Whatever the case, the popularity of both has resulted in an excellent crop of books for vampire and zombie fans.
For zombie lovers, I’ve been informed the BEST title is World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks.Written as a piece of nonfiction, Brooks’ book purports to be a report based on interviews and first hand testimony of survivors of the war with the undead. This “epochal event” has changed the landscape of the world and the course of humanity.
– For further reading suggestions check out this Zombie list at Vancouver Public Libraries
If you’re looking for other fantastical creature, Kelley Armstrong has been writing a great series about werewolves, witches, and demons. Her Otherworld series begins with Elena the Werewolf narrating her novel, Bitten. Subsequent titles arenarrated by other characters with varying powers and levels of ‘humanness’, capped with another Elena title, Frostbitten, coming this fall.
Should you need more vampires in your life than Edward, and Bill (or Eric, depending on your team), try one of these titles:
Joss Whedon has carried on the wonderful Buffy television series, but in comic book form. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 has been collected into four (so far) graphic novels: The Long Way Home, No Future for You, Wolves at the Gate, and Time of Your Life. All of the characters (except Anya *sob*) return and are excellently represented in the illustrations. Carrying on where the series left off, Xander and Andrew have become watchers and the Scooby gang has spread out across the globe, seeking out and training new slayers. There may be surprise appearances from beloved characters who have moved beyond our mortal coil.
You might also try Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series, upon which True Blood is based, the Blue Bloodsseries by Melissa de la Cruz, or the House of Night series by P.C and Kristin Cast. If you really want to be on the ball, pop culture-wise, you should start reading Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak series now, before it hits the big screen, with John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek, in October.