Zombie Love: Books that Bring the Undead to Life

Valentine’s Day is a dividing holiday, we think. If you’re in love you LOVE IT. If you’re single, well not so much. So we thought we’d appeal to everyone here with a few books about zombies in love. Who says love is only for those with a beating heart?

If you need more suggestions for your sweetheart – or yourself! – check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.


Warm Bodies book coverWarm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Recently this book was made into a movie, but it started with this unique storyline: What if you fell in love with a zombie?

‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies book coverPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

What more can we say about this best-selling, cheeky take on Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice.

As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.


Forest of Hands and Teeth book coverThe Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

The only world that Mary knows in enclosed by fences that keep her from the dark and mysterious surrounding forest. Tales of zombies roaming the uninhabited land haunt the sisterhood that she is a part of and she is not allowed to break their trust by exploring the land.

But when the fence is compromised Mary must decide if she is willing to give up the life she knows for a chance at her dream to see the ocean.


We know we have lots of readers out there who have more zombie love suggestions. Help us out and leave your favorites in the comments.



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