2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
Too bad Seth Grahame-Smith’s legion of near-instant imitators didn’t have his chops; if they had, then the New York Times Bestseller list would be nothing but zombies, and zombiemaniacs would now possess an entire library full of keenly-written high brow pulp. And there isn’t a wishful thinker in the world who could have envisioned the stunning success of this twist on a classic. If you know Austen, then you know she created a legendary set of sisters who epitomized a particular place and time. What even Jane couldn’t know, however, was how apt these sisters would be at doing it for themselves once the undead started threatening their way of life. An empowering story, full of love, lust and ultra-violence; it is too a pitch-perfect ode to the well-trained women of war.