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Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues

(White Trash Zombie #2)

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  6,349 ratings  ·  668 reviews
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.

Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy,
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by DAW (first published July 1st 2012)
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carol.
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: zombie fans
I tend to prefer my zombies shambling. Fast or slow, no matter; it’s the survival/contagion aspect that fascinates me. How else is a hypochondriac supposed to enjoy a disease apocalypse without worrying it could become real? But Diana Rowland has created an unusual take on zombies with her “White Trash Zombie” series featuring a high school dropout who recently discovered she has an unavoidable craving for brains. While it’s definitely escapist entertainment, the unpredictable plotting and an un ...more
Sh3lly
This is book two of the series and while I happily (and maybe a bit generously) 5-starred the first one, this was just really disappointing.



I was so excited to read this since I loved the first one so much, but the first 60% of this was dreadfully boring and then I started skimming. The humor wasn't there. It also just isn't as interesting now that Angel is a zombie and eats her brains mixed with stir fry or as toppings on pizza and stuff. It's too neat and tidy.

This turned into basically an in
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

I didn't like this book quite as much as the first book in the series but I still really enjoyed it. I really think that I enjoyed this one a little more by going the audio route. The narrator is absolutely perfect for this series and really makes the story incredibly entertaining. This was a story that I really looked forward to listening to and proceeded to do so every chance that I could.

One of the things that I loved about the first book
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Sarah
Buddy read with the MacHalo Group on the 7th of August

I absolutely loved the first book in this series - in fact, I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to considering I don't tend to read zombie novels and I'm very squeamish! - so I had incredibly high hopes for Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues. I fully expected this book to be just as awesome but unfortunately it ended up falling a little flat which was really disappointing.

One of the best things about My Life As A White Trash Zombie wa
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Peter Monn
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is so incredibly good. I’m obsessed. My full review will be up on my booktube channel at http://YouTube.com/peterlikesbooks
Katy
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Steph [They/Them] (Wickedjr Reads)
*SQUEALS WITH LOVE*

Maybe i'll come up with a coherent review, maybe not, but Angel is awesome and so is this series (so far and I am very excited to continue it)!
Yodamom
Lacked the thrill of book one.
The first 3/4 of the book was a slow ramble
The last 1/4 made up for the slowness with it's intensity
This was a story character development chapter in the series slow but has set up the world well.
On to #3


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
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Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー
3 stars

This book was a bit bloody long of a slow start. The first half of the book consisted of set-up and fleshing out of characters. I don't mind either of these - but an author has to learn how to balance these with plot. The overall story felt more like a White Trash 1.5 than a direct sequel.

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Angel Crawford, one of the better urban fantasy protagonists of recent years, has become somewhat of a self-employed detective (along with her usual job as a morgue assistant and zombie) in this install
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Jane
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars for the Audible version as narrated by Allison McLemore.

Oh, Angel! I didn't even know how much I really missed you! I love this series and when I finished this book it took a lot of willpower to not just start right into the next volume. I want to keep these, though, because they are just the right thing for pulling me out of listening slumps or cleansing the palate after a darker read or two.

I just love the characters that Diana Rowland has created, from the main players right down to
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Lauren Stoolfire
Okay, I think the White Trash Zombie series is becoming an all time favorite. If you're a fan of Liv from iZombie and Bryn from The Revivalist series by Rachel Caine.
Catherine
I liked it...in the end. The first 75% just felt like nothing was going on. And there were little things like Angel mentioning some dudes wouldn't recognize her out of her coroner's uniform. Look at the cover. Angel is supposed to have a very distinctive look. Little things like that bother the crap out of me. I'll pick up the next one but I'm in no rush.
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
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Christy LoveOfBooks
4.5

“Damn, Angel, when are you gonna put some meat on your bones?”
“When you make me a sandwich, bitch.”

Oh, how I love Angel! Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues is a kick-ass sequel that left me craving more.

