Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2)
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Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie #2)

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Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right--the zombie mafia.

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Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 312 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by DAW
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Katy
Sep 16, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: all fans of urban fantasy, non-trad zombies, etc.
Can also be viewed at my blog, Now is Gone, at this link here.

Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy/Zombies
Reading Level: Adult

My Thoughts: I really loved the first book in this series, My Life as a White Trash Zombie; it completely changed the idea of zombies, and my thinking about them as well. Angel is a wonderful character, and I’ve been looking forward to this book with eager anticipation. I’m also looking forward to next year’s next book in the series, White Trash Zombie Apocalypse. And from...more
Kevin Hearne
Once again I completely loved the character of Angel Crawford. She has serious self-esteem issues but gradually realizes that she's changed—not just from human to zombie, but in her capacity to believe in herself.

The voice is highly entertaining. Angel is comfortable with profanity but also uses words like doof and goob and other words that are simply delightful to say out loud. This is one of my favorite series right now and I can't recommend it enough; looking forward already to book three.
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
* * * 4.5 Stars * * *

I opened my mouth to tell him he was full of shit, to tell him I knew he'd thrown me under the bus, but all that came out was, "Braaiinns."
Yeah, I was kinda hungry.


My first thought when closing this book was, "Damn, that was good!". There are so many different aspects of the story I enjoyed that initially I couldn't figure out how to begin my review.

Now that I've had a few days to reflect on it, I'm going to start with what impressed me most - Angel's character growth. Thi...more
Ferdy
Spoilers

Things are finally going well for Angel - she's getting used to her zombie nature, she has a job she loves, a boyfriend that's not a loser, she's finally getting along with her dad and she's working on getting her GED. Of course, good things don't last and it's not long before Angel finds herself in bother again.
After collecting the body of a security guard at a top research lab, Angel is held up at gunpoint at the morgue and told to hand over the body of the securiry guard. As there wer...more
Becky
This was a pretty decent follow up to the first book. I can't say that I enjoyed this one QUITE as much as the first one. There was a lot of repetitive stuff and recapping (which I may have noticed more because I was reading, or listening, to them back to back), and Angel's reactions to things just seemed a little strange and over-reactive, making certain situations seem a little off to me.

For instance, the scene where Angel is brought to Marcus's uncle's house for a party, she understandably f...more
Ian
A Solid 4.5 Stars

After being turned into a zombie in My Life as a White Trash Zombie, Angel returns for another adventure. Just when things are starting to look up for her, her life once again hits the skids.

Her job at the morgue is on the line after a body is stolen on her watch, her relationship with Marcus is on the rocks after he belittles her in front of his uncle. She suspects his uncle, Pietro is something of a zombie mobster who might be in cahoots with a mysterious research facility fr...more
Zabet The Dark Empress of Dark Chocolate

This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between Classes

Cover Impressions: Even if I hadn't read and enjoyed My Life As A White Trash Zombie, this cover would have made me start the series. It is the perfect mix of bad-ass and vulnerable in a completely unexpected scene (are there any other books that feature a punk-chick on a toilet?*) The cover is so detailed that it begs examination and I found myself looking it over every time that I closed the book and noticing new things each time.

Th...more
Tori  smexys_sidekick
Originally posted at http://smexybooks.com/2012/07/review-...

Favorite Quote: “We’re all monsters here.”

Angel Crawford has been given a second chance at life as a member of the undead and she’s determined not to blow it. The former junkie and delinquent is now drug and crime free, has a great job with the coroner’s office, and is dating hunky detective, Marcus Ivanov. But Angel’s been waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it drops with a BANG when bodies go missing and an old enemy starts hunti...more
Darcy
What I really liked about this book is that Angel is starting to come into her own. She has accepted being a zombie and settled into her new life. Her job is working out good, she has a great set of new friends, and even a new boyfriend. So of course the bottom seems to drop out pretty fast. I hated that the bottom started out with Marcus and then moved over to her job.

I liked that Angel wouldn't let the dead body go, that she kept digging and digging until she was proved right. It brought abou...more
Marianne
Wow. I can't belive I'm actually tempted to give a book featuring a brain eating zombie 5★ ;-) TEMPTED, but still holding out. After all, brains are fairly gross...

This was one action packed novel, full of grisly murders, conspiracies, cover-ups, a suspicious mobster(?) uncle and some truly hilarious moments. (Braaaaains.) Life as zombie may have its perks, but I truly felt sorry for Angel when one particular, high-level zombie threw her to the wolves like that. It's hard to improve ourselves wh...more
Douglas Meeks
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2)Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I did a marathon reading of Even White Trash Zombies get the Blues and was surprised to find it was exceptional. Obviously, the zombie bit might be a turnoff for some folks but this is an awesome UF novel and I loved it. Angel is trying to get her life turned around since she is now a zombie (My Life as A White Trash Zombie) and gets involved in some high level murder and mystery. Ms Rowland has done an amazing job of...more
Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres*

". . . Sweet zombie Jesus, I was fucking invincible."

Angel is back and as mouthy as ever in this sequel to last year's breakout hit, My Life As A White Trash Zombie. This one definitely has a bit of a different feel to it, with Rowland giving Angel some room to grow up. While the first book centered heavily on Angel learning about being a zombie, Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues shows Angel getting to know herself as a person.

