Release Date: October 5th, 2012
Finished Date: August 18th, 2012
Publishers: Mira Ink
Source: ARC For Review
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.