru Anderson hunts ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and zombiesWhen her dad turns into a zombie, Dru knows she may be nextBook trailer: https://youtu.be/OQPXGh7YYaw

The Enemy5 in seriesAuthor of the Young Bond seriesOver age 16? Too bad, you are a zombie!Under age 16? Even worse, the zombies are coming for you!Book trailer: https://youtu.be/1jUXsJOlmoY

Image credits:Slide 1 Halloween Zombies Clip Art purchased from Dorky Doodles

*All book cover images courtesy Goodreads (www.goodreads.com).


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