Toronto Zombie Walk 2012

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Toronto Zombie Walk.
Last year nearly 7000 corpses writhed, weaved and lurched their way through the streets of Toronto feasting on those unlucky enough to be living.

Toronto Zombie Walk 2012

courtesy of BlogTO

Join the parade and add extra oomph to your costume by mastering your zombie mannerisms. Here are three great reads to get you in the right Zombie mind-set.

1. Warm Bodies 

R is a young man with an existential crisis–he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving story about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.

Read an excerpt.
Watch the book trailer.
Like Warm Bodies on Facebook.
Check out the poster for the upcoming movie.

2. Everything you ever wanted to know about Zombies

The most comprehensive Zombie handbook ever put together covered in four simple categories.

i) Zombie Basics: The history of zombies and their evolution
ii) Zombie Science: How do zombies hunt? How do their minds work?
iii) Zombie Survival: We all know the zombie Apocalypse is coming.
iv) Zombie Pop-culture: Don’t be left out of the loop when fellow zombies crack inside jokes.

3. Zombies vs. Unicorns

When the Apocalypse hits, don’t think the Unicorns will just step aside for Zombies take over. You’ll be faced with the ultimate question of Team Zombie or Team Unicorn.

In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories.  Half of the stories portray the strengths–for good and
evil–of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies.  Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan.

Read an excerpt.
Watch the book trailer.