I am not a John Green fan. I have so many friends that are (15 that have given TFioS at least 4 stars), but…I don’t like sappy sentimental crap, and I don’t want to read books by someone who’s constantly making girls cry. Blech.
So, anyway, last night I got this email from goodreads that said “Since you LOVED The Fault in our Stars, why not try…”
- I have the pimpage emails turned off, so this was enough to send me into a frothy rage.
- I have not READ that book, nor have I put it on my To Read shelf and now that goodreads thinks it knows me so well, I won’t EVER be reading it.
- I get childish like that when shit annoys me. This annoyed me.
So, after ranting to myself that I’ve never even READ a John Green book for half an hour, I remembered that I HAD read Zombicorns last year.
I guess I jumped the gun a little. But I didn’t love it. It was okay, but it mostly just pissed me off because there weren’t any zombie unicorns like the cover led me to believe.
First Zombies vs Unicorns tricked me by not having any ZOMBIES VS UNICORNS, then Zombicorns tricked me by not having any zombie unicorns. I’m still bitter.
BUT at least I remembered that going into The War for Banks Island, which is the sequel to Zombicorns.
No zombie unicorns? Check.
So, even though I know some people think I’m weird (yes, I totally snoop on conversations when someone links to my blog in a public forum, wouldn’t you?) for harping on this, I don’t think it would be too difficult for someone to cave and just GIVE ME THE ZOMBIE UNICORN BATTLES THAT I WANT.
What was I talking about?
Right, this book.
Well, it was just as not-so-special as its predecessor. I mean, it wasn’t terrible – I actually kind of liked some parts of it, but I’m not going to complain too heavily since it was free.
The War for Banks Island takes place ~25 years after the events of Zombicorns. Humanity has been fighting the corn obsessed zombies for a quarter of a century, and has made some decent progress. There’s a commune of sorts on Banks Island (it’s way up in the NorthWest Territories, where it rarely makes it above freezing, even in the summer), with nary a zombie attack for a number of years.
Of course there’s an attack on voting day. Of course there’s a call to arms for all young people to try to reclaim the land that belongs to them. And of course the government is full of duplicitous asshats that don’t actually care about their constituents as long as PROGRESS IS MADE.
So, yeah – it was all rather predictable. I’m glad it was free, and I’m glad it was short.
Also, I totally made a Zombie Unicorn magnet – I’m buying one for myself as soon as I finish writing this. If you want one for yourself, you can find them here.