Today is the first post of the A-Z challenge this year, and for today, A is for Alice In Zombieland! What is better than featuring a book, that's beautiful, and has a phonomenon that many people are obsessed with, the walking dead, also known as zombies?
Alice In Zombieland, an young adult novel, by Gena Showalter, is the first book in the White Rabbit Chronicles, was released on September 25, 2012, by Harlequin Teen, with a hardcover edition, and 404 pages.
Many people enjoy this book, with its Goodreads average rating, 4.07 and 1,238 reviews. Gena Showalter has announced that the sequel, Through The Zombie Glass, will be released on September 24, this year (2013) in a hardcover edition with 304 pages.
As I said, many people enjoy this book, but I wasn't one of them. Lesson 1. Do not ever, ever I tell you, judge a book by its cover. Sadly, I did for this one. It's so stunning! With its layout, colours and fab, any reader would want to buy it, right? I did too. In my opinion, it wasn't as good as the public says it is. I highly expected it to be "AMAZING" but, it wasn't. Zombies are something that many people are becoming obsessed with, and I guess I thought that I would see the passion of her writing using these characters. First of all, the title. Why would she even call the book, "Alice In Zombieland?" It doesn't make sense, because it has nothing to do with Alice In Wonderland, and her world is normal like ours, she doesn't leave Earth, into another "land." She's a zombie slayer, there's no point in this.
Second, the plot. *GOODREADS SUMMARY*Had anyone 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 gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real…. To 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 more dangerous than the zombies….
Okay. So, I was hooked into this, as well. Ahem.. At first, I loved the beginning. Ali's father never let her or her family go outside at night because he believes that there's monsters out there, as you can probably tell, zombies. But, when Ali's birthday comes, her family forgets about it. When she reminds them, Ali's mother wants to do something for her. Ali wishes that the whole family could go to her sister's dance recital, at that night, but she makes the wrong wish....
Anyways, I'm not going to summarize this all for you. You get it, at least I hope so. I rate this book a 3/5 stars, because it didn't WOW me. The male character, Cole was very dull, and didn't seem to love Ali as other boys do to their girlfriends in other books. I wanted more zombie, more thrill, and more romance.
So, this was today's book for the letter A, we'll see what tomorrow brings up, right?
REMEMBER, DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.