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review 2017-06-12 16:16
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland
My Life as A White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland

After reading a lot of heavy and hard-hitting books that were too close to home for the majority of this year, I wanted to read something light and fun. A couple of years ago, I heard about the White Trash Zombie books from Comic Book Girl 19 and she said they were really good books. She even modeled for the book covers, which is amazing btw. Anyway, seeing as how I wanted something light, I checked them out from the library and gave them a read. And, yes, CBG19 was right. These book are really good!

 

It follows a girl in her early twenties who is considered to be a "loser" by society. She has a drug and drinking problem and is not exactly the most reliable person on the planet. However, one day she wakes up in a hospital room without any recollection to how she got there and she is craving one thing that humans should not crave: brains. Now she needs to figure out what happened to her, how she ended up in the hospital, and who turned her into a zombie... without losing her humanity.

 

Diana Rowland has created a fun world with equally amazing characters. Her writing is so easy and well-done. I flew through this book. Now to mention she has a diverse cast of characters, White, Black, Asian, and Hispanic characters are shown throughout without being stereotypes. I am really impressed with how well Rowland has written all these characters and made them feel human (no pun intended). I literally have no complaints about this book whatsoever.

 

The main character, Angel Crawford, is such a smart, caring, and tough little zombie. I want her to find her way out of the situation Life so unfairly shoved her in, and I want her to find happiness. Derrell, Angel's partner working at the coroner's office, is so sweet and caring. He looks out for Angel and is almost a second father to her. Marcus Ivanov is a bit of a prude but he also cares about Angel and wants to help her in her endeavors. All of the side characters felt more like main characters since Rowland does a great job in developing them.

 

I really think this is a series more people should read. It's a light read, yes, but Rowland also showcases what it's like to live at home with an abusive father. She talks about rape not being the victim's fault and, seeing as how rape culture just loves blaming the victim, I think this is an important subject for people to read about. Please, go ahead and read this book. It's smart, funny, action-packed, and if you love zombies, there's plenty of that, too! There is violence, gore, talk of sexual abuse, and drug use so keep that in mind when reading this. Other than that, give this book a read! It's an enjoyable one.

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review 2017-03-04 00:00
My Life as A White Trash Zombie
My Life as A White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland I've read several zompoc books. This is different in my opinion. The lead has a cool sense of humor. She's easy to like. Also, she literally has to eat brains so it skirts the edge of gross sometimes, but that really adds to plot for me. It doesn't take things too far in the horror or gore direction, but it gives enough to make things interesting. There are people being killed, and she has no idea how she became a zombie. There's mystery, action, comedy and an engaging storyline.
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review 2016-12-28 02:09
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie #1) by Diana Rowland
My Life as A White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland

 

Angel Crawford is a loser.

Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.

That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.

Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest!

Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.

Literally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm not typically a fan of the zombie stuff, I don't like The Walking Dead, I don't follow the whole ghoul movement but I think Angel has finally won me over.

It did take me a few chapters before I gained reading momentum and actual interest but once I passed the fifth chapter mark I had a hard time putting it down.

Although I think that Angel may be one of the few zombies that I can say I can't wait to read more about I believe this was a great introduction to the brain eating, flesh rotting trend I am now a part of.

I think the only thing I didn't quite like was the resolution to Angels on going struggle with her alcoholic father however it did make it a tad easier to ease into as a one step forward and toward some kind of progress. I also appreciated that Rowland wasn't afraid to explore alcoholism and its effects and causes and the difficult balance and the thin line that family members of have to walk when dealing with those kinds of situations. Rowland handles it realistically, honestly and straight forward with respect.

All in all I felt that My Life As a White Trash Zombie was a really great read. I look forward to picking up book number two.

My Life As a White Trash Zombie is the first book in the White Trash Zombie series.

 

 

Diana Rowland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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review 2016-12-08 19:55
Chewing Zombie Fun
My Life as A White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland Fun zombie tale with a snarkish troubled main character. Great quick read with plenty of chuckle time thrown in.
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review 2016-12-08 19:54
Chewing Zombie Fun
My Life as A White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland Fun zombie tale with a snarkish troubled main character. Great quick read with plenty of chuckle time thrown in.
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