Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen, 480 pages
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Inspired by the childhood classic Alice in Wonderland, this harrowing and romantic story features teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home. After a strange new zombie attack, Alice fears she may be losing her mind as well. A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things. The whispers of the dead assault her ears and mirrors seem to come frighteningly to life. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more—including her boyfriend, Cole—than she does now. But as Cole strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all.
An amazing sequel, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It's a bit darker than the first one (sort of like how Buffy the Vampire Slayer got in the later years) but there's still humor and snark. I love Ali, she's a badass, but oh, does she have a lot of problems in this book. Nothing goes right. Her and Cole have issues (can't have the couple be happy, right?) and that was so frustrating and I was quite upset with Cole for a lot of the book (I really just wanted to smack that boy). Ali also has some really serious issues of her own she has to deal with. Kat is still a fabulous friend. There's a couple of new characters, like Gavin. He's fairly entertaining.
There's plenty of action, romance, secrets, and betrayals. This one has all the feels. I was laughing one minute and then practically screaming the next. I had to put my Kindle down a couple of times and just take a break because this book made me so crazy. In a good way. The plot is fresh, engaging, and filled with twists and turns...I loved it!
Posted by: Pam