Saturday, 18 September 2010

On My Wish List #5

This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I keep track!

This week I'm having a zombie theme as I'm a recent convert to sub-genre thanks to Feed :-)

The Passage - Justin Cronin
Publisher: UK - Orion (May 2011)
Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is. Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row. He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming. It is. THE PASSAGE. Deep in the jungles of eastern Colombia, Professor Jonas Lear has finally found what he's been searching for - and wishes to God he hadn't. In Memphis, Tennessee, a six-year-old girl called Amy is left at the convent of the Sisters of Mercy and wonders why her mother has abandoned her. In a maximum security jail in Nevada, a convicted murderer called Giles Babcock has the same strange nightmare, over and over again, while he waits for a lethal injection. In a remote community in the California mountains, a young man called Peter waits for his beloved brother to return home, so he can kill him. Bound together in ways they cannot comprehend, for each of them a door is about to open into a future they could not have imagined. And a journey is about to begin. An epic journey that will take them through a world transformed by man's darkest dreams, to the very heart of what it means to be human. And beyond.

This looks like a cross between Stephen King and zombies. While it's out in hardback at the moment I think I'll wait for the paperback version. Definitely one to watch out for!

Married with Zombies - Jesse Peterson
Publisher: UK Orbit (January 2011)
Meet Sarah and David. Sarah and David are like any other couple. They met, they fell in love, but now they're on the verge of divorce. On a routine trip to the marriage counsellor, they notice a few odd things -- the lack of cars on the road, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counsellor, Dr Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat. Meet the zombies.Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But just because there are zombies, it doesn't mean your other problems go away. And if the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.

A slightly more lighthearted look at the zombie apocalypse - looks like a lot of fun!

Dust - Joan Frances Turner
Publisher: US - Ace (November 2010)
Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried, she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. Now Jessie is part of a gang. They fight, hunt and dance together as one - something humans can never understand. There are dark places humans have learned to avoid, lest they run into zombie gangs. But when a mysterious illness threatens the existence of both zombies and humans, Jessie must choose between looking away or staring down the madness - and hanging on to everything she now knows as life.

This looks like an Urban Fantasy with a zombie as the lead character - could be an interesting read.

So that's what I'm wishing for - what's on your wishlist?


  1. I haven't read a zombie book before but Married with Zombies looks like good fun.

    Here is my wishlist for this week.

    I hope you get the books on your wishlist very very soon.

    All the best
    J x

  2. I won The Passage a little while ago and it's sitting on my TBR pile! It's going to take forever to get to it though! Argh! Too many books and not enough time! Happy reading! Here's mine:

  3. I hope you enjoy your books when you get them. Wanna see what is On My Wishlist?

  4. I've heard good things about Married with Zombies and Dust. Hope you get them!