Scared to Beath: Zombie RiZing Book 1
Matt J Pike and Steve Grice, $12
They are not the most promising teen combination to front the Zombie RiZing that has taken over their high school and their town: a slow, overweight, foodfixated boy, a petite Asian musician, a bucktoothed Indian cricketer, a girl in a wheelchair, a slightly daffy science teacher and an optimistic bossy-boots, but it is not long before they find they have fledgling superpowers. Steve Grice’s gruesome cartoons add character and suspense and all six volumes in the first series include Augmented Reality collectibles that can be activated by a mobile phone app. Part-proceeds from the books go to help find a cure for the crippling neurological disorder Rett syndrome.