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The Walking Dead and 4 Post-Apocalyptic Worlds to Cheer You Up… Not!

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There’s something very intriguing about imagining the world ending. Not that we actually want it to happen, of course, but there’s a reason we’re all drawn to shows like The Walking Dead, or books like Cormac McCarthy’s, The Road: they play out our worst fears in post-apocalyptic worlds, showing us what could potentially happen to humanity once everything falls apart. And it’s rarely pretty. Here at BookTrib, we’re drawn to those post-apocalyptic worlds and stories just like everyone else. Which is why we can’t wait to dive into M.R. Carey’s The Boy on the Bridge, a prequel to the bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts, which was made into a movie last year (prompting us to plan for a zombie apocalypse!).…

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Survive a Zombie Apocalypse with These Six Must-Reads

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The world is ending and we’re all moments away from being in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. OK, not really. But you might think that was the case if you watched the trailer for The Girl with All the Gifts, a new movie based on the 2014 novel by M.R. Carey. While the film came out in England last September, it was just released in the U.S. and is in theaters now. And after watching this trailer, we were definitely ready for this zombie tale to scare our pants off: The Girl with All the Gifts tells the story of a world ravaged by a fungus that turns people into “hungries,” or, mindless flesh-eating zombies. But a few hybrid…

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Halloween in July: A Spooky Reading List for Summer Thrills and Chills

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There’s a chill in the air… wait, no there isn’t. It’s the dog days of summer, but there’s more than one way to get a chilly thrill on the sweatiest of days! Instead of getting all hot and bothered reading summer romances or getting all sticky and sandy forcing yourself to read on the beach, cuddle up in the darkest corner of your abode and prepare to get freaked out. There’s a spooky book for every taste and occasion, and we’ve got the goods on what you should be reading to give yourself the nighttime shivers. If you’re into scary, but like not really scary: Fellside, M.R. Carey (Orbit, April 5, 2016) From the author of the much-loved The Girl…

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‘Stranger Things’ is Your New Summer Must-Watch — Plus, a Companion Book List

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If you’ve watched the trailer for Netflix’s new show Stranger Things eight times like we have, you’re definitely able to see why it’s so magnetic. Also, you might be a little crazy. The E.T. with a super-dark twist vibe is giving us major ’80s nostalgia, and is not something to be missed. And with Winona Ryder, who is herself “strange and unusual,” how can this show be anything but awesome? If you’ve watched the trailer for Netflix’s new show Stranger Things eight times like we did, you’re definitely able to see why it’s so magnetic. Also, you might be a little crazy. The E.T. with a super-dark twist vibe is giving us major 80s nostalgia, and is not something to…

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