Book 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

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Fantasy and Young Adult

Release Date: September 24, 2013

Pages: 480 (Hardcover)

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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.

First of all, I would like to thank the Publisher, Harlequin Teen for giving me an ARC of this book to review. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! All right, now for my review.

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I’ve always been skeptical of sequels because they rarely ever beat the original but, with this novel, I can tell that Gena Showalter put a lot of time making these characters realistic and trustworthy in a way that every single person, not only teenagers want in their lives. This time around, everything seems to matter far more than they did in the first one and I loved how complex yet simple the writing is. Everything has a second meaning and I was excited to return to the world of ghost zombies and the young slayers that kill them.

Many authors have trouble balancing out a creative plot with a nicely executed romance and while I do love Cole and Ali’s relationship because it’s so up and down and bitter-sweet, I found it to be a bit too much at times. Instead of focusing on her painful past and/or the zombies, most pages are full of her romance with Cole and how much he cares for her and is trying not to. I also don’t like the ending solely because it’s a little too nicely done and gives off the impression that everyone will turn out happy no matter what. I was hoping for one sad thing to happen to the slayers rather than what I received.

Ali Bell is quickly becoming a fun protagonist that I don’t think I will ever mind reading about. She’s tough, determined, and quite the caring person. I especially love the new twist that’s added here and how she has to literally face her inner demon and fight for everyone she loves. There’s so much action that I never felt bored, especially with the rest of the characters, they held my attention with their quirky remarks and realism that can only come from teens living a rough life.

What a fun ride it has been with Ali and her friends! It’s so intense and heart-warming with many parts full of some serious zombie slaying as well as lovely chapter titles that give a zombie feel to classic sayings! Through the Zombie Glass is a novel that I recommend to readers who either love zombie books or love tons of action, a steamy romance, and some badass attitude from the protagonist! Now, I’m just dying to find out what the title for the third book will be!

4 Dreamy Clouds
4 Dreamy Clouds

 

For quotes from this book, click here.

Song Of The Day#9-C’Mon Ft. Fun. By Panic! At The Disco

I love Panic! At the Disco! They are amazing! I found out about them watching MuchMusic’s Top 100 back in…2009 I think. The first song that I ever listened to was, I Write Sins, Not Tragedies. Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2005. They just added their third permanent member earlier this summer,  Dallon Weekes who used to play bass for them on tour.

C’Mon by Panic! At The Disco is pretty much P!ATD at they’re best really. This easy to dance to tune and lovable lyrics remind me one of my favourite movies, Alice In Wonderland with the rabbit, the falling down a hole, and getting lost when you want to go home. It is just an amazing song that I have loved since the first day I listened to it.

My favourite part is:

What would my head be like

If not for my shoulders

Or without your smile

May it follow you forever

May it never leave you

To sleep in the stone,

May we stay lost on our way home
C’mon, c’mon, with everything falling down around me

I’d like to believe in all the possibilities

You can listen to C’Mon Featuring Fun. By Panic! At The Disco Here.

Lyrics are Here.