Being far from the Mischeif in Detroit, it feels kind of hollow, but hey! It’s still my favourite time of the year!
For that, I am (finally) going to review the anthology of awesomeness – “Zombies vs. Unicorns”, which I have been meaning to review since January! Enjoy, Bloggers! And get up to some mischief!
So, without further delay:
(1)My Favourite Zombie Story: Cold Hands by Cassandra Clare
Was so hard to choose just one story – it really was, but Clare’s story won out for sheer originality! In this story we are introduced to a town where the dead just don’t stay dead – instead they are like traditional slave zombies – they kind of shamble along and help out the living. Introduce a love story with a sinister twist – every Hamlet in a sense – but a great story!
(2)My favourite Unicorn Story: The Care and Feeding of your Baby Killer Unicorn by Diana Peterfreund
Was hard to choose this one over the ones titled Princess Prettypants and such, but ultimately I liked this heroine better than all theothers – she’s a scaredy cat with deep issues but hey – she rises to the occasion. It was a strange kind of story – almost like a Vampire Slayer type mythos, but it was original – unicorns were scary – and I liked it!
Now, I am a Holly Black fan, it's true. But I had never heard of Justone Larbalstier before (much to my own dismay as it turns out). These two are the editors of ZvU - and they make all the stories infinitely better with their witty banter and good, fair points. Holly is Team U and Justine is Team Z - and at the end, of course Team Z wins, right? Anyways ...
The editors made the whole enthology tie together – in a very competitive and thus funny way. It was so well done that I looked forward to their comments almost more than the stories themselves!
All in all – this book is a must read – for anyone in the Halloween Spirit!