Sunday, August 12, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND by GENA SHOWALTER - WHITE RABBIT CHRONICLES # 1 - HARLEQUIN TEEN - 5 COLE STARS!!


By: Gena Showalter
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Released : 25th September 2012
Details: Paperback, 404 Pages

Received from publisher for review, THANKYOU!

RATING: 5 ' MANIMAL'  COLE ' BOOK BOYFRIEND'  STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

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.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :


I feel a bit like the Mad Hatter after reading ‘Alice In Zombieland’, I am all bouncy and NEEDING , like NOW.... ASAP, ‘Through The Zombie Glass’. I feel like I have been on a caffeine binge. I am so grabby for more, it is going to be very painful waiting for book 2, due for release 2013.

Gena Showalter has written an outstanding YA story. Now we all know Gena has written many an adult book, it shows. She knows how to write guys.

Cole Holland, the boy with the violet eyes, oh boy is he going to be gate crashing the ‘YA Crush Tourneys’ and most probably battling and winning against some of our fave boys. I am sorry, but Cole is......... well you need to read this book. Think of everything you like in a guy and he pretty much covers it all. Oh, and that piercing..........and.......

Oh sweet heaven, Cole has run off with my heart.

He is a manimal .

Gena has such fun with her chapter titles and the originality of weaving a little piece of a favourite children’s story into her tale. The unique and refreshing take on zombies, is brilliant. These zombies will blow your mind.


 Clever!

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! 

Gena’s character’s are well written and interesting. I love Frosty, I want to know more about him. I think he has a story to tell.

Kat is a wonderful friend and she is there for Alice. I loved her from the minute she inserted herself into Ali’s life. Her dialogue is gutsy, loyal and emotional. She will stop you in your tracks.

Gena has thrown in some great twists, emotion that will have you feeling sad, and boys, boys , boys ,who are badass and cool. Bad boys who are oh so drool worthy.....and......protective.....and.....

I love Bronx, and he only said about 3 words in the whole book. I kid you not.

Grandma and Grandpa, their dialogue is absolutely hilarious. They are like the comic relief without trying to be.

This whole book is a ‘fave quote’. That is how much I enjoyed Gena’s tale. I have sticky flag note thingys stuck all over the pages with all my fave scenes and quotes, it looks like a rainbow chucked up on my book. It’s ridiculous how much I loved this story.

The smexiness of Cole is so well written you will be drooling all over the place. I suggest you wear a bib!

I have two fave scenes in this book, one involves a kind of ode to spiderman, and one involves dancing. A couple very smexi, yet fun scenes.

Gena pulls the reader in from the get go. You go from ‘feeling’ tense and afraid of what you don’t understand, to ogling a guy you have this weird thing with, to more ogling of said guy you have this weird thing with....time to wipe your mouth.... and then ........

Gena’s YA voice is refreshing and original. You will reread this book over and over for the story, and to get a Cole fix until the next instalment.

Visually this story will play like a movie through your mind. You won’t want to even take a pee break. Get everything you need.... snacks, drinks......heck bring the mini bar to your reading ‘cosy spot’ and READ!

Don’t forget your bib.....hehe!!

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry and Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter are my three top 2012 YA book picks, for very different reasons , I highly recommend them all.

Go on now, throw this onto your TBR pile for 2012. I don’t want to hear, ‘I don’t like Zombies’....trust me, you will like this tale, for it is a different tale and Cole will protect you.... honest!

FAVE QUOTES:


“I don’t think you’re cold,” he rasped, “ I think you’re scared. You’re right to be scared.”

I gulped. “I’m not scared.”

“Let’s see what I can do to change that, shall we? We’re going on a little adventure, you and I. When I give an order, you’ll obey it. There will be no asking politely, no matter how much you bat your lashes at me.”




“You tell me.”

Not that crap again. “Cole. Please. Act like you’ve never been to juvie and let me down.”

He sighed, and it was not a patient sound. “Ali has a mean streak. Good to know.....”



His pupils expanded, black overshadowing all that beautiful purple. “Most people are so afraid of me they jump to obey the moment I speak.”

Just a guess , but most people hadn’t imagined his tongue inside their mouth. “ I’m not most people.”




“As you so eloquently pointed out in the forest, I don’t know you, and you don’t know me, but we almost...you know... in public!”

You know. That’s what you call it?”

Was that amusement in his tone? “Do you want me to punch you in the face?”

“No, I want you to be still and listen to me.”

“That’s not happening.”
He sighed, a wary sound. “Even if I promise not to you know in public again?”



“Should I put on a shirt?” he asked with a hint of amusement.

I will not blush. “No.” He’d be doing the world a favour if he never wore a shirt again, but I wasn’t going to tell him that part. “You’re fine.”

“I’m glad you think so.”




Michelle

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8 comments:

  1. gr8 review. i hope to read it soon. i hope/hope /hope

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    1. Thanku Roro,

      I am in book boyfriend heaven with Cole:D:D:D:D

      Mich

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  2. I'm on a YA break (again, but maybe just the UF/PNR types) but I am super looking forward to this.

    P.S. Cracking Tim's book this week so expect DM's/emails from me. I also left a Dm for Marissa on Twitter.

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    1. I am on alert Miss B....chapter 23 for CV, that rhymed:D

      Mich

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    2. I better prep for or ch23. I feel like I will need a cold shower after

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  3. Thanks for your review...I cant wait for this book...I am a huge Gena fan!!!

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    1. Wendy, this was most awesome read!! Like I am so bouncy for book two:D:D

      Mich

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  4. Oh, I have to give it to you on the chapter titles. They were SO fun. And the zombie myth? LOVE.

    It was actually Cole that bothered me the most, and I think it's mainly because he's a YA hero. In adult UF/PNR? I'd be all over that... I don't mind when, say, Barrons is controlling and condescending, but Cole made me... uncomfortable, shall we say.

    STILL. As much as I had SERIOUS issues with AIZ (I LOVE THIS ACRONYM) I couldn't put it down. It was SO fun. And Addictive. And and and... YES. There were so many bits I loved (KAT! NAN! POPS! THE SIDE CHARACTERS! THE CHEMISTRY!)


    Mich, AMAZING review! ♥
    I SO want Through the Zombieglass O__O

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