Dead New World #WeWriWa #8Sunday #YA #zombies / by Ryan Hill

Here's an excerpt from my upcoming YA Dystopian Zombie novel Dead New World.

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore. 

They follow orders. And if Holt and Ambrose want to kill some undead, they’ll do the same. But when a routine mission goes horribly wrong, the best friends’ lives are flayed to the bone.

Now there’s only one light in the darkness of Holt’s life, and when she’s taken, he’ll do anything to get her back. Even if that means defying orders and using his best friend as a weapon. Holt and Ambrose risk all to save her, but what they discover among the hordes threatens to remake humanity. Again.

In the end, will there be anything left to live for in this dead new world?

Setup: Holt is out on his first patrol hunting zombies. Things don't feel right.

Ambrose pointed at the black streaks on the highway. “Tire tracks.”

Moore studied the tracks, eyes wide. “This area was cleared on purpose.” He pulled his binoculars out and looked across the highway. He took a few steps forward and scanned the tree lines on both sides of the highway. “I don’t see any—”

The lieutenant exploded.

DNW  is coming in 2014 from Definition House. They're using Kickstarter to help fund the publishing process, so if you want to read more of DNW or just want to be part of the publishing process, please support our campaign!