Throwback Thursday – My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature to highlight books from the past. It can honestly be anything as long as its not a book that is a current release. Maybe its a book that I read and reviewed and just want to highlight, maybe its a book I read before I started reviewing or maybe its a book that has a sequel coming out soon or maybe its a backlist book from my TBR that I just want to revisit and decide if I will make the time to read. Pretty much, anything goes.
This week’s choice is My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland. This was a fun, fast read with a great lead character. I have to admit, I was a bit unsure about this one before I read it, but was incredibly glad I did. Now I just need to catch up with the series!
I’m so used to thinking “zombies” equates to placing a book in the horror genre. But honestly, I think I am going to file this one under Urban Fantasy, because while yes, there are zombies and a serial killer, both things that could very easily, and maybe even typically, go the way of horror, the tone of this remains light hearted thanks to the wonderfully sarcastic sense of humor of the protagonist. This is not a scary or even a creepy book. Other than the technacalitities of Yes, there are zombies, and Yes, there is a serial killer, this book in no way reads like horror.
You can read my full review and check out more details about the book:My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland, Daniel Dos Santos
Also by this author: My Life as a White Trash Zombie
Published by DAW on July 5, 2011
Angel Crawford is a loser.
Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she’s a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who’s been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.
That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in a horrible car crash, but she doesn’t have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there’s a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it’s an offer she doesn’t dare refuse.
Before she knows it she’s dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she’s hungriest!
Angel’s going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn’t, she’s dead meat.
Do you have a Throwback Thursday post? Be sure to share!
Have you read this one (or the sequel)?