My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland | White Trash Zombie #1
Publication Date | July 5th, 2011
ARC from the publisher
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I’m just going to get this off my chest first thing and tell you that this is my first zombie anything. I’ve never seen The Walking Dead, Warm Bodies is a book that, while still on my to be read list, I have not yet picked up. So My Life as a White Trash Zombie eased me into a world where brains are the main course. And I loved it! I think what initially drew me to the series was the cover. I think it’s stunning, and after reading the book, it’s humorous enough to fit what’s between it.
I loved being inside Angel’s head. She was self-deprecating enough to be funny, while at the same time willing to make the changes she needed to adjust to her new life and become a better ‘person.’ One thing I have learned when it comes to any sort of fantasy is that I prefer being introduced into the world while the main character is instead of being immediately immersed into a world and being the victim of an info dump. That’s not to say I can’t be sold on the latter – I can. But given the choice, I’d rather be eased in. There were times when I felt like this book moved at a slower pace, but that’s not something that bothers me. Especially here. I can’t imagine how it felt being in Angel’s shoes and being kept in the dark about who and what she was, and I feel like the pacing reflected her frustration. I felt like there was a lot of character development in this book that was so wonderfully done; right down to how her vocabulary increases and becomes more medical as she gains knowledge at her new job. I also liked how it became clear to her that a home was what you made it into, not what you had. The secondary cast in this book was a great addition. I thought they were all interesting characters who really rounded out the plot. My favorite was Kang; I loved how he kept Angel on her toes and made her angry. It was so entertaining to read! There was obviously a bit of mystery to this book as Angel had no idea how she was changed, and there was a red herring thrown in early in the story that I totally fell for pretty much until the end of the book.
I went back and forth between print and audio (which I purchased from Audible,) and I thought the narrator for the audio was phenomenal. She did a fantastic job with the accent, and I felt like she really captured the essence of Angel’s character.
I wasn’t expecting so much humor or a romance in this book (I am not spoiling that for you!) but I was thrilled to find My Life as a White Trash Zombie had both. I loved Angel’s story, and I can’t wait to continue with the series!
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