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Estelle: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter ( web | tweet ) Book 1 in the White Rabbit Chronicles series. Publication Date: September 25, 2012 Publisher: HarlequinTeen Pages: 404 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Zombies, high school, romance, friends Format read: A book from my bookshelf! (I got the copy at BEA.) Summary: One night of acting […]

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December 27, 2013 - 11:23 am

Estelle's End of the Year Survey (So Long 2013), Estelle - […] Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter after Betty really loved it. It was very good! And so not my normal kind of […]

November 4, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Alexa Y. - After seeing your thoughts and Betty’s thoughts on this book, I’m slightly intrigued! I do think it’s awesome when there’s a slow burn romance. Plus, I love the marriage of the zombies to something a little more contemporary. I’ll probably have to check this one out!

November 1, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Judith - This doesn’t sound like a “me” book either – I’m not into zombies at all – but I’m glad you enjoyed it. I am a bit confused about the title since it doesn’t seem to have much to do with Alice In Wonderland, but oh well. There might be a reason for that? And ah, the hot guy, aka Betty’s main reason for loving it, haha. She’ll push it on me eventually, I can just tell.

October 21, 2013 - 11:49 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - First, I’m so surprised and happy that you tried this book and liked it. Not because I’ve read, but because it’s not contemp!! YAY! haha I’ve always liked the cover of this book and I’ve actually read and enjoyed Showalter’s adult PNR books. I’ve also read part of her YA series, Intertwined, but that was just ok. Haven’t felt compelled to finish it. I think I still want to give this one a try though. I mean, if you enjoyed, I bet I will too! 😀 Great review, Estelle!

October 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Ciara @ Ciara Reads Books - I really want to read this book! I’ve heard from a few others that there isn’t much of a connection to Alice in Wonderland but I still love the sound of it. And your reference to Buffy makes me want to read it all the more! 🙂

October 18, 2013 - 12:50 am

Leigh {Little Book Star} - Yay I’m glad you liked this book! I was very excited when it came in the mail, but when I was halfway through the novel, I had to drop it. Idk I was just bored with the story especially when it was barely like Alice in Wonderland. Hopefully the 2nd book is better. I don’t think I’ll continue on with the series though. I gave the 1st book away.

October 17, 2013 - 11:11 pm

molly @ wrapped up in books - I’d pretty much written this book off when I discovered it wasn’t really related to Alice in Wonderland…but your review has made me reconsider! I’m all aboard for slow burning romance and Buffy style action. The title is just really unfortunate, because I think I could get behind Alice in Wonderland with zombies as a story!

I’m glad you took a risk on this, and I am putting it back on my TBR list!

October 17, 2013 - 9:38 pm

Ellice - I brought this one home from work with me this week! I’ll come back and read/comment after I finish reading it 🙂

October 17, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Wendy @ Book Scents - Been hearing a lot about this one from Betty! I am actually a big fan of zombies so I feel like I’d really like it! It’s definitely on my list to check out for sure!!

October 17, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Megan @ The Book Babe's Reads - I have this on my shelf, but I am so so nervous about starting it! From your review, it sounds like it was pretty good, though, so I should read it soon. And is it okay to swoon for Cole before I ever even read about him? Because I’m swooning. Right now… tattoos and piercings… *flails* Awesome review, Estelle! Hope I get to read this one soon. 😉

October 17, 2013 - 10:59 am

Christianna - I’m glad that I read your review! I totally would have thought that this one was more of retelling than it seems to be. Needless to say, this one sounds like it’s really kick ass and I like loose retellings. Thanks for the awesome review! And you’re totally right about that cover!

October 17, 2013 - 10:33 am

Betty - Yay! Seriously, I’m soooo happy you gave this book a shot even thought it isn’t your typical kind of book!!! Also thrilled you liked it as much as you did— but borrow it?? Come On!! Those covers belong on the shelf! hahaha I agree on the retelling aspect of the story… some people might be annoyed if they had certain expectations, but I think that is why I loved it as much as I did. I’m not big on retellings, so for me it was a bit of a relief! I think it definitely a book that anyone would enjoy regardless of genre preference!!! 🙂 And… mmmm… Cole Holland and that nipple ring!! Go read book 2!

October 17, 2013 - 10:30 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’m glad you liked Alice in Zombieland, Estelle. I really enjoyed it when I read it last year. I do agree that it really didn’t seem to relate in any way to Alice in Wonderland, but I didn’t mind that because I don’t like Alice in Wonderland much. I was surprised by the amount of humor Showalter added to this book. I loved seeing her grandparents trying to be cool.

Top 10 Tuesday: Happy Recommendations + Requirements

Happy Tuesday all! I am so in love with today’s Top 10 Tuesday topic from the Broke and the Bookish. As book bloggers and book lovers, I’m sure so many of us are also “book pushers”. It is all too frequent that I’m talking to someone and a book recommendation pops in my head. Or […]

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November 4, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Alexa Y. - This is a pretty awesome list! I think it’s particularly cool that you read Harry Potter for school, and also that your officiant recommended Anna to you. There are a few titles on this list that I think I should check out now…

October 17, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Michele @ Just a Lil Lost - I love the way you’ve laid out the books in that graphic 🙂
Oh One Day.. i loved that book too… and omg I can’t believe you got to study Harry Potter in a class!! Best. Class. Ever.!!!

