Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Review: Alice Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
I have been desperate to read Alice Through the Zombie Glass since I finished reading the first book in this series, Alice in Zombie Land and I wish I could have read this sooner than I actually did, and quicker than I actually have.
When I began reading Alice Through the Zombie Glass I was initially confused, but that was me not reading the note from Ali properly, once I realised my mistake I re-read the note again, and then dove back into the pages. One things that is quickly obvious is how stubborn Alice is, she is staying with Mr Ankh while waiting to sort out a new new house for herself and her Grandmother, but she refuses to be a burden or owe him anything, she refuses to eat his food, drink his drinks, and tidies up all of her mess. While this stubbornness is ridiculous when she is among friends who want to help her, it also comes in useful and is part of what is able to make her fight for as long as she does, and as hard as she does.
As the book progresses, and a new twist is added for Alice, we begin to see the cracks in her relationship with Cole, and to be honest I thought he was being an ass, treating Alice the way he does, blowing her off when she rings or texts, cancelling plans for night out. With a new ex on the scene from another group of slayers I disliked how he behaved around her, especially in front of Alice.
With new slayers on the scene, and new visions between Alice and Gavin, Alice Through the Zombie Glass brings so much more to us than the previous book. The is more fighting, and more tension as Alice is determined to battle after her injury, Justin (who may or may not be on their side), a spy among them, and a LOT of tension between on again off again couple. I'm surprised I didn't crease the spine or damage the book I had hold of it so tightly.
In the previous book there were a lot of people I didn't really like, but in Alice Through the Zombie Glass I actually like Trina and Mackenzie more than I did, even though they weren't very nice to Alice in the beginning, I guess being on the same receiving end makes them feel sorry and sympathetic towards Alice and creates unexpected bonds of friendship.
From the minute I began reading Alice Through the Zombie Glass I was hooked, the twists and turns meant I never knew what was going to happen next. Would they survive an attack? Would Alice be able to save herself? Would Cole and Alice sort themselves out and realise they are meant to be together? One thing that I really liked was the twist in the story, and I think the cover of the book represents this so much. Never knowing what was going to happen to Alice or this new situation made each moment she was alone with others a nervous read.
After finishing Alice Through the Zombie Glass all I can say is I need the next book in my hands NOW.