waiting on wednesday (32)

I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

If there’s any story that is truly classic English children’s literature, it is Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  That beguiling, mad, strange story of a girl who inadvertently visits  another world has been retold in film and book form over and over again.  And it is very evident, if one looks at my reading history, that I am fond of adaptations and retellings.  For heaven’s sake, fairy tales are very nearly my favorite fantasy subgenre! 

Oh, and I like zombies.  Enough so that I have friends who draw me original zombie artwork for my birthday and send me zombie bonbons on Valentine’s Day.  Ahem.  So it would seem that a new young adult novel meshing Alice in Wonderland with zombies would… appeal.  AND BOY DOES IT EVER.  Pardon the volume.  I’m just so excited (really!).  I mean, tell me YOU can resist a book with the tag line 'Off with their heads.'  I can't.  Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter will be published by Harlequin Teen, and releases on September 25th, 2012.

alice in zombieland by gena showalter book coverShe won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave.  

Forever. 

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.  

Her father was right. The monsters are real. 

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

What books are you waiting on?

15 comments:

Liviania said...

I want to read this one too - Showalter is usually very fun.

Summer said...

September 25th can't come quickly enough, I'm so looking forward to this read. x

Kimmy said...

I love zombie stories! I've just added this book to my TBR list!!

Nicole said...

I'm torn between this because I hate zombies but I love ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

kimberly brasher said...

Great pick, I can't wait to read this one too

Lisa Mandina said...

I've been hearing a lot about this one, and I'm eager to read it as well! Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

chelleyreads said...

i haven't heard of this one but i like the sound of it. and it's by gena showalter so it should be good! great pick!

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-michelle

Lizzy said...

I'm excited about this one, too! I'm not very good with zombies (they freak me out!) but it seems like this one won't leave me with nightmares. Great pick :)

thekams said...

I'm waiting for this one, too! Alice + zombies? Two crazy things in one story, and it sounds awesome.

ashelynn hetland said...

this one sounds so freaking amazing! guh, I can't wait for it. :)

thanks for sharing!

Dani Chapman said...

This does sound interesting!
Thanks for sharing,
Dani
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A Beautiful Madness said...

Love Alice in Wonderland and Zombies, so those two things in a book should be amazing. I really can't wait to get my hands on this book.
Em
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Little Miss Becky said...

I'm extremely excited about this one!! I love all things Alice!

GABY said...

I'm interested in this one, sounds original hehehe

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I hate zombies but I'm intrigued by this book. Great pick!

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