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Waiting on Wednesday: Zombies Vs. Unicorns by Holly Black, et al

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Product Description

It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths--for good and evil--of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

About the Author

Holly Black is the bestselling author of the Spiderwick series. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Teens, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and has been translated into twelve languages. Her second teen novel, Valiant, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, and a recipient of the Andre Norton Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her third teen novel, Ironside, the sequel to Tithe, was a New York Times bestseller. Her new novel, White Cat, is coming Summer 2010. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit Holly at

Justine Larbalestier is the author of several teen novels, including LIAR, the MAGIC OR MADNESS trilogy, and HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY.  She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and she and her husband, Scott Westerfeld, now split their time between Sydney and New York City. Visit Justine at

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416989536
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416989530

Yep, this one is really on my list.  I wonder who will win? 


  1. I've seen this book around before... it looks like it will be a really cool/fun read!

  2. What an intriguing idea...I vote Unicorns, of course!

    Here's mine:

  3. Unequivocally unicorn, not a fan of zombies at all. Good pick.

  4. I heard about this book. It sounds like a good read. I think it might be funny.

  5. Some great authors are included, I'm sure it will be a good read!

  6. Go Zombies! Haha just kidding, everyone else was rooting for unicorns. :) My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. I'd rather meet a unicorn in a dark alley than a zombie. Unicorns are loners, and so if I could get away from it, the odds of coming across another are slim. With zombies, on the other hand, where there is one, like cops, there are likely to be more.

  8. Go Team Unicorn! I actually like zombies, and think it'd be crazy fun to go zombie-slaying... but unicorns are pretty :o)


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