Author: Holly Black
Publish Date:September 21st 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
# of Pages: 415
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The Official Summary (from Amazon)
It’s time to decide: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn? A must-have anthology with contributions from bestselling YA authors is now available in paperback!
It’s a question as old as time itself: Which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? This all-original, tongue-in-cheek anthology edited by Holly Black (Team Unicorn) and Justine Larbalestier (Team Zombie), makes strong arguments for both sides in the form of spectacular short stories. Contributors include bestselling authors Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan.
Discover how unicorns use their powers for evil, why zombies aren’t always the enemy, and much more in this creative, laugh-out-loud collection that will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?
As a new Book Blogger I’ve been enjoying reading other Book Bloggers pages. My to read list is huge, but as I’ve been looking at what books to read and share for this blog I’ve started keeping track of where I heard about the book. Zombies Vs Unicorns was a book I added to my list when I read about it here, on a blog post by another Book Blogger who I have enjoyed learning from, Christine at The Uncorked Librarian. I highly recommend her blog!
With the popularity of The Walking Dead zombies definitely get a lot of air time lately but Unicorns seem to be in a bit of a different space. When I think of Unicorns I think of Lisa Frank, although that ages me a bit doesn’t it? Okay, it makes me think of Fingerlings, that’s a bit of a more current reference isn’t it?
This book creates a rivalry between the two by having a bit of a duel of short stories. It seems the decks are stacked a bit in favor of Zombies from the beginning, but the Unicorns put up a pretty good fight. There are a number of much less traditional Unicorn stories to show you that Unicorns aren’t all just about rainbows and glitter.
I do have to admit, for me Zombies won. I think it’s because the darker Unicorn stories just don’t make sense to me, it seems a little unnatural.
This book moves pretty fast, with all the short stories they are all easy reads. You’ll certainly have your favorites among them but you will enjoy the variety. If you like fantasy, zombie books, you’ll enjoy this one. If you like unicorns? Well, give it a try. They are certainly not “traditional” unicorn stories but if you like something a little outside of that you’ll like going outside of the box. The transitions into each story were a little silly, trying to set up the “battle” between Unicorns and Zombies, but I understand the purpose of them.
This was chosen as a Review of the Month for the review collection on LovelyAudiobooks.info
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