20 October, 2014

book review

The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles #3) by Gena Showalter

My Copy: eBook
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Purchased

I have a plan.

We’ll either destroy them for good, or they’ll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice “Ali” Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It’s then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn’t the girl she thought she was. She’s connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole’s mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.

My Review

What you’re in for: Zombies. Ambush. Kick-ass heroin. Romance. Action. Death. Injuries. Emotional. Awesome secondary characters. Witty writing style. Surprises. Friendship. Memories. Revelations.

My Thoughts:
This book…this story…oh, Gena Showalter, how you destroyed me near the end! I am in love with this entire freaking series. I don’t even know what to say right now, other than read it! There are so many great things about this story.

I love how developed even the secondary characters are. All the characters in this story have very defining characteristics. Seriously. And that’s so rare in young adult novels. All too often, the main character isn’t even developed as much as he/she should be. I love how Gena Showalter develops all of her characters so well and gives them all unique personalities.

Have I mentioned how much I love Gena Showalter’s writing? (I think I may have in my reviews of the previous books in the series, but just in case I didn’t…) Well, I do! I love the witty writing style that makes me laugh out loud. I love how her writing brings her characters to life and makes them so lovable (even though they have faults).

Now, even though I clearly love this series and loved this book so much, I’m only rating it 4.5. Why? Well, first of all, I found the ending to be a tad on the rushed side. I mean, what happens and then unhappens, I just think it was a bit too easy. It didn’t seem realistic to me. I think if that played out in real life, it would have taken longer. It just all kind of happened all at once (almost). I know you don’t know what I’m taking about unless you read it (and hopefully if you read it you DO know what I’m talking about), but I don’t want to spoil anything so I’m not saying anything specific.

Also (and something else I can’t elaborate on without ruining it), I found that a couple of things/situations didn’t quite add up with spirits and physical things. I wish I could say specific circumstances that I’m referring to so that you could help me in case I missed something, but I’m simply not going to because I don’t like spoiling!

Anyway, all in all, I loved this entire story from start to finish. 🙂

4_5 stars blue

A Peek Inside

I loved watching him in action. He was fearless. Steady. A rock that wouldn’t be moved.

 
 

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