I in no way expected to like this book as much as I did. It hooked me from beginning to end. Very well thought out characters, a fascinating world, and a heartfelt look at being white trash.
Because tales should be told.
The plot, the writing style and the characters make the book incredibly enjoyable. It is like "iZombie" meets "My Name is Earl," only with better writing.
There are lots of memorable moments in this well-written book. "Zombie super powers activate," comes to mind. The snarky scenes between Angel and the nurse in the hospital. Most of the scenes with Durrell. This is just a good book.
She has a charming Southern accent which is vital to her character. She gives a brilliant performance. I don't think anyone else could be Angel. She nails it.
The scenes between Angel and her father (especially at the end) are amazing. They are ennobling. This is what sets this book apart. It tackles difficult themes realistically and with character.
This book contains swearing and references to drugs and alcohol. Obviously it also contains references to dead bodies, gore and brain eating. Great book. I will be reading the rest of the series.
I love zombies stories in general, but the narrator was the best part of this audiobook. She really gave a voice to Angel and it was perfect to hear it read this way, it was so fitting. I was able to stay hooked to the story and feel like I was truly apart of the novel.
The whole book was amazing. I kept wanting to know who turned Angel into a zombie, but we don't find out until the very end. I loved the ending and was happy to not be left with a cliffhanger.
Angel was my favorite character just based on the way Alison read it. The voice of Angel was perfect and made me laugh at the same time. I'm excited to continue the series with her!
Yes! I only listened to the book while I was driving, but I never wanted to get out of my car because I wanted to keep listening!
Man, can we get some zombies up in my neck of the woods. Fun story, great narration - not a bad way to start a series. Didn't take a lot of white trash brain cells to figure out the mystery, but the main characters zombie driven introspection, which leads to not only a dietary change, but a lifestyle change was a fun listen. Allison McLemore is amazing with Angel.
I'm a true fan of Paranormal fiction. I have read a wide range and loved this series. I'm a Graduate student and honestly don't have the ability to muster the motivation to read for pleasure after spending all week reading hundreds of pages of text. I listen while I write papers and logs. I finished this book in three days and purchased the second book in the series before I had even finished this one. This book may not have as much emphasis on realism, when describing the small details that some of my favorites do, but I loved its straight forward simplicity. Fabulous listen!
More people need to read this book (more specifically the audiobook)
Wow that was awesome. Very full circle and complete book with a badass character that feels very real.
Quick summary: Zombies + detective-ish feel + slight romance + getting your life back together + silly jokes
Very excited to go on with this series.
Definitely in the running for one of the best books I've read in 2015
Narrator brings depth to characters. Can't wait to hear more from her. Good story line. Hope there is more in the series.
Probably not, but it was an enjoyable listen!
I liked the protagonist. She was cute and her transformation (not into a zombie) but into a self-assured woman was good.
Her accents were believable and just the right amount of annoying.
I was recovering from surgery, so I pretty much did! I enjoyed it a lot.
Fun, easy listen. Similar to IZombie, not too original, but cute!
I liked this book a lot. The ending was a little out of left field for me and there were a couple things that didn't really line up or was explained towards the end of the book but overall the writing and the voice actress was very good.