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Ulysses Rubin Lüersen’s STONEWALL VALLEY seems timed perfectly with both peak-dystopia and peak-zombies in YA literature, and one can’t help but feel that this juxtaposition is a cheeky nod to the ubiquity of both. And if you want a dystopia in your zombie book, and vice versa, this book does indeed deliver on both fronts. There is some pretty decent humor here and there too, although the over-the-top fake commercials for the dystopian society’s fast food chain are rather on-the-nose.
Why you should read it now: This series provides a unique take on zombies that combines the traditional journalist-on-the-hunt-for-a-story trope with thrilling zombie action. If you love your zombie books creepy, this one is for you.