So I really love zombies. And I also think unicorns are pretty cool. Therefore, I really thought I would enjoy this anthology. However, reading it was really a struggle for me.
I really didn’t like the first few stories. They all had the same problems which were that they were too long, very dull, super slow, and did not have enough action in them to hold my attention.
The middle stories were pretty good. I have to say “The Children of the Revolution”, “The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn”, “Princess Prettypants”, and “Cold Hands” were some of my favorites.
Then the quality of the stories went back down from there, in my opinion. I was really disappointed with this anthology.
I liked the zombie stories slightly more (by slightly more, I mean just that. The unicorn stories averaged 2.8 stars and team zombie averaged 3 stars), but it definitely wasn’t a landslide. Each side had its fair share of really boring stories.
I also didn’t really like Black’s and Larbalestier’s little arguments before each story. I am sure that they were meant to be funny, but they came off as kind of petty and annoying (also some of them contained spoilers, which I was not very happy about).
Overall, this anthology was okay. The four stories I listed earlier were very good, but the rest were rather dull to me.