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Hungry For You

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  41 reviews
“There is no greater drug than relationships; there is no sweeter death than love.”

Love is horrible. It’s ruthless, messy, mind-altering, and raw. It takes no prisoners. It chews you up and spits you out and leaves you for dead. Love is, you could say, very much like a zombie.

In this haunting short story collection, anything is possible—a dying musician turns to tea for in
ebook, 122 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by 1889 Labs (first published January 29th 2011)
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Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Original post at One More Page

When we say the word "zombies", the first thought is always about a virus that makes dead people...well, undead. It could be just a fluke, or a scientific experiment gone wrong, but either way, the virus spreads and everyone gets infected save for a few lucky (or unlucky ones, depending on where they get stuck) who try to live and survive amongst their undead companions.

That is almost usually the common thread for zombie novels which can get really tiring if you rea
J.C. Hart
Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
There is a lot to like in this collection. It’s a nice length, each story can be devoured quickly, and then mulled over, she re-imagines zombies in many different ways, some of which I can’t say I’ve ever seen before. Which is saying something. Zombies have been done to death (‘scuse the pun), rehashed in so many ways, but often using the same old bits and bobs. You know – meteors, folks rising from the dead, brain eating, that kind of thing. I love that it explores some new angles, and blends t ...more
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the different takes on Zombie-ism we had going on here. Each story was a snippet but it gave you enough info to get a feel for the different types of zombies that A.M. Harte has created - from the traditional flesh eaters to the zombies that gorge themselves on sex and sin to the couple that don't eat human flesh but instead prefer a more animal-centric diet.

While I definitely enjoyed the stories as a whole, I would personally love to read something longer set in the Hungry For You world
Peep (Pop! Pop!)
Anyone that has read any of my reviews knows that I have a special place in my heart for zombie stories. I don't know why. I do know that should the Zombie Apocalypse ever come into fruition, know that I will be prepared. Chances of survival would be high. Unless they're fast and smart zombies. In that case, I haven't yet figured out what to do.

Anywho! After seeing the awesome price of this short story collection (and that it was written by a good blog buddy AND that it had zombies) I immediatel
Jaidis Shaw
May 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hungry For You is a collection of short stories by A.M. Harte. The common thread that holds all of these stories together is love. This love is the warped, dark love that walks the line between life and death. I think A.M Harte said it best when she says, "Love is, you could say, very much like a zombie."

The stories that Ms. Harte has created takes a new approach on zombie love. What if being a zombie was common and couples not only had to deal with every day situations but had the added stress
Apr 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kirsty by: Review copy from author
Shelves: arc-review-copy
I have to say that stories about zombies have never been high on my list of things to read. It’s not that I’m against them, it’s just that I’ve never been interested enough to pick up anything that contains Zombies. I am aware, however, that this sub-genre has a HUGE fanbase, so when A.M. Harte contacted me to ask me whether I’d like to review the book, I figured it was time I finally made my first foray into their world.

As it’s a collection of short stories, I guess it served as a great introdu
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book received through FirstReads

I've been a fan of A.M. Harte's work for awhile now, ever since I stumbled across her website, Qazyfiction about a year ago, and I love everything that she does! And when I found out that she had written a collection of Zombie short stories, I was ecstatic. Finally I could have her wonderful stories in print on my very own bookshelf!

I don't read too many short stories all too often, but having read Hungry For You has really sparked my interest in reading more.

Yelania Nightwalker
Reseña cortesía de TIL|The Itzel Library


El amor, dulce traicionero, ni los zombies se escapan de sus garras. Tanto es así que Anna ha tenido a bien abrirnos los ojos y llevarnos a un mundo totalmente distinto donde aquellos seres malvados cuyo único objetivo en la no-vida era comerse los cerebros de humanos despistados, y trasformarlos en algo digno de ver, de leer y de disfrutar.

Primero quiero decir que el poema de Gabriel Gadfly es absolutamente hermoso y da una luz extraordinaria sobre e
Keryl Raist
Feb 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
A while back, I remember a friend joking about how there were vampire romances, werewolf romances, ghost romances, and finally after musing over the different shades of paranormal romance out there, he said, "What's next? Zombie romance?"

A.M. Harte's Hungry For You answers that question with a resounding yes. It's a collection of short zombie love stories and poems. The topics range from zombies in love, to humans in love with zombies, to humans in love with each other fighting off the zombies,
Apr 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay let's get this out in the open first. I LOVE zombies. I mean it. Those undead, rotting corpses just so happen to be one of my favorite fodders for a good story. Sure, they may not have a pulse. That doesn't mean that they can't be totally fascinating! So of course when A.M. Harte approached me to review Hungry For You, I instantly accepted. Anytime I see zombies and sexy (see the trailer) in the same paragraph, I have to wonder what is inside the pages. I dived right in like a zombie eating ...more
Feb 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hungry for You by A M Harte is a short fiction collection that examines the links between love, relationships and death. There are ten short tales each with their own take on these themes. My personal favourites are listed below.

Promises - An infected man watches as his girlfriend begins to turn into a zombie. In just three short pages Harte nicely sets the tone for what to expect from the other tales in the book.

Hungry for You - This story was one of the highlights of the collection for me. It
Heather Faville
Feb 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
But I don’t care darling, because I love you, and you’ve got to let me eat your brains. ~ Freddy – Night of the Living Dead

“Love is horrible. It’s ruthless, messy, mind-altering, and raw. It takes no prisoners. It chews you up and spits you out and leaves you for dead. Love is, you could say, very much like a zombie.”

In this haunting short story collection, anything is possible—tea helps a dying musician with his inspiration for an ode to his girl, a young wife is trapped in a house hiding a for
A collection of zombie-themed short stories and poetry with the twist that they all have to do with romantic relationships in some way, shape, or form.

In some stories Harte sticks to zombie tropes but in not all. The ones where she varies or surprises the reader in some way are definitely the stronger ones. Where she excels though, and where I would encourage her to focus future horror writings, is when she uses the zombies and zombie apocalypse as a metaphor or an instigator for something in a
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, paranormal
Any book that starts with a zombie apocalypse love poem is my kind of tome. Hungry For You by A. M. Harte is a well penned, alluring collection of romance stories laced with a satirical edge of zombie madness.

The book is a gentle smorgasbord of dark horror, small portraits of life gone horribly wrong, but still clinging to some redemption. It is a glimpse of love surviving in the zombie apocalypse, and once or twice, of other tales of undead romance. As one might expect, I enjoyed some stories m
Thomas Amo
Feb 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves romance and Zombies.
London author, A.M. Harte, marks the beginning of many firsts for me here at Goodreads!
Hungry For You is my first Kindle book purchase. My first Zombie book. My first real interaction with another author here and I find it all to be a wonderful experience.

Now the book. I was very hesitant to read a book about a subject I'm just not interested in. I really don't care for Zombies. HOWEVER..having said that, I LOVED this book. As it is a collection of stories, I liked some more than others but ther
N.M. Martinez
Feb 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, indies
Quirky, imaginative, haunting. Full of stories that you won't forget.
Kyle Newton
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This collection of short stories offer a unique take on zombie fiction. Love, unlife and death combine to make you giggle and ponder.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unique. Definitely something I have never read before.
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing

If you have never read A. M. Harte's work before, you are missing out on an author of exceptional talent. Though better known for her web serials, especially Above Ground and the more recent Darksight, this collection of short zombie stories expresses an excellent range of voice that can encompass even that most difficult of subjects--Our human obsession with death and hunger. With deft precision, A. M. Harte brings a tooth grinding delivery of emotional famine, the flavours drizzled hot upon he
Frida Fantastic (book blogger)
(Cross-posted from Frida Fantastic)

Hungry For You is a horror short story collection that explores the links between desire and decay through tales of zombie romance. The POV character is either a zombie, or someone who is attracted to one—so while readers may be experiencing zombie fatigue, A. M. Harte injects new life into the material. There isn’t just one type of zombie in this book. It takes a more general approach as it covers some people who are not traditional zombies, but exhibit the sa
Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Short stories are such huge teases.

