Saturday, April 19, 2014

Short & Simple Reviews: Alice in Zombieland & Clockwise

This is a place for books that I didn't fully review.
Maybe I listed my likes and dislikes, had a little short paragraph, or a few sentences to convey my feelings on the book, but whatever the "review" is, all of them are short and simple. (hence the clever name)

Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
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….


What I liked about this book:
-The idea behind the book (Zombies!)
-The fact that it actually mentioned The Iron Fey series (it was only a sentence BUT IT WAS MENTIONED!!!)
-Did I mention Zombies?
*The zombies weren't really zombies but...oh well :( *

Things I didn't like:
-The visions, there wasn't really a point to them.
-The fact that it has nothing whatsoever to do with Alice in Wonderland which was a HUGE disappointment. Alice in Wonderland with ZOMBIES?! You got to admit, that sounds awesome!

Altogether I give this book around 3.5 stars
(Might have been a 3 if it didn't mention The Iron Fey and it would have been a 1 if there was no Zombies!!!)

I hereby give this book
3.5 Wheels!
Meaning: I liked it and I was close to really liking it.

Clockwise (Clockwise, #1)
Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this --she's accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward. Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just "brotherly" protectiveness? When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again. Which of course, she does.

This was a really fun read!!
Yes, this book did have its serious moments, but it was one of those books that leaves you with a good feeling.

Our time traveler, Casey, is an extremely likable character! I knew right away that I was going to like her!

And I just love how everything came together in the end!
(I also LOVE time travel, so that helps)
This was a great read and I definitely recommend it!

I hereby give this book
4 Wheels!
Meaning: I really liked it!

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