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Alice in Zombieland pdf Alice in Zombieland, ebook Alice in Zombieland, epub Alice in Zombieland, doc Alice in Zombieland, e-pub Alice in Zombieland, Alice in Zombieland cbad809479a She Won T Rest Until She S Sent Every Walking Corpse Back To Its Grave ForeverIf Anyone Had Told Alice Bell That Her Entire Life Would Change Course Between One Heartbeat And The Next, She Would Have Laughed From Blissful To Tragic, Innocent To Ruined Please But That S All It Took One Heartbeat A Blink, A Breath, A Second, And Everything She Knew And Loved Was GoneHer Father Was Right The Monsters Are RealTo Avenge Her Family, Ali Must Learn To Fight The Undead To Survive, She Must Learn To Trust The Baddest Of The Bad Boys, Cole Holland But Cole Has Secrets Of His Own, And If Ali Isn T Careful, Those Secrets Might Just Prove To Be Dangerous Than The Zombies

10 thoughts on “Alice in Zombieland

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    Whether or not you enjoy this book depends on what you were expect ing to begin with No Really Look at that cover, reread the syn op sis and decide right now what you re hop ing from this book Is it a A dark, twisted retelling of Alice in Won der land with zom bie creatures b A high school melo drama about ghost zombies with no real Alice in Won der land connection.If you thought B then good for you Read this book If you thought A then back the hell off now This is not the book for you and you will likely be disappointed.I thought A From the title and the vague syn op sis I believed that this would be an Alice going into zom bieland and deal ing with a dark, unset tling, gory ver sion of Won der land with many of the themes and sym bol ism from the orig i nal story mod ern ized and reimag ined in this book I thought this was going to be a book ver sion of Amer i can McGee s Alice.Now, just to make it clear It s not a book or author s fault if that book was not what the reader imag ined But I do think the title and syn op sis is mis lead ing con sid er ing a num ber of peo ple, myself included are prob a bly a lit tle con fused about what this actu ally is The syn op sis is vague, men tion ing only revenge and mon sters and a bad boy.So let s clear this up This is what Alice in Zom bieland is Alice s entire fam ily die in a car crash Her father, who always believed in zom bies they aren t phys i cal zom bies They re incor po real, evil spir its that attack and eat your soul is eaten Alice, orphaned, goes to a new school where stu dents act strangely In par tic u lar, a stu dent name Cole who is all badass and secre tive Instalove, love tri an gles, spe cial girl with spe cial pow ers later, blah blah blah THAT is the story.In fact it felt, while read ing, that the Alice in Won der land ele ments were shooed in at the last minute and didn t feel as though they were native or even rel e vant to the story Cer tainly, whilst the author links to a cou ple of small, incon se quen tial details like the white rab bit and the Cheshire cat, none of the themes of Alice seemed touched upon or incor po rated into the story as a whole Which is a shame because the com ing of age in a strange and crazy world that every one thinks is nor mal theme would have worked so extremely well IN A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ABOUT ZOMBIES But instead of talk ing about what I wanted the book to be what is the actual book like Well, just not for me Showal ter is tran si tion ing from adult para nor mal romance to YA and I don t think it was suc cess ful She built Cole off the foun da tion of a roman ti cized Alpha male if that s your thing fine, but I think the effect is lost when the audi ence is reminded that this is a six teen year old boy Like when they re at the club and intim i dat ing grown men away from the girls by growl ing Yeah Alice is a rea son able char ac ter, though not one I had a great deal of inter est in She sim ply capit u lated too much to Cole s cave man ish ten den cies to keep my inter est The gen eral cast is alright but it is quite siz able and bur dens the plot with a great deal of what felt like unnec es sary pos tur ing and con vers ing over things the audi ence already knows.I some what expected bet ter from the writ ing con sid er ing this is far from Showalter s debut novel The action scenes did not feel well real ized and the final bat tle was amaz ingly short and anti cli matic There was a focus on the romance To be fair, it s by no means a single minded focus, sim ply too much for me con sid er ing I had no invest ment in their rela tion ship to begin with Instalove is not a plot device that I like I never felt that I cham pi oned the rela tion ship between these two char ac ters because it never seemed to me that they had any chem istry to begin with or even liked each other at all.My basic advice before buy ing this book would be to read as many reviews of it as you can by peo ple whose opin ion you trust, decide if it is some thing that s going to appeal to you and read the sam ple online before you purchase.Basi cally, would it have been too hard to have a story where Alice and the Mad Hat ter throw down in a knife fight Really, guys REALLY

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    Going into this I had a really good feeling that I wouldn t like it and I was right First problem is I don t like zombies which is obviously a personal preference thing , second problem is the fact that this is just a superficial high school drama, and the third and biggest problem for me is the fact that this is not a damn Alice in Wonderland retelling People had warned me about that going in but I thought I d at least get something considering the title of this and it s sequels but NOPE I was lied to What shoddy false advertisement Overall this just made me feel annoyed.

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    As you can see this is another DNF review, because I can only take so much torture, and reading this was overkill I made it about 120 something pages, and then I reached my breaking point.What I Oh So Desperately Wanted An awesome, zombiefied Alice in Wonderland retelling with lots of action.What I Got Crappy, unoriginal, stereotypical teen melodrama.So we have Alice, a girl who s dad is claimed to be psycho cause he sees these monsters And then her whole family gets killed in a car crash with her in it and she mysteriously survives of course, doesn t sound familiar or unoriginal at all whatsoever She gets moved into a new school and meets this bad boy who s, and I quote, serial killer esque and she immediately fantasizes about him when they first lock eyes not kidding.Okay So let s start with Cole.Where do I even begin He s the leader of the bad boys in the school He s extremely gorgeous and muscular with violet eyes and his ex girlfriend is the bitchy and perfect queen of the school.Cole is like Patch, Daniel and even friggin Daemon, the father of all YA pricks, all rolled into one He scowls at Ali when they first meet, and even snaps his teeth at her What the hell I stopped reading this book by the time Cole became this extremely controlling prick all of a sudden, even to the point of demanding Ali to give him her number I m not kidding, folks I mean, I ve read about some pretty controlling YA heroes, but he just takes it to a whole nother level A Christian Grey level.The insta lust was ridiculous Not five seconds after Ali first locks eyes with him, she s fantasizing about kissing him Literally There s, like, whole paragraphs of a makeout scene, all in her head And then all she thinks about is Cole Cole Cole and how muscular and hot he is.I stopped liking Ali right about the time she meets Cole She was so pathetic in front of him, and the fact that after they meet Cole is pretty much the only thing in her mind didn t help at all.There s also Ali s annoying friend, Kat She meets her at the hospital cause Kat s mom works there and all she does is talk and talk and gossip and it s so friggin annoying that I wanted to reach into the pages of the book just to slap the shit outta her.What I m most most most sad about is of course the faux Alice in Wonderland retelling The title and the cover Off with their heads. and even the name of the series, White Rabbit Chronicles, made me think that this would be an honest to god Alice retelling But no I guess that was just some method to lure all those fairytale retelling fanatics out there to pick this book up.If you are one of those fanatics, as am I, I will tell you this now This is not an Alice retelling Save yourselves D If you want a good, real YA Alice retelling, try Splintered by A.G Howard, which I adored 3The 120 something pages I read were absolute torture, and there was nothing about this book that made me want to continue reading It had numerous chances and they were all blown to pieces Overall, this was your average teen melodrama story with some ghosts and zombies sprinkled onto it Oh, and Alice in Wonderland references, for whatever reason.In short, avoid this book at all costs I definitely learned my lesson_ I should have listened to Kat Kennedy s review and took it as a warning.

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    OFF WITH HER HEAD Alice in Wonderland with zombies Not so much Creative zombie ghosts lore you heard me Zombie Ghosts with great humor and charming characters Definitely Despite the title, Alice in Zombieland really has nothing much to do with Alice in Wonderland There may be some scattered references, but it s really a unique story all on its own While some may be disappointed, I wasn t terribly familiar with the specifics of the classic tale, so I found myself having a lot of fun with this non retelling Really, all I need are zombies Wouldn t every fairy tale be much interesting with zombies I think so DCharming, this book absolutely is Which is funny to say for a zombie book Ali leads this story with a tough, head held high attitude she s feisty with a great sense of humor that I got a kick out of Then we have her friend Kat who really completes the show Spunky, wild, and lots of fun, Kat is a fabulous girl who I came to adore She has a very attractive confidence and qualities that everyone would want in a best friend Plus, she has secrets of her own that add depth to the story And of course, we have boys most prominently Cole The leader of the bad boys, Cole is sexy and fierce with a mysterious agenda of his own, and Ali hopes she won t regret putting her trust into him His irksome attitude towards Ali motivates some pretty humoristic dialogue banter between them their opinions tend to clash than harmonize Let s just say, the tension between them is just as adorable as it is frustrating While the romance isn t my favorite aspect of this novel the constant back and forth between them can get a little exasperating they do have great chemistry to work with Set at the perfect pace, the plot is centered around these zombies that are not your run of the mill zombies, these exist in the spirit world While I love the traditional zombie, and at first I wasn t sure how I would enjoy this bizarre re imagining, it s simply too creative to not have me fascinated by it all I was a little confused with the specifics, however Who can see them and who they can hurt exactly, is not made very clear But we still have time to get into these details Zombies meet the Hazmats, a villainous company looking to experiment on your rotted ghost person And their intentions Duh duh duuuuuh The Hazmats add a great mysterious edge to the plot which also opens up intriguing possibilities for its sequel All of this adds up to a refreshingly unique little paranormal romance.There is humor, there are zombies, there are witty characters, even the chapter titles are hilarious What else do you need Oh, and the sequel is called Through the Zombie Glass Win Yes Yes it does An advance copy was provided by the publisher for review.For of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads

