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White Trash Zombie Gone Wild

(White Trash Zombie #5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  2,105 ratings  ·  242 reviews
Angel Crawford has buried her loser past and is cruising along in undead high gear--that is, until a murder-by-decapitation sends her on a hazardous detour. As Angel hunts for the killer, she uncovers a scheme that would expose zombies to the public and destroy the life she's built, and she's determined not to rest until she finds out who's behind it.

Soon she's neck-deep i
Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by DAW
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Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a better turn for the series, getting away from corporate or spy shit and giving us an old-style drug problem to work through. :)

I knew it was coming from the end of the previous book, but to see all the horrible issues of the soldier potion for zombies turn her into a self-serving self-destructive zombie who had Just started getting her life together was a very pleasant move. It was going too easy for Angel. The personal agency stuff needed a big kick in the ass, and I'm so happy it hap
Oct 06, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars - Spoilers

-Mostly enjoyed the story, the beginning was a bit of a struggle to get through because of Angel's boring drug problems, but once that was sorted out it was a fun read with Angel having to investigate a murder and put out various zombie fires.

-Kind of hated Angel in the first third of the book, she was so weak, stupid, and self-pitying. Her going back to her addictive ways and lying and being slimy put me off her character. Thankfully, it didn't take too long for her to sort
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the fifth book in Rowland's fun Angel-the-zombie series, and I liked it better than the previous one. She gets back home where she belongs and away from the corporate-spies-in-the-big-city story line that was a tad tedious. There are some good bits where she has to begin to deal with her drug problem, and finds support from a couple of unexpected sources. Many of the characters from previous situations are out of town, and she has to cope with some knotty crises on her own. She sort of c ...more
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I had a lot of fun with this one! I had a bit of a rough time with parts of the previous book in the series so I was really happy to have such a good time with this one. This is the fifth book in the series and I do think that this is a series that needs to be read in order. A lot of things that happened in previous books played a big role in this story. I listed to this book for hours at a time and even found myself cleaning things
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho

After the way the last book, How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back, I was nervous about Angel's state. Before being turned into a Zombie, Angel had a drug problem. Well death doesn't take away that monkey on the back. Now that Angel is team Zombie her addictive nature can affect more people than just her. Like the need to eat more braiiiins.

I enjoyed returning to the lighter, redneck side of Angel's world over the heavier plot line we
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, audio-2015
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

Angel Crawford is at it again in WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE GONE WILD taking on multiple plot threads, dodging cadaver dogs, and battling inner demons. The story was a clever spin on Zombiefest-gone-bad, and things are starting to come together for the heroine on the work front. I was happy that Saberton was put on the back burner for an installment, and that Marcus is now firmly in the “friend zone”. Still, I did take issue with Angel’s regression, and the ending wasn’t ideal.

Jamie (TheRebelliousReader)
Book 1: My Life As a White Trash Zombie Review ★★★★☆ | Book 2: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues Review ★★★☆☆ | Book 3: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse Review ★★★★☆ | Book 4: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back Review ★★★★☆

”Laissez le bons cerveaux roulent. Or, in English: Let the good brains roll.”

4 stars. One of my favorites of the series. Seriously, there was so much going on from page one and I honestly don’t know how Angel even survived everything. There’s a lot of twists
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies
Angel falls apart
-Head roll, bodies rot uncontrolled, pieces fall off, skin peels away.
-Angel is caught red handed
-Exposure happens
-Dad comes through
-Everyone hates Judd
-Angel goes all Zombie Columbo Commando
Really liked this edition, less corp spy bs, less romance, more angel ninja action
Douglas Meeks
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I started this book and pretty much read it in marathon fashion with very few breaks, it was great, I wanted to see where things were going and was not terribly disappointed.

So with THAT out of the way, I can usually decide if a book was 4 Stars or 5 Stars with only a little trouble sometimes but this one really has kept me waffling back and forth for most of today. The story was great, I was engrossed pretty much all the time BUT it seemed like our petite protagonist for this series got a heapi
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Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: diana-rowland, arc

At the end of last book I was really worried about Angel as she found a new way to get high now as a zombie. And we are dealing with that a big part of this book.
But I admit I really enjoy that we are not getting the “prefect” character with this series and especially this book. Angel not only has to deal with her new addiction but also gets outed. So she has plenty of stuff thrown at her in this book.
She gains some unlikely and new allies

Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We are back from New York, and Angel has a problem thanks to a zombie pharmaceutical. She is sneaking some of this drug without the others knowing and its causing some problems. Like increasing her, need for BRAIIIIINS! However, none of this stops her from uncovering a conspiracy to out zombies.

Rowland’s descriptions particularly the action scenes had me sitting motionless as the story unraveled in three-D. Punches of humor that only Angel could deliver helped keep the darker moments light and i
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Doesn’t Fit
Rating: R
Steaminess: NONE
Thumbs Up: 3.5
Overall: Entertaining
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Angel overcoming addiction
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Randy

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I was glad one romance was gone but still sad that another was gone. This story had very little romance. And where some stories don’t need romance to be entertaining, I found this one dragged without it. Only because the author created love tension th
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
Angel just had a harrowing adventure in the Big Apple and now she's back home. But, a crisis is building in her personal life about the same time that things are getting dire for the Tribe. This one delved into Angel's personal demons so it was as much an internal battle as an outward fight when new trouble hits the scene and I was good with the change-up it offered.

