How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland

Posted April 3, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 11 Comments

How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana RowlandHow the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #4
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Published by Audible on 07-01-14
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads

It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends—and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction...

icon AUDIOBOOK  icon snarky  Icon ZOMBIE

I’ve had How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back on my Audible account since it’s release day. Why has it taken me so long to listen to it? I had ‘meh’ feelings over the last novel, White Trash Zombies ApocalypseI knew I had to be in the right mood to listen and after watching The CW’s new show, iZombie, I was finally in the mood to be back in Angel’s world.

What worked:

  • Angel’s signature snark
  • Great secondary characters
  • More understanding about zombie life and what they can do
  • Less Marcus
  • Allison McLemore’s narration
  • More gore (earn it a 4 star vs a 3.5 star rating)
  • Angel’s continuing growth as a character and heroine

What didn’t quite work:

  • Slow start had me zoning out so I missed some key info
  • The feel that there might be a new romantic interest for Angel (YAY) but by the end it looks like there might be more Marcus (he’s just not my favorite love interest for Angel)
  • Still not clear on why Saberton and Nicole are after Zombies
  • Confusion (on my part I’m sure since it’s been over a year since I listen to the last one) on some of the female characters. I kept getting them mixed up.

I’ll give a listen to the next novel, White Trash Zombie Gone Wild when it’s released in October. And on that October release date…. usually the novels are summer releases, I can’t help but wonder if the October release is because The Walking Dead returns in October? But I could be reading too much into it. LOL

If you enjoy heavy snark with your braaiins then you should try the White Trash Zombie series, starting with My Life as a White Trash Zombie.





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.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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11 responses to “How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I had the same experience of this book. The ending was a little sinister. I’m hoping it doesn’t signal a major change to Angel’s character or much of my reason for listening to these books will be gone.

    BTW – how do you get the SoundCloud sample on there? It’s a really nice feature. I’d love to know how it’s done.

    • I know what you mean Mike. I hope Angel doesn’t fall back into her bad habits.

      When you listen to a clip on SoundCloud you have sharing options (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or you can choose the Embed tab and copy the copy from there.

  2. I haven’t read white trash zombie apocalypse yet, but I’m bummed that it wasn’t as good 🙁 I’ve also been watching iZombie – as soon as I saw the previews it made me think of this series – and it’s made me want some more Angel too. I’m excited to realize I’m only two books behind though!

    • Every series has at least one book that’s not as good as the others. It’s worth reading/listening to it just wasn’t my favorite.

  3. I loved the narration to this series! I also do not like Marcus’s character, there needs to be a better love interest out there. I started to watch iZombie, but keep forgetting to set the DVR and it is on at the same time as one of DH’s show, so I’m behind. I am really anxious to see the direction Angel is taking in the next one!

  4. I love this series, especially on audio.

    I’ve watched the first three episodes of iZombie. This does seem like a very close comparison. When the TV show was first announced, I saw Roland comment about it on Twitter. She wasn’t very happy. It did seem like a complete ripoff. After watching the first few episodes, there is enough of a difference to probably hold up in court, but does make me wonder if they got the idea from her or not. Hard to say.

    Side note – the brains on the TV show look ludicrous. No one’s brain is that bright of a red.