It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends - and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction.
©2014 Diana Rowland (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
This series is going strong and book number four does not disappoint. With each book, I kinda hold my breath, waiting for it to be bad and to be a let down, but "Groove Back" is awesome.
The story line is good; the complications, the twists, the who-done-it-ness, are all great. What's even better though, is the continued character development, that is the real genius of Rowland.
Angel is a flawed, reluctant hero, that makes me laugh with her and root for her. I love how she is growing and learning in her new life. I like her better maybe than any other character I've ever followed. I love the complexities of her relationships with her boss, her work peers, and her ex-boyfriend.
The ending of this one was the best ever. It was just really good.
If this is your introduction to this series, Rowland does a nice job of catching readers up, but she also gives away a lot, so you can't really go back and read them out of order because there are spoilers. This series really is read (listened-to) best in order.
People who are reading this series instead of listening to it are missing out on McLemore as the narrator. She really brings Angel's character alive, I mean, she is a real treasure, she takes this story from 5 star to a 6 star.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
Yes. I love Rowland's stories and characters, and McLemore is a great narrator.
Angle is the best developed character. The others are just secondary to the plot. Which is a bit of a draw back.
McLemore's characters are distinctive and colorful in her narrations.
The only inspired thought is to read the next book in this series.
Angle is developing into a more mature and educated person, I just wish she would stop cursing so much. This really become tedious.
I LOVE this series by Diana Rowland! It has a scrappy little heroine, and a wonderful ensemble cast. I wouldn't exactly call it a "horror" story, (even though there are tons of zombies). It is more of a mystery, with some humor, and some romance.
These novels have a special brand of comedy that everyone can relate to. They aren't serious, but if you read the title that isn't what you should be expecting
This is becoming my new favorite series. Great plots and subplot and story arc. Fantastic characters. Very surprised to find myself identifying with a white trash zombie. Themes of friendship and ethics with a touch of snark to take the edge off. Nice!
This was not the strongest in the series and I loved it so much so that should tell you something :-)
This installment was just as fast paced and just as exciting as the others but I think it lacked direction. explanation for complicated issues seemed to come out of thin air and at times I felt like some of the back story was made up in a rush. But what can I say? I have come to love these characters so much and if you have made it this far in this series you know exactly what I am talking about :-)
I like the fact that not every problem was wrapped up neatly at the end of this book. I really hate when writers do that. There is a chance for more books because not all of the problems are solved. In fact it seems there is a really big problem up ahead for our brave heroin wake wink nudge nudge.
I am so glad I started the series and I look forward to hopefully the next one. This, along with the mountain man zombie series are the best of the best of the best of this genre. Thank you to the writer for creating such a memorable characters and an amazing story line and also to the narrator for really bringing these characters to life. I highly recommend the white trash zombie series!
Great series, perfectly narrated. After the first book I was hooked. I got through them all much too soon and have no other option but to wait impatiently for the next book.
I really hope this isn't the last we hear about Angel and her adventures! I must admit I was surprised to find how much I enjoy this series. In a sense it reminds me a bit of the "sookie stackhouse" series, but I like it even better!
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Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland was not my favorite in the series but it was still full of fun, snark, action, and Angel Goodness!
Story Thoughts:First let me say this: The story did not suck. I have super high expectations cause Diana pretty much knocks it out of the park all the time. This time it just felt like I was waiting the whole book for something to happen and then felt more like it was a lead-in to the next book. Not that it is a bad thing but it just doesn't rank as my favorite in the series.
Character Thoughts: Same kick ass characters, Same kick ass time! In fact, there were a few characters that I started to like a bit more than I had previously. BIG plus resolution of that relationship I don't like. However, I think we are circling back but I hope I am wrong--they make better friends.
Narrated By Allison McLemore / Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
Allison pretty much rocks every time! She is an excellent fit for this series and I wouldn't "read" it any other way :)
Final Thoughts: Angel has some big decisions in the future.
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