I'm not sure how many of you have read and remember this series, but back in 2008 Daniel Waters wrote this amazing 3-book series called, "Generation Dead". The first book is Generation Dead, the second Kiss of Life, and the third Passing Strange. Their original covers are above.
It is seriously one of my favorite series!
Recently, on Daniel Water's website, he has been posting updated covers for each of the books. On Friday, he posted the new cover of Passing Strange (book 3) along with some awesome news for the series! The first bit of news that I will tell you is that the reason behind the new covers is because they are now all available in both print and e-book format!
Before I tell you the rest of the great news, lets check out the new covers!
Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. She's strong and silent... and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?
The phenomenon that's been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay. Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time. While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they're calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation.
Phoebe Kendall may be alive, but she feels just as lost and alone as her dead friends. Just when she reconciled herself to having feelings for a zombie -- her Homecoming date Tommy Williams -- her friend Adam is murdered taking a bullet that was meant for "her." Things get even more confusing when Adam comes back from the grave. Now she has romantic interest in two dead boys; one who saved her life, and one she can't seem to live without.
Karen DeSonne is used to pretending to be something she's not. All her life, she's passed as a normal all-American teenager; with her friends, with her family, and at school. Passing cost her the love of her life. And now that Karen's dead, she's still passing this time, as "alive."
Meanwhile, Karen's dead friends have been fingered in a high-profile murder, causing a new round of anti-zombie regulations that have forced nearly all of Oakvale's undead into hiding. Karen soon learns that the "murder" was a hoax, staged by Pete Martinsburg and his bioist zealots. Obtaining enough evidence to expose the fraud and prove her friends' innocence means doing the unthinkable: betraying her love by becoming Pete's girlfriend. Karen's only hope is that the enemy never realizes who she really is because the consequences would be even worse than death.
I am absolutely in LOVE with these new covers! The new cover for Generation Dead is my favorite. I love how her hair is blowing. They are so fresh and modern and I just want to re-read the series all over again!
Luckily, I now have an excuse to do so, because THERE IS GOING TO BE TWO NEW BOOKS!
Book four will be called My Best Friends Are Dead, will be available in print and e-books format,and should be releasing at the end of June. It will also include (for the first time in physical format) all four short stories from Stitches, the MySoCalledUndeath blogs, and some never before read stories!
Book five will be called Get Animated! and will be releasing next year.
Both of these will feature beautiful covers to match the newly released ones. I absolutely cannot wait to add these to my shelf! I will probably be re-buying books 1-3 so that I have matching covers for the series so, be on the lookout for a giveaway!
Let me know in the comments your thoughts on the new covers! If you've read the first books, let me know how you feel about the new books to come. If you haven't read the books before, let me know if you plan on it now!