ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

10 Great Zombie Love Stories

Updated on September 13, 2014
Source

Zombie Romance Novels and Short Stories

While the zombie apocalypse may be a scene of fighting and survival, it can also be the setting for a great love story.

Zombies are often so associated with voraciously eating brains, that we forget that they have hearts too. (Well, I think technically the hearts are there, but I'm not exactly certain what they're doing, if anything.)

Here are my favorite zombie love stories. Curl up with a shotgun and one of these great novels for a nice evening, or give one to a friend or loved one as a caring gift that says, "If zombies are chasing us, I promise I won't trip you."

1. Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies: A Novel - by Isaac Marion

We often see zombies as the horde and not as the individual, but Warm Bodies reminds us that not all zombies are same.

This book was made into a movie released in 2013, starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer.

We often see zombies as the horde and not as the individual, but Warm Bodies reminds us that not all zombies are same.

Now is a great time to read this book, as it was made into a movie being released February 1, 2013, starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer.

In this unlikely love story, zombie "R" falls in love with a living girl, Julie.

R is not your average zombie with only one pleasure (eating brains). He has his hobbies. But, when Julie comes into his life, or rather undeath, everything begins to change.

Warm Bodies is sometimes dark, sometimes funny, sometimes exciting, and always interesting.

Trailer for Warm Bodies

2. Hungry For You

Hungry For You - by A.M. Harte

Hungry For You - by A.M. Harte

This book of short stories and poems is amazing!

Each story is great, and together you get a real sense of how romantic zombies are.

One thing that is great is that the stories cover a range of relationships such as zombies in love with each other, humans in love while fighting off zombies, and humans in love with zombies.

3. Dearly, Departed

Dearly, Departed - by Lia Habel

Dearly, Departed: A Zombie Novel (Gone with the Respiration)
Dearly, Departed: A Zombie Novel (Gone with the Respiration)

Dearly, Departed has it all. This book is jam packed with action, romance, war, and characters you'll love. And, it's steampunk to boot. (Wouldn't you love to think that if society breaks down, then the people who put it back together, do it in Victorian style?"

Set in the year 2195, in the New Victorian era, Dearly Departed is a post-apocalyptic tale written for a YA audience, but really anyone zombie fans will love it.

 

4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

This book led the way for many zombie infused classic novels like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim, Alice in Zombieland, The Undead World of Oz, and Grave Expectations.

It also sparked other altered classics like Jane Slayre, Android Karenina, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Little Vampire Women, Wuthering Bites.


5. Hungry for Your Love

Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance - (Short stories by various authors)

Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance
Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance

This collection of 21 horror/romance stories of zombie love will prove to you that love is not dead, but rather undead.

A few titles include:

"Romance Ain't Dead" by Jeremy Wagner

"I Heart Brains" by Jamie Saare

"Everyone I Love Is Dead" by Elizabeth Coldwell

"Zombified" by Isabel Roman

"Undying Love" by Regina Riley

 

Do You Love Zombies...or Do You Kill Them?

What will you do when the zombies come?

6. Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

Breathers: A Zombie's Lament - by S.G. Browne

Breathers: A Zombie's Lament
Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

This book is leading the rom-zom-com genre (romantic zombie comedy).

It's basically your classic story of a newly reanimated boy meets sexy suicide non-survivor girl at a Zombies Anonymous meeting and they fall in love.

This novel has just the right balance of tender romance and ultra-violent horror.

 

7. Zombie Love: The Outbreak

Zombie Love: The Outbreak: Book One of The Zombie Love Series - by Eric J. Sobolik

Zombie Love: The Outbreak: Book One of The Zombie Love Series
Zombie Love: The Outbreak: Book One of The Zombie Love Series

When the zombie outbreak starts, decisions have to be made, priorities must be set. For some, it's fighting to survive, and for others it's fighting for love. Does love surpass death?

This fast paced novel is a quick read, and worth picking up. It's especially good for YA readers.

 

8. Wisteria

Wisteria - by Bisi Leyton

Wisteria (Young Adult Paranormal Romance) (Wisteria Series Book 1)
Wisteria (Young Adult Paranormal Romance) (Wisteria Series Book 1)

Wisteria is an ebook that you'll love. In it is a world layered with dangers beyond the flesh earring zombies. Wisteria Kuti and a boy, Bach, must make their way to safety.

This zombie story is different than others I've read, and certainly worth the time.

 

9. I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It

I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It - by Adam Selzer

I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It
I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It

What do you do when you find out the guy you've fallen in love with is a zombie? That's the big question in this young adult novel.

This is a romance set in high school, with all the teenage angst that means, with zombies, with all the awesomeness that means.

 

10. Chivalry is Undead

Chivalry is Undead (Just Another Zombie Love Story) - By M.A. Rogers

Chivalry is Undead (Just Another Zombie Love Story Book 1)
Chivalry is Undead (Just Another Zombie Love Story Book 1)

This fast paced book has the action and zombie killing that everyone loves.

When the zombie outbreak occurs, Stephen hits the road to help a friend. He and Jessica fall in love along the way...when they aren't smashing zombie skulls, that is.

 

Guestbook

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • MaiAki profile image

      MaiAki 

      5 years ago

      I have got to read "Warm Bodies" lol

    • retta719 profile image

      Loretta 

      5 years ago from United States

      Fun reading list! I'll have to pick one of these up on my Kindle to read while the kids are on spring break here.

    • LisaMarieGabriel profile image

      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I am looking out for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies :)

    • RosaMorelli profile image

      RosaMorelli 

      5 years ago

      Looking forward to readng a couple of these - I've been a rom zom com fan ever since I first saw Shaun of the Dead :)

    • Kiwisoutback profile image

      Kiwisoutback 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is the first I'm seeing of the "Celebrate" layout. Looks nice!

    • FanfrelucheHubs profile image

      Nathalie Roy 

      5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a classic! But I still can't associate zombies and loves stories...

    • JoleneBelmain profile image

      JoleneBelmain 

      5 years ago

      I love Zombie movies... I can't wait to watch Warm Bodies :)

    • Redneck Lady Luck profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Ha I have now seen absolutely positively everything. You are a creative genius. A somewhat off the wall, and slightly mad creative genius, but indeed someone with a wonderfully wild sense of the unusual. I love you Zombie love stories. How romantically gruesome.

    • MrsNagrom profile image

      MrsNagrom 

      5 years ago

      I loved this lens! I can't wait to read Warm bodies (and see the movie)... I currently have Pride, Prejudice & Zombies... LOVE!

    • thegrayrabbit profile image

      thegrayrabbit 

      5 years ago

      zombie and love two great words that go great together.

    • duslan profile image

      duslan 

      5 years ago

      I love it! Why do zombies come to mind so much when thinking about V-Day? It's quite a mystery....

    • missamyliz lm profile image

      missamyliz lm 

      5 years ago

      Woohoo! I've been looking for new reading material. :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)