This was a decent book. It started quickly, which I like. I hate when something takes 100+ pages to even start the real plot. It took a while for me to get through, having a lot of well, boring parts. The take on zombies this book has is kind of weird. No one knows how it really even started... seriously? Maybe it will explain more in the second novel. Though I like that the author Gena Showalter tried to do something different. It's refreshing because so many movies and books have to do with zombies these days. I loved Ali's random way to describe stuff. The horse rectum thing had me laughing.
I liked Kat. She was funny, loyal, and oh so charming. It was pretty predictable that she would have some kind of illness. It's still very sad though. I liked how she'd string Frosty along. They're such a cute couple. You can see how much he cares for her. I really hope she tells him about her health soon.
Cole was just... irk. He was too controlling. I know he was the leader and only wanted to keep everyone safe, but still. People have to be able to breathe sometimes! I just didn't really like him.
Ali... I hated and loved her all at the same time. I wish she would've made Cole work harder and not do pretty much everything he said. I did like how strong she was, killing her 'pops' and father. I could never kill my father. She wasn't scared to do what needed to be done (with the zombies... now with Cole...). I also can't wait to see how her skills develop over the next two books.
There were only two things in this book I didn't see coming; Dr Wright and the killing of her 'pops'. It was easy to see that her father would be a zombie, that she'd be the most gifted one of the group, & that Kat was very sick. It's not a book I'd ever want to read again, but I will finish the series just to know what happens to Kitty Kat.
I absolutely love Alice in Wonderland retellings. I'm also becoming a huge fan of zombie books and by combining those two things you'd think I would be absolutely in love right? Well only kind of. I did love the second half of the book, I just found the beginning pretty boring.
There is only so much you can take when the main character doesn't really do anything. Yes, I know, her family just died, but still the book could have had a lot of the moping, doing nothing part cut out. Once she starts school it gets a little better and then when she finally joins up with Cole's group things get interesting.
The idea of teenagers going out and hunting zombies is pretty cool. The thing that really makes this story is what the zombies actually are. They aren't your typical zombies that go around eating human flesh, they're more of a spirit form. I really have never seen zombies done in this way and that really makes this book stand out.
I really wasn't a huge fan of Alice in the beginning. I got pretty bored while she moped and did nothing. As the story went on however, she turned out to be a pretty tough character who knew how to kick zombie butt. Then there's Cole, the love interest. He's tall, dark and brooding. Oh and he's major trouble. What isn't to love? He's actually pretty sweet and kind once you break through that bad boy shell of his too. One of my favorite character's was Kat. She was funny and outgoing. Spunky and outspoken. She was just an all around enjoyable character, I found myself looking forward to the parts where she made an appearance.
This is definitely a unique twist on the zombie story which I really liked. I am definitely going to be picking up the sequel when it comes out and I can't wait until the next trip into Zombieland.
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Well, I'll just start off with this is not exactly what I was expecting. I'm still not sure if that was really good or bad. Huh. Before everything I can tell you this appeals more towards general paranormal romance fans that fans of horror and such. The gore factor is a 0-0.5 while the other stuff is more of a 7 or 8(out of 10). Well, here goes nothing.
Alice(Ali) is a shy, stubborn, not easily intimidated, funny with a sense of humor (Ali to Frosty and it's not at all what you're gonna think)"Okay, here’s a hint. A lot of people were there. There was some screaming, definitely some writing. A looot of touching." girl of 16 that has had everything taken from her but given enough to survive. Although she doesn't know it yet. Since the car crash her sister has been watching her and every time _____ is about to happen she puts a white rabbit in the sky(that's about was original Alice in Wonderland as we get....besides her name)
Ali's little sister actually played at pretty decent part of the book for being killed so early in the book. She was the watcher and felt a sense of protection over her older, zombie slaying sister (how cool is that title?!?!)
Cole is this super hot, bossy zombie slaying who in the beginning wants to push her us against the wall and kiss her until they're both breathless and that makes him want to kill her. Later in the book he just wants to kiss her...or kill her....maybe just some of both. hehe. And what's even more adorable about them....he's so protective of her and it is too freaking well.... adorable. Lol "“Cole was watching Justin as if he wanted to flay the skin from his bones, throw it down and play “Dance, Dance Revolution” on it.”( this is Ali's thought as Justin-another boy who likes her- walks away from her)
You guys have no idea how happy I was when they finally kissed. It was amazing and steamy and (almost) perfect. THANKS A LOT FROSTY!!! grrrrr
*Poppy+Bronx....unexpected but amazing.*
Oh and by the way, I hate you Wren and Justin and Jaclyn.....you bring shame to the name. So glad its not spelled the same or I'd have a fit. Hmph.
Grandparents slang/dating/sex talk omg hahahahhahahhahhhahahaha I seriously almost died like every time they tried to do teenage slang. Nobody does it like us. (;
OMG KAT! I love her so much. She was an amazing addition to the story. He ego was sky high and wrapped around the world. I wanted her and Frosty back together asap. Like a week ago. They are perfect they should have never broken up. Well I understand why they did....
“"He ignored me, thank God, saying to Kat, "Let go of Frosty's leash. You're choking the life out of him."
Kat's eyes narrowed to tiny slits, a sure sign of her aggression. "He deserves to choke. He didn't keep little frosty in his pants this summer." the words snapped like a whip.
"He did." Cole snapped back with unwavering confidence.
"Not, not, not!" she shouted with a stomp of her foot.
"What are we five?" Cole said.
I felt so sorry for her. And I loved how she was always like "True Story" twas hilarious.
I loved how at the end all the guys who are Zombie Hunters are all like big brothers to Ali.
In the end, like I said not AIW but may be good may be bad....that's for you to decide.