(review) Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Release date: September 25th 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Bought (ebook)
Despite the beautiful cover, I am really picky about zombie books. Alice in Zombieland had invaded my ibooks since the end of last year, and I didn't have the urge to open and read it, until yesterday. To tell the truth, I was really contaminated by other's negative reviews before, and now that I had finished reading it, I am really glad to find them wrong.
I was really intrigued with the fact that this book would combine the famous Lewis Carroll classic and Zombies, and I was quite...surprised? that, other than the white rabbit and our main character's name, it doesn't have any 'Alice in Wonderland' in it. If you think this book is un-original, then you should tell me where have you seen any other Zombies that walks in the form of an evil spirit? I don't even know why would anyone think that this story is un-original, because I think this is really interesting and creative. And what I love so much about this book is that it could actually manage to reach out to me (I swear I was going to shed a few tears when Alice visited her family's grave).
Alice bell, our heroine was kick-ass! At the start of this book, she encountered the death of her parents and her beloved sister, and instead of breaking down and cry she stood and hunt the creatures that had eaten her family. Well, not really 'hunting' but at least she's not scared at 'bridezilla' the zombie that had been invading the forest near the house. I was glad that her father inherited a few of his fighting skills before, because I would hate her if she actually ran away screaming like a girl when the hottie Cole fight for his life (and others). I knew I had hinted Cole in my sentence before, and yeah I give you the eye candy of the story. At first I thought Cole Holland was just the usual bad-boy that would melt our heroine, and I was right. I couldn't resist him though, read this yourself and tell me you could, I'll salute you. Cole is another bad-boy in another YA novel, but Cole was different. Cole might look bruised and rough but behind he bears the gift to see and kick the Zombies' ass, and that is where he got those bruises. No fights (other than with Justin). And did I mention he had violet eyes? beautiful. I loved Ali's and Cole's relationship despite my huge crush over Cole, they're just so cute!
In conclusion, Alice in Zombieland was definitely a fun read, love it. Can't wait for the sequel!