Audio Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland

Posted October 26, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 6 Comments

Audio Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana RowlandEven White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
Narrator: Allison McLemore
on 07-03-12
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads
four-stars

Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia.

Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

I love Angel’s character growth in this series so far and I hope she continues to become even more awesome in the next book. One thing some characters lack in other series is that they stay the same (boring!). She knows she was a looser before becoming a zombie but she is working hard to be a better…person….zombie. Yes she was a high school drop out with a shitty home life and a pill popper but unlike one of the heroines in another great urban fantasy series, she is not whiny about it.

When we last left Angel she had found out some things about the zombie world but she was still pretty clueless to the bigger picture. In this sequel, she finds out more about the zombie world, and probably more than she wanted by the time it’s all over.

Angel has to deal with continuing issues with her dad’s drinking and the fact that some people in town still sees her as the high school drop out looser that she use to be.

After Angel is held up at gun point at the morgue but some guy there to steal a body that she just picked up from a scene, she is seen as a slacker by some that think her story of a body robbery is made up because she lost the body.

“. . . Sweet zombie Jesus, I was fucking invincible.”

Angel and some of the old gang work on trying to solve the case of the stolen body and while doing so get involved in a mad science/government plot to make an unstoppable army of…..zombies.

“Yeah, well I ate his brain.” I leaned back and laced my fingers behind my head. “Motherfucker shot me. I couldn’t let that shit slide.”

Rowland has once again sucked me into her zombie world and fully entertained me. I cannot wait for the third book, White Trash Zombie Apocalypse to be released in 2013.

 

About Diana Rowland

Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she’s seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can’t rollerblade to save her life.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

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6 responses to “Audio Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland

  1. I liked it. I didn’t love it as much of the first! (Bursts in to tears) I honestly thought too much changed. I love seeing character growth, and you are right Angel did grow up a lot and that is awesome! I did, however, also feel like the snark that made book one so good was forced and more silly than snarky. I also disliked that we went straight from her LIFE as a zombie with a little underlying mystery you could keep guessing at to… BOOM Angel is getting shot at all the time and run we have crazy scientists on the loose! It was too much too fast. Regardless, still a great series, and I hope to finish WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE before the new one July 1!

    My review: http://www.nocturnereads.com/2014/06/audiobook-even-white-trash-zombies-get-the-blues-dianarowland.html