I can't believe this is the first Gena Showalter book I'm reviewing on the blog. I need to get on the ball because her books are great. Fun, witty with the right hint of snark/sarcasm. I highly recommend them because I've read them all. She writes steamy romance and intriguing YA that will keep you turning those pages.
Her books are on my "Books I'd read any day of the week" list and if you haven't read her yet, what are you waiting for?
Here's my review of
Alice in Zombieland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I preface this review with I love Gena Showalter and I'm not afraid to admit it! I think she is funny, smart and writes one hell of a great story. I've read her other YA books and I think she's outdone herself with this one!
From the cover to the title, you are drawn into this world that you are expecting to be unique and dark and Gena turns that all on it's ear by having Alice be your typical girl who, yes, she has a bizarre family situation (to put it mildly) but for all intents and purposes she's you or me, just trying to get through the day. She tries to deal with her father and all his rules and still be 'normal' even though it's impossible. She she has a sister she adores and she does what she can to make everything seem alright for her.
Then one night, everything changes and Alice realizes that the world isn't at all as harmless she thought. It's turned upside-down and in the tiniest of moments, her eyes are opened to what is truly around her and it's as terrifying as her father said it was.
Once again, Gena Showalter pulls me in, drags me down into her world, and leaves me breathless. The characters and the relationships, especially those with Alice's family- you feel them. The pain, the guilt and all she does to protect the people she loves. Even the ones she can't.
Great book, wild ride and another home run for Gena Showalter. Check out not only Alice in Zombieland, but all her books!
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