Monday, 23 September 2013

Review, GIVEAWAY and Interview with "The Boys" of: Through The Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter.

Through the Zombie Glass
Series:  White Rabbit Chronicles #2
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre:  YA, Romance, Paranormal/Supernatural/Zombie
Release Date:  Sept 24th 2013
Pages:  480
Format: Paperback-ARC
Source: A copy was provided by the author for review!
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Rating: 


Reason chosen:  

Because Alice in Zombieland rocks me to my core. It was awesome.

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Inspired by the childhood classic Alice in Wonderland, this harrowing and romantic story features teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home. 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.

Review:

Oh. My. God.
I love these boys. There was a scene with Bronx where they drive around the corner and there he is in the middle of the road leaning up against his truck, and I thought I was going to die. Personally, if he light up a smoke I would have thought that some 1950s rumble with guys in leather jackets was going to happen. It was intimidating, it made me smile, it made me shiver...it was friggin’ hot. That just about describes half of this book. Hot. hothothothot.  
Hot. 
Then there is a scene with a mad hatter hat, and the beautiful quote “He watched me from afar the rest of the night, but at least he continued to wear the hat” and I’m friggin dying. I was almost so excited and happy and engulfed in the novel when I read it that I almost ripped my ARC copy apart. Seriously...I may have to buy a hardcopy.
First off I love the YA zombie story... I always will, but secondly Gena Showalter creates a lot of characters and even better they all have their own distinct personality and all are unforgettable. I absolutely love when a novel does that...it’s to the point where I can see everything that happens in the novel to perfection; I guess like I was in the story. I found that too when I read the first in the series, but this book brings in a whole new element that changes the whole story. Something has happened to Ali...she’s getting cravings. The changes test Cole and her’s relationship. It tests her relationship with her Grandmother...hell it tests Kat and Frosty’s and Bronx and Reeve’s relationships too. It also makes Ali question herself. Whether or not she should continue and what she would sacrifice for her friends and her family. 
This book was filled with a whole bunch of awesome craziness. There’s a “mole” in the group and you start to question everyone. Then things with Ali kick up and you can’t help but wonder what is going on with her and whether or not the journal has any answers for her.
Its a captivating sequel to the first and I couldn’t be more thankful. I’m always worried about the second novel not being as good as the first, but from page one I knew that wasn’t going to be an issue. This novel was as mind blowing and as captivating as the first one. But, be warned you may want to punch Cole in the face in this novel. Oh! And shake Kat’s hand. I love Kat. She definitely knows how to stir things up.

Good:

Ali and ZA- The introduction of ZA causes so many issues, but brings a whole new feeling to the novel.
Here is how I pictured Alice:


Although I'm not a big fan of her acting she is how I pictured Alice the whole time.

Cole- Dear lord Cole! Get your act together you sexy sexy man. And your sexy dirty mouth in this novel. Rrrraaaaoooowwww.


Incase you missed it my review of the first novel in the series, this is how I picture Cole:



Oh, Steven R. McQueen...I like your brutish attitude on The Vampire Diaries. I think you would fit so well as Cole Holland

Bronx- I had a whole new level of love for you in this novel.

I had to pick someone for Bronx because he played such a large role in this novel for me. Well I guess his character just really stepped up in this novel. So here is how I picture Bronx:


Imagine some crazy coloured hair and I think this is Bronx. I would even say that Grey Damon would also produce the snarky, snappy, and tough guy that I see as Bronx.

Kat- Do I even need to explain why I love Kat so much? No...I don’t think I do.




This is how I pictured Kat. Although I'm not a big fan of her acting she does have an attitude that could be Kat's

Frosty- All of you is good. Expecially your love for Kat and your mouth.


This is my Frosty:




From the first introduction to Frosty this is how I pictured him.

Justin- I’m questioning everything about you...and I like it.

Gavin- I liked the introduction of Gavin. He made things lively.

Bad: 

Umm......Nope I’ve got nothing.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall this book was wonderful. The writing was so well done, so filled with humour, and so easy to follow that I could really feel a part of the story. I could picture every scene and every setting like I was really there. I loved the teen angst, the sexual tension, and the feelings of stress that Ali feels and comes across so beautifully. The story line was extremely interesting...we are taking from a work where Zombies exist at night in spirit and only some can see them, to one where a Zombie overtakes Alice’s everyday actions and life, and she is no longer safe. But...above everything I have to say I love when an author can write a story with so many characters and make it work. Gena Showalter makes each memorable and understandable. Her writing and story line are so well done that I was captivated by the story and find myself continuing to fall in love and appreciate each character that is created. 

