Dystopian Giveaway Blog Hop: The Inevitable Zombie/Vampire Apocalypse

Dystopian Hop

Welcome to the Dystopian Giveaway Hop, sponsored by My Shelf Confessions and I Am a Reader, Not a Writer!

I love, love, love dystopian books. I could talk all day about the dystopian books I love, both YA and adult.

But it’s the zombie apocalypse that draws me in, every time. Mention zombies, and you’ve got my attention. I’m completely addicted to The Walking Dead–and I can’t wait to discuss the previous Sunday’s episode every week with the folks over at Contagious Reads. I’ve even stuck it out with SyFy’s Z-Nation, despite some (glaring, obvious, painful!) problems. And I’ve done some writing about zombies in my academic life, too–I have an article (co-authored with my husband) in this book:


And of course, anyone who reads this blog or my books knows about my fascination with vampires and vampire hunters.

So when I discovered that Melanie Karsak had written a vampire/zombie mash-up series, I suspected that I might have died and gone to heaven. (If you can call a dystopian horror novel “heaven.”)

So for this hop, I’m giving away copies of both books currently available in The Harvesting series. Check them out below, tell me about some of your favorite dystopian novels, enter to win, then HOP to the rest of the participating blogs!


Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the beginning of the end.

Carnie. Ride jockey. Roustabout. White trash. Tilt girl. Gypsy. Cricket has been called a lot of things, but she never thought survivor of the zombie apocalypse would be one of them. One day she’s barking on the midway, and the next day, the world is eating itself alive.

Cricket, along with Vella, a tarot reader, and Puck, Cricket’s mangy mutt, find themselves running for their lives, but where can you hide when mankind has fallen? Cricket will need help if she hopes to survive.

Luckily for her, we were never really alone, and apparently, magical forces want to keep this tilt girl alive.



“The world, it seemed, had gone silent. It was something we knew but did not talk about. We were alone.”

While Layla Petrovich returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she never could have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla’s cool head, fast blade and itchy trigger finger to survive the undead apocalypse that’s upon them. But even that may not be enough. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.

It’s all fun and games until someone ends up undead!


Enter to Win The Harvesting and Midway by Melanie Karsak

a Rafflecopter giveaway


HOP to the rest of the participating blogs!


8 comments on “Dystopian Giveaway Blog Hop: The Inevitable Zombie/Vampire Apocalypse

  1. Hmmm…not sure I have a favorite, I have so many! I love Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, Shaun Chesser, Rhiannon Frater, Claire Riley…just so many!

  2. Mary Preston says:

    I have to say THE HUNGER GAMES.

  3. ladymagnolia99 says:

    I also liked the Hunger Games, but I also really liked Lauren Oliver’s Delirium triology.

  4. Sarah Miles says:

    I’d kind of forgotten about it until starting this hop and seeing a blogger mention it, but I love Gabrielle Zevin’s Birthright novels. Still need to get the last one in my hands, but it’s this series about a world where chocolate becomes illegal and a girl trying to navigate it when her family made chocolate on a large scale. I really enjoyed the first two books and highly recommend them 🙂

  5. bn100 says:

    pride and prejudice

  6. Mai Tran says:

    My favorite is Invitation to a Beheading, Vladimir Nabokov.

  7. BookLady says:

    My favorite dystopian series is The Hunger Games.

  8. Denise Z says:

    I am a fan of dystopian reads and really enjoyed The Hunger Games and Divergent series. I also came across a gem titled Paradigm by Helen Stringer that was one of my favorites last year 🙂 Thank you for participating in this fun hop. I recently picked up The Harvesting and am really looking forward to Midway.

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