Review: My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland

Posted December 1, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 18 Comments

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Review: My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
My Life as a White Trash Zombie
by Diana Rowland

BOOK INFO


Released: July 5, 2011
Series: White Trash Zombie #1
Published by DAW
Pages: 310
 

 

…does it make me a little weird that when Angel was describing her cravings for brains that I kept getting a little hungry?! That’s either really good writing, or I need to see a Doctor! ~ Under the Covers

Angel Crawford is a deadbeat; with no job, a loser boyfriend, an alcoholic father and a pill addiction her life is getting no where fast. But, when she wakes up in hospital after ODing and being found naked on a road her life starts to change for the better and for the freakier, instead of craving pills, she now can’t seem to stop drooling over delicious brains…

I got this book originally because I loved the cover, normally that doesn’t pan out too well but in this case I am really glad I am a bit of a cover whore because I really loved this book! I know zombies are a new craze at the moment and they seem to have a sub-genre all of their own, but this has to be the first book I have read where a zombie is the main character and not a shambling monstrosity who immediately gets its head loped off and I will definitely look closer at zombie books in the future.

I do admit though, this book could be a little gross, but it wasn’t too bad and does it make me a little weird that when Angel was describing her cravings for brains that I kept getting a little hungry?! That’s either really good writing, or I need to see a Doctor! But this book was more then a gruesome tale of a girl discovering a love of devouring brains, Angel was a fantastic and well realised character. As the book went on she changed and grew as she shrugged off her label as a “loser” and started to take control of her life and become a responsible adult.

The plot on this was a little slow to start as it focused mainly on Angel adjusting to her new zombie lifestyle; this made the book a little unbalanced. In the beginning not too much happened when we were being introduced to Angel and her world and then towards the end we suddenly had a zombie hunter on our hands. However, this wasn’t a problem for me, this was a first book and I expected it to be heavy on the world and character building.

A fantastic read, which has the bonus of looking awesome on your book shelf and I can’t wait to see what more is in store for Angel in her new undead life.

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About Diana Rowland

Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line, uses "y'all" for second-person-plural, and otherwise has no southern accent (in her opinion.) She attended college at Georgia Tech where she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics, and after graduation forgot everything about higher math as quickly as possible.

She has worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen plenty of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't rollerblade to save her life.

She presently lives in south Louisiana where she's deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I have seen many zombie movie but haven’t read any books featuring zombies…thanks for the great review Suz!

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I haven’t read many zombie books (or seen many zombie films either, I am a wuss lol!) either, but if they are all as good as this one I am going to have to start giving them a try!

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I haven’t really read any zombie books yet so this looks interesting!

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Although I haven’t read many zombie books I would definitely recommend this one as one to start with!

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I really enjoyed reading this book, and I also really liked the next book in the series on audio.
I agree about the gross part..lol.
I liked the heroine, and the quick pace of the book.Just a fun read 🙂

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I can’t wait to read the second one in this series, hopefully I will like it as well. Lol yes, so many gross moments, but the gross moments definitely made it seem more like a zombie book lol!

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I haven’t read any zombie books yet. This one sounds intriguing.

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It is really good Joanne! i definitely recommend you give this one a try, it was my first zombie book as well.

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I shudder every time I see that cover, I’m not joking :)) love the review

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LOL! I love the cover it is what attracted me to it, but I admit it is a little gross 😀

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Thanks for the great review! I have this one in my TBR pile, gotta go dig it out 😉 If you are looking for another funny zombie series, try Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen. Those were hysterical too!

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Hi Erinf1, You will definitely have to bump this one up on your TBR, it is really good. Thanks for the rec, I will check those out, now my zombie cherry has been popped I can now look for more 😀

Thanks for stopping by!

Suz

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Lori Meehan

I’d like to say I’m going to read this but I can’t. Zombies freak me out. Thanks for the review.

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Haha, zombie films freak me out, but this was good, although a little gross lol Thanks for reading 🙂

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I heard about this book a while ago and loved the cover, but wasn’t sure if I’d like it so I didn’t get it. I may have to rethink that now.

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I would recommend giving it a try, it was an easy read but had a great story and I though Angel was a great character. It was definitely something a bit different. Plus awesome cover lol!

Thanks for coming by 🙂

Suz

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Haven’t read any zombi books, so may have to check it out.

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I hadn’t read any zombie books before this either, I rec this as a starting point 🙂

Suz