QOTD: Zombie Apocalypse

zombie apocalypseLast week, there was one of those status updates going around where people were suppose to look at their friend list and the top 5 had something to do with you during a zombie apocalypse. That got me thinking. With all the fabulous kickass characters in our novels,

Which 5 characters would you want for your ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE TEAM?

Let’s just say, all you peeps on Facebook totally delivered. There were characters chosen that I wouldn’t have thought of and the wide variety of novels those characters were from is fabulous. I love some of the comic and movie characters that were even thrown in. So I had to share what everyone said. Check out these take-no-names apocalypse teams.

Melanie T: Vlad (Night Huntress series – At Grave’s End), Malkom (Immortals After Dark – Demon from the Dark), Camille (Otherworld aka Sisters of the Moon – Witchling), Anita Blake (Guilty Pleasures) and Janet (Stormwalker series).

Celeste O: 1. Dmitri Belikov – Vampire Academy 2. Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games 3. Eragon & Shaphira – Inheritance Cycle (they count as 1 right) 4. John aka number four – Lorien Legacies (I Am Number Four) 5. Harry Potter – Harry Potter Series (He defeated Voldemort, zombies would be no biggie) (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

Jackie M: I’m thinking: 1. Anita Blake (Laurell K Hamilton – Guilty Pleasures) – do I really need to say why? 2. Kate Daniels (Ilona Andrews – Magic Bites) – kick-ass plus magical abilities 3. Bones (Jeaniene Frost – Halfway to the Grave) – he can be downright scary when he needs to be and he’ll be a blast to have around. Plus he rarely goes anywhere without Cat. 4. Dmitri Belikov (Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy) – totally scary when he needs to be and I would get to listen to his Russian accent 5. Jim (Katie MacAlister – You Slay Me) – a demon fighting zombies seems like a good idea, plus he would keep us laughing.

Melissa S: Harry Dresden (Dresden Files – Storm Front), Elena Michaels (Otherworld Series – Bitten), Benny (Rot & Ruin), Kate Daniels (Kate Daniels Magic series – Magic Bites), Eli Monpress (Legend of Eli Monpress series – The Spirit Thief) – I think they would all kick serious zombie butt!

Trisha S: 1. Tavi – Codex Alera (Furies of Calderon) 2. Jericho barrens (Fever Series – Darkfever) 3. Anita Blake (Guilty Pleasures) 4. Rachel Morgan – Dancing on the Head of a Pin), need an angel on the team 5. Harry Dresden- the only wizard in the phone book (Storm Front).

Sapphire E: 1. Wraith – Demonica Series (Passion Unleashed), he kicks ass! 2. Shade – Demonica (Desire Unchained), he can control body functions so he could probably slow a zombie virus affects on your body. 3. Carter – Georgina Kincaid series (Succubus on Top), hes a smart-ass angel so he will keep you entertained while protecting you from the zombies and he has healing abilities. 4. Odile/Eugenie – Dark Swan series (Storm Born), mercenary and half-fae with powerful storm magic. And to have another girl on the team. 5. Terrible – Downside Ghosts series (Unholy Ghosts), fierce protector, not afraid to die for those he loves. Very loyal.

Literary Escapism: Michelle – that’s hilarious. *grin* Now that you mention it, Edward would probably be the better one for the job. He generally has better toys than Anita :P

Amy MS: 1. Harry Dresden (Dresden Files – Storm Front) He is probably the only one you would need, but you said we get five. 2. Mencheres (Night Huntress series – Eternal Kiss of Darkness) He can just mentally throw all of the zombies far away, plus his healing blood is a bonus. And he can fly and take us with him. 3. Kate Daniels (Magic Bites) she’s good with a sword, and has latent abilities that are likely to come in handy. 4. Jericho Barons (Fever series – Darkfever) he can just scare all of the zombies away. 5. Cyclops (Marvel Comics) He can fry several zombies at a time… very useful.

Bill W: Lets see: 1) Corwin Of Amber (Chronicles of Amber – The Great Book of Amber) strong, great with bladed weapons, incredible healing factor. 2) Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files – Storm Front) pure firepower. 3) Senator/Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars) force lightning, enough said. 4) Joanna Archer (Signs of the Zodiac – The Scent of Shadows) Good infighter, need another one to guard the powerhouses. 5) The Doctor (Doctor Who) because bow ties are cool ;) .

Rayanne K: 1. Anita Blake (Laurell K Hamilton – Guilty Pleasures) – She could control the zombies 2. Tavi (Codex Alera – Jim Butcher – Furies of Calderon) – He can think on his feet & come up with creative solutions. 3. Harry Dresden (Dresden Files – Jim Butcher – Storm Front) – firepower 4. Edward (Laurell K Hamilton – Guilty Pleasures) – ‘Cause he’s got the best toys 5. Bahzell Bahnakson (David Weber – Oath of Swords) – 7ft+ of muscle & mayhem

Cindy AE: 1. Zsadist – Black Dagger Brotherhood (Lover Awakened), 2. Pritkin – Cassandra Palmer (Touch the Dark), 3. Kate Daniels – Kate Daniels series (Magic Bites), 4. Death – Alex Croft Series (Grave Witch), 5. Gin Blanco- Elemental Assassin (Spider’s Bite).

Lorre F: 1. Vishous – Black Dagger Brotherhood (Lover Unbound) 2. Bones – Night Huntress (Halfway to the Grave) 3. Detritus – Discworld (The Discworld ) 4. Gandalf – Lord of the Rings 5. Rhage – Black Dagger Brotherhood (Lover Eternal)

* Zombie image courtesy of Ducky Delights.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.