She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.
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….
I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.
- The story was unique and the zombies even more unique. Since there are so many vampire / zombie books in the market right now, I always look for one that will stand out and come up with something unique and new.
- I like Ali (Alice) and her story. I could really relate to the way she felt about her father until she knew the truth. It is always hard to have faith in something or someone we cannot see or understand.
- I like Cole and his whole gang. They were interested and really kept the story moving.
- The book was funny at time, which I always enjoy. A little giggling in a book makes me happy!
- I am intrigued where the story is going to go. This book really set up for an intense 2nd book, so I am hoping to fit that into my reading schedule soon.
- This is definitely not a Alice in Wonderland retelling. They use the name Alice and a “white rabbit”, which is a cloud. But that is in. I kept waiting for Alice to go into Wonderland and it never happened. I was a little disappointed. If you are looking for an actual retelling, check out Unhinged instead.
- There was a lot of parts that were drawn out, I remember thinking a couple times “man this is a long book.” Although by the end I ended up really enjoying it, there was some parts I could have taken out.
- Kat was such an odd character for me. In the beginning she was really strong, and then she had a weak, mysterious part. When we were finally told what was wrong with her, I thought it was just extra fluff that was not needed. I am not sure if this is going to come up more in the series, but I just thought it was odd.