August 26, 2013

Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Publisher’s summary: She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

My take: Alice in Zombieland is the first book in a long time that I got me so super excited I just had to talk to someone about it! In fact, it was so much fun that I’m super excited that Through the Zombie Glass will be coming out next month…and I want to read it now!

In the beginning of the book, I was trying to wrap my brain around how this story could possibly be about zombies because it’s an Urban Fantasy story and, in the beginning, there’s not a single zombie. So I started wondering if there was going to be a big zombie outbreak somewhere in the book, but nope…not even close…it’s something totally different. And even though it took me just a little bit to figure out exactly what’s happening with this version of the zombie genre, I like how Gena Showalter created an Urban Fantasy book with zombies. Yep, I said it right! It stays Urban Fantasy, so no all-of-a-sudden outbreak. You’ll have to read it to get it…I’m not spoiling.

I really liked Ali’s character and I felt really bad for her because of her horrifying loss in the beginning of the book. Then there is the friend she meets right after the tragedy, and I think that character (sorry I’m suck with names) might just be my favorite character in the entire book. Ali’s grandparents were hilarious when they were constantly misusing slang words while trying to connect and be on the same level as Ali, and I just loved them for it. The best part is when they give “the talk” to the guy picking Ali up for the night. I couldn’t help myself from laughing out loud. But, best of all, is Cole! Oh….Cole! Hawt, bad boy…gotta love him.

Of course, there are some horrifying things that happen near the end of the book that were really sad, but I absolutely loved the way the book ended and, like I said before, I’m dying to read Through the Zombie Glass. It needs to happen, like ASAP!


Fiktshun said...

Okay am not going to read more of your review because I'm still debating whether or not to write one. But if you loved ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND oh my gosh you'll LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS. It was all angsty and heartbreak-y and nail-biting suspense. And a ton of kick-ass fighting. Oh you HAVE to read it ASAP!

And so funny I just saw this on Triberr bc I was just telling J she should read it.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I am still mixed about reading this one..Adds to the reading pile because I do love the author's other books :)

Book Flame said...

Okay after reading your review i'm adding it to my September must reads, I've had it sitting on my shelf for some time now but have been hesitant to pick it up because I thought it was going to be some zombie outbreak thing going on but since you said it still stays true to the Urban Fantasy genre I have to read it now.

Megan R said...

Sounds like you loved this one. I almost bought this book a while ago and now I kind of wish I did!

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