Now that vampires are everywhere, there’s a new trendy undead: zombies.  They may not be as romantic as vampires, with their sometimes sparkly skin, glamorous fangs, and insatiable thirst for blood, but there’s a lot to be said for the plain old corpse about town.  My first encounter with the zombie trend was in Carrie Ryan’s deliciously creepy The Forest of Hands and Teeth.  Mary is an orphan, which leaves her only two options in her strict, old-fashioned society: marry and have children, or join the mysterious Sisterhood that watches over the town.  When a mysterious outsider breaches the borders that keep the town safe from the Unconsecrated, the vicious, flesh-eating undead that surround them, Mary must fight to keep her loved ones alive.  The Forest of Hands and Teeth is fast-paced and filled with action and drama, but there are a few holes in the plot, and the writing didn’t knock my socks off.

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So far, zombies have been of no interest to me. But maybe I should give them a chance. They’re just so gross lol.

What do you think of zombies? Are you interested in reading books about zombies? Why or why not?