07 October, 2016


Title: Alice in Zombieland
Author: Gena Schowalter

Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Genres: YA, Zombies, Paranormal
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 404

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BLURB: She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

If anyone had 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.

I had my eye on this book for quite some time. Firstly, the cover is absolutely gorgeous. And also, many people seem to love the series.

THE WORLD: I was surprised and rather disappointed. I expected something fancy, I mean the title in the book indicates relation to Alice in Wonderland but really there was no Wonderland in this book. Yes, we had Zombies. But not even your typical Zombies like in the movies, here Zombies live in the dark and people are unaware most of the time except for a few chosen ones that have to kill them. Also, they basically eat your soul and to fight Zombies you have to leave your body and all that weird stuff we are not costumed seeing when it comes to Zombies. So yeah, lots of high school drama and no real Zombies. I guess it is clear that I was really disappointed.

CHARACTERS: Our main character is of course Alice, she basically has to live with her parents after her family is killed by Zombies. Frankly, up till Zombies appeared this book reminded me extremely of Evermore and I really prefer Evermore in this case. I am not saying Alice is a terrible character, I just did not seem to care for her at all. And at some point she was annoying. Basically typical YA high school main character. Then what high school book without a hot guy that everybody wants but he is too mysterious and does not care about any girl? Yeah his name is Cole in this book but really Twilight much? I mean seriously, all these high school books are so the same. The only character I really loved was Kat. There was just something about her that is not that common in high school drama books. She was funny, supporting and just somebody I would also like to have as a friend. Well okay Her supposed to be boyfriend Frosty was also cool, they were the couple I was actually interested in. Also, Kat is would be the only reason I would ever pick up the next books, I would love to know what is up with her and how her development goes.

LOVE: Of course Alice and Cole is THE couple. Blah. Ain't even bother writing about them, too boring. Now Kat and Frosty...they are crazy. But you are going to take my word for it because if I spoil then this book loses its appeal completely.

PLUS: Kat.

MINUS: What is this thing with leaving your body to fight Zombies? And Zombies eating your soul? What? I am still confused. Also the ending, WTH?

OVERALL: I was blown away how different this book was from what I expected. Also, I am really glad I did not buy a paperback of it. It was okaying but I do not read high school drama so I will not be continuing with the series. This is not a book for Zombie fans for sure.

What do you guys think about ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND?