Thursday, September 22, 2011

Zombies vs. Unicorns ed. by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Zombies vs. Unicorns was certainly unlike anything I have ever read. This book was funny, a bit disturbing, and everything in between. The basic premise of the book is simple; it is an anthology of short stories that answers the question that has plagued mankind for centuries: “Which is better, the zombie or the unicorn?” Each story was unique and enjoyable.

My favorite story had to be “Innoculata” by Scott Westerfeld, which is on the zombie side of the argument. This story takes place in a world that zombies have taken over, and only a few humans remain. They are protected, and have food, water and shelter. Aside from being in a world dominated by zombies they face one other monster: boredom. An interesting look at a dreadful situation, “Innoculata” was just one of the stories I enjoyed in this story.

I would recommend this to teenage readers looking for something new and completely different to read, but be forewarned; Zombies vs. Unicorns is interesting, to say the least.

~Eric, Teen Book Reviewer

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