THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS by Gena Showalter
Published by Harlequin
Debut Date: September 24, 2013
Source: Amazon Kindle
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Overview: Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they’ve got mine
Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.
After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.
She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her
from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole’s secret and learn to fight the darkness.
But the clock is ticking
and if she fails at a single task, they’re all doomed.
THE WHITE RABBIT CHRONICLES
I’ve lost so much.
A dear friend.
My new home.
My purpose. My pride.
And it’s my fault. I can blame no one else.
I and I alone let the darkness in.
Gena Showalter has amazed me yet again! The WHITE RABBIT CHRONICLES is a breath of fresh air and THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS was definitely just as good, if not better, than the first book in this glorious series, ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND. Before this series I never really wanted to read much about zombies; they just weren’t my thing….until now. Zombies wanting to eat your soul rather than your brains? Uh..yeah…definitely a better storyline. It it unique and I have yet to be able to put this series down!
Ali (Alice Bell) is a my kind of heroine. She is strong-willed and fights for what she believes in. She isn’t untouchable and at times we see just how “human” she really is and I think that’s why I’m able to relate to her so well. Yeah, she’s badass but she’s also just a girl with girl feelings and it’s pretty dang awesome. Cole…omg…Cole Holland is all kinds of yumminess and THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS didn’t disappoint in this area! Holy cow!!!!
“What are you going to do now, Miss Bell? [Cole]Stay just like this and enjoy? I could smell the pine and soap of his scent. Could hear the rasp of our breath intermingling. Could feel the heat and hardness of his body pressing against me. “What would you like me to do?” I met his gaze, and the air around us thickened, charged with electricity.Would he touch me? I wanted him to touch me. “You’re not ready for what I’d like you to do.”
Ah! I about fell out of my chair with all the delicious scenes between Ali and Cole!!! These two characters are written amazingly, but it’s not just them. Every character in THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS is relatable. You seriously find yourself wanting to know more about the side characters as well as the main characters. To me, that’s what makes a good book great. When a reader can connect with all of the characters. Kat the “bestie” has always been freakin’ awesome in this series and I feel as if she really balances Ali out.
“It’s not strange. It’s terrible! I hate knowing, but I’ve decided to girl up and finally discuss the …you-knows from now on. And just so we’re clear, girling up is far better than manning up.”
Dont’ get me wrong, the characters are great and the intensity between Ali and Cole is electrifying but THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS is so much more. It has the action-packed drama scenes where you just want to cringe and pray that everyone turns out okay. The state of brokenness we see Ali in at times because of her….erm….condition hits you hard because you know how vital and necessary fighting is to her. All of this isn’t something the reader can take in stride. No, Gena Showalter captures your heart as well as your mind from the very beginning and you’re left breathless and on the verge of a freakin’ panic attack by the time that it’s over!!! This book is really amazing and I’m dying to see what else Ms. Showalter has in store for us! “Oh, oh.” Kat clapped excitedly. “There use to be a street named Ali Bell, but it was changed because nobody crosses Ali Bell and lives. True Story.”