Saturday, October 19, 2013

Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

Title: Through the Zombie Glass
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release: September 24, 2013
Pages: 476
Review: Five Stars!

If you look back in the archive, you'll find my review of the first book in the series, Alice in Zombieland. I gave the first book five stars and book two doesn't disappoint! It was fun, spunky, full of tension-romantic and otherwise-action packed, and all around awesomesauce! Heck, it might even have been better than book one. I might need to reread book one to be sure though... Anyway, this book does NOT fall under SBS. Don't know what that is? Check out this tweet!
Alice Bell is the main character in the story. To friends and family, she's known as Ali, Ally Cat, and tons of various other nicknames (it's very funny watching her boyfriend try to find a decent pet name for her). Ali is kick butt. She is fierce and strong and amazingly awesome. Why? Well, if you didn't know already, Ali is a zombie hunter. Yes, a zombie hunter. This twist on the classic tale includes zombies. In book one, the zombies were dangerous, but now they're even worse. The worst part, no one trusts Ali. While she has proved herself again and again, there's a darkness inside her that the others don't trust not to hurt them. But Ali, being the amazing heroin she is, does not stop trying to find a cure for herself. Even in the darkest situations, Ali manages to pull herself out of the darkness and proves that she can concur anything she puts her mind to.

Her romantic life on the other hand, isn't so easy. Cole is the male protagonist in the story, and man, that boy has issues. Cole has some legit worries to deal with, but it wouldn't hurt to not push Ali away while doing it. Readers of book one know that when Ali and Cole look at each-other, they see a vision of the future. But when Ali has a vision with someone else and it depicts something Cole doesn't like one bit, he decides to run away. As far as relationships and matters of the heart go, Cole is a coward. He's not afraid to put himself out there to save the team, but his relationship? No way. He begins to learn better as the story goes on, but hurry it up boy! I want more steamy scenes! And yes, where Cole and Ali are concerned, almost every scene is steamy.

My biggest complaint about this book? It's too short. And I'm pretty sure it's bigger than book one. I was planning on getting this book from the library (hence I didn't read it until recently, my library take FOREVER to get books), but a trip to Barnes and Noble prompted me to binge buy both this book as well as book one. I did not regret that buy. Generally, if I end up buying a book I read from the library first, or was planning to, I don't go back to the book for thirds and fourths. With this book, that's inevitable. I will revisit it so many times that it will be like my copy of Vampire Academy (the last fifty pages are falling out). I cannot wait for book three, which I have reassurances from the author is coming. Don't believe me? Check this out.

So yes, there will be a book three, which I am ecstatic for! As far as Ali goes, Gena Showalter can do no wrong! This book receives a full five stars!

Author Bio:
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, and Lords of the Underworld series. She has written over forty novels and novellas. Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.

You Can Find Her At:
Books on Board
Barnes and Noble
Books A Million


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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1 comment:

  1. EEP! I got this last week and am DYING to start it soon!!