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    Alice in Zombieland tells the story of Alice, who goes by Ali, and her life ends up being a non stop zombie hunt Alice is a sixteen years old girl, pretty ordinary, except that she s not She has a pretty regular mother, an absolutely funny and charming little sister and a crazy father She s always lived with her father rules Never go out at night Never to venture into a cemetery And never, under any circumstances, to trust someone who wants you to do either.But we all have our time and after all the family went to Alice s sister performance as a birthday present to Alice, there comes this accident where everyone dies, except Alice and what she sees change her already changed life Zombies roaming around, eating her dad Alice s life is never the same and after her family dies she s forced to move in with her grandparents, not knowing what was going to happen She s made some friends and meets the bad boys, but this particular violet eyed guy holds her attention and BAMM, she has a vision of the two of them kissing She s not sure how that happened but a terrible feeling is suffocating her Zombies are hunting her down and she s got no idea in what rabbit hole she got herself into.I really have to say I loved this book a lot Gena is one of my favorite writers and this book was so much fun I couldn t put it down I fell in love with Alice and Kat I ve wanted to pick up this book for a while now but I just didn t See, zombies aren t really my thing Never read so much about them to be honest, but boy didn t I love this book.Call it a retelling isn t exactly right, though I ll call it an inspired on book, but that doesn t mean it isn t enjoyable at all, it was pretty cool.Alice was such a joy to read She s fierce, lovely, funny, loyal, stubborn, she doesn t let anyone bosses her around, strong she s just awesome, okay And you gotta love Kat I mean Besides, life s too short to pretend and play games like that I want to spend my time hanging out with people who make me feel good about myself People who make me happy That girl so damn loyal and funny and I wanna be her friend.Overall, I liked all the girls in this book Truly They were different and they all gave something to the book Do I need to say I absolutely loved Alice again She s so bad ass just by being herself And then she kills zombies on top of that.Now, the boys didn t make that much of a impression to me, and I have to say I only started liking Cole about 5 chapters before the end, but I did like him a lot He was so cute, actually And Frosty, lol, I loved the nicknames was also really cute I mean, the boys were alright but in my opinion, they were eclipsed by the girls and I know it s not a competition, but what can I do Loved em all.I m so intrigued, though.Why Alice has those zombie like thoughts maim kill destroy She s one hell of a special slayer but why does she have does abilities What the hell with those shared visions with Cole I need to read the next book like now Gena s books are always so funny Man, she just got me in the mood