Thanks for stopping by my TTT! 🙂


October 16, 2013 - 9:39 pm

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - I love the way you highlighted recommendations from friends in this TTT. Besides Harry Potter, the only one of these I’ve read is NOWHERE BUT HOME, and that was also a recommend that I LOVED so very much. Oh wait, that’s a lie, but I don’t want to change what I wrote above. I just checked and I’ve read ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND – and wasn’t sure about continuing the series but Betty has convinced me that I MUST go on. Also, I’ve read Anna and the French Kiss, and THAT was a recommendation that the Teen librarian gave me. She doesn’t push a lot of books specifically, but I remember her loving and really promoting that one. Anyway, great TTT.

October 16, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Reviews from a Bookworm - I really enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss & One Day. My life would not be the same without Harry, Hermione and Ron in it! I’m actually surprised by how many people I’ve seen who had to be forced to read Harry Potter. My TTT

October 16, 2013 - 11:38 am

Hannah - I’m the exact same with Harry Potter, I feel like a failure of a fan when I confess that I wasn’t an immediate fan. Harry Potter made my list too, and I’m so glad that I did finally read it because I was immediately a fan and couldn’t believe that it had taken me so long to pick it up!

October 15, 2013 - 10:05 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I didn’t realize you’re a fan of This is Not a Test! I love that book so much and it’s totally not a “me” book either. I feel like Courtney Summers can do absolutely anything!

October 15, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Ellice - I was also one of the ones who Cassie talked into buying Nowhere But Home. I started reading it last night and I’m loving it!

I also brought Alice and Zombieland home from work the other night… I’m so easily persuaded! Haha

Since I’ve started writing guest reviews for Judith, my TBR list is multiplying like craaaazy. I love getting book recs 🙂

October 15, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books - 1. Love the Monsters Inc. Pic at the end, brilliant.

2. Anna and The French Kiss and Harry Potter makes any list instantly better.

I haven’t read One Day, but I love the movie, so I have to go back and read it. Great list.

October 15, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Christianna - The cover for Nowhere But Here made me go and put it on my TBR list! I also love Hart of Dixie so I feel like this book and I will get along!

October 15, 2013 - 11:37 am

Allison L - I keep seeing Alice in Zombieland on people’s lists. I haven’t ever had the urge to pick it up before I just might have to give it a shot if everyone seems to love it so much! Plus, I really like your explanation of it.

October 15, 2013 - 10:31 am

Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading - I was also forced to read Anna and The French Kiss (which is on my list for today, LOL). I own This Is Not a Test but I haven’t gotten to it yet and I have heard great things about Alice in Zombieland. Great list 🙂

Here is My Top Ten Tuesday
Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

October 15, 2013 - 10:06 am

Andi - It’s so funny how many people never read Anna because of a cover/title(myself included) until someone pushed it on them

October 15, 2013 - 9:15 am

Betty - HAHHAHA…. I don’t think I’ll be able to get that image from the end of your post out of my head until I read some of those books. I haven’t read a bunch of them so I better get adding them to my list…. or else?

I am so happy that you read Alice in Zombieland and even more happy that you really liked it!!! Zombies can be a pretty tough sell. haha But I think just about anyone would fall in love with THIS SERIES!!! Get reading Through the Zombie Glass!

October 15, 2013 - 8:38 am

Cassie - HAHAHAHHAH. I legit laughed while reading about my pushy/bossiness 😉 <3 Love you! SO GLAD you enjoyed Nowhere But Home and I also must say I willlllll try JH Trumble and Alice because of you. Alice made me nervous but.. you give me hope 🙂

October 15, 2013 - 8:29 am

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - One Day I just could not get into. So I saw the movie and was glad I didn’t invest my time. I’m glad you liked it though! And HP – on so many lists today!

October 15, 2013 - 7:33 am

Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - Hmmm I’ve very curious re: your Alice in Zombieland thoughts. I keep feeling like it’s not a series I’d like at all, but hmmmmmm……

October 15, 2013 - 6:59 am

Ciara @ Ciara Reads Books - Anna and the French Kiss and In Cold Blood are on my to-read list. I also like the sound of Alice in Zombieland so that could be added to it too! 🙂

October 15, 2013 - 6:34 am

Sandra @ Tea Between Books - Hard to say that but I never was interested in Harry Potter books as well. I really loved the movies though. Maybe it was because I was in a 2-year-long reading slump (that happened) or maybe I was just perfectly satisfied with only the movies. But finally picked up one of the books (I read Order of the Phoenix first) and I ended up loving it. So I ran to the library, took out all the books from the series and didn’t eat, sleep or pee until I was finished with the books. Can’t believe I thought the movies is all the best there could be to the story!

October 15, 2013 - 4:04 am

Nadia - Haha! I was also forced to read Harry Potter! Of course then it turned out to be one of my favorite books!!

October 15, 2013 - 1:12 am

Elizabeth - HAHAHAH oh my god I love the picture of Roz at the end!

I’m always so happy that people who discovered Harry Potter later than the rest of us still love the series. After the past week when I discovered that one of my friends thought the series was boring (WHAT??) and another thought the world building wasn’t good (WHAT THE WHAT??!!? SERIOUSLY??!? I refused to speak to him for the rest of dinner), you have reaffirmed my faith in humanity!

October 15, 2013 - 1:02 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I also purchased a copy of Nowhere But Home because of Cass’ book pushing — so you can add me to the list 😉 I’ve read some truly amazing books because I was encouraged to by other bloggers (um, Fingerprints of You? I have YOU to thank on that one!) and that’s one of the things that I love most about this community!

October 15, 2013 - 12:21 am

Bookworm1858 - I can’t believe you had to be forced to read HP! Of course there are two ladies in my office who haven’t read the series either though I’m working on them right now because I can’t imagine them not loving the series the way I do!