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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review: Alice in Zombieland

Title: Alice in Zombieland
Author: Gena Showalter
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Format: Papberback
Release Date: September 25th 2012
Length: Novel (404 pages)
Genre: Young Adult / New Adult
Source: Gifted
Buy: Audible, AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Alice Bell is a sort of typical teen that has an overprotective father. The difference is that her Dad is paranoid that the monsters will get them if they go out after dark. So one night Alice begs her parents to go on a family outing and watch her little sister's performance. They consent since it is Alice's birthday, but just barely. Unfortunately for Alice, this is when everything comes crashing down. Her father's monsters that she thought were figments of his imagination turn out to be real. She is left the only survivor and sent to live with her grandparents. Alice switches schools and luckily runs into a girl she knows and is instantly accepted into her group of friends. Which is great since she's dealing with the loss of her family, she finally has a bit of something normal to cling to besides her grandparents. But when Alice and her new BFF run into her friend's ex and several of his other friends everything stops for a minute. Alice can't help but go starry eyed at the group's leader. Tall, dark, and handsome with a dash of dangerous and you have Cole.

Cole is the leader of a small group of high schoolers that fights zombies. The world is built quite nicely, not everyone can see zombies, only a certain few. They are drawn to one another, so Cole's group is tightknit and not exactly welcoming when Alice comes around. The zombies are a bit different than normal, they're sort of on the spiritual plain, so the teens have to fight them in that plain as well. It's all quite interesting and unique. I'll admit, I was first drawn to the book because of the name and the cover, I'm a huge Alice in Wonderland fan, so I knew I had to read it. The actual content blew my expectations out of the water. I'm so glad my boyfriend's sister got me this for Christmas, I had to force myself to put it down so I could sleep. I highly suggest this book if you're a fan of Alice in Wonderland, or zombie fan.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I've read this one at its release and I really enjoyed it too but I confess that I haven't read more, I really should! I hope you'll like the others as well.

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    1. I need to grab the next book sometime soon :)

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  2. I'be looked at this book, but as I normally avoid YA, I haven't tried it yet. I keep seeing good reviews, so maybe one day I'll pick up.

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    1. I normally avoid YA as well, I had to read this one though since it's Alice in Wonderland. Hope you enjoy it if you pick it up!

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  3. Oh gosh you just gave me an idea! I think I will read my zombie books this week in honor of TWD return this Sunday!! Thanks Mel! Muah!

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  4. I'm not especially a fan of zombies (except the Walking dead) but I'd love to try that one, especially with the particular take on zombies and the spiritual plan ;)

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    1. I haven't found many zombie books to be my taste, this one was probably the best one to date that I've read though. Hope you enjoy!

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  5. Ack ack ack. I've had this. Love her books but just keep getting caught up in others. *hangs head*

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  6. I really enjoyed this one too! Also the following book. I haven't gotten to the last book and you just reminded me I need to that.
    Thanks Lily :)

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    1. Oooh glad to hear you enjoyed book two. Will have to pick it up soon :)

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  7. I do like Alice in Wonderland, but I'm not a big fan of zombies and that's why I have always refrained myself from reading this book. Still, it sounds great and I'm glad to hear you had such a terrific time with it! :)

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    1. I'm not a huge zombie fan either, wonder if it's just how they're written in this genre.

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  8. I've been dying to read this one ever since it came out! I LOVE all things Alice in Wonderland, and am a total The Walking Dead addict, so fairy tales & zombies are a match made in heaven for me. This WILL be my first Gena Showalter book. Soon-ish... I hope.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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    1. A woman after my heart! I <3 all things Alice in Wonderland as well and knew I had to pick this one up. Hope you enjoy it if you read it :)

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