25 October, 2013

book review

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2) by Gena Showalter

My Copy: ePub eBook, 335 pages
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Borrowed from Library
Genre: Fantasy | Horror | Paranormal | Romance | Young Adult

Inspired by the childhood classic Alice in Wonderland, this harrowing and romantic story features teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home. After a strange new zombie attack, Alice fears she may be losing her mind as well. A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things. The whispers of the dead assault her ears and mirrors seem to come frighteningly to life. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more—including her boyfriend, Cole—than she does now. But as Cole strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all.

My Review

I loved this book and I love this series!  If you haven’t read Alice in Zombieland yet, I highly recommend you do so.  Now.  Showalter’s writing is undeniably great.  She has a witty way of writing that at times had me laughing out loud.  Some of the dialogue has a humour to it that is just so enjoyable to read, especially coming from the secondary character and Ali’s friend, Kat.  Not many authors have this ability of this witty writing style, at least not the books I usually read.  And I love it!

Through the Zombie Glass is filled with romance, heartbreak, witty humour, and action-packed ass-kicking.  It is a wonderful combination of all my favourite aspects.  The main character and first-person narrator, Ali, has to endure some (more) hardship in this book — from having her heartbroken to coming very close to losing her humanity.  But, Ali is a strong character and does the best she can under the circumstances.

I loved the story.  Showalter is an excellent story-teller.  I loved the characters.  All of them.  Each character was developed well and had his/her own little quirks.  As with Alice in Zombieland, I did not want to put this book down.  It’s a page-turning adventure that everyone should experience.

My only complaint is that I found quite a few errors/typos/proofreading-slips in this book.  I was surprised by how many mistakes there were.  You don’t usually see that in novels from large publishing houses.  Not sure what happened there and I didn’t like it.  Editing is important, because when I see a mistake it snaps me out of the hold the book has on me and I lose the captivity for a moment.  Very distracting.

SIK’s Short ‘n’ Sweet Version (Point-form Style)

I Liked:
– Showalter’s writing and story-telling.  Very good and filled with witty humour.
– Each and every character — with my favourites being Ali, Cole, Kat, and Gavin.
– The story was captivating and left me wanting more.  I can’t wait to read the next book!

I Didn’t Care For:
– Several errors or typos.  Way too many than there should be, considering the publisher.

4_5 stars blue

A Peek Inside

Trembling, I swiped a tube of red lipstick from the bathroom and wrote over the glass. Who Are You?
I slammed the lipstick on the vanity surface and marched to the door. As I stepped into the hall, I glanced back. Breath caught in my throat. I read Your Doom.


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