October 6, 2010

Let the debate begin - zombies OR unicorns?!?!

Zombies, unicorns, ya authors, oh my! Oh yes! The world of YA has now met its match in the guise of an age-old argument...which is better, zombies or unicorns?

This anthology takes on two teams: One for zombies and one for...you guessed it, unicorns! Each team offers a convincing argument through short stories, clever plots, and all things zombies & unicorns. That's right ladies and gents...you're getting a two-for-one deal with this clever novel.

Each corner contains the best in YA literature right now. Everyone from Cassandra Clare to Meg Cabot provide you with an ever-clever list of short stories that will surely keep this debate going. While the ultimate goal is to pick sides, all authors provide such convincing arguments as to which is better, that I believe it is safe for me as a reader to conclude--it's a draw!

With zombie short stories such as "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "Cold Hands" and "Prom Night," zombie lovers will be intrigued to continue shifting through, first reading the zombie stories and then being lured into the unicorns. But do not be fooled, these aren't your mama's unicorns! Readers will be pleased with Meg Cabot's "Princess Prettypants," Naomi Novik's "Purity Test" and Diana Peterfreund's "The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn."

The anthology also includes a delightful introduction on which is better (zombies or unicorns) by the creators, Justine Larbalestier (team zombie) and Holly Black (team unicorn). "If you're strong enough to read through all the stories, you will know by the end of this anthology which is better: zombies or unicorns."

Whether you've read the book or not, let the debate begin here...which team are you on and why?

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