I really enjoyed this second installment of The White Rabbit Chronicles, I was worried at first, since I'm not entirely on board wBest Installment yet
I really enjoyed this second installment of The White Rabbit Chronicles, I was worried at first, since I'm not entirely on board with the way Gena Showalter's writing has gone (a bit more Christian with Bible verses and passages) but I couldn't put Through the Zombie Glass down. Ali was bitten by a slayer who was bitten by a zombie and suddenly she's got ZA or Zombie Alice inside of her. Cole is also pulling away after she had one of her 'visions' with a new slayer and Ali doesn't know what to do.
There's a lot more action in this book, and watching Ali struggle between herself and ZA as well as herself and the slayers (when they find out she's got a zombie inside of her) I liked the first but this is my favorite in the series so far, I'm looking forward to the third one and hope Gena continues this way (I love her older LotU). The third book is called The Queen of Zombie Hearts and I hope this ends up being a series instead of a trilogy. ...more
Cute short, more like a brief look in to the lives of two zombies, not too much plot or problems, the author did a good job world building and explainCute short, more like a brief look in to the lives of two zombies, not too much plot or problems, the author did a good job world building and explaining how the zombies came to be. ...more
What it's about: This is the first book in P.J.'s new series called the London Undead. There are zombies, werewolves and human survivors tryi4.5 Stars
What it's about: This is the first book in P.J.'s new series called the London Undead. There are zombies, werewolves and human survivors trying to make something out of London since the attack. Our hot hero, Seth, is actually a werewolf who ended up meeting the heroine when he saved her from zombies. The heroine, Maisie, though, isn't what she appears and seems to be drawing the zombies even as she fights them.
Why you should read it: This heroine is one of my favorites. I mean, except for the couple falling so hard for each other and so fast, she's everything you want in a female lead. She's got heart, strength, courage and a wee bit of spice. Seth is also the alpha of the pack, so you have a hot body, a strong will and some dominance issues … which I love! The story was a bit short (it's a novella, but I want more!), but hopefully there will be many more in the London Undead.
MacAlister writes about her Dark Ones world, while Fox writes about a voodoo zombie lover. Mancusi uses a Hollywood movie set for a zombie takeover, aMacAlister writes about her Dark Ones world, while Fox writes about a voodoo zombie lover. Mancusi uses a Hollywood movie set for a zombie takeover, and Cach uses our culture's infatuation with plastic surgery as the gateway to zombies.
These were decent shorts, some had me laughing others had me smiling.
When I first saw this cover I thought it was going to be a retelling of Alice in Wonderland with Zombies instead of villains... dang I was wrong. ShowWhen I first saw this cover I thought it was going to be a retelling of Alice in Wonderland with Zombies instead of villains... dang I was wrong. Showalter just used Alice Bell's Name and cute things from the wonderland books like 'curiouser and curiouser' otherwise it was a completely new and very action packed start to a brilliant series that I can't wait to dig into.
Alice's dad is crazy, certifiable. He claims there are monsters no one else can see and won't let the family go out after dark. He has weird self defense lessons that involve 'not letting them eat you' rather then how to beat off a mugger. Oh and he spends his nights wandering about the house with a gun peering out into the darkness. Then on her birthday she begs her mother to convince her to dad to go to her little sister's recital... her entire world is thrown and now she realizes her dad wasn't as crazy as she once thought.
From there we meet a gang of what looks like hooligans, but who are zombie slayers... only these zombies are evil spirits that consumes the hosts' spirit not brains. Fighting these creatures is no easy task and Ali will have to decide what she wants to do with her broken life.
Ok so I'm going to say it... Cole is hot. Really Hot, and dominant, but Ali is no push over. I love her character. She punches, kicks and beats creatures up... yet keeps asking for more. There are slight spiritual tones in this book. Her characters aren't really religious so to speak, but it requires faith to leave their bodies, and to understand the battle between good and evil. These tones aren't overbearing, but rather important to her characters, so it works well.
If you are interested in a new type of zombie, if you love the idea of a hero with violet eyes and a smexy stare... then pick up this book. I can't wait for the second installment in the White Rabbit Chronicles
I loved Dearly Departed... I don't know what was wrong with me that it took me getting Dearly Beloved in the mail to finally read Dearly Departed.
DearI loved Dearly Departed... I don't know what was wrong with me that it took me getting Dearly Beloved in the mail to finally read Dearly Departed.
Dearly Beloved was a little slower in pace than the first book, it also took place for the most part in the town or more specifically in Nora's house. This was a different feel from the first book where Nora was kidnapped, Bram and Chas were in the jungle etc. I felt like it was a solid installment, but wished for a little faster pacing. That didn't mean there wasn't action... there was, a whole bunch, it just took a bit longer to get there.
