Broadcast Reads is a weekly meme hosted by DanaSquare and A Perfection Called Books, which recommends books based off of TV shows and movies (and vice versa).
We thought up this meme to recommend shows, books, and movies based off of each other. Sometimes I am craving a book just because I am really into a certain show or movie. It could be a great way to discover new books,TV shows, and movies.
For my first Broadcast Reads, I am recommending a book series and TV show for fans of The Walking Dead!
ARE YOU GOING THROUGH THE WALKING DEAD WITHDRAWALS AFTER THAT MID-SEASON FINALE? I AM!
(Seriously, last Sunday my Dad and Mom got really upset when I informed them that was the last episode until 2015! How could they do that to us?)
So you could check out the comic books that the show is based on!
Personally I haven't read them yet. I kind of don't want to either because the show has veered off from the comics and I don't want to spoil any future plot arcs because of the comics. I love the show that much!
I HAVE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOU!!
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Read my full length review HERE
Mortality is a YA post-apocalyptic zombie novel that is freaking awesome. Fans of The Walking Dead will love it. It is unique, exciting, and filled with adventure. It follows a strong kick-ass heroine who is fighting for her life and the lives of her friends and then it follows the perspective of someone infected by the virus. All the while these characters are in search of the cure that may be out there. It deals with a lot of themes that The Walking Dead does, but it follows two teenage girls who may cross paths. It is crazy good!
The second book Duality is even better and everything just escalates! The prequel novella is currently free on Amazon. I highly recommend it because it is just letters written by characters about their experience when the world became over run by zombies.
Both books in the duology are out so you don't have to deal with waiting for another book, although Kellie could totally write more. I should nag more about that!
5 Reason Why You Need To Read This Series:
2. Kick-ass female heroines
5. Epic road trip adventure
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A TV SHOW AS WELL?
I highly recommend Z-Nation, on SyFy, it is a zombie apocalypse TV show. It is far from the quality of The Walking Dead, it is a SyFy show, but it is really funny and has some similar plot lines.It is light hearted and doesn't take itself too seriously. No one is safe on this show even the characters that you assume are the main characters. The fact that it is a SyFy show allows Z-Nation to do some crazy plot lines like the zombie tornado and zombie baby. Despite it being more on the humorous side, I have grown really attached to all of the characters and it sucks when they die. But it is realistic in that anyone can die at any moment. My favorite characters are 10K, Doc, Murphy, and Citizen Z!
5 Reasons You Should Watch Z-Nation:
1. It is hysterical!
2. Lots of action.
3. EVERYONE DIES!
4. The zombie baby, zombie tornado, and Amish zombies.
5. 10K because is my bae!
Z-Nation just went on hiatus until 2015, but you have plenty of time to binge watch it!
1. What do you think of our new meme? Do you like it?
2. Are you a Walking Dead fan?
3. Have read Mortality or watched Z-Nation?
4. Any shows or books that you want recommendations like this for?
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