No question about it, zombies are hot right now. Here are a few notable zombie books I've read recently.
Ever since the first teenager walked the earth, adults have been the enemy. Now it's even more literally true, when a strange virus has turned everyone over sixteen into mindless cannibal monsters, leaving kids and young teenagers to fend for themselves in an increasingly desperate fight. It's not for the faint of stomach, but for those that like their zombie movies both gory and thought-provoking, The Enemy and its sequel, The Dead, by Charlie Higson are a sure bet.
Every year, kids' and teen lit bloggers give out awards known as the Cybils. This year's YA Science Fiction/Fantasy Cybil was awarded to Jonathan Maberry's Rot and Ruin. The zombie apocalypse happened when Benny Imura was eighteen months old, and he only remembers his older brother Tom's cowardice, abandoning their parents to save himself and Benny. Now, at fifteen, Benny has to get a job, and the only one available is hunting zombies - with Tom. One turn as his brother's apprentice will upend everything he ever believed about Tom, about zombies, and about himself.