Wednesday, September 12, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Alice in Zombieland

Gena Showalter is a New York Times and national bestselling author of more than thirty novels in a wide range of genres.  Her fiction has appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines as well as on MTV, and has been nominated for the prestigious RITA, as well as the National Reader’s Choice Award. 
She has always believed in love...  An avid romance reader, she decided to try her hand at a story of her own, and is now the author of a multitude of white-hot paranormal romances, sexy contemporary novels, and thrilling young adult titles.
Gena’s wildly sensual page-turners have a mix of humor, danger, and wickedly hot sex – a combination that is sure to enthrall!  After all, she is universally known to be “made of awesome”, and we couldn’t agree more!

Alice in Zombieland - Book #1 of the WHITE RABBIT CHRONICLES
Author:  Gena Showalter
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….

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha – Michelle L Olson]:   

 I’m a huge fan of Gena Showalter, so when I heard that she was coming out with a new series I was extremely excited.

Let me start my review by saying that it's been hard for me to read YA novels lately after discovering the vast world of dark urban fantasy, paranormal romance & erotica out there. There are a couple series that I can't stray from however, and now I have a new one to add to the list of ones I won't be leaving behind.

Gena’s take on zombies was unique and captivating. She takes a more fantastical spin on the zombie phenomena and I found it utterly fascinating. Alice in Zombieland is truly a trip down the rabbit hole… :)

In true Gena Showalter fashion, the characters were well developed and engaging. Our heroine Alice starts out as a sheltered teen and ends up immersed in a multi-dimensional world full of grief, intrigue, mystery and danger. Our hero Cole is the consummate bad boy. He’s mysterious, dangerous, and sexy as sin (yes, I developed a completely inappropriate ‘cougar crush’ on our resident hero!). Together they have a chemistry that literally leaps off of the page, and as of yet… there are no love triangles or teen angst to be seen (a big win for me personally).

The world was solidly built, and the way that Gena unraveled the tale was perfect to keep the reader captivated and wanting more. The mysteries surrounding the world that is unveiled to Alice and the secrets that Cole is keeping kept me wanting more, page after page.

The other thing that I can always expect from Gena is amazing dialogue. Alice in Zombieland did not disappoint there either, and there were numerous times where I found myself laughing out loud at a one liner or descriptive used.

All in all this was an excellent first installment to Gena's new series. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next installment.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Alice in Zombieland 4 Skulls and would recommend it to all YA Paranormal lovers and fans of Gena Showalter.

Alice in Zombieland

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