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Amanda Shofner

Grand Mistress of On a Book Bender. On the path of least revision. Wine supplier for grammar pain sufferers. #BecauseWine. Idea wrangler. Wielder of words. Black coffee drinker.

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Amaryllis
Jayne Castle
Rampant
Diana Peterfreund
Bad Behavior
Jennifer Lane
The False Prince
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Light of the Moon (Legend of the Dreamer, Book 1)
David James
Amaryllis (St. Helen's Series #1)

My Life as a White Trash Zombie

My Life as a White Trash Zombie - Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2011/08/17/review-my-life-as-a-white-trash-zombie-by-diana-rowland/I think what I appreciated most about My Life as a White Trash Zombie is the mystery aspect. As this was my first ever zombie novel (though I suppose Pride and Prejudice and Zombies counts? I always forget about it), the mystery helped win me over and ease the transition to reading about zombies. Like Angel, the bulk of my exposure to zombies has been what is portrayed in the movies, so Diana Rowland’s take on zombies was a new one to me. And I liked it.There were two interrelated mysteries here, and both were well-crafted. Because I read My Life as a White Trash Zombie while on vacation, I read in bits and pieces over two days, and I hate reading books in this way; it is not conducive to writing reviews. My Life as a White Trash Zombie wasn’t the type of book that I found difficult to put down, but it was still an intriguing mystery that had me guessing almost right up until the end. And though I am not ready to call it the best last 4 chapters in a book like Felicia, the ending was definitely fantastic, and I am excited to see where Diana Rowland will take the series.Angel is not your average heroine, but that is also part of her draw. She doesn’t realize right away that she has become a zombie, and her sudden craving for braaaaainssss as well as her disgust by the craving is nearly comical. Though she lacks even a GED, Angel is proof that you don’t need diplomas or degrees in order to be smart; intelligence is not something that can be taught. I am interested to see where the next books take Angel. The supporting characters were almost as compelling as Angel herself, and I hope that we will see more of them in book 2.