Thursday, December 4, 2014

Book Review: Alice In Zombieland

Title - Alice In Zombieland
Author - Gena Showalter
Series - White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Genre - YA Fantasy Zombies
Format - paperback
Published - September 25th 2012
Publisher - Harlequin Teen

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….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.

I'd tell my sister no.

I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.

I received an ARC for review from a fellow blogger and sadly it took a little longer to get to it. Ali (Alice) dad is a little odd he won’t let them out after dark for fear of monsters. It all changed when on her birthday Ali asks her parents to take her to her sister’s recital knowing that they will be out after dark. On the drive home their car was wrecks her father is thrust though the window and when Ali comes to she sees the stuff of his nightmares eating her father. In the fatal accident Ali loses both her parents and her little sister leaving her with only her grandparents and the knowledge her father was right.

Now Ali is starting over her new life in a new school with new friends. She still hasn’t gotten over the loss of her family but she can’t let it keep her depressed forever. She has new friends as well as the attention of the hot bad boy. Ali learns more and more about the monsters that killed her family that they are zombies and can only been killed in the spirit world. A world that only a few can see and she happens to be one of them. With the help of her new friends Ali learns to fight the zombies and risks her life and her heart.

I loved Ali right from the start, and she may be my favorite Alice in Wonderland spin off character. She has so much sadness in her life but she also has the good things like her grandparents, her friends, and her new mission in life. I also like Kat she’s a little different but in a good way she makes me smile maybe she just a little nutty. Who doesn’t love Cole he’s just the perfect guy for Ali who will risk it all to save her life.

I’ve had this one on my TBR for so long and now that the third one has come out I decided to give it a shot. I’m a huge Alice in Wonderland fan so Alice in Zombieland had some big shoes to fill and it exceeded my expectation. The concept for the zombies has its own unique twists which I found refreshing and exciting. The characters are easy to connect with you can’t help loving Ali she’s such a sweetheart with a tragic past. This is my first book by this author and I instantly fell in love with her writing style the story just flowed along making it hard to put down if not for real life I would have finished it in one sitting. The whole story is beautifully written from start to finish a captivating novel that captures the heart and imagination. Alice in Zombieland is action packed novel mix of action, romance, and suspense that keeps you guessing till the very end. I loved the book it is one of my new favorites. I can’t wait to read the next books in the series.
5 out of 5 Stars

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