Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Paranormal.
Publication : September 25th 2012 by Harlequin Teen.
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.
Well, the first thing I have to say about Gena Showalter is that she can do 'hot' like no body else! Alice in Zombieland is YA but WOAH! I ♥ Cole !
On the night of her 16th birthday, Alice's whole world falls apart. She finds out that her father isn't crazy - zombies are real and they just killed her entire family. Now Ali wants revenge, more than anything.
I began reading this book expecting a twist on the infamous Alice in Wonderland but I was wrong. This is a special story all on its own with just a few elements from the original novel.
Ali's not like other girls, she's a unique, strong protagonist who manages to stay relatable despite zombies being involved. I even adore the supporting characters - all of them. The chemistry between Ali and Cole is nothing short of sizzling. I felt butterflies in my stomach and everything!
Yes, there's a but coming. The way zombies are portrayed in this is completely different from what you'd expect. I like my zombies of the brainless, back-from-the-dead, non-speaking, flesh-eating, impossible-to-stop variety. I'll be frank. I don't like Alice in Zombieland as a zombie novel. According to me, zombies are the ONLY paranormal creature that haven't been tainted in literature..until now. When the zombie parts popped up in the story, I repeatedly felt the need to walk up to Gena Showalter and go all "I object! What the heck is this?!?" because...well, they're just not cool here.
However, disregarding that, Alice in Zombieland was awesome. I loved it.
I loved it for a general young adult paranormal story. Showalter's writing is excellent, relatable and engaging, the characters are funny and *ahem* sexy. The plot is intriguing and kept me up until 4 in the morning, when I had to be up at 6 and head to class.
I'm getting restless waiting for the next book Gena! I need me some Cole!