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…