I personally like the different POVs. But if you're a person that hates how hectic and jarring it can get, then this might have too much for you. In it we have Mink's POV, Bram, Nora, Laura (Flowerzombie) Pam, Michael's and a couple others. I felt it was important because in the first book you get this image of Mink and Michael in your head... well Dearly Beloved blows both images out of the water.
I won't rehash the plot, but the virus is evolving and vaccination isn't working. Patient Zero is the zombie who has this 'new adapted' form of the Laz and it's much more rabid and scarier than its predecessor. If you're anything like me you'll also be wishing that there's a cure and Bram and Nora will live happily ever after with Chas and Tom and Issy. :-( we'll see. The third book is out next year and my hands are itching to get a hold of it.
This was highly enjoyable. Lori is a soccer mom (so to speak) and manages to save her family. She's a bit too perfect, but overall this was a great zoThis was highly enjoyable. Lori is a soccer mom (so to speak) and manages to save her family. She's a bit too perfect, but overall this was a great zombie book....more
I was so-so about This is Not a Test when I read the description in the Vine program. I love zombies, but could do without the suicidal girl dealing I was so-so about This is Not a Test when I read the description in the Vine program. I love zombies, but could do without the suicidal girl dealing with wanting to die, and being around people who want to live. Turns out this was so much more.
Sloane's father beat her and her sister. Methodically and aggressively. Lily (older sister) and Sloane talk about leaving. They save money, they dream of a home without their father, and more importantly... with each other. Sloane's world comes crashing down when she wakes one day to find a note from Lilly 'I'm sorry I can't do this anymore', and Lily gone. She wants to die now but doesn't know how, Lily took her sleeping pills with her and Sloane can't cut herself. It seems though that the apocalypse tears apart broken homes as well as happy ones. Zombies start rising and Slone's world continues to crash.
Fast forward a week later and Sloane is in the company of other teens who are hiding out in their high school. The zombies are relentless and tempers come to a boil. Sloane just wants to die though, maybe heroically, maybe quietly, but she has wanted to die since she read Lily's note. But the other teens are survivors and Sloane finds herself being pulled along, until she starts quietly caring for someone else... another boy Rhys.
Tragedy strikes the group again and again, and the author throws twists at readers mercilessly. Good people who do bad things. Good people who sacrifice one person for the group, wimpy people who die saving others, the list goes on and on, until the readers are left contemplating human nature and the necessity of evil.
The end of the book left me feeling like I did when I finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth... at the end of the journey is this it? Was the cost worth the sacrifices? What's left?...more
What it's about: This is the third installment in Richelle Mead's off-shoot of the Vampire Academy series, called Bloodlines. It really helps to haveWhat it's about: This is the third installment in Richelle Mead's off-shoot of the Vampire Academy series, called Bloodlines. It really helps to have at least read all of the other Bloodlines books, if not all of the VA ones. Sydney's whole world is changing, including her outlook on the Alchemists. In a moment that seems like fate she meets Marcus, who wants to teach Sydney the secrets she needs to know. It's hard, though, turning her back on the people who raised her, not to mention ignore or ignite her growing attraction with Adrian …
Why you should read it: I have to admit I was not a Bloodlines fan. Richelle Mead is such an awesome writer when it comes to writing characters (especially heroines) who are tough as nails, hardcore and like to kick butts. I have to say, though, that Sydney is evolving into a character I like. I also love that Adrian is falling hard for her and is able to find happiness, I also like that there isn't really a love triangle, though signs point to the possibility. If you are a paranormal fan who loves descriptive uses of magic and all the physical properties of the paranormal, I'd check out this series. The first two books are Bloodlines and The Golden Lily. Book four is The Fiery Heart and is supposed to be released later this year and — fingers crossed — has Adrian's and Sydney's points of view!
Angel Crawford is a loser. She has a crappy life, a crappy family and a crappy future … until she becomes a zombie. Now, Angel is a self-proclaimed whAngel Crawford is a loser. She has a crappy life, a crappy family and a crappy future … until she becomes a zombie. Now, Angel is a self-proclaimed white trash zombie, and her new addiction is, of course, brains. Rowland is a hilarious writer, and her White Trash Zombie series shines in a crowded genre.
This is a very funny book. The two main characters are Sarah and David, who fell in love and got married but are now, on the verge of divorce, are goiThis is a very funny book. The two main characters are Sarah and David, who fell in love and got married but are now, on the verge of divorce, are going to couples counseling. They're so busy fighting it takes them a moment to notice that today isn't a normal day. There are no cars on the highway, and their counselor is ripping out a previous patient's throat. Just because there are zombies, though, doesn't mean they're problems are on hold. This is a comical read with banter, fighting and zombies.