Review ~ White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland

Posted March 3, 2014 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 3 Comments

Review ~ White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana RowlandWhite Trash Zombie Apolcalypse by Diana Rowland
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes
Series: White Trash Zombie #3
Published by DAW on July 2, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 320
4 Stars
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Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.

But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

The White Trash Zombie series has quickly become one of my favorites.  The writing is quick and witty.  The lead character is sarcastic, and has just grown so much through the series that you would hardly recognize her from the first book.  Her kick ass attitude and her sarcastic come backs had me smirking numerous times throughout the story.  It helps that I have a particular bad language habit and I seem to share that with Angel so when she talks, I completely relate to it.  I can relate, but it is also funny.

In White Trash Zombie Apocalpyse, the bad guys have the greatest cover for their plans.  They have arranged for a zombie movie to be filmed right there in Tucker Point.  At first all appears normal, but things start happening out of the norm, and Angel is determined to get to the bottom of it.  To make her week even more adventurous, the area is so wet and miserable it causes Angel a lot of problems.  Another problem arises between the relationship of Angel and one of the bad guys.  It was really humorous to see that relationship develop and Angel’s response to it.  She really struggles with the concept of being a “zombie mama” and I couldn’t help but wonder throughout the book if Marcus’s attraction and protectiveness towards Angel was because she was his “zombie baby”.

I don’t know if this is the book, or just my lack of attention to detail, but I’m starting to get people confused.  There seems to be a lot of characters coming up and I’m having a hard time keeping track of them all.  Especially when one of the characters has numerous names in just this book.  There is a constant background question of just who is working for who.  You want to believe in someone and then bam!  They aren’t even on the same team.

OH!  Do I detect a little something from Nick?  Can some more story come from that one?  It perked up my ears when I was listening to his scenes.

I love this series, and even through this one wasn’t my favorite, it is still a great read.  I can’t wait to see what trouble Angel finds next.  Being a zombie is just not easy for her at all!

I can not say enough about the narration of this audio book.  Allison McLemore is at the top of my list of favorite narrators.  She takes the snark and sarcasm of Angel and it just flows.  I am so glad I listened to this series, Allison just brought it to life.

About Diana Rowland

Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't rollerblade to save her life.

About Diana Rowland

Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she’s seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can’t rollerblade to save her life.

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  • I’ve put off trying this series b/c I have a thing about zombies (that creep me out), but I’ve heard too many good things, and now I’m curious. It’s going to have to go on the wishlist. Great review!

    • Tanya Davis

      I had tunnel vision when it came to zombies, I was always thinking The Walking Dead, but this is different. They still eat brains, but you kind of think of them the same way vampires drink blood. Awesome series!

  • I think I’m going to have to read this series! It sounds awesome!! Too many nicknames would be a problem, so that is understandable. You are already trying to imagine everyone, so it’s harder with extra names thrown in the mix! Fantastic review!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace