What are the best zombie novels?

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    #1Alice in Zombieland

    Alice in Zombieland

    Alice in Zombieland is the first book in the White Rabbit Chronicles series. This book by Gena Showalter tells the story of Alice Bell who must fight the undead to avenge her loved ones. 

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    Melissa Harris
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "It is a story with a certain parallelism with Alice in Wonderland, where this story shows the fight that Alicia has with monsters and zombies, which is the fight on the individual plane that we have every day, with our internal fears and fears. Bright history"
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    #2Warm Bodies

    Warm Bodies
    This genre-defying book stars 'R', a zombie that is somehow different to all the other zombies. He meets Julie, a girl that will color his grey life, and instead of eating her, all he wants to do is protect her. 'R' will get tired of the zombie life: he wants to live, and Julie will help him.





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    Rachel Keller
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a zombie love story, which provides a slight twist to other romance novels. The plot was interesting and engaging. I quite enjoyed it."
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    #3Enclave (The Razorland)

    Enclave (The Razorland)
    After being decimated by several wars and plagues,  humanity has been forced to live in underground enclaves, with very little life expectancy. Deuce and Fade start working as hunters, but once they are exiled from the enclave, they have no choice but to survive on their own. 
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    Doris Nichols
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I'm definitely a sucker for zombie books and was thrilled to hear about this book! The way the relationship between Deuce and Fade develops is fantastic and the book has beautiful character development. Unfortunately, the plot was hard to follow and the writing style was amateurish. Despite the great characters, I don't think I'll be reading the next book in the trilogy due to the poor plot. "
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    #4Ashes (The Ashes Trilogy)

    Ashes (The Ashes Trilogy)
    While an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) was killing most humans on Earth and destroying almost every electronic device, Alex was in the woods to farewell her dead parents. Desperate to know what happened, she will meet Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, whose grandfather was killed by the EMP, and together they will seek truth. 
     


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    Lilia Valadez
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "This is a great read if you’re into horror and zombies! It’s a slightly intense thriller and for a decent price. Definitely recommend. "
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    #5Hollowland (The Hollows)

    Hollowland (The Hollows)

    Remy King is a 19 years old girl that needs to get across the wasteland of America, no matter how many marauders, annoying rock stars or hungry zombies try to stop her from doing so. 




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    Betty Roberts
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Amanda Hocking is the author of many popular YA series, and this one is another winner. Remy is a bright, interesting, and capable heroine that makes for a great zombie read."
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    #6Rot & Ruin

    Rot & Ruin
    Set in a post-apocalyptic America that is infested with zombies, Benny Imura is struggling with finding a job. Since everyone who is unemployed when they turn 15 sees their rations cut in half, he has no choice but to start working as a zombie hunter. 




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    Michael Kennedy
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Really cool book about a boy who has to become a zombie hunter in order to keep his rations. Do not want to see too much about the story, but I would have to recommend it. Unique compared to other zombie movies/shows/books I have used."
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    #7The Forest of Hands and Teeth

    The Forest of Hands and Teeth
    Mary's world is falling to pieces: as days go by, she is knowing more things about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and when something terrible happens, she will have to choose between those who love her, or those she loves. 
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    Juan Schultz
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I thought I was burned out on the zombie genre but this one was like a breath of fresh air. The characters in this book were so familiar yet so interesting. I even thought about skipping work to have more time with this novel."
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    #8Generation Dead

    Generation Dead
    Generation Dead by Daniel Waters is a horror fantasy novel that revolves around a gothic girl who is strangely presumed to be alive but dead. This book shows how friendship can go beyond boundaries even if it means chaos.
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    Jesse Mendoza
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "As a fan of iZombie, and of cheerleaders, and dead cheerleaders in general, especially when I'm the only one in the morgue, I thought I'd really like this. At least, based solely on the cover picture. When I got to the actual words, I began to wonder if maybe a zombie had accidentally vomited up their last lunch across the pages. It's terrible. Waters has done to my preferred genre what Twilight did to vampires. Except, my zombies didn't deserve it."
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    #9Feed (Newsflesh)

    Feed (Newsflesh)

    Feed is a horror science fiction and the first book in Newsflesh trilogy written by Mira Grant. This dystopian fiction book is first published in 2010. 

