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Monday, October 1, 2012

Review- Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1)
Gena Showalter
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 0373210582
Source: ARC from the publisher (Thanks Lisa!)
Rating: Obsessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Goodreads.
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.   &nbsp 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

I am probably one of the few people who have read both of Gena’s YA and Adult series and prefer her YA books. I love the way she writes YA and Alice in Zombieland has become my absolute favorite of hers!!!!!!!!!!! And just gotta give Gena a high-five for mentioning another favorite author of mine in the book! On page 62 Ali mention’s reading The Iron Fey how cool is that?!?!?!

I love that Gena took the idea behind Alice in Wonderland and turned it into a zombie story! And that she kept it in the real world! Zombieland is just the spiritual plane on earth; there’s no going through a rabbit hole but there’s definitely a rabbit lol. I also loved her idea on zombies! Normal people can’t see them they only exist on the spiritual plane so, only people with “The sight” can see and battle them.

I loved Alice/Ali she’s one badass chick who’s been through Hell and back and even though it has definitely changed her it’s made her stronger. Oh and Cole my dear, dear not so sweet Cole. He has definitely taken a top spot on my book boyfriend list. He is everything I love in a guy. Tall dark and handsome, a total badass, bad boy attitude, extremely loyal, oh and he has a sweet side. I just *melts* yeah that’s what he does to me! Ali’s best friend Kat is another favorite character of mine she cracked me up on almost every page!

I loved this story so much I stayed up way later than I should have one night to finish it and I am dying to get my hands on book 2 Through The Zombieglass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I chose a passage between Ali and Cole that was hot!!!!!!

My knees almost buckled. “Are you saying…”

“That I want to discover if reality compares with imagination? Yes.”

Here? Now? My first reaction was panic. My second was more panic.

“Or not,” he added dryly. I could feel his arms loosening on me. “I’m used to terrifying people, but not about something like this.”

I tightened my grip on him, forcing him to stay with me. “It’s just that…well, I’ve never…” Be quiet! He blinked down at me with a little confusion and a whole lot of incredulity.

“Are you trying to tell me you’ve never been kissed?”

I pressed my tongue to the roof of my mouth. He looked so dubious,a dn his tone had bordered on insulting. “Yeah. So?”

“So, I’m shocked, that’s all. You’re …you.”

“In-sul-ting. “Me?” I asked stiffly.

“Yeah. Hot,” he said.

Wait. Me? Hot?

He laughed down at me. “No one’s told you that, either, have they?”

I could only shake my head.

“You’ve clearly been hanging around idiots.” His gaze lowered—and stayed—on my lips, and he lost his gleam of amusement. “I’m going to kiss you, Ali.”

Here? Now? I thought again, my panic returning and my brain short-circuiting. “But I might be bad at it, and we don’t know each other well, and you don’t—And I don’t—And we can’t—“The words rushed out of me, but nothing came out fully formed.

“Apparently I do. And you will. And we can.” With that, he lowered his head, meshed his lips against mine and stole my breath.

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  1. Great review! I'm glad you enjoyed this one a lot. I wouldn't say I was a huge fan of this book . . . but I'll still read the sequel just to find out what happens.

  2. I wasn't going to read this one. But I think my mind has been changed. Thank you for this really great spoiler free review! LOVED the scene that you shared with us!

  3. I'm so not into zombies, but this book sounds amazing! I'm going to have to pick it up sometime :)

  4. I started reading Requiem. I'm debating if I should start Shades after or read this one next.

  5. Wow, I love that steamy teaser about Ali and Cole! Now, I really want to read this book! Lol

  6. Awesome review, I have read her adult, but not YA. I am starting this next week for a review and cannot wait..Obsessed huh!

  7. I just got this one in the mail, and can't wait to read it. It's a bit down the list because of the ones I have to read for blog tours, though.

    Glad you liked it!
    YA Sisterhood

  8. I can't wait for this one to come out, really hope it's good!

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