Saturday, March 21, 2015

REVIEW: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles, #2)
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.


I liked the first book in this series, but I had mixed feelings on it. I had issues with the visions and the overall fact that this it was not an Alice in Wonderland retelling like I was expecting. I actually enjoyed this book more than the first book!

This book is much darker than the previous book and I oddly liked it. Ali's now part of the zombie hunting team, though they are reluctant to have her fight, and she's now dating Cole. But things aren't so sunny in their relationship. Cole is being distant and Ali can't help but feel like he's keeping secrets. After a zombie attack, Ali begins to see sick and starts to hallucinate. Then, she begins having urges to hurt those she loves.

I admit that I'm still upset by the missed opportunity for an Alice retelling with zombies, but I'm getting over it. As I said, I enjoyed this so much more than the first book, mostly because of the darker themes. This book was so much more intense and very suspenseful. It was horrible seeing Ali go through this and never seems to go right for her in this book, but it was very interesting seeing her going through this. I must say, she's incredibly strong. I would never be able to go through that. Sorry, for being vague about what happens, but I don't want to spoil the whole book.

I think my main issue with this book is Cole. This book has no second book syndrome in the way of plot, but the relationship sure does. I notice that sequels often introduce major conflicts in the romantic relationship. A popular one is introducing an ex girlfriend, which happens in this one. As well as a distant boyfriend. Cole just really bothered me in this book. He was just plain distant with Ali and he was getting upset with Ali for having visions of another guy, despite the fact that she can't control that.

This was a great sequel, despite my problems with Cole. This was so much better than the first book and I am very much looking forward to the next book!

I hereby give this book
3.5 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it, but it wasn't quite amazing.

1 comment :

  1. I was also upset that this wasn't my average retelling of an Alice in Wonderland but I mean it's still fantastic! I really loved the review, as it is a representation of my favorite book series ever. I got the chance to meet Gena Showalter in person and she is wow... such an awesome author!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz