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Zombies Vs. Unicorns

(Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
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Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.
Statement of Responsibility: [comp. by] Justine Larbalestier, Holly Black
Title: Zombies vs. unicorns
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 415 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Title from spine label
Title page has pictures of a zombie and a unicorn in place in the words "zombies" and "unicorns"
Spine has authors as "Black vs. Larbalestier"
Contents: The highest justice / by Garth Nix
Love will tear us apart / by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Purity test / by Naomi Novik
Bougainvillea / by Carrie Ryan
A thousand flowers / by Margo Lanagan
The children of the revolution / by Maureen Johnson
The care and feeding of your baby killer unicorn / by Diana Peterfreund
Inoculata / by Scott Westerfeld
Princess Prettypants / by Meg Cabot
Cold hands / by Cassandra Clare
The third virgin / by Kathleen Duey
Prom night / by Libba Bray
Summary: Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.
Subject Headings: Unicorns Juvenile fiction Short stories Zombies Fiction Unicorns Fiction
Topical Term: Unicorns
Short stories
Zombies
Unicorns
Alternate Title: Zombies versus unicorns
LCCN: 2010003732
ISBN: 9781416989530
1416989536
Branch Call Number: FIC Z
Research Call Number: JFE 11-2614
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the care and feeding of your baby killer unicorn was great, but overall, I think the zombie stories are more interesting.

Jun 19, 2014
  • DeltaQueen50 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Zombies vs. Unicorns is a showdown between two mythical creatures as hosted by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black and meant to assist the reader in determining whether they are on Team Zombie or Team Unicorn. The stories are by well known writers from the fantasy genre, Libba Bray, Naomi Novik and Garth Nix, just to mention a few. This is a head on battle, alternating creature stories in an all out bid to take top honors. The winner? The reader of course.

Jun 12, 2014
  • KCLSRecommends rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Popular young adult authors such as Scott Westerfeld, Meg Cabot & Garth Nix each get a short story exploring the eternal debate -- which is better: unicorns or zombies?! Which would YOU choose?!

" In this alternately hilarious, grisly, sexy, and terrifying collection of paranormal tales, superstar YA authors such as Libba Bray, Scott Westerfeld, and Meg Cabot do battle over which beings reign supreme: zombies or unicorns. Anyone who liked Diana Peterfreund's Rampant (about killer unicorns) or Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth (about a zombie apocalypse) will enjoy revisiting those books' worlds, and fans of offbeat fantasy in general should also appreciate this unicorns-vs.-zombies smack-down - which includes plenty of playful editorial commentary. Reviewers seem torn over which side to root for, but they all agree that this book's readers are the real winners." June 2013 Teen Scene newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=640668

Dec 17, 2012
  • Clayton Cheever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great fun! I've become a zombie fan in the past few years and really liked the zombie stories. I thought the unicorn stories would be tolerable but they were actually mostly good (one or two was a bit fantastical for me, but I found something to enjoy even in those).

Zombie fans should check out "World War Z" next - an oral history of the zombie wars!

Oct 30, 2012
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Who can resist a collection of short stories called Zombies vs Unicorns? Really? Who? Not I.

The short story collection is edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier. Each editor is the head of a "team", Black with "Team Unicorn" and Larbalestier with "Team Zombie" poised to fight via the short stories to prove which is greater, the unicorn or the zombie. The collection is laid out with first a unicorn story then a zombie story. Each story is prefaced with an exchange between the editors of how this story does or does not prove their point.

With most collections of short story there are some duds hidden within the gems. Not so with this collection. In my opinion, the unicorn side is stronger, with more diverse offerings, but no story in this collection is a throw away.

You need to read this. Trust me.

Sep 15, 2012
  • Sidewinder88 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome stories from both teams. Loved it!

Aug 06, 2012
  • mwong rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If i were to base my opinion only on this book then I would probly be on team Unicorn, but in other books that I've read about zombies they're so much better than unicorns. maybe cause these are short stories?idk
But in the end I'm am on team Neutral if it exist.
Purity test by Naoini Novik and the care and feeding of your killer unicorn by diana peterfeund were great. A thousand flowers by Margo Lanagan was very confusing and didn't make a lot of sense to me. Bougainville by carrie Ryan had an awesome twisted ending. I didn't even read the first five pages of Inoculata by scott westerfield. Cold hands was ok. Prom night by Libba Bray and Princess Prettypants by Meg Cabot were my 2 favs. cool collection and the arguments were great between the two co-authors.

Aug 05, 2012
  • elfster14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

excellent arguments between the co-authours. Short stories are very good. Some rather descriptive. Not suggested for the faint of heart.

Jul 11, 2012
  • torres21 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this book wasn't all bad, but in my opinion Team Zombie is the best

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Jun 10, 2012
  • Black_Panda_1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

a bunch of random stories on unicorns and zombies to create one interesting bk! :D

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