I really loved this book, despite it not being quite what I'd imagined. I thought that Alice would fall down the rabbit hole and land in a Wonderland filled with zombies. However, the Alice in Wonderland references are fairly light. I got more of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer feel from it, which is never a bad thing!
Alice is an incredibly strong character. She’s fierce and brave, and I really liked her. I connected well with the writing style and loved the humour. The story is unique and stands out as very different from anything I’ve come across before.
ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND is captivating and interesting, and I enjoyed every minute.
I am honestly in awe of Gena Showalters two books in this adventurous series. This tale is nothing like Alice In Wonderland but it is definitely one to read. It's a tale of a girl named Alice Bell who's family tragically die in a car accident on the night of Ali's birthday, she is filled with regret and guilt. She is a very curious person and starts to question her Dad's whole life's existence and protecting them from the 'zombies and monsters of the dark.' Ali finds an unexpected friend in Hospital- Kat, they instantly click and have been as close as sisters. Ali moves schools and lives with her Nan and Pops. Ali doesn't have a clue in which her life is directing her until she meets bad boy Cole; it was love at first sight *literally.* What Ali doesn't know is that Cole and his friends are really fighting something that she could never begin to imagine.
An amazing retellling with zombies! You won't be able to put it down!!!
What an amazing and unique story!!! Gena Showalter really outdid herself - and with a zombie story! And if you know me at all, you know that I am not a fan if zombies, I really don't understand the craze behind it, sorry! But the whole concept of this story being inspired by Alice in Wonderland really drew me in - and did not disappoint. Most of the time, I was able to pick out which characters were who and what imagery's where taken from the original 'Wonderland' story. A few where not so easy to figure out until after I finished reading it and had some time to think about it...
Alice is your typical teen, for the most part she is happy and loves her family, especially her little sister. And even though her father is 'disturbed and paranoid' and doesn't allow the family to do certain things because of it, she seems to handle it well... most of the time.
In a blink of an eye, Alice loses her family in a tragic car accident... was her father right? Were his nightmarish monster fears true?... but Alice is in too much pain to think twice about it. Her family is gone and now she has to go live with her grandparents in a neighboring town next to hers. Which also means she has to go to a new school, make new friends and try to live a life without her family. Without her little sister. She will just have to do what she can do for now...
Until she meets Cole.
The minute Alice's eyes land on Cole there is a fierce connection - but do not be discouraged, this is no insta-love in the making. This is something else, something more that needs to be figured out, and soon... it doesn't help that Cole is a badass with swoon-worthy good looks even with the tattoos and constant bruises. He is strong, a leader and will fiercely protect what is his. But don't let him fool you and push you away, there is a well-meaning and soft side to Cole that takes a while to poke into and get used to. He knows things, things that Alice has been guessing at and she needs him to tell her if she's right or if she is as crazy as her father was.
Alice is strong and an amazing heroine - she is not afraid to feel her sadness, do what's right, speak her mind and surprisingly, with all that she's been through and continues to go through, has an amazing sense of humor. She will not be told what to do nor be backed into a corner. She is prepared to fight back to honor her family and protect her new family and friends.
There is never a dull moment in 'Zombieland' - set at a great ongoing pace and never a predictable moment - the zombies are everywhere. And not in the way that you think they are. Few can see these zombies. And even fewer people can stop these zombies from killing, or worse, creating other zombies.
A zombie-story like no other! Gena Showalter met all of my 'Wonderland' expectations and gave me so much more! Whether your a fan of fairy-tales or gory zombies, this is definitely a book to read and add to your shelf!