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    Sandra Berry
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Feed is a horror science fiction and the first book in Newsflesh trilogy written by Mira Grant. This book sucks you in! If science fiction is your thing give this book a try."
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    #10Zombies vs. Unicorns

    Zombies vs. Unicorns
    Who you got, zombies or unicorns? This book presents some short stories featuring these two mythical creatures, half of them with unicorns as protagonists and the other half featuring zombies and their undead adventures. 
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    Divya Rathore
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "I like this book of short stories. It's a surprising twist on the whole zombie and unicorn theme! I figured I would just read a little bit and put it down, but ended up finishing it in one sitting. It's addicting!"
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    #11The Summoning (Darkest Powers)

    The Summoning (Darkest Powers)

    Chloe Saunders is a girl with magical powers that just wanted to live a normal life, dating boys and making friends. One day, she started seeing ghosts everywhere, and before she couldn't realize it, she was locked up in a cell from a special house for troubled teens. 

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    Marilyn Walsh
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I thought this New York best seller would be a good read but it more for the teen reader. It had a good story line."
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    #12Zombocalypse Now

    Zombocalypse Now

    Zombocalypse Now is the first book in the Chooseomatic Books series written by Matt Youngmark. This was originally published in 2009.

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    Gerald Gonzalez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Zombocalypse now is a parody of zombie fiction and light reading for those interested in dark novels or zombie stories. It's for younger readers definitely and not as engaging or entertaining for those who aren't young adults, comparable to the Goosebumps series. If one's looking for a serious read about zombies or any fiction in general this is not a great pick."
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    #13Degeneration

    Degeneration

    Degeneration is a horror zombie apocalypse fiction written by Mark D. Campbell. This book is the first book in the Degeneration series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2015 by Permuted Press.

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    Victoria Castillo
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I like this zombie book because it has a bit of a twist. It's the first of a pretty good series as well."
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    #14Blood, Brains and Bullets

    Blood, Brains and Bullets

    Blood, Brains and Bullets is the first book in the Blood, Brains and Bullets series by Sean Liebling. It is a horror fictional book for adults. This book that contains illustrations was published in 2012.

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    Julia Brewer
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is less of a book and more of a giant political rant with a zombie theme mixed in. The characters are all overly sexualized, they're flat and one dimensional, and there's just no real cohesion in the book. The plot is flimsy and without good characters, a good plot, or good writing, you don't really have much of a book. "
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    #15Domain of the Dead

    Domain of the Dead
    The world is dead, devoured by a plague of reanimated corpses. In a crumbling city Sarah, Nathan, and a band of survivors barricade themselves inside a warehouse surrounded by a sea of shambling putrefaction. Days in seclusion blur by, and their food is nearly gone. The group is faced with two possible deaths: creeping starvation, or the undead outside the warehouse. As Sarah stands on the edge of the warehouse roof preparing to step out into oblivion she spots a glimmer of hope. In the distance a helicopter approaches the city ... but is it the salvation the survivors have been waiting for? And do they dare attempt to fight their way through the mass of infected dead to reach it?
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    Ralph Soto
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Finally a zombie novel that exams how the deterioration of society forces us to revert back to to more brutal and self interested individuals. Whoa! It's like Who is the real zombies? Us or them? This is really intelligent stuff here, folks. Really original."
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    #16Bay of the Dead (Torchwood)

    Bay of the Dead (Torchwood)
    Bay of the Dead is a science fiction fantasy and the eleventh book in Torchwood series written by Mark Morris. This book is about the rising of zombies in Cardiff. It is first published in 2009 by BBC Books. 

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    Angela Herrera
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I was looking for the best zombie novels when Bay of the Dead was recommended to me. I would likely not purchase this item. This book only has 10 reviews and the cover appears a bit cheesy, while there are a few purchase options I don't think this would be something I would want to put in my cart."
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    #17The Enemy

    The Enemy
    The Enemy is the first book in the zombie adventure and horror series for young adults written by Charlie Higson. It was released in April 2014 and is about a group of kids aged 14 and under who try to survive a zombie apocalypse.
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    Michelle Wells
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "seems really good but think books like world war Z are better"
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    #18Grey Dogs

    Grey Dogs

    Grey Dogs is a young adult horror fiction book written by Ian D.G. Sandusky. This zombie fiction novel is first published in 2010 by Severed Press. 

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    Johnny Hill
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This story is good overall, but lacks creativity in introducing new elements to the genre. Those who enjoy zombie stories in general will likely enjoy it. Hopefully the subsequent editions will show improvement. "

Summary

Best What are the best zombie novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Alice in ZombielandBooks 34 Paid
2Warm BodiesBooks 30 Paid
3Enclave (The Razorland)Books 28 Paid
4Ashes (The Ashes Trilogy)Books 23 Paid
5Hollowland (The Hollows)Books 23 Paid
6Rot & RuinBooks 20 Paid
7The Forest of Hands and TeethBooks 17 Paid
8Generation DeadBooks 12 Paid
9Feed (Newsflesh)Books 11 Paid
10Zombies vs. UnicornsBooks 6 Paid
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