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    Does the title Alice in Zombieland along with the intriguing synopsis and lovely cover has you convinced that you have to read this book No Never mind.But if your answer is Yes , then you need to ask yourself this Are you expecting to find a gory, engrossing, retelling of Alice in Wonderland with zombie goodness putridness No Okay.So far so good.Are you prepared to go through the same overused insta lust bullshit between the main characters with hardly any explanations or focus on the plot which is fairly predictable No You lucky bastard But if it s a still a yes, I really hope you like it Or if you are somewhat skeptical then you can continue reading my review and then decide for yourself You know, the rating along with a good synopsis is enough to make me want to read a book Gena Showalter impressed me with her work in the Intertwined series and her work in Lords of the Underworld the first 3 4 books was good for my taste So obviously I wanted to see her take on the Young Adult genre but I m really disappointed to add that her two books I read this year ended up with nothing but a 1 star rating from me The prologue and I hit it off instantly I didn t know what to expect from this book because of the mixed ratings I had come across but I was ready to be a little disappointed What I wasn t ready for was to find the characters so unbearably aggravating that I had to stop reading for long intervals and then had to drag myself to finish it The plot, actually, is very promising I like reading macabre zombie tales and even though you don t find the traditional zombies here, the new type of zombies that Showalter introduced were just as savage and even though they weren t the shambling types, their role in the story was the least disappointing Okay, I admit, I wanted them screaming BWWAAAIIINNNSSS but oh well.Anyways, let s talk about the actual storyline for a while before I start seeing red thinking about those irritating characters, hmm We have Alice Bell, a 16 year old, as our protagonist who has a lunatic for a father, a submissive, loving woman for a mother and a larger than life 8 year old for a sister She despises her father for all his crazy talks of monsters and for forcing a daily lockdown of the entire family before sunset One tragic night she loses her entire family to a car crash and that s what it takes for her to realize that her father wasn t crazy after all The beginning itself started giving me hints about Meyer s involvement Like how the girl changes city school, gets instantly attracted to the hot bad boy who s to be avoided according to all her newly made girlfriends, add in the staring game across lunch tables in cafeteria along with getting lost in each other s eyes however in this case Showalter makes it too literal because the two of them actually lose all sense of reality on eye contact and you have the clich d failed romance for the story Follow this up with guy telling girl not to get involved, girl telling guy he doesn t scare her off when he actually does, guy not being able to stay away from girl and ordering her around by asking her not to see a certain other guy friend who is the potential love interest for a triangle in sequels, girl wanting the guy real bad and dun dun dun getting involved so deep that she has to lie to her family which as we all know ends up badly and there, you have the story Oh just put in bitchiness from every other character, a zombie sighting or fighting here and there, girl getting close to dying but surviving shocker. rolls eyes and voila, you have the disaster recipe for what not to do in a zombie book To top it all off, there is some head desking, face palming and general nuisance that the book makes you go through with the predictability, unappealing characters, lack of explanation and an anticlimactic ending, that you d find yourself with an expression like this Speaking of lack of explanations, I feel like Showalter wasted such a brilliant concept by revealing next to nothing about how the zombies came into being or why Alice was so very speshul in fighting them off or why view spoiler her father couldn t resist the evil when her mother did when he was prepared hide spoiler

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    4 COLE STARS 333I think everybody knows Alice in Wonderland..but did you know that there is also another Alice With ZombiesYes yes you heard methere are zombies in this booklike many of them But these zombies weren t what I expected and the concept was different because the hunters had to fight leaving their bodies aside and using the spirit It was interesting and very unique Alice moves in with her grandparents after her parent s and sister s death.She tries to accept her new life and fit in by meeting new people at her new school One of them is Cole a member of a group, which causes many fightsDo they fight a lot or something else is happening But this isn t the only problem..Whenever Alice goes at school and sees Cole they have visions..Sometimes they fight zombies and other times they are kissing..They are drawn to each other..It is obvious that there is something between them..I loved Alice and Cole They have a strong relationship Alice is amazing I loved her sarcasm and the fact that she was so brave Cole,Cole,Cole sigh he is dangerous,mysterious and so sexy This is becoming a very bad habbit, Cole growled, suddenly keeping pace beside me His arm wrapped around my waist You run, I chase The only thing that disappointed me was that the whole story took part in the real world I wanted fantasy. But still it was really good Can t wait to see what will happen in the next book

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    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Sweet Jesus, Ali is not your typical sit back and take it heroine she s wild for a girl who looks like a doll, and I SERIOUSLY LOVE THAT Go kick some invisible zombie butt, Ali Alice in Zombieland is, quite frankly, not what I was expecting It s BETTER It ROCKS It totally KICKED ASS, which I guess should ve been expected of a Gena Showalter book incorporating zombies into my favourite childhood story I always used to want to go to Wonderland before, but screw that now one ticket to the kick ass world of Alice s Zombieland, please This book starts off with a bang and I mean that literally Ali s crazy dad, her adorable little sister, and her loving mother are all taken away from her in an instant where she learns that maybe her certifiable father wasn t so insane after all Then she moves in with her grandparents, becomes BFFs with the hilariously amazing Kat BEST BEST FRIEND EVER, NO JOKES , and meets Cole Now this is where I fell in love Cole is the leader of the school gang, a total badass, and extremely irritating to Ali especially when she realizes that his gang kills zombies instead of act broody without reason Except these zombies aren t like what you d expect They re invisible to those who can t see them like Ali couldn t before the accident , so there are only a select few who are equipped to fight them He proves his worth a million times when he kills zombies, protects Ali, and puts up with her stubborn streaks like a guy with a gold medal in the PERFECT BOOK BOYFRIEND category And I know that many people find possessiveness unattractive in a male protagonist, but I LOVED how protective he was of Ali You could easily see how much he didn t want her hurt, how much he wanted to protect her yet at the same time, he couldn t exactly deny her the chance to fight the monsters that murdered her family Especially after she proved that she was ass kickingly worthy of being the heroine of this novel, too They were a perfect, sizzling, and amazing duo What I love about Ali is that she wants to help out almost immediately She takes the risk of learning to sword fight and hunt like any self respecting heroine would even when she faces with death than her fair share of times What I love even MORE about Ali is her snark Seriously I think ALL of my favourite characters possess hilarious snark of some kind, and Ali has definitely got some of the funniest wisecracks in book history Kaylee s Conclusion Alice in Zombieland is A HUNDRED out of A HUNDRED shades of awesome, and FIVE out of FIVE shining stars of rewarding greatness The beautifully fitting cover, the sexy yet sweet romance, and the powerful storyline full of many twists and turns make it a book that I feel EVERYONE needs to own So what s stopping you I want no excuses this book is a MUST on your buy lists for this fall TEASER Cole cupped my cheeks and brought my gaze back to him Why wouldn t I dance Uh, maybe because at first glance he looked like he ate puppies for breakfast and kittens for lunch As for what he enjoyed having for dinner that couldn t be discussed in polite company Because you think it s dumb The words emerged as a question rather than the statement I d meant them to be Something that allows a guy to put his hands all over a girl isn t dumb It s genius quoted from the ARC

