Saturday, 1 September 2012

A Review for Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)Posted by Donna
Release Date: October 5th, 2012
Finished Date: August 18th, 2012
Publishers: Mira Ink
Source: ARC For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 404
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

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.

The Review: “Let’s see what I can do to change that, shall we? We’re going on a little adventure, you and I. When I give an order, you’ll obey it. There will be no asking politely, no matter how much you bat your lashes at me.” 

Where to start with Alice in Zombieland....well, to be honest zombies are really not my thing AT ALL! I've read several zombie books and just cant see what all the hype is about - they just don't do anything for me, but because of all the awesome reviews on this book, I wanted to give it go and yes, it's official.... Gena Showalter has convinced me that this zombie book RULES and I just want more and more of this amazing and unique world. 

Alice in Zombieland is a fun filled adrenaline ride, full of thrilling, engaging and explosive scenes and I really loved every minute of it. Gena Showalter really delivers in her excellent storytelling and gives us readers little signs of the original Alice in Wonderland. I have to say, I love the original story and I really enjoyed trying to spot them out in this book. I just wanted to try and unravel what each sign meant, especially the rabbit in the sky. It was a very intruiging twist but what I enjoyed about this novel so much is that it screams UNIQUENESS. The zombies in this story aren't just you're regular walking dead but there something different, and no, I'm not telling you and spoiling it for you, so I guess you're going to have to read the book for yourself but trust me what I say you won't be disappointed. This is why I enjoyed this book so much more to other zombie books...so yay! 

Now, the characters.....I need to talk about Cole first. *SIGH* I love him. He's just....wow. He literraly takes my breath away, he's that amazing. It was interesting to see why he is the way he is, he's broody and moody and people are scared of him but they have every right to be. He's the top slayer and he'll do anything to protect those he cares about. Now Alice, she's such a likable girl from page one, even through her losing her parents she tries to remain strong but it's not until she meets Cole that she really finds out what's going on. That her father was right...zombies are real and their after her. Another interesting part of this book was following Cole and Alice's romance, there's something very special that gives them a very deep connection, and even though we still don't know why this is, it still gives me hope that these two troubled characters can survive the battles and still remain in love. I'm very eager to see what happens with them. 

So if you're a fan of superb storytelling, excellent and interesting characters, with a romance that you will root for and a captivating story, then this is the book for you. Gena Showalters give a whole new meaning to zombies and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next. 4.5 stars! 

A big thank you to Mira Ink for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 

10 comments:

Juhina said...

I love broody, moody love interests!! i need to read about this Cole you speak of!! and I'm like you, I'm not that big on zombies but since you have obviously switched to the zombie side, I need to check this out!!


awesome review


- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Amazing review, Donna! You know I loved this book too... And Cole! ;) I can't wait for the next one.

Brodie said...

I loved this aswell!!! I'm so glad Gena showed you have awesome zombies can be. Although hers are definitely the most unique and intriguing I've read. I love when an author can put an original spin on things. I have to say, Kat was probably my favourite character, I ADORED her so much. And Alice was a fantastic heroine! And her grandparents! hahaha <3 It took me a little bit to warm up to Cole and Ali's relationship, but once I did I was totally hooked.

Awesome review! I can't wait for the sequel.

Mel @thedailyprophecy said...

Oh, what a fun and lovely review! I've been hearing some negative things about this book, but you bring me my enthusiasm back :D Cole sounds great! Thanks for sharing this <3

Mist_BookaholicsBookClub said...

My review pretty much says the same stuff lol Glad you liked it and welcome to the world of zombies! :p

Andrea Modolo said...

I am so excited to read this one, love hearing that Showalter adds in things from the original (I love Alice in Wonderland!). I can't wait to read this one now, it sounds like a fun and interesting book.

haley hagen said...

AHHH awesome awesome review hun!! I so want to meet Cole! Can't wait for this to be released, it sounds amazing! (:

Beth said...

Thanks for the amazing review!! :) I am so glad you enjoyed this book!! You've made me want to read it even more! :)
Beth xx

nat cleary said...

Great review!! I pre ordered this the other day and Im so excited to read it.

Megan Mc Dade said...

This book sounds awesome. I love the cover and so need to meet cole! Fictional guys are always awesome and can literraly take your breath away as you said :)