TITLE: Alice in Zombieland
AUTHOR: Gena Showalter
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Teen
PUBLICATION DATE: 9/25/2012
INSIDE COVER SUMMARY: 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.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: This is one of the very very few books that I have given 5 stars, meaning it is one of my all time favorites. Alice in Wonderland is my favorite story and I love any and all remakes or stories based on the original. This doesn't follow the story of the original Alice, but it was inspired by it and has a few elements thrown in that reminded me of it.
I love the way the story unfolded. we learned new information little by little, but the story was not slow placed at all. I flew through this book and loved every second of it. I cannot wait for the next one to come out and I will be reading it as soon as I possibly can.
CHARACTERS: My favorite character was Kat. She and Alice meet in the hospital and from the beginning she is very feisty and high spirited. Alice, the main character, was easy to relate to. I could feel her emotions throughout the story. And Cole, we'll just say I liked him at lot.
COVER: The cover is so pretty. The dress is amazing and I love the boarder around the picture with all the skulls. The book cover itself (underneath the jacket) is very cool too. I like the color and I love the spine. There's also a really cool skull print on the inside of the front and back covers.