For Fans of The Walking Dead

Things have gone seriously downhill for the human race in these sometimes grim, often gruesome apocalyptic horror novels featuring zombies, epidemics and the undead.

If you like #TheWalkingDead you might like the following titles!

enclaveEnclave by Ann Aguirre.

Available in Print, eBookAudio CD, and Downloadable Audiobook .

In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong– and dangerous.

 

 

infectsThe infects by Sean Beaudoin.

Available in Print.

Seventeen-year-old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an “Inward Trek.” As if that weren’t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh-eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants. These kids have seen zombie movies. They know the rules. Unfortunately, knowing the rules isn’t going to be enough.

 

ashesAshes by Ilsa J. Bick.

Available in Print, eBook and Audio CD.

Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world’s population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

 

 

eatEat, brains, love by Jeff Hart.

Available in Print and eBook.

New Jersey teens Jake Stephenson and Amanda Blake are turning into zombies and, having devoured half of their senior class, they are on the run, pursued by teen psychic Cass, a member of a government unit charged with killing zombies and keeping their existence secret.

 

 

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Downton Abbey: The End is Near, But It´s Not Too Late to Get Started

Downton Abbey, the first season

Have you heard friends talking about Downton Abbey? Are you perplexed? The second season of this popular British series is wrapping up on Sunday, February 19th. But if you’re clueless and have missed all the episodes, there are at least four reasons why you shouldn’t panic.

1. You can click here for an article that will let you know what’s going on in the series without telling you too much. In addition to that info, it lists some teen books that Downton Abbey fans might enjoy, all of which are available at the library and some of which feature werewolves and time travel, elements completely lacking in DA itself.

2. You can check out Downton Abbey, the first season from the library. Okay, there are 237 requests on the set at the moment, so, to be accurate, you’ll be able to check out the DVD’s sometime before the heat death of the sun. (I exaggerate. The library has lots of copies, and is prone in this sort of situation to ordering more.)

The World of Downton Abbey

3. There are only 105 requests on the book The World of Downton Abbey, which–according to the article linked-to above–is well written and “profusely illustrated with film stills and behind-the-scenes photos,” and “introduces the show’s characters and plot particulars, while also painting a broader picture of the events and social changes that provide the historical backdrop for the storylines.”

If you’re like me and haven’t seen much of the show, you’ll want to do that before looking at the book. But I’m going to borrow the DVD’s from my mother-in-law, so I’ve got an edge.

4. Downton Abbey, Season 2 is also available at IMCPL. Which is odd, since the show is just now airing. But it aired in England first.

Enjoy!