OMG - I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Finally, a heroine with a dirty mouth and a disposition as snarky as mine! I really liked her. There were plenty of one-liners that were just hilarious... What did the zombie say to the prostitute???? Hee hehehe. Also, I liked the narrator. She's feels like Angel. Nice choice!
I definitely will be reading more!
I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
I just love this series. It has a very troubled heroine that finds herself as a zombie. In the first book, she has to figure out that she is a zombie and how to deal with that. In this book, she is still working on her relationship with her father, which is on shaky terms at best. She is also have some issues with her boyfriend/zombie-dad, Marcus. When she is held at gun point and one of her bodies stolen, her past comes back to haunt her. It even makes the front page of the paper. No one believes that she didn't just lose the body.
In this book, we really see Angel grow as a character. She still isn't perfect and falls back into old habits. She has a tendency to go back to the "I don't care" attitude. Then she realizes that she screwed up. You can see that she is starting to realize that she needs to grow up and start acting like an adult and working things out with conversations and not yelling matches.
Once again, Diana Rowland has created another winner. I just love this series. I've recommended it to several people who are not big in the paranormal genre. This series is just an all around great read.
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This Book 2 of the White Trash Zombie series picks up right where the first leaves off. Angel now having been a zombie for a while now, knowing what her new “lifestyle” needs for her survival. She can now focus on what she needs for pleasure and living a “normal” life. Mysterious brainless corpses start to show up and things start to get hairy at her job at the Corner’s after her past is dug up, as it is election year after all, Angel finds herself anticipating the worst. In this audiobook, I can best describe it as a mix between The Bourne Identity, a really good detective novel, and a good mind-twisting novel. I personally did not care for the in depth detective style parts, but they were need to progress with the story.
I would rate this book as another easy listening (mindless) - I can listen to this and easily work on computer or clean house or some other multi-task! I never would have picked this series except that I got a great deal on the first book and then found them funny! Read the whole series!
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I listened to the first two installments in Diana Rowland’s WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE series back-to-back after having absolutely freaking loved book one only to find myself wishing that I hadn’t. As much as I enjoyed EVEN WHITE TRASH ZOMBIES GET THE BLUES, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of disappointment after the high I had experienced with the first novel. The zombie 101 elements that were prevalent in the earlier installment were mostly absent and this series’ story arc went from a slow lope to warped speed far too quickly. I still loved listening to Angel’s zombie shenanigans and I’ll definitely be buying the next book although, I am going to wait a bit longer to do that than last time.
The main character and Allison McLemore’s narration are the two main factors that keep me coming back for more. Angel is an incredibly unique and wildly entertaining heroine who I seriously just can’t get enough of. I love her snarky personality and her hilarious zombie vocabulary. It’s impossible not to giggle when she talks about tanking up or when she yells “zombie powers ACTIVATE!” I like how even though Crawford’s a newbie in this world she’s not afraid to throw her weight around, even when she’s up against some pretty heavy hitters. McLemore continues to wow me with her humorous portrayal of Angel and, I know that I’ve said this already but, I could listen to her southern twang all day long.
As much as I enjoyed this book’s plot, I did think that Rowland went a little overboard. Things just got a whole lot more complicated in the WHITE TRASH ZOMBIES universe and I’m not convinced that the author gave readers enough time to catch-up. I understand that she wanted to deliver an action-packed installment but I wish there’d been more of a transition from zombie 101 to full-on mafia war / government conspiracy. Also, most of the new developments in relation to Angel’s walking dead status were instinctual which made them less entertaining to read about because of the lack of the need for trial and error. I’m hoping things will have evened out by the third novel.
I’m still not sure how I feel about the romance between the two main protagonists. There were definitely a couple of cute moments between them and I liked learning how zombie relationships differ from human ones; like for instance, at one point Angel gives Marcus crap for not telling her sooner that she was beginning to smell. And, not like B.O. either but rotten flesh. Yuck. Ivanov had a stick stuck up his butt for a good part of this book but I began to warm-up to him towards the end when he seemed to realize that he had to get off his high horse if he wanted to continue dating Crawford.
EVEN WHITE TRASH ZOMBIES GET THE BLUES is another fun listen from Diana Rowland and Allison McLemore; definitely worth checking out if you like your snark with a side of brains.
I was so totally engrossed with Angel that I would miss my exit to work.mental bubble gum. I will miss the end of this series.
I loved it when she said "I ate his brain. Sum a b**ch shot me." And she leaned back with her hands clasped behind her head. I could just see her!
Love her Louisiana white trash twang
I certainly could have if I had had the time
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Great continuation of the story. Angel again encounters her share of trouble (most of which is not her fault) and she continues to grow as a character. I really appreciate the sassy humor and the good writing as Angel progressively builds more confidence and self-respect. She trying to solve the "who and how" behind some strange and scary (and mostly criminal) events. I really appreciate the way she matures and handles her relationships with her father and Marcus. Allison McLemore does a wonderful job with the narration and bringing the story to life. I definitely recommend and will be going on to the third installment.
I realized during the second book why i was liking this story so much, it's not just plot point a slowly progresses to plot point b and here are all the facts that you need to know for this to make sense. It's unexpected callbacks from 3 hours ago, strange new twists, and a humorous protagonist to guide you through them all.
the narrator was a PERFECT match for this book, she does VERY well.
Love this series. It's fun, has a touch of romance and mystery. The narrator is great and helps make the story better. Not a serious read, but fun.
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Angel's character continues to develop quite a bit in this continuation of the series but I wish the surrounding characters, particularly Marcus, were a little more substantial. Still, it was a light, fun read and I enjoyed it. I also feel like Allison McLemore's narration really suits the character.