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20 January 2014

Mira Ink Monday #1 - 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...

5 Words: Clever, original, freaky, girl-power, family.

I thought that I didn't like Zombie books. But on a recent horror binge, this is one of the books that changed my mind. It really surprised me how much I enjoyed this.

Now, I always judge a book by its cover. I know that's bad, but I can't help it. I'm like a magpie, attracted to all things pretty and shiny. And look at this gorgeous cover. It's so enticing.

Zombies? Yes please. Creepy almost-indestructible zombies that few people can see? Give me more!

I loved the writing style, and I loved Alice.

If you go into this expecting a retelling of Alice in Wonderland but with zombies, you'll be disappointed. It's not that. It's inspired by Alice In Wonderland, and it's excellent.

Alice's voice is very accessible. The language Gena Showalter uses is exactly that which I used as a teen, and it had me smiling all through. I probably enjoyed the book all the more because of it. Alice is also a very likeable character. So much happens to her and she could so easily have been a damsel in distress type, but instead she's strong. She's strong and independent and pretty kick ass.

I enjoyed this book right the way through, and I can't wait to get stuck into the next one.

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