I love the feel of a thick novel in my hand, but I'm also deeply attached to my Kindle, especially for trips. Here are some great books that DCPL owns only in e-book format, but are still totally worth picking up.
Maren tries not to get too close to people. That’s because once she loves someone, she eats them. After being abandoned by her mother, Maren sets out to find her father. Along her journey, she finds others with similar afflictions and learns a lot about herself. This is the best novel about cannibalism I’ve ever read.
Feed by Mira Grant
Humanity cured cancer. We cured the common cold. Unfortunately, the two cures together led to something much worse: zombies. Twenty years later, Shaun and George (everyone’s named after Romero now) Mason are young bloggers invited to shadow a promising presidential candidate from their van when they stumble into information about the source of the zombie disaster that colors every second of their lives. There are a lot of great zombie stories out there, but this is an approach I hadn’t seen before and really enjoyed.
Hitchers by Will McIntosh
After a plague of anthrax hits Atlanta, people begin being possessed by the dead. This book is obviously science-fictional, but it also felt real. I particularly enjoyed the relationships between the characters, but at the same time, this is a love story about body snatching dead people. What else do you even need to know?
The New World by Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz
This is a book about death, cryogenics and the gap between our desires and the desires of our loved ones. It alternates between the story of Jane, a doctor, and Jim, her dead chaplain husband trying to get through a cryogenic afterworld. It’s about needing to forget the past in order to move onto the future but also needing to remember the past for the future to have meaning. It’s also remarkably funny, moving and human.
The Psy are supposed to be emotionless, but Sascha has always known that she was different. She has to hide the feelings and desires that mark her as flawed in order to prevent rehabilition, a fate worse than death. While working on a project for her mother’s company, she meets Lucas Hunter, a changeling who despises the Psy, and the two of them feel an immediate spark. Together, they track a serial killer who is targeting changelings and Sascha begins to learn what she is truly capable of. This is more of a romance novel than a fantasy novel, but the world building is good enough to make it appeal to people who normally avoid romance.