Waiting on Wednesday (26) — The Dead by Charlie Higson

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

The Dead

THE DEAD begins one year before the action in THE ENEMY, just after the Disaster. A terrible disease has struck everyone over the age of sixteen, leaving them either dead or a decomposing, flesh-eating creature. The action starts in a boarding school just outside London where all the teachers have turned into zombies. A few kids survive and travel by bus into the city. The bus driver, an adult named Greg, seems to be unaffected by the disease. Then he begins to show the dreaded signs: outer blisters and inner madness. The kids escape Greg and end up at the Imperial War Museum. A huge fire in South London drives them all to the river, and eventually over the river to the Tower of London. It is there they will meet up with the kids in THE ENEMY in Book 3.

The Dead is expected to be released on June 14th 2011 by Hyperion Books.
See my review of The Enemy here.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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February 20, 2011



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    February 23, 2011

    That sounds interesting! I like the cover! Has a nice action-y feel!

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    February 23, 2011

    I haven't read the Enemy but this sounds like a very interesting dystopia thriller.

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    Serena @ PensiveBookeaters

    February 23, 2011

    oh man, I've kinda been digging the zombie books lately. Will have to pick up the first book!

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    February 23, 2011

    So now I'm wondering if I should wait and read THE DEAD before I read THE ENEMY. Hmmm.

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    February 23, 2011

    Really got to read Charlie Higgins, sounds like a great series.

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    Tribute Books Mama

    February 23, 2011

    here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_23.html

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    February 23, 2011

    I LOVED The Enemy and have been waiting for this book forever! I know it was released internationally last year, but last time I checked it was out of stock at the Book Depository!

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    February 24, 2011

    Great picks. I haven't heard of this book or The Enemy.

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