Monday, September 24, 2012

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter Review and Giveaway!

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

Why did I have to finish this book so quickly? WHY? Now I'm here thinking I have to wait for the sequel, which comes out in the fall of 2013 *shudders* and I just want to punch something. The sequel should come out like, tomorrow!

Now with the actual review.

I thought Alice in Zombieland was some kind of retelling of Alice in Wonderland. I imagined the characters from Alice in Wonderland in blood covered clothes and wanting to eat Alice's brain. Even though I have only watch the movies I was kind of  excited to read it but felt a little hesitant because I thought I was going to be lost. Oh, how wrong I was! Alice in Zombieland is its own world. Yeah, for what I could tell there were some details similar to the original book/movies (remember I haven't read Alice in Wonderland so, sorry) but other than that I thought it was very authentic.

I just want to say kudos to Showalter for writing such amazing characters. Even the secondary characters had their moment to shine, which to me is rare to find nowadays. I fell in love with every  single one of them. Alice was an amazing heroine and I couldn't help but loving her. She was smart, strong and of course really funny and sarcastic! Her ability to be funny and witty in stressful moments amazed me. And what is an awesome heroine without a kick ass BFF? Kat was a hilarious character to read and I can't wait to read more of her! Last but definitely not least we have Cole AKA Sexy-new-fictional-boyfriend. OMG, this guys was just, WOW. 

The plot moved quickly. From the get-go we know Alice's life is shaken by a tragic event. From then on, the reader goes with Alice on a journey to discover what these "monsters" her dad always talked about are. Because this book is so awesome I couldn't put it down meaning I found myself reading at wee hours of the morning. I was terrified. I didn't go to the bathroom without turning all the lights on and looking everywhere to see if the Zombies had finally come to get me. There's nothing I found wrong with this book. Alice in Zombieland is one of my favorite reads of 2012! 

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40 comments:

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  2. Really want to win this!!

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  3. This book sounds so cool! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  4. I'm so excited to read an adult authors's YA book! I've actually seem reviews on both extremes of like and dislike... so it'll be interesting to read!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Alyssa Susanna

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  5. I am excited to read this book and am enjoying the blog tour! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. I've been so excited about this book since I first saw a blogger post about it! Glad to hear it won't disappoint!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm so excited for this book. :)

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  8. Can't wait to get a copy of this book, such a great cover and author

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  9. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm super excited for this book.

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  10. I am really looking forward to this book~ can't believe it comes out tomorrow! Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  11. Alice in Zombieland sounds like such a fantastic story, I can't wait to read it.

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  12. Thank you! The book sounds really good. :D

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  13. "Alice in Zombieland" sounds like a really good story! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy :)

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  14. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! This book sounds great and I would love to win it!

    Suz Reads

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  15. The book sounds great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  16. I love Gena Showalters books very excited to start a new series by her. Thx for giveaway.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway. I have really been looking forward to reading this book.

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  18. I am so excited about this book. thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this one!

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  20. Thanks so much for this awesome review! I was on the fence about read this one, but I think I'll have to run down to my library to see if they have a copy!

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  21. I kind of thought the same thing regarding Alice in Wonderland but I think it sounds pretty cool and scary even though it isn't a retelling. Thanks for putting a copy up for grabs. I'd really like to win one.

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  22. I've always loved the Alice in Wonderland story, so I can't wait to read this one as well! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. This book sounds fantastic! I love Gena Showalter books already and throw in a retelling of Alice in Wonderland with a Zombie twist it should be AMAZING!!!

    Thanks so much!

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  25. I am so excited for this book! Can't wait to read it!

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  26. Really looking forward to reading this book! And I just love the cover :)
    Lacey T

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  27. I was looking forward to reading this book, but recently I've been a littl- no, VERY hesitant to read the book. I've read some reviews on it, and I've heard that it didn't meet any of their expectations at all. Yours is actually the first good one I've read. I'm less hesitant to read it now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I am so excited for this book. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  29. This looks so interesting! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  30. I really can't wait to read this! I love Gena Showalter's writing!

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  31. This does look really interesting! I am interested how she will do with the YA category!

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  32. I love this author and I have been waiting for the release of this book anxiously. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. This book looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  34. I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it. I can't wait to get this book in my house so I can devour it. In a day. Maybe less if I get one of those lucky, lazy, pj wearing days. Thanks so much for the chance to win! You rock in a big way!

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  35. XD THANK U! Ive have been wanting to read this so badddd!! I can not wait to get ahold of Alice in Zombieland!!!!!

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  36. Thanks for having the giveaway. I love Alice in Wonderland and I have heard really good things about this author, so that inevitably leads to adding another book to the never ending TBR list.

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  37. This book looks so awesome. I love the title and the cover.

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