Review: "Alice in Zombieland" by Gena Showalter (White Rabbit Chronicles #1)

9200000009308718  Author: Gena Showalter

Genre: Fantasy

Publication: Harlequin Enterprises

Release date: August 27, 2013

Pages: 414

Spoilers: A little of the plot line, nothing major

Rating: 2.0 Stars (2.0 / 5)

We all know the classic tale “Alice in Wonderland” that has been read to us and the Disney version which we’ve watched a thousand times, so a zombified version? Hell yeah.

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. But that’s all it takes. 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.” [goodreads]

The story tells about Alice, a girl who can’t get outside that much because of her father, who has a fear of monsters, and loves her little sister very much. But after a fatal car accident she sees them too, eating her family. By the time she goes to a new school and meets a new guy, she finds a way to get revenge.

Well, I don’t know if I had high hopes for this book or the writing is just bad, but after finishing this story after only 3 hours, I didn’t feel satisfied at all. The story is good, the clichés excluded. But thenlonger I read, the moreI felt like I was reading Twilight times Zombieland times Shadowhunters. When I ordered the book I thought this was a slightly different version from the original, but it isn’t like it all except for a few names and a rabbit that pops up every now and then. The story doesn’t feel realistic enough, it all seems to fall down to coincidence. And I know; not everything can be explained by facts but it bothered me too much through the story. The love interest, Cole Holland, is of course divine and exciting but still, not original enough.

If you don’t mind an easy reading story which doesn’t have much depth it won’t be a problem for you. I’m not saying it isn’t enjoyable because I still read the whole thing! It has certain plot twists, funny characters and jokes that are very funny. But, if you are used to heavier reading, this isn’t the right book for you.

Maybe you have a total different opinion, and if you do please let me know down below!

Frederique Teillers

Frederique is reviewer, specialized in series. Studying Media & Culture in Amsterdam, she knows everything about series and now and then reads an English classic. Frederique might me the youngest member of the team, but she knows how to speak her mind.

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