Saturday, 2 July 2011

On My Wishlist #45

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 can keep track! Just in case there is a zombie outbreak I want to be prepared so I will need to read all the zombie books coming out in the next few months!
My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland
Publisher: DAW (July 2011)
Angel Crawford is a loser. Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken. That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue--and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse. Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey--just when she's hungriest!
Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat. Literally.
Diana Rowland's Demon series is a favourite of mine so the fact that she has also written a zombie novel is so exciting. Plus the cover is so different from anything I've seen before!
Dust and Decay (Benny Imura 2) - Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 2011)
It's six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny's zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny's best friend Lou Chong are going with them. Sounds easy; sounds wonderful. Except that everything that can go wrong does. Before they can even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town. And as soon as they step into the Rot & Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, insane murderers and the horrors of Gameland. Because in the great Rot & Ruin everything wants to kill you. Everything. And not everyone in Benny's small band of travellers will make it out alive.
I loved Rot and Ruin (review here) so I'm really excited that I don't have to wait too long for the sequel to be released. I really hope Benny and his friends have a better luck this time around...but somehow I don't think they will! :)
Rebirth (Aftertime 2) - Sophie Littlefield
Publisher: MIRA Books (July 2011)
The end of the world was just the beginning.
Civilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back—she and Ruthie will be happy. Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime. Ruthie retreats into silence. Flesh-eating Beaters still dominate the landscape. And Smoke, Cass’s lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance, one that may end him even if he returns. The survivalist community Cass has planted roots in is breaking apart, too. Its leader, Dor, implores Cass to help him recover his own lost daughter, taken by the totalitarian Rebuilders. And soon Cass finds herself thrust into the dark heart of an organization promising humanity’s rebirth—at all costs. Bound to two men blazing divergent paths across a savage land, Cass must overcome the darkness in her wounded heart, or lose those she loves forever.
Aftertime was another zombie book I loved (review here) and added to that Sophie Littlefield was kind enough to answer some of my questions (here), I've been waiting with the appearance of patience for this book for a while!
So what are you wishing for this week? :)


  1. More zombies for you ;)

    I am wishing for...Jon Sprunk 3 and Sandersons 2nd book

  2. I got Rebirth from Netgalley but I havent had a chance to read it yet, it looks fab in a zombie kinda way. Great choices I love the cover for My Life as a White Trash Zombie.

  3. Ooh, I do like zombie books and this seems like my cup of tea! -goes to see your review on the first one- :D

  4. That white trash zombie is really something I must read! This week I wish for Heartless.

  5. YES! I want them all! Of course the last two, I also need the other books, but YES! I SO want Diana's book. WANT! :)

  6. White Trash Zombie is SOOO good!! I'm about halfway through it now!
    The Bookish Brunette