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    I was obviously expecting too much from this book, because boy was I disappointed.Alice was an okay character, I felt sorry for her because of the way she lost her whole family, and the way she blamed herself for it It must have been really hard for her to find herself so alone, and to have to deal with the knowledge that the monsters her father raved about were actually real The storyline in this revolved around Alice learning to fight zombies, and it got old real quick I got bored I felt like half the book was info dump after info dump, and I didn t really care for the insta love romance either I mean really The ending to this did save this book for me a bit At around the 90% mark it actually got interesting It didn t last for long though Can t say I m desperate to read the next one Just another example of not buying the sequel before you read the first one Sarah.6 out of 10

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    I m sure you ve heard this before, but Alice in Zombieland has very little to do with Lewis Carroll s classic In fact, aside from the title itself and the white rabbit shaped cloud that warns our Ali of danger, there s nothing connecting the two As someone who stays as far away from retellings as possible, I was overjoyed when I discovered this, but if you go into this expecting a new version of that story, you might find yourself disappointed.Alice in Zombieland is, above all, a fun little book suitable for younger audience While there are plenty of hot scenes and sexual references in there to contradict what I just wrote, the overall story lacks enough substance and depth to satisfy a mature reader This is mostly due to formulaic narrative and stock characters That s not to say, however, that this book is not worth reading it is, as it has several things going for it, but it s not nearly as original or exciting as I d hoped.The story is all too familiar Ali s entire family dies in a car accident caused by her schizophrenic father who was trying to save them from invisible monsters After the tragedy, Ali goes to live with her grandparents, where she soon discovers that her father wasn t nearly as crazy as he sounded Monsters start popping up everywhere, but with them comes a group of young people led by the scorching hot Cole Holland, all of them trained to kill the zombies and defend humanity Although I liked Cole well enough, he didn t even come close to provoking the reaction Showalter was going for All the ingredients were there the initial rudeness, the mystery surrounding him, the incredibly attractive looks, overprotectiveness, strength and impressive fighting skills, but I just never felt truly enthralled by him, not for a split second It s probably because, as a love interest, he seemed just a bit too plastic Take this quote for example I knew he was strong, determined, protective, and that he cared about his friends than he cared about himself He obeyed no rules but his own In the Wild West days, he would have been an outlaw. It s true, Cole is all those things, which makes him exactly like hundreds of other characters that showed up recently I ve seen authors work with this mold and still manage to create something unique, be it through the sense of humor or something else entirely But Showalter just didn t succeed in making Cole memorable at all Where she failed with him, she succeeded with Alice at least up to a point Alice is also a stock character, but unlike with Cole, Gena Showalter managed to breathe some true spirit into her, which is why she s the only thing I m sure I ll remember about this book Oddly enough, Showalter s take on zombies was the most original thing about Alice in Zombieland, and my favorite part, to be honest Existing only in the spirit realm, they cannot be seen or touched by just anyone, but that doesn t mean they can t do real harm In order to fight them, Cole and the gang have to separate their spirits from their bodies, and it s the first thing Ali had to learn as well While I m usually a blood and gore kinda gal, I found it all very interesting, although a bit confusing at times.All in all, Alice in Zombieland is a fun, but rather unmemorable book that, I fear, was written merely to satisfy the market, and not in a creative outburst of any sort A lot of adult authors are deciding to write YA these days because, let s be honest, that s where the money is, but some manage better than others, and Gena Showalter falls somewhere around the middle.Do I think this book is worth reading Definitely, if you re looking for a compelling, fun read you re likely to forget in a short while There are times when a reader needs exactly that.

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