Review–Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2) by Gena Showalter

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Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2)
 
by Gena Showalter
 

Summary: Inspired by the childhood classic Alice in Wonderland, this harrowing and romantic story features teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home. After a strange new zombie attack, Alice fears she may be losing her mind as well. A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things. The whispers of the dead assault her ears and mirrors seem to come frighteningly to life. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more—including her boyfriend, Cole—than she does now. But as Cole strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all.

Genre: YA Fantasy/Horror

Release Date: Sept 24, 2013

Where to Buy: Amazon . Barnes and Noble . HarlequinTeen

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Source: I purchased a hardcover.

Review:

Through the Zombie Glass was awesome! It was such a roller coaster of emotions. So much was at stake, everything was crazy and turned upside down and I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be. It was amazing.

I love Ali’s voice. She’s such a strong and determined character. She’s fierce and she is loyal. Watching her spiral out of on control was agonizing. I could not put the book down whenever I had free time to read. I was so anxious about her problem, her relationship, her friendships, and the fate of everything. I didn’t know who or what to trust.

Through the Zombie Glass did not suffer from the dreaded second-book-syndrome at all. I still loved book one, but I think book two was even better. In the first book, I was getting to know Ali and getting introduced to the slayers and the truth of the matter. In book two, however, I was watching all of it kind of fall apart and so it rocked me a little bit more emotionally. But even though it sounds like it was an agonizing read, it was also loving and sweet and even funny like the first book. I suppose I was more emotionally invested in this sequel.

This is a must read series. It’s fun, entertaining, horrifying, imaginative, and action packed. It combines humor and romance and action in the most delicious way. I love the characters and the dynamic between everyone.

The series doesn’t seem as closely related to the world of Alice in Wonderland as I originally believed it would be. For me, that’s a positive thing, but I think it could be negative for many people. Expecting more of an obvious Wonderland tale could set you up for disappointment, which sucks, because the series is truly awesome. I like to help readers get an idea of what to expect, so I urge people to read the series without Wonderland expectations.

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