Book 45: Zombies Vs Unicorns

Book Title: Zombies Vs Unicorns
Editors: Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier
Published: 2010
Pages: 415
Category: fiction: young adult

Perhaps one of the most ridiculous premises for a novel I’ve seen this year, this collection of short stories – from the same editors as Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd – was really enjoyable.

The stories alternate between two teams: Team Zombie and Team Unicorn. Each author involved in the project had to pick a team, and then write their short story based on that premise that either Zombies, or Unicorns are superior. The results are wonderful, even coming to it as I did, a little underwhelmed and oversaturated with Zombie stories.

The authors are from the very best of YA fiction, and include Maureen Johnson and Cassandra Clare (Team Zombie) as well as Garth Nix and Meg Cabot (Team Unicorn) among many others.
There are some great short stories, as well as amusing commentary by both editors at the beginning of every contribution – trying to win you over to Team Unicorn or Team Zombie.
Which side are you?

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