Book picks similar to
Children of the Apocalypse by Daniel J. Williams


horror
post-apocalyptic
coming-of-age
dark-fantasy

Bone and Cinder


Scott Nicholson - 2014
     But when he returns to a college campus looking for Allie, he discovers she is a Zaphead—nearly unrecognizable as the human he once loved. Mackie becomes caught in a power struggle among a small group of survivors who turn the campus into a stronghold against the Zaphead threat. His old nemesis, Lucas Krider, has taken charge, but Krider’s vision of a new world is just as horrifying as the extinction they all face. Will Mackie sacrifice himself so the group has a chance to survive, or will his demons turn out to be more dangerous than the strange, rampaging creatures that nature has unleashed?

Death in a Northern Town


Peter Mckeirnon - 2013
    'Death In A Northern Town had absolutely everything for me , it made me laugh , it made me cringe, it made me wince in imagined pain and ultimately it just made me very very happy. It is a modern zombie classic with real heart and I implore all lovers of horror fiction to pick up a copy of it NOW!! 10/10' - UK Horror Scene 'A must buy' - A Dead Little Podcast

The Tilian Virus


Tom Calen - 2011
    Within days, over half the world's population became infected. Now a small band of survivors, led by high school teacher Mike Allard, must learn to live in a world ravaged by the deadly victims of the Tilian Virus.Weaving together two separate time frames, The Tilian Virus is a tale of humankind's most dire hour. Faced with imminent elimination, humanity's last glimmers struggle to break through the darkness of a pandemic the world has never before experienced.

The Dead Walk The Earth


Luke Duffy - 2014
    Eight soldiers, accustomed to operating below the radar, carrying out the dirty work of a modern democracy, become trapped within the carnage of a new and terrifying world. Deniable and completely expendable. That is how their government considers them, and as the dead begin to walk, Stan and his men must fight to survive.

Zombies vs The Living Dead


Frank Tayell - 2013
    Within days the world descended into chaos as the infection spread to every corner of the globe. Across Britain, millions of people are told to leave the less defensible villages, towns and cities for the safety of one of the enclaves being established around the coast.For George Tull and the other residents of the Waverly-Price Retirement Home, evacuation is not an option. Finding the staff have left, George has to choose between trying to save those he loathes, or abandoning the woman he loves to an uncertain fate."Zombies vs The Living Dead" is the first in a series of short zombie stories recording the aftermath of the outbreak, and is a companion piece to the series “Surviving The Evacuation”, by the same author.

All That Remains


Al Barrera - 2015
    Kyle, Sara, and Tim are scavengers, hiding in the remains of human civilization from the hungry things that destroyed it. Living on the few items that haven’t rotted in the thirteen years since civilization was wiped out. But something has shown itself: A terrible creature that betrays an intelligence in the madness of the beings that rule the planet. When the group finds Kaylee, a little girl who claims to know of a safe haven somewhere in Tennessee, they embark on a desperate journey to find it. Memory and loss, depravity and salvation— their last run will put them face to face with horrors of both man and monsters the likes of which they’ve never seen.

The World After


Ryan Casey - 2017
    His mother has passed away. The love of his life has died in a tragic accident. And now his job is under threat. Things can't get much worse. But things do get worse. An EMP devastates the country's infrastructure, obliterating everything electrically powered, plunging society into a new dark age without media or government to control it. Now, in a world without power where survivalism reigns supreme, Scott is thrown headfirst out of his comfort zone on a treacherous journey to seek out a safe haven. But in the new world, where the elements pose a threat, and where everyone is scrambling for the last of the remaining supplies, Scott soon learns that nowhere is safe, and no-one can be trusted...

