Throwback Thursday – My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
Throwback Thursday / April 25, 2019

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…

Top Ten Tuesday – Rainy Day Reads
Top Ten Tuesday / April 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is  Rainy Day Reads (submitted by Shayna @ Clockwork Bibliotheca)I had a really hard time deciding what would constitute a good “rainy day read” for me, because honestly, just getting to have a rainy day read is what I love and the books can vary. But I decided to go with books that I found very addictive quite quickly. I also tried to keep them under 400 pages with the thought of “quick reads”, but there are some that went over.

Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In
Top Ten Tuesday / June 5, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is: So, this week was supposed to be “Books I Decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly”, but quite frankly, I find that hard to tell without finishing, and ultimately, any book I DNF’d, I had a reason for. So, I am going with the topic from last couple weeks instead: Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In Beyond Redemption – Magic is based on insanity, so the more unstable and crazy a person is, the more powerful they are. Yikes! Bite – A post apocalyptic world so harsh their are roving gangs of cannibals. Uhhh…. Nope!! Demon Cycle – The thought of demons just materializing around you is pretty scary. No thanks! The Fireman – A plague that makes people spontaneously combust. Sounds horrifying. Red Rising – The cast system is very repressive and the lower casts are treated as slaves to support the higher.  And honestly, there are some major downsides to being in the higher cast as well. As much as I love Darrow, I can’t say I’m interested in living…

Backlist Burndown Audiobook Review: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
3.5 Stars , Reviews / October 30, 2015

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse brings us more of the Angel Crawford that has kept us reading through the series. She is still as awesome, outspoken and as against the grain as she always has been. Oh, and of course a bit irreverent and crass, but always in the best and most amusing ways. She also seems less broken than in the first two books. The first two books she was still pulling her life in order, and recovering (so to speak) from her previous self destructive life, to her new and better life as an undead zombie. Granted, she is still struggling/striving to attain certain things, like independence and a GED, but in general, she really seems to have gotten her act together. Now she just needs to work on her confidence and trusting herself a bit more. But she is obviously headed in the right direction, so I’m happy as I think she can evolve into a majorly kick ass character. In this book, we not only have more zombies, but we also have zombies pretending to be zombies. 🙂 A film crew has set up shop in town and is filming, you guessed it, a new zombie flick!…

Audiobook Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
3.5 Stars , Reviews / August 31, 2015

This series continues to be a fun Urban Fantasy. Despite the mention of zombies, I still hold that this is in no way horror. Everything about being a zombie is presented in more of a humorous way rather than a eery, creepy or scary way. Don’t get me wrong, there is some tension and suspense, but nothing I would ever consider reminiscent of a  horror book. Which is perfectly fine, because it is obviously not trying to be that. I just know some readers hear “zombie” and think “horror”. Nope, not the case here. Angel continues adjusting her life as needed after becoming a zombie. Keeping brain smoothies and rations readily available to keep her body from rotting and falling apart. It also comes in handy for unexpected injuries, because evidently when you’re a zombie, you can never be sure when you might be shot, stabbed or otherwise violently injured. Angel goes through it all with her snarky, sarcastic commentary keeping even the hardest scenes upbeat and amusing. She is also able to kick some serious ass which always brings a smile to face as well. I enjoyed this one, but did feel I enjoyed it a bit less than the…

Backlist Burndown Review – My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
4 Stars , Reviews / July 31, 2015

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. Angel Crawford is not exactly a shining star in life. She dropped out of high school, can’t hold a job, she drinks too much, pops pills, she lives with her alcoholic, abusive father. Really, she just can’t seem to get her act together. And then she wakes up in the hospital. She’s been told she overdosed, but she remembers being in horrific car accident. Only, she can’t find any traces of the injuries she incurred. When she is ready to be discharged, she gets a note saying a job is waiting for her at…