Vampires and Zombies, Oh My!

In recent years, there have been plenty of vampire stories, going from Lestat to vampires that are far more sparkly in nature.

Then zombie stories emerged. Or shambled rather, onto our bookshelves. Fast zombies, slow zombies, and everything in between.

Now Chuck Wendig over at terribleminds gives us a tasty combination of the two in his novel Double Dead.

Coburn the vampire awakes after an extended nap to find himself extremely hungry and not a tasty human in sight. Instead he finds the streets of New York littered with rotting zombies.

Coburn sets out to find anything to eat that isn’t already dead. When he finds  a young girl Kayla, she begs, pleads, and finally convinces him that they would be better off if he kept them alive to feed his hunger rather than killing them all outright. So Coburn joins Kayla and her friends on their trek across the country to find some measure of safety.

I really enjoyed this book. It was clear that Chuck gave his post apocalyptic world a lot of consideration. Coburn is cocky (as you might expect from a vampire) and it gets him into serious trouble.

Chuck has a way with words and his dialogue is fantastic. He also wraps up the story nicely in the end.

If you like vampires or zombies and want to see what happens when their worlds collide, you should definitely check out this book.

Author: Joshua

Joshua is a writer of SFF, leaning more to the fantasy side of the genre. Travel the road with me as I tell the stories.

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