Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review: Alice In Zombieland

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1)
 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….

Source: Publisher (Thanks so much Mira Ink! YOU ROCK! )


My Thoughts:

This book has a lot of faults.
Insta obsession ,bad boy, zombies that are not really zombies, some weird characters , not enough "zombie" killing, no swords  etc.

I really enjoyed this novel.

Let me make one thing very clear.This book has no connection to Alice in  Wonderland (except maybe a rabbit shaped cloud) so don't read this book expecting an Alice In Wonderland retelling.

I read this novel right after reading Fallen by Lauren Kate and I found that there were some similarities between this book and Fallen. But Basically this book is a thousand times better than Fallen with pretty much the same framework.(I can't stop myself from comparing the two novels but don't worry there are no spoilers for both the books!)

This book has a bad  boy (a.k.a Cole) but he's not got a multiple personality like the guys in Fallen. When he starts talking to Alice he's actually nice to her and doesn't become a mean person at the drop of a hat.

Alice is a main character who is having a hard time. She's pretty sure if she told anyone about the zombies they would think she's insane.( Like that girl in Fallen with the shadows) Unlike the girl in Fallen or Twilight, Alice has a spine and stands up for herself.She's independent and has a snarky response to any comments thrown her way. She also knows how to kick some A$$ ( FINALLY A female protagonist who's not completely helpless!) The best part about this novel was how she handled Cole.She actually protests when treated badly and doesn't follow his every order. Also there's no "I LOVE YOU GUY I barely know  Cole" . Thank you Ms. Gena for creating a character I can tolerate. Thanks so much.

The book starts off really well and I enjoyed every minute of it. I think I'd like to know more about the history of these creatures.I just can't think of them as zombies.They're more like carnivorous spirits.I wonder why the author called them zombies.She could have easily created a new type of paranormal character by calling them something else.

Definition of a zombie(source: wikipedia)
zombie (Haitian CreolezonbiNorth Mbundunzumbe) is an animated corpse resurrected back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft

The creatures in this novel are not corpses but spirits.So technically they aren't zombies.I guess we'll just have to get used to this.

The plot had enough twists and turns to keep me hooked and the characters were interesting and I was able to get emotionally invested and interested in this novel.

Overall, This book is great fun and I really enjoyed this novel.I can't wait to read the sequel.

My Rating:



  1. i got this book last month and now i'm dying to read it....

    awesome review

    Le' Grande Codex

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this book! This definitely seems to be a love it or hate it book. One minute I read a rave review, and the next I read a really bad one. I think if people had their hopes set really high on having a crazy intense zombie book, they end up giving it a lower rating!

  3. "She actually protests when treated badly and doesn't follow his every order."

    I loved that about Ali too! There were definitely some cliches in this one and I was worried for the first several chapters that it would just be more of the same, but I ended up loving this book and thought Gena wrote a highly entertaining story. I'm ready for book 2!

  4. I am on cloud nine because a little Alice in Zombieland showed up in my mailbox yesterday! I cannot wait to read the heck out of it, real zombies or no. Thank you so much for the review, and giving me the motivation to hurry up an get to it!

  5. I've heard so many mixed reviews about this one! Most of the complaints go to either

    a) It's not Alice in Wonderland related in ANY way, or
    b) What you listed when opening your review.

    So, the fact that you saw those "issues" and still enjoyed the books, and that you do point out a few very interesting points in the why I liked this book part... that makes me want to read this novel, even though I had nearly given up on it!

    Thanks for sharing,


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