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READS: CCB Fiction: Horror & Science Fiction


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Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and more!

Rot and Ruin - YA

Zombies! Bennie has to work at 15 or not eat so he takes a job whacking zombies. The surprise is that he learns what being human means. Followed by "Dust & Decay", "Flesh & Bone" and "Fire and Ash" 458 pages.

Fire and Ash

In the gripping conclusion to the action-packed "standard bearer" (Booklist) of zombie series, the threat of death is given new life. Benny Imura and his friends have found the jet and Sanctuary--but neither is what they expected. Instead of a refuge, Sanctuary is a hospice, and the soldiers who flew the plane seem to be little more than bureaucrats who have given up hope for humanity's future. 

Twilight - YA

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human. 498 pages. Followed by New Moon

Dead River - YA

A weekend rafting trip turns deadly when ghosts start turning up ... and want something from high school senior Kiandra that she isn't sure she can give them 242 pages.

My Best Friend's Exorcism

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act--different. She's moody. She's irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she's nearby. Abby's investigation leads her to some startling discoveries--and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? 330 pages.

The Queen of Zombie Hearts

 In the stunning conclusion to the popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers...until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters...and the worst has only begun. 

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The City of Ember

4 Book Series. Book 1: n the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. 270 pages. Followed by The People of Sparks, The Diamond of Darkhold and The Prophet of Yonwood.

Divergent - YA

Tris had to decide her future at 16. What faction does she want. Her choice difficult especially when she finds out she is divergent. 487 pages.

Ready Player One

Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator. 374 pages.

The Hunger Games - YA

You may have seen the movies, but they couldn't show everything. Follow Katniss as she becomes a symbol of rebellion in this book followed by "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay" 374 pages.

Starship Troopers

With Earth embroiled in a vast interplanetary war with the "Bugs," a young recruit in the Federal Reserves relates his experiences training in boot camp and as a junior officer in the Terran Mobile Infantry. 279 pages.

Vigilance: stay armed, stay cautious, stay viligant.

A dark science fiction action parable from an America that has permanently surrendered to gun violence. The United States. 2030. John McDean executive produces "Vigilance," a reality game show designed to make sure American citizens stay alert to foreign and domestic threats. 190 pages.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

In the classic Hugo Award-winning book, a one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth's colonial rule. 302 pages.

Double Star

Lawrence Smith-also known as "Lorenzo the Great" is a down-and-out actor wasting the remainder of his life in bars. When he encounters a space-pilot who offers him a drink, before he knows what is going on, he is on Mars involved in a deep conspiracy with global consequences. He is given a mission where failure would not only mean his own death, it would almost certainly mean an all-out planetary war. 243 pages.

Stranger in a Strange Land

A human raised on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith has just arrived on planet Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while his own “psi” powers—including telepathy, clairvoyance, telekenesis, and teleportation—make him a type of messiah figure among humans.

Binti: the Complete Trilogy

the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University. In her Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella, Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. Despite her family's concerns, Binti's talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime candidate to undertake this interstellar journey. Collected now for the first time in omnibus form, follow Binti's story in this groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy.

Scary Stories

Six Scary Stories

When King judged a competition run to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, he was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. The resulting short stories include evil toys, bridges and lake, and post apocalyptic events. In the future, you'll think twice before you try to count a leopard's spots! 126 pages.

Dead River - YA

A weekend rafting trip turns deadly when ghosts start turning up ... and want something from high school senior Kiandra that she isn't sure she can give them 242 pages.

I Know What You Did Last Summer - YA

Four teen-agers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge. 200 pages.

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