A Rogue Librarian's Reading List

{October 21, 2011}   Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Plot: In this anthology some of the greatest voices in YA answer the age old questions of which is better: zombies or unicorns?

While the premise (and the introduction) is hilarious, most of the stories are quite eerie. It’s kind of amazing to me that they were able to create such a wide variety of stories on these themes: I didn’t know that unicorns could be so scary or zombies romantic. My favorites included Bougainville about an island refuge in the middle of a zombie apocalypse with a kick ass heroine (Carrie Ryan is, in my mind, the master of zombies in YA today) and Love Will Tear Us Apart about a zombie struggling between his love and his hunger for another boy. Yes, I’m team zombie although The Third Virgin also sent shivers down my spine.

As an added bonus, Holly Black, Justine Larbalestier, Cassandra Clare and Scott Westerfeld signed my copy! My new goal in life is to meet the rest of the authors (especially Libba Bray). ^_^

Table of Contents

The Highest Justice by Garth Nix

Love Will Tear Us Apart by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Purity Test by Naomi Novik

Bougainvillea by Carrie Ryan

A Thousand Flowers by Margo Lanagan

The Children of the Revolution by Maureen Johnson

The Care and Feeding of your Baby Killer Unicorn by Diana Peterfreund

Inoculata by Scott Westerfeld

Princess Prettypants by Meg Cabot

Cold Hands by Cassandra Clare

The Third Virgin by Kathleen Duey

Prom Night by Libba Bray

Challenges: GLBT Challenge (11)


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