Zombies Vs. Unicorns

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.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416989530
1416989536
Branch Call Number: TEEN FICTION Zombies
Characteristics: 415 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Black, Holly
Larbalestier, Justine
Alternative Title: Zombies versus 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.

Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.

Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.

Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.


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robe0358
Dec 02, 2018

Excellent anthology. Carrie Ryan, Garth Nix, Scott Westenfeld contributions were my favourite. The stories are dark and fun, even the ones that are "Team Unicorn."

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CassandraOverney
Jan 06, 2018

Zombies Vs. Unicorns is an entertaining anthology of short stories. I especially liked the hilarious banter between Holly and Justine throughout the book. I am definitely part of Team Zombie, but those Unicorn stories were just as wonderful! (Some of my favorite authors are on Team Unicorn.) Through this anthology, I learned that both zombies and unicorns represent abstract ideas (i.e. death and healing) which can be molded in endless ways. Zombies and unicorns are actually quite similar to each other. Both battle with being "ignorantly" characterized at one end of the good and evil spectrum; when in reality, there is a nice mix in the gray zone. I want more anthologies like this one!!!

Tapirs Mar 29, 2015

I haven't yet had a chance to read this, but numerous friends have recommended it, and I am looking forward to entering the battle between Zombies and Unicorns.

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dthorn75
Dec 15, 2014

Horrible. The language and themes in here are ridiculous to be in the YA category. What do we classify as OK for the "teen" category? Do you want your 14 year old reading about sex and multiple "f" words? I recommend this come with a warning label.

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jennyhayo
Nov 17, 2014

zombies stories are better but everyone knows that unicorns are truly better

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fairy_tail
Aug 04, 2014

the care and feeding of your baby killer unicorn was great, but overall, I think the zombie stories are more interesting.

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DeltaQueen50
Jun 19, 2014

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.

KCLSRecommends Jun 12, 2014

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?!

ChristchurchLib Jun 04, 2013

" 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

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Ubalstecha
Oct 30, 2012

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.

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dthorn75
Dec 15, 2014

Coarse Language: Really?

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dthorn75
Dec 15, 2014

Sexual Content: Ridiculous that this is a YA/Teen book. My 12 year old reads YA fantasy books and found the title very interesting. When he started reading it, he found it repulsive. When he showed me, so do I. Ridiculous.

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somethinghere123
Oct 03, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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somethinghere123
Oct 03, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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somethinghere123
Oct 03, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Black_Panda_1
Jun 10, 2012

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

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