Having said that, this haunting collection of short stories left me with an insatiable appetite. But, um, not for human flesh, or, you know, braaaaaaaaaaaains. Nope, I’ve got a fever. And the only thing that can cure it? Is more work by A.M. Harte.

Although, if you want to throw in some cowbell, that’d be nice too.

Right. Less irreverence, more review.

Ms. Harte really took Zombies to a whole new level for me. She took the mythos, turned it on it’s head, and spun
Cait S
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entirely new take on the zombie genre with every story included here. Definitely enjoyed it although I wish a couple of the stories had been longer.
Jan 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hungry For You is a collection of short stories that explore the meaning of love, death and relationships through the re-imagining of traditional zombie lore.

While this collection definitely falls more under horror than under romance (not a lot of happy endings in sight), it's a different kind of horror. Not that there isn't gore, blood and dark alleys of doom to be found, but to me the more horrifying moments were caused by the relevations of people their motivations and emotions, and sometimes
I really enjoy zombie movies and the odd zombie game, and even though I have a soft spot for horror stories and dark fiction born from my reading background, I haven’t read many zombie books or stories in general. When I first read the description for Hungry For You I was a little wary, mainly because I’ve read my fair share of paranormal romance (enough to last me a lifetime – not a major PR fan here) and I admit I was a little concerned about love mixed in with zombies, but I was willing to gi ...more
Noor Jahangir
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hungry for You is a collection of tales that surround a single event that takes place in the near future; Zombiepocalypse.
At first I didn't get it, thinking it was novel and trying to fix on a protagonist. Maybe I should have read the blurb before buying the booking. It was an impulse purchase, following reading an interview with the author at Gayla Drummond's blog, Feral Intensity. But once I got past that fact, I was able to enjoy the volume for what it is. Hungry for You doesn't attempt to pu
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I received this book in Goodreads giveaway many moons back, but recently reread it before giving it to a friend, and it was just as lovely as I remembered.

It's a quick read, but the stories are all well-developed enough to give you a concept to imagine and think over when you're done. I'm not usually one for romance, let alone paranormal romance, but the stories were all a little bit cute and a little bit gross at the same time. But my favorite aspect was how each story gave a different example
Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
When I was asked to review Hungry For You by A.M. Harte, I must admit that I was leery. Zombies have never been my thing, aside from Resident Evil, and even that movie was somewhat graphic for me. #sorry #weakstomach #nogoreforme.

Having said that, I will admit that I am also the type of person who will try anything once, especially if it comes highly recommended. That is part of the reason I took reading Hungry For You to heart. I must say, I am glad that I did. This book is not like any zombie
Isa K.
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A series of short stories dealing with zombies, the complications of a zombie apocalypse and true love~

The stories themselves are all pretty interesting, I would have liked to see more connection between them because you inevitably look for a connection and may end up a bit confused. No you really have to clear your mind for each story because other than some reoccurring details (zombies created by deadly virus, the UK was quarantined, zombies may not be so bad lol) each one is stand alone.

Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, anthology
I'm not a big fan of zombies or love stories, but there's a lot to enjoy in this collection. Firstly, the opening poem ( by Gabriel Gadfly) sets the tone for the book, and brought a smile to my face. The closing piece (presumably by the author) was a perfect ending.

For the stories themselves, I enjoyed The Cure and Swimming Lessons, which suited my cynical view of love. Seven Birds was written in an interesting style that elevated the story from a simple tale of rejection, and I enjoyed it very
Amy at bookgoonie
Harte did what others haven’t been able to do, pull me into a series of unrelated short stories. Most collections of short stories are just too short. Not enough time or depth to get me to care about the characters. Each of her short stories immediately drew me in and had me wanting more.

She experimented with zombies and their capacity to love. The earlier stories in the collection were my favorites. A husband tries to protect his wife so they can stay together as one-bite-higher-human zombies,
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A.M. Harte is a London-based speculative fiction enthusiast and chocolate addict whose work includes the dark fantasy novel "Above Ground" and the zombie love collection "Hungry For You". She is excellent at missing deadlines, has long forgotten what 'free time' means, and enjoys procrastinating at

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