Review: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland
How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland
White Trash Zombie #4
READERS HUNGER FOR ANGEL CRAWFORD...
It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends—and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction...
I loved the first book in this series, it was unique and completely unlike any other zombie book I've read. Plus Angel was a really interesting yet flawed character that you couldn't help falling for. So by the end of the book I was thoroughly hooked. However, I recently picked up the second book and I have to admit that I was less than thrilled with the introduction of the zombie conspiracy happenings. It just gave the series a different feeling than the first one established in my opinion. That being said, I then picked up the third book and started to accept the conspiracies. So, with this one I figured that trend would continue and I would be on board with thing, but unfortunately I just wasn't feeling it yet again. I'm not sure what it is, but I guess most of my issue stems with me not buying the conspiracies. Originally it was sold as other zombie factions wanting to corner the market on certain things, but now it seems like it's more about one woman's extremish hatred towards zombies and her crazy machinations when it all boils down. So it made reading this book just a bit mediocre as I wasn't buying what was being "sold," but that's just me.
My plot issues aside, what kept this book and series for that matter from falling to the wayside was Angel. I adore her character. She's so flawed yet has been slowly and painstakingly inch for inch carving a new and better life for herself. But of course, it's a slow process, and there are setbacks. While she's trying, she still sees herself as that junkie and it does hold her back a bit. But all the same I love seeing her grow and make a new life for her. There's just something to be said about cheering a character on. That being said, I'm a bit frustrated with the ending of this book. I won't get into what it was to keep from spoiling things but it was so far backtracking that it seemed so far out of character that it rang a bit false to me. Perhaps I just don't understand how this issue would have worked in the real world but it just soured things a bit for me especially considering it's her character that really carried this book.
So as you can see based on this review, this installment was rather mediocre for me. That being said, I'm still a fan of the series overall and will be looking forward to the next installment to see what trouble Angel can get herself into.