Monday, 15 October 2012

REVIEW - Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Title: Alice in Zombieland 
Author: Gena Showalter
Series: White Rabbit Chroicles #1
Publisher: Mira Ink
Published: October 5th 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

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'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.


Well. What can I say. This book was AMAZING!! I am lost for words. I just don't know how to describe this book and give it justice. A page turner like no other, Gena has put a new twist on the zombie craze and created something that will have you sleeping with the lights on. All kinds of scary but with a heartbreaking story, this is one book that will stay with you long after you have faced the last zombie.

Alice is my new favourite heroine. She is one tough cookie but so down to heart. I love her fierceness and her loyalty to her friends and family. I love her snarky attitude and her habit of asking a million questions. My heart broke for her when her family died, the poor girl lost everything. But even after everything she has been through she still finds the strength and determination to stand up and fight. To try and make a difference. She blames herself for her familys death so she feels the only way to clear her conscience is to fight the very things that her father warned her about her entire life but which she thought was just the ramblings of a mad man.

Alice makes some new friends when she has to move schools and my favourite without a doubt has to be Kat. That girl is just something else. I want a friend like her. She is so fun and was the perfect friend to Alice when she needed one the most. She stood by Alice through everything and always knew what to say to make her feel better. I just adore her.

Now, on to Cole. Well what can I say other than I want! :P This guys has been added to my list of book boyfriends and he is definitely near the top. A bad boy if there ever was one. Everything about him I love. From his tattoos, to his tough gut attitude. He is just bad ass! But he also has a sweet side as can be seen in some of his interactions with Alice. I love them together. Can't wait for more of him in book 2.

Now the story-line truly is something else. I love the take on zombies that Gena has done. When we are first told about them in the book I was a little skeptical. It is very different to the normal zombie myth but I think that's what sets this book apart from all the other zombie books out there. The writing flows effortlessly, you just fly through this book, not realising that it's 4am and you are nearly finished it. You just get hooked from the very first page. You will cry, laugh, get scared, cry some more, and just keep going back for more. I cannot tell you enough that you seriously need to read this book. You will not be disappointed! 


  1. Great to see that you enjoyed it! Intertwined will still be my favourite thing by Gena though. After getting over the fact that this didn't have much to do with Alice in Zombieland as you can hopefully understand I was expecting, I felt there was too much emphasis on th boys than the zombies. I loved Kat though. Great review!

    1. Yeah I was a bit disappointed that there weren't more comparisons to Alice in Wonderland but I still loved it :)

      ~ Yvonne

  2. I'm going to start this one tonight I think.


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