Battlefield Z


Chris Lowry - 2016
     After the world collapses when a zombie plague sweeps the nation, a three time father has two choices. Stay hiding in his house or go hunt for his children with their mother and step-father just to make sure they're safe. How tragic would it be if you had no idea what happened to your kids when a disaster occurred? No amount of survivalist training can prepare you for a break down in society when all the tools we use to stay in touch are no longer available. When Dad decides to take off from Florida to Arkansas to check on the safety of his children, he discovers Z aren't the only awful things left in the world. The survivors are just as ruthless, just as deadly and the only way to really survive is with off the cuff gallows humor. Fast paced with laugh out loud moments and maybe even a sniffle or two this book would be good for fans of Harry Dresden, even if there are walking dead involved. This is the first in a series of six books about a Dad's hunt for his kids and answers after the end of the world. If you head over to Chrislowrybooks.com, you can sign up for a free sci fi novel and get all the latest release details

Dead Apocalypse


Tim Moon - 2014
    But their plans quickly unravel as a rampant infection hits the islands and they find themselves surrounded by flesh-eating monsters.Law and order degenerates into a daring fight for survival, and Ben is faced with a critical decision that places the fate of his friends in his hands. And what he must do to save them is unthinkable…Dead Islands will leave your skin crawling as you follow Ben and his friends’ terrifying encounter with the deadly Necrose-7A virus, and their desperate attempts to survive the doomed island paradise.

The Eliminators


Jacqueline Druga - 2019
    Everything he tries to do in life falls apart. He struggles to rise above his troubles until the day a global pandemic gives him a purpose. His years of immersion into the apocalypse scenarios of books, movies, and video games, provides him with the knowledge that makes him a survival asset. But, is it enough to fight an invisible invader that sickens and turns its victims into something much more threatening? The virus shows no mercy or prejudice. It is violent and swift and the after-effects of its rage leaves the human race at the edge of extinction. Kasper has a choice. He can sit back, hunker down or he could be one of the few that do something. Even if it means his life, he becomes part of an eclectic and misfit team that are tasked with removing and killing the infected across the country. A task that becomes increasingly more difficult as the range of the affected areas grow.

The Cost of Living


David Moody - 2014
    The world is dying. An abhorrent epidemic is sweeping the globe, destroying everything it touches. Contact with even a single drop of contaminated blood or saliva is enough to spread the disease. Within hours even the healthiest people are transformed into hideous, germ-spewing creatures. They hunt out the uninfected in their tens of thousands, their sole purpose to continue spreading the infection. On a recently-built housing development on the outskirts of a large city, one man will stop at nothing to protect his family from the coming storm. Stuart has been one step ahead of the game from the beginning. His garage is stocked high with supplies, the doors and windows of his home fortified, weapons held ready in case of attack. With each passing minute, there are more and more infected surrounding the house. With each passing minute, Stuart and his family have less food and water available. Some time very soon, the balance of power will inevitably shift. But Stuart won’t give up on his family, no matter what the cost.

Hell on Earth


Tony Urban - 2016
    Today there are less than 5000. After a man-made plague destroys the population cities burn, and the government crumbles when the dead come back to life as flesh-hungry zombies. Wim, a 30-year-old farmer, purposely kept himself cut off from other people, but when the undead arrive at his farm, intent on eating him, he’s forced to venture out into the land around him and fight to save a world on which he long ago turned his back. Survivors from all walks of life - criminals and fry cooks, teenagers and soldiers - battle to survive zombies and each other as mankind races toward extinction. Book 1 in the epic "Life of Dead" zombie apocalypse series, "Hell on Earth"

The Fall


Caleb Cleek - 2014
    Two Vista County deputies race to contain the revived dead, stop the spread, and combat the chaos and anarchy that ensues.

The Last


Michael John Grist - 2015
    1 man.When the zombie apocalypse hits America, not a soul is left alive.Except Amo. He's a comic book artist. He's a video game world builder. He's just a regular guy living in New York city, with only his wits, creativity and basic decency to guide him.He's alone against 7 billion zombies.Will he survive?'Robinson Crusoe' meets the zombie apocalypse like you've never seen it before, packed with adventure, gore and a mind-blowing twist.

Get Out of Denver (Denver Burning Book 1)


Algor X. Dennison - 2015
    He can drop everything and run for his mountain retreat, or he can go back for the woman he's begun to care about. Carrie was never part of his plan, but without her his plan may lose its meaning. Before their journey is over, she will have a greater part to play than either of them suspected.Making their way out of a city in full societal meltdown and across the Colorado Rockies to the ranch where they hope to find refuge, McLean and Carrie's small band grapples with the dangers and obstacles of a world without order and a life in which the strength of individuals-- both physical and internal-- will define their ability to survive.