Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1)
by Gena Showalter
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Teen (September 25, 2012)
She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.
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….
I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.
I went into this thinking that it would be a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, but I quickly learned that wasn't really the case. There were actually only a few Alice in Wonderland elements. Although it took me a little while to get into the story it turned out to be pretty interesting.
I enjoyed the characters and really can't wait to learn more about some of them in future installments of the series. I'm particularly intrigued with Cole and his friends and want to know more about their pasts. One of the things I liked most was the zombies. They are not the typical run of the mill zombies. They are very unique. I had some difficulty understanding how things worked with them but eventually I got it.
There are lots of great twists and surprises in the story so I don't feel I can say too much without giving something away. Just know that if you enjoy YA books like the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa you will likely enjoy this book as well.