Review: Alice in Zombieland by 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….
So, you know how everyone has their favorite book of the year? Well, I can say without a doubt that ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND is going to be mine. With a fierce heroine, a sexy “manimal” of a hero, and multiple scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat, you can not miss out on ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND.
Alice is one strong girl with an attitude that will have you sitting up and taking notice. Even after the death of her family, she still has a personality that will not let others put her down. And yes, she has an especially vulnerable side because of her family’s death that will make readers sympathetic to her cause. If there is one heroine in a book that I want to be like, it’s Alice.
Alice has such an engrossing story to tell that readers will struggle with stepping away for even a moment. There is so much action going on that there won’t be a single time when readers will feel bored. The pure emotion that goes through every single character in the novel is real, raw, and you won’t be able to stop yourself from experiencing it right alongside them.
I think Alice’s newfound best friend Kat is my absolute all-time favorite friend in a book ever. She has such spunk and personality that readers won’t be able to ignore her for even a second while she’s on scene. The way she and Alice click is just so amazing and they are perfect friends for each other. Kat becomes a very important person in Alice’s life who helps her heal and become the person she’s meant to be.
If you’ve read anything of Gena Showalter’s, you know how talented she is in the male department. Cole is a yummylicious hunk of man who will have ladies falling all over him. He has this animalistic side to him (he’s a manimal as Kat would say) that draws Alice to him like a bee to honey. His sense of responsibility and loyalty to his friends is honorable, making him all the more drool-worthy. Alice is a lucky duck, that’s for sure.
There is such an intricately woven plot in ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND that it will take more than one book to unravel. ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND was told at just the right pace and will give readers enough action and answers to keep them happy until the next book, though they may go into withdrawals. If you were having any second thoughts about picking this one up, don’t. I promise you that you will adore ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND as much as I do.