Thursday, November 11, 2010
Zombies vs. Unicorns
If you haven't read Zombies vs. Unicorns then you are totally missing out. You can guess which side I'm on. To be fair, the unicorns have some pretty good stories in there too, but since I am a zombie, well...The snarky comments made by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier at the introduction to each story are worth reading just on their own.
My favorite unicorn story has to be by Diana Peterfreund. I love anything she writes. Her The Care and Keeping of Your Baby Killer Unicorn kept me on the edge of my seat. Princess Prettypants by Meg Cabot was another. My least favorite was A Thousand Flowers by Margo Lanagan. I kind of agree with Justine that this story is just plain gross. I would skip it if I were you.
The coolest zombie story had to be Children of the Revolution by Maureen Johnson. I loved the little zombie kids. Very original. Carrie Ryan doesn't dissapoint either with Bougainvillea. A nice revisit to the land of the Mudo.
That's all I'm going to say. If I keep going, I will spoil what surprises the authors have in store for you. Please comment and let me know what you think. Zombies vs. Unicorns is not for the faint of heart, and it pretty much isn't for kids, but for the rest of us, happy reading.