Angel has been a zombie for a few months now and really enjoys her job at the morgue (not only because of the yummy brains!). Until, that is, some weird shit starts happening and a body is stolen on her watch. Turns out there’s a whole lot more going on in the zombie community than Ang
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Tori
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
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 LEAH⇢
I totally found my zombie niche…

Book Title: Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues
Author: Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Adult, Zombies
Source: Kindle E-Book (Library)

♫My Pick for Book Theme Song: Titanium by David Guetta Featuring Sia --Angel has some personal growth in this second book. So…this kind of nails it.♫

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
The Feels: 5/5
Addictiveness: 5/5
Theme: 5/5
Flow: 5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 5/5
Originality:5/5
Book Cover:
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
I've binge read this series in the last two days. The writing is just so easy to get into!

While Angel Crawford was more down on herself in the first book, she's come a long way since being turned into a zombie. I loved seeing elements of her character's vulnerability and self deprecation, mixing with the confidence in knowing that she cares for others and that she's more human than others. Angel really does kick ass in this installment, and there are some fantastic action scenes that she experi
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Ian
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kate
4.5*
The second book in the white trash zombie series sees Angel being falsely implicated in the theft of an unusual body from the morgue. With her job on the line she investigates who could be behind the theft and comes across a disturbing organisation that ties in with the zombie mafia.

This was almost as good as the first book, there's not much difference in my rating for 1 & 2 just a feeling that I liked the first book slightly more. That being said this was all out fun, a little slow to
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SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
4 ★

This books just starts a few weeks where the last book ended and get us right back to Angel and her job and now new boyfriend.

I really love Angel she is truly realistic down to earth has flaws and struggles but yet we love her as she is trying to better her life.

I love that it takes her a while and she is not just perfect even though she not taking drugs anymore. While she works to get her life even more under control and working on getting a GED she still struggles and falls back to her old
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Kaora
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

My name is Angel, and I'll be your zombie today.


These are the books I love to read when I want something where I don't want to think. Where I want to escape with something witty and fun.

Angel Crawford is a high school drop out, ex-felon who works at the coroner. Did I mention she also likes to eat brains? When a body is stolen from the morgue at gunpoint, Angel is caught up in the middle of a zombie conspiracy.

I can't put too much detail without spoiling the book but know this:
Angel isn't your
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Jennifer
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun read. I enjoy our main character and all her flaws. She makes no apologies. This was a continuation from the first book My Life as a White Trash Zombie, taking place not long after it finished. We had a few new characters, some old ones, we learn a little more about everyone. This was thoroughly enjoyable and I couldn't put it down. I fully intend to read the next book. If you are looking for something different in the zombie genre, I highly recommend what I have read so far. If you ...more
Elizabeth Drake
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-books, zombies

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
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Ferdy
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
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
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Lisa
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full Review at Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2015/0...

3.5 stars


I enjoyed this one, but did feel I enjoyed it a bit less than the first one. I don’t know if some of that is just do to experiencing the world for the the first time, and also going into the first book with no expectations. That means everything is a surprise. But in this one, I’m already familiar with Angel, I appreciate her humor, but have started to expect it. I also felt like the first book had a simpler plot,
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☕️Kimberly
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The more time I spend with Angel the more I love this southern zombie chic. The girl is bright, doesn't take any shit and her Nancy Drew skills at solving mysteries makes me giddy. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues mystery thread ties into Ed and the beheaded zombies in book one. This book has it all- a secret lab testing zombies, hunters and boyfriend problems. Rowland added more depth, new characters and more complication for our girl. Rowland creates a tight tale and the more time I spen ...more
Suzanne the Bookaholic and Proud
I am loving this series, I've seen too many zombie films to say that I can't watch another and that's how I feel about zombie books that I don't want it to be ruined by over doing it, but I can't seem to put the books down, I'm hoping this series gets better as I don't want to read about Angel getting boring or worse, well here goes onto book 3 xx
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Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't ro ...more

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“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.” 7 likes
“Both the zombie mafia and the rebel zombie alliance could suck my white trash undead ass.” 2 likes
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