The story picks up only a couple weeks after the end of the prev...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I listened to the first two installments in Diana Rowland’s WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE series back-to-back after having absolutely freaking loved book one only to find myself wishing that I hadn’t. As much as I enjoyed EVEN WHITE TRASH ZOMBIES GET THE BLUES, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of disappointment after the high I had experienced with the first novel. The zombie 101 elements that were prevalent in the earlier installment were mostly absent and this series’ story arc w...more
Shieka( Doctor's Notes)
Ok this is another one that listened to on audio. I have come to learn that this is the only way I want to read this series as the narrator is really amazing to me. We pick this book up with Angel continuing to adjust to life as a zombie. She is still working and surviving and just being Angel really. I think one of the main reasons I love this series is Angel. She is really just the average girl that caught a bad break and is now trying to turn her life around. I love seeing her continue to gro...more
Beverly
I was looking for a light-hearted funny read and this zany novel exceeded my expectations. This was an audio read for me and the narrator was pitch perfect. Sassy Angel Crawford’s life has turned around for the better since becoming a zombie and along with the other quirky captivating characters I did not want to end my walks after a couple of miles because I did not stop reading. This is the second book series and while I did not read the first book I was not lost as the author did a great job...more
Amber
That was fun and even better than the first one! A bit slow and redundant at the beginning, but it eventually picked up to a maddening pace.

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Bridget
If you like zombies and mysteries this series is a perfect marriage;)
Bonnie
3.5 stars
Awesome cover. I love it even more than the first one!
Cathy
I'm not a big fan of zombie books in general, it's not generally my thing. But I am a big fan of Diana Rowland. She's consistently written books with terrific characters and very real situations, despite the fantasy set-ups of the zombies or demons or whatever she's chosen to use to create drama and excitement in their lives. And she sure didn't fail me with this one!

Angel really got put through the emotional and physical wringer in this book. She was finally setting into a job that she enjoyed...more
Lindie
Life should be getting easier for Angel; she has a hot new undead boyfriend, a good job and her father is finally getting his act together. Only life for Angel is never easy. Her boyfriend’s uncle is the head of the zombie mafia, her job is on the line after a body gets stolen from the lab, her parole officer is on her ass about getting her GED, and Ed, the zombie hunter, is back in town. And he may not be the only person who has a score to settle with Angel.

Let’s start with how awesome the cove...more
Amy at bookgoonie
I left My Life as a White Trash Zombie wondering what could possibly give Angel the blues. She was getting cleaned up, had a good job and a new boyfriend. I just wanted her to be happy and couldn’t bear for anything to get her down.

Her world gets turned upside down when a body is stolen at gunpoint on her watch. But she isn’t going to fall back into the role of victim again. She is determined to clear her name and doesn’t mind getting dirty to do it. Angel also isn’t going to let anybody make de...more
Anachronist
Synopsis

Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie. Let's face it, more brains can only improve your life, right? Still, like in real life, Angel's old problems are returning to haunt her. Her felony record keeps complicating her prospects, more zombie hunters are popping up in her neighbourhood, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend, Marcus, is actually involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, you read it right—the zombie mafia. They are infl...more
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
AUDIO BOOK

I love Angel's character growth in this series so far and I hope she continues to become even more awesome in the next book. One thing some characters lack in other series is that they stay the same (boring!). She knows she was a looser before becoming a zombie but she is working hard to be a better…person….zombie. Yes she was a high school drop out with a shitty home life and a pill popper but unlike one of the heroines in another great urban fantasy series, she is not whiny about it....more
c.o.lleen ± (... never stop fighting) ±
2.75

The first half of this book kind of annoyed me. Partly because there was way too much repetition. Part of that repetition was about reminding readers what came in the last book, which is always nice in a series, but which is handled with a varying degree of adeptness and, in this book, there was no subtley or panache. It was more like "I can't believe that just last month X did Y and everything's so crazy".

But there's also a lot of repetition in Angel's narration/internal monologues, includ...more
Belle
This series is so, so fun. I picked up the first two books on sale on Audible and I was instantly hooked. The narrator, Allison McLemore, does an awesome job capturing all of the different characters - each voice was distinct and believable. As for story, I loved Angel, the heroine, who is a hot mess until she nearly dies and wakes up as a zombie. Becoming undead allows her to finally pull her life together. She's a strong, fierce, imperfect heroine who is easy to root for. She reminded me a lit...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Coolest
Rating: NC-17
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Solid read
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Framed and with her background she’s hard to believe
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Marcus

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Angel Crawford is one well written character. She’s true to life with a realistic view about herself but still doesn’t take crap from everyone. I was a bit disappointed in this book because it felt like every male character was villainized. But...more
Dawn
Angel has decided that she is not a looser anymore and she is determined to turn her life around. She is doing great at work and making personal goals, even her and her dad are getting along better. But life for Angel is never easy for one she is trying to figure out who she wants to be and well being a zombie seems to be life threatening.

I love that Angel has great common sense and she is a great heroine, she has enough snark to keep things funny but not so much that she needs no one. The myste...more
Zati
I think the novelty of the first book wore off a little for me in this one. I still enjoyed it, there's a lot more at stake for Angel in this sequel. She's got a stable job, some great new friends, a shiny new boyfriend and her relationship with her dad is on the mend. So of course things have to start to go wrong immediately. First, she unknowingly gets involved with someone connected to a zombie mafia. Then she gets kidnapped by scientists working with the government to create super zombie sol...more
Cindy
I really enjoyed this book and where the author is taking Angel. She's growing, yet still a bit unsure of herself. I like the supporting characters as well with the exception of her boyfriend who I think is overbearing.

The plot was more enjoyable than the first book and some loose ends were tied up. Very unique take on zombi-ism and how it works. Looking forward to the next installment in the White Trash Zombie series.
Sheryl
4-1/2 stars: I really enjoyed this audiobook and the performance by Allison McLemore was top notch. The only reason I deducted half a star is because I enjoyed the first book in the series just a little more and I gave that one 5 stars. While this book did make me chuckle a few times, it wasn't nearly as humorous as the first one and I missed that. I will admit that a lot of the humor in the first book was due to Angel discovering she was a zombie and learning to adjust to that so that element c...more
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