Book Review: Through the Zombie Glass

Book Review: Through the Zombie GlassThrough the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
Series: The White Rabbit Chronicles #2
Also in this series: Alice in Zombieland, The Queen of Zombie Hearts
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 474
Published by Harlequin on 2014-07-29
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Zombies stalk the night.  Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine… Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.  After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.  She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her…from everyone. Now, with her best friend, Kat, at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking…and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed.
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Book 2 of the White Rabbit Chronicles was WAY better than the first, and I really enjoyed Alice in Zombieland. Gena Showalter definitely delivers an exciting and entertaining sequel to her imaginative YA Zombie series.

If you haven’t read this series, NO it’s not really a re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. But that’s ok. Because instead we get this highly romantic, cleverly crafted zombie story that follows poor Ali as she struggles with not only the zombies and the Hazmats (nasty human company after her) but with a monster inside of her.

Things were going so well for Ali and Cole, and then suddenly, everything started going wrong. Ali starts having THE VISIONS with another guy (EXCUSE ME?) and then, Ali gets bit and suddenly she’s got a ZOMBIE LIVING INSIDE OF HER.

I loved that this book was all about Alice battling some inner demons (metaphoric and literal). Her relationship with Cole goes down the drain, and to top it off, she starts feeling the urge to go all bitey-bitey on her friends. Ali still doesn’t make the best decisions 24/7, but I like that she’s willing to act and make things happen, rather than sitting around like a scared kitten. There are some dark days for Miss Bell in Through the Zombie Glass and it’s great to see her journey of trying to figure out how to deal with it all.

Cole Holland needed a good slap or twenty in this book. He was being a major idiot and I SO wanted Ali to let him have it. She didn’t do a bad job of being strong and not giving into him when he was fluctuating between hot and cold (the grade A jerk that he is). I was so enraged at him, that even when they actually talked to each other and worked through things, I still wanted her to slap him.

All the zombie-slaying magic is still here, as is the steamy romance between Cole and Ali (even though he’s a major jerk for the majority of the time), along with some new additions to our cast. Kat is even better than ever, and Reeve takes on a more major role. All in all, Through the Zombie Glass is an excellent sequel to Alice in Zombieland.

Also, I really love Ali and Cole. So the fact that they had major conflict in this book that makes them a stronger couple gets an A+ in my book.

If you liked Through the Zombie Glass, you should read Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

2 comments

  1. Tracy says:

    I’ve been keeping an eye on this series since it first came out and I was always a little unsure. To be honest, this is the first review I’ve stopped to read and I’m still a little back and forth on whether to give it a try. BUT your review has definitely pushed me towards picking it up! You definitely make a good sell. 😛 Thanks for sharing!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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