White Trash Zombie Gone Wild is the fifth of the installments in the White Trash Zombie series. It is an ongoing story so definitel
Angel reminds me of Stacia Kane's Chess more and more, not just because they're both addicts, but because she's such a realistically flawed character, she screws up often and big time, and you don't see that in urban fantasy books very often. It's hard to find a heroine in urban fantasy who isn't too perfect, doesn't learn everything too fast, have all the best ideas and have everyone following her into battle two days after she first discovers she's magical or inherited some power. Chess and An ...more
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 4-star
Oh thank the lord. After the somewhat strange disaster of overly complicated plots and ton-fuck of new characters in the last book, White Trash Zombie has returned to a somewhat more simple- but much more engaging story lines in White Trash Zombie Gone Wild.

I know it's going to sound strange, but I'm kind of glad we got to see Angel fall off the wagon. After all, she's been an addict for years. She's also admitted a couple of times that if she hadn't become a zombie than she'd have never had the
Christy LoveOfBooks


I don't think I can adequately convey just how much I love this series and what a good time I have with it! White Trash Zombie Gone Wild is the 5th book and still just as strong as its predecessors. Love, love, love it!

I had a bad feeling about what Angel would face in this book, and those feelings were correct. Things take a wrong turn when a festival comes to town and a murder pulls Angel into the danger. That's just the tip of the iceberg! There are multiple plot threads and Angel juggles
Everyone's favorite zombie, Angel returns for another helping of brains. In this instalment she finds herself hooked on a zombie mod....a drug that gives zombies superpowers for short bursts. Unfortunately the mod chews up the brains and she needs more and more just to maintain.

When footage surfaces of zombies on the rampage, footage that includes Angel, it's left up to her to find the flash drive that has the movie, solve a murder and make sure zombies remain in the shadows.

The White Trash Z
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I should check the review of book 4, but I remember being disappointed (with book 3 too?) I just remember this feeling of maybe calling it quits. But here Angel is back on top and being awesome!

Zombiefest is coming to town! Time to party.

She has her hands full as always. With school, with her job at the coroner's office, with her other job at the secret lab for zombies (where she got addicted to a new drug). That last being bad. Oh and there is a murder to solve. And are zombies about to get ex
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.50

Audio Rating 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Read It, Rate It Thoughts: White Trash Zombie Gone Wild was another fun ride! I liked that we dealt with her addiction issues. There is something about being a zombie but still dealing with all the "life" things that makes Angel a great leading lady. I also love that my least favorite man was no where really to be seen in this one. I know people ship them but I am
Why can't every book I read be like this book?

Flawed but likable main character.
An interesting and well developed world.
Great side characters that have their own personalities.
Engaging story that kept me reading.

My attention wandered a lot but White Trash Zombie Gone Wild was a solid story. It picked up some loose threads and earlier story points and wrapped them up while setting up new ones. It was good to see Angel's addiction addressed and what her parasite can and cannot do. One of the strengths of this series is that the characters grow and change. They're flawed, not perfect, and Rowland doesn't keep them static but allows them to develop. The story itself was a little overly complicated and could ...more
Carolyn F.
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book. I don't know how the title and cover fit with the story. Maybe symbolism because nothing like this really happened. The story was good. Unexpected semi-loveish connection. I hope it goes somewhere good. ...more
It's a great feeling when books in the series you like keep getting better. ...more
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is not my favourite Angel read but I still really enjoyed it! But I'm glad that there wasn't much Marcus or Petrov in it!

4.75*'s from me!
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uf, zombies
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am not sure what to write here, being the fourth book in the series already. Either you already like it or you don't. Personally I had my segments where I had my doubts, due to either some trigger warnings and a bit of familiar repeating practices, but as a whole it was nicely delivered. Given the fact that the protagonist's medical condition, does not necessarily translate into significant {after a fashion} superpower, meaning she is more likely to use her wit than her teeth and still save th ...more
Pam Nelson
By cricky this book has it all, lots of action and mystery but oh does it make it entertaining! Things are not as they appear. The addiction part made sense but it was sad at the same time. I am glad that she has so many people that just want her to be happy and are concerned for her.

The ending was odd and weird and I totally LOVED it and the letter from her dad, all the feels.

The narration is FANTASTIC!
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Where Angel Goes Trouble Follows!" (audiobook)
White Trash Zombie Gone Wild is the fifth book in the series written by Diana Rowland. The series centers on the activities of protagonist Angel Crawford who like the nun from the 1968 movie Where Angels Go Trouble Follows, has her heart in the right place but does tend to make the occasional really bad decision.

Angel is introduced in the first book as a poor, drug addict, redneck, white trash loser with a high degree of self-loathing and no self-es
My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at

The end of the How The White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back, Angel was showing symptoms of her old self. As a matter of a fact, the final scene, she is hanging out with her ex-boyfriend Randy. Randy is not a good influence on Angel. I was not liking where this was going. I did reserve my judgement to see where this storyline was going before I started throwing too much of a fit. Let’s just say that Angel had a tough
4.5 Out of 5 "Angelkins" Stars


This is my favorite book of the series since the first one. A lot more action and less slow-boring time. It was a little tedious in the beginning when she was abusing the V-12 (not sure if that is correct spelling…{{{because of audio}}}. It quickly moves from that into some action complete with some angel-style ass-kicking.

Alison McLemore brings Angel and her southern twang to life. I totally recommend audio for this series…even if you've been reading
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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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