Through the Zombieglass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2)

Author: Gena Showalterthrough-the-zombie-glass.jpg

Pages: 480

Genre: Young Adult, Zombie, horror, fantasy, paranormal

Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they’ve got mine…
Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.
After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.
She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra-bad boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her…from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole’s secret and learn to fight the darkness.
But the clock is ticking…and if she fails at a single task, they’re all doomed.

Thoughts: I think I may like this book a little too much – more than it deserves. It’s not actually that greatly written, but I’m in love with the characters so much that I like the entire book.

“Do you know the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
“Wrong. That’s the definition of determination.”
― Gena ShowalterThrough the Zombie Glass

My first point is the title – again, meant to be modelled off Lewis Carroll’s Alice and Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In the last review, I said that Book 1 had very little to do with the original Wonderland story, and that still sticks with Through the Zombieglass – though to a lesser extent. Since a certain zombie attack, Ali Bell has been feeling strange urges, and mirrors have been playing up around her. This sort of alludes to the title of the book. But, that’s about it. So, again, not much better than the last book in the title department.

The storyline or plot is getting a little more detailed than the first book, but at the same time, it seems a bit forced. Yes, I enjoyed reading it, but that was because it was easy to read and exciting. Looking back on it, it does seem a little dramatic in parts. Still, there were some points that were more sincere, and fitted with the storyline better. Really, Through the Zombieglass is a young adult novel that is written well for the audience, including loveable characters, a little romance, and a nice paranormal touch.

“If you don’t get yourself killed tonight, it’ll be because of a miracle.” he said.
“Good thing my middle name is Miracle.”
― Gena ShowalterThrough the Zombie Glass

The one thing I absolutely LOVE in this story is the main group of characters. I really love them, all their easy sarcastic humour between them. Maybe I’m being too harsh on this series, or maybe it’s my love for the characters clouding my judgement. I’m not actually sure. Obviously, this means that it’s not my very favourite book, but I don’t dislike it either. I need to buy the next two in the series to finish it off, and hopefully, after finishing it, I can actually decide. For now, I’m looking forward to the next book.

“Ali Bell doesn’t play hide-and-seek,” Lucas said. “She plays hide-and-pray-I-don’t-find-you.”
Mackenzie smiled. “When Ali Bell gives you the finger, she’s telling you how many seconds you have to live.”
Cole chuckled, saying, “Fear of spiders is arachnophobia, and fear of tight spaces is claustrophobia, but fear of Ali Bell is just called logic.”
“Oh, oh.” Kat clapped excitedly. “There used to be a street named after Ali Bell, but it was changed because nobody crosses Ali Bell and lives. True story.”
― Gena ShowalterThrough the Zombie Glass

Why should you read it: Why should you read this book?? Hmmmmmm, I think, if you like your young adult novels, then you’ll enjoy this, and I would recommend it. It doesn’t have the deep words of literature you’ll find in classics, but then, young adult books usually don’t.

Rating: star_rating_3-5_of_5


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