Quotes:

My Book ended up looking like this:


I tried to stick to the "Zombie" colours but I ran out of tabs. 

Click here for some of my favourite quotes from the novel!

Previously In the Series:

Alice in Zombieland (#1)-> Click for review

Next in the Series:

Untitled (#3) ETA: 2014

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you like Zombies, YA romance with action, or the supernatural/paranormal than this is for you. And its amazing.

If you liked this you'll probably love:

Unraveling series by Elizabeth Norris, Divergent series by Veronica Roth, Dualed by Elsie Chapman, Poison Princess by Kresley Cole, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Demon Trapper series by Jana Oliver, Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, Struck by Jennifer Bosworth, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer, Jessica series by Bethany Fantaskey, Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick, Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines, Mortal Instruments & Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Read Completely: 
Ah..ya.


Trailer:


Author Info:

Author Website/Blog: http://members.genashowalter.com
Series Website: http://wrchronicles.com
Twitter: @genashowalter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genashowalterfans

This book was provided courtesy of the author/publisher for review; however, this is no way affected my review.

Gena Showalter was lovely enough to take some time out and answer some of the questions I had for the "boys" of The White Rabbit Chronicles


Boys thanks so much for dropping by and taking a second to answer some of my questions!

Let's get right down to it.

1. For Bronx:
         Bronx, I'm secretly in love with you. When you went all cave-man when the girls saw you on the side of the road…well that did things to me. Keep it up. I love you. 
         Anyhow, what went through your mind when the bomb was dropped and you first heard about Ethan and Reeve?
Bronx: Someone’s gonna die.

2. For Frosty: 
         I love your attitude. Never change. 
         Now, tell me about the first time you met Kat and what went through your mind.
Frosty: I won’t get into the specifics (Kat would go feral tabby) but the first thought to drift through my mind was: whatever it takes, I’m making that girl mine.

3. For Cole. 
         Pardon me, but I wanted to slap you in this novel. Sometimes. Other times… Well there was some kissing going on in my mind. 
         This novel had a lot of changes for you, your crew, and your romance with Ali. What do you think is next for each one?
Cole: Think about what’s next?  I’d rather stab myself in the thigh.  Lately, mirrors have been coming to life.  Whispers of the dead have tormented Ali.  Not to mention what I end up doing to Ali.  We need a vacation.  

4. Boys:
         Describe your ladies in one word. 
Cole:  Mine.
Frosty:  Firecracker.
Bronx:  Forbidden.

 5. For Justin:
         Oh, Justin, Justin, Justin. Have you changed? I'm not sure what to think of you this novel. But tell us what's different about you compared to before.
Justin: I’m like Humpty Dumpty.  I was sitting pretty, I fell, I cracked, but now I’m trying to put myself back together.

6. For Cole:
         I've always been curious about your relationship with your dad. Have you guys ever had normal dad and son talk? Tell us about what its like growing up the slayer-life.
Cole: My dad understands the trials, and the loss, the stress, and the need to relax.  The need for friends.  They understand.  And because of the brutal battles I’m forced to wage, he’s sees me as an adult.  Unlike most kids, I’ve never had a curfew. 

7. Frosty:
         It seems Kat has had a change of heart; she might just be keeping you. Tell me about what makes you love her.
Frosty:  She’s part diabolical genius, part pit bull, part fluffy kitten.  She rocks my world.

8. For Bronx:
         Mr. Caveman,
         Why the continuously changing hair colour?
Bronx: Why not?
Touche. Touche.

9. Boys:
         What is your favourite weapon?
Cole: crossbow
Frosty: Sig Sauer
Bronx: swords

10. Boys:
         If you all had to fight each other arena style who do you think would win?
 Boys: It would be a tie.  We’d all be dead.

Boys…thanks for your time, and keep being ridiculously awesome.
And now, onto the Giveaway!

Gena is giveaway away an ARC copy of Through The Zombie Glass!

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2 comments:

  1. The first book was very middle of the road for me, but after all your enthusiasm I really want to read Through The Zombie Glass! I really liked your interview with the boys =)

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  2. This sounds very interesting. Thanks for this giveaway! :)

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