Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Zombie books (instead of one person's opinion).
We searched for "best Zombie books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.
Yes! Stephen King wrote "Cell" (which unsurprisingly made it to this list on #14!). The great horror genre author's book had a published date of January 2006 (and also had a film release in June 2016).
This answer could be an entire blog post in itself, but we'll keep it short. Some key elements of best zombie books in the genre include first having believable and relatable characters, plenty of suspense/ horror and action, and a well-thought-out plot. Additionally, it's helpful to set the story in a unique or interesting location (as many of the best books are). With so many zombie book series out there, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd - but nailing these key elements is a start.