Monday, October 01, 2012

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….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.         


I am a HUGE Gena Showalter fan. I have read and loved her Lords of the Underworld series and her Intertwined series. The last book I read by her was The Darkest Seduction way back in Feb and so I was desperately craving a Gena Showalter fix which I definitely got from Alice in Zombieland.

Alice Bell or Ali as she likes to refer to herself now, loses her whole family in a tragic accident. She now has to move in with her grandparents and go to a new High School. With all the changes happening in her life she can't get over the guilt of thinking that the accident was her fault. Combined with the fact that Zombies are stalking her every move she has no choice but to fight back and avenge her family.

Then there's Cole Holland. He's the ultimate bad boy. He's the leader of their school gang which Ali finds out kills Zombies. He's possessive and protective and stubborn and hot. Like really hot. He's moody and brooding but we find out his reasons. Ali needs his help in learning the tricks of trade to killing Zombies. Its obviously not easy seeing to the fact that Cole keeps irritating her and trying to push her away.

I loved Ali's character. After everything she's been through, she's still strong and determined and compassionate. Cole just takes the word hot to a whole new level. Cole and Ali together burn up the pages with their chemistry. Their banter was fun. I loved Kat and Frosty and the gang. The whole cast of characters just made the book that much better.

I haven't read that many Zombie books yet but Gena Showalter's take on Zombies is fresh and unique. If you like your Zombies of the authentic mindless brain eating variety you will be a little disappointed. This book was filled with action, romance, interesting characters and great dialogue. The writing was superb as always. If you're looking for a unique YA zombie book with a little bit of everything, Alice in Zombieland is definitely the book for you.

 X 4.5



  1. I haven't read any Gena Showalter's book so I cannot wait to read this. Also I haven't read any book about zombies and this all will be new for me! Great review and I cannot wait to meet Cole! :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  2. I got this book on Tuesday and I'm itching to pick it up ASAP! I've heard nothing but awesome things about it!

  3. can't wait to read this book!!! What IS it about those moody and broody boys that catches our attention completely? Gotta love 'em :) Great review!

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  4. I've heard a lot about this book. Now, I really want to read it.

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    1. well hell mozilla is really a pain. I was saying earlier that your review is amazing! i ve been pushing this book further due to other book but after reading your review, my next book is definitely gonna be this one! nice one Janhvi!


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