Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Alice in Zombieland Review


Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
Title: Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1)
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: HarlequinTEEN
Release Date: September 25th 2012
Source: ARC for Review
Rating: 4

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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….


Review:

Alice in Zombieland is an interesting and unique take on the classic Alice in Wonderland story we all know and love. It has enough similarities to be reconizable to the basic story of Alice in Wonderland, but it also has enough differences to make it, it's own story.

The writing was really well done, not too descriptive, really humourus in the dialogue and narration, and it had an abcolutely absorbing plot with amazing characters. For someone who just lost everyone she loved, Alice stays strong and has the determination to do what's right, kill zombies. Now throw in a super hot (heavy on the super) male love interest that has the same deterimation and motives, Cole. Oh how I loved Cole, he is truely the ultimite bad boy, in fact I would say he's the definition of a bad boy. My biggest weakness in life: bad boys...

The take on zombies is something that I have never seen before, in books or movies, and would have never even thought of. ├Źn Alice in Zombieland, the zombies aren't physical and something the average Joe can see. Their spirits and either you're born seeing theses monsters or something traumatic has happened that has caused you to see them. The way you kill these zombies is in someways the some and in some completely unique. Because of this the book really stood out and is more memorable.

The only negative thing I can really say about Alice in Zombieland, is the undertone of Christianity. It's not that big of a deal, but there is a bit of religion in the book. Not enough to spoil my enjoyment of reading the book. I just don't typically like anything to do with religion...

Some of my favourite bands are also mentioned a few times throughout the book, Skillet and Red, which is plus to me and made me connect to the characters because we shared a common interest. If your looking for a great, unique,and humourus rollercoaster ride of a book with non-stop action, Alice in Zombieland is a book you will definitely want to check out.




5 comments:

  1. I'm currently reading this and I agree with everything you said! I'm really liking it so far and have to say, Alice sure is strong! I've just met Cole, well, from away, and it was such fun. Ha, I love bookish bad boys, too! Why are they so darn attractve? ;) Lovely review!

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  2. Oh, this one sounds like so much fun! :) I'm glad that you connected so strongly to Alice... I LOVE when you can like a MC like that. Cole sounds perfect, I can't wait to meet him! Great review, Hayley - so glad you enjoyed this one! <3

    Sonia

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  3. I really can't wait to read this book! It sounds so interesting
    Leigh | Little Book Star

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  4. This is on my wishlist, it sounds awesome. I love zombies and twists on classic tales.

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  5. I thought that the book was interesting. Pretty cover. But I just found that i don't really like zombies. And i didn't find it had much to do with Alice in Wonderland. But i think if you like zombies then you would love this book.

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