Review: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

Review: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena ShowalterThrough the Zombie Glass Series:
by Gena Showalter
Published by Harlequin on 2013-10-01
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 480
Source: Purchased

Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they’ve got mine… Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.  After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.  She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her…from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole’s secret and learn to fight the darkness. But the clock is ticking…and if she fails at a single task, they’re all doomed. THE WHITE RABBIT CHRONICLES  I’ve lost so much. A dear friend. My new home. My purpose. My pride.  And it’s my fault. I can blame no one else.  I and I alone let the darkness in.

Okay so I really liked this book.  Lots of twists and plenty of ‘Oh Hell No!’ moments and tons of LoL moments.  Through the Zombie Glass picks up where AiZ left us and Gena Showalter doesn’t disappoint!

Through the Zombie Glass begins with Ali remembering bits and pieces of the accident that killed her family and effectively thrusting her into the zombie-human war.  It also hints at trouble in paradise where Cole is concerned. Ali has been feeling like something is off between them because the visions have stopped and it seems that while Ali has been stuck at home recovering, Cole’s found a replacement for her.  It sparks some serious insecurities in Ali and rightly so View Spoiler » This is how we’re introduced to the Atlanta slaying newcomers Veronica (Ronny) and Gavin.  I immediately hate her (Ronny).  Gavin, however, I like.  He’s cheeky and oozes sex appeal…which makes him an insta-like in my book.  Nobody can do saucy and sexy quite like Gena Showalter.

“So…have you ever thought about dyeing your hair punk-rocker-chick black? As I’m sure you’ve heard, I have a thing for brunettes and always avoid blondes.” “I’ve heard. And no.” “Too bad. Because you’re making me rethink my stance about doing my friends’ exes.” I snorted, not even trying to hide my…incredulity? Surely I wasn’t amused. “Your making me rethink my stance on cold-blooded homicide”

And also because Cole kinda gets a taste of his own medicine View Spoiler » so I kinda felt vindicated for Ali.  On top of the relationship complications Ali is facing with Cole, there’s still the issue of the zombies and defeating Amina Corporation and keeping Reeve from finding out about all of this.  Ali definitely has a lot on her plate.

I flew through this book.  From the minute I started I was hooked, how could I not be when the opening chapters are already hinting at possible heartbreak for one of my favorite couples?! There’s definitely character growth for Ali and the plot points lead us to one hell of an exciting climax.   There’s for sure a lot going on in the story but it made for a rich and satisfying read.  I feel like this book was more Ali’s story than anything else,  while the romance between her and Cole is highlighted as is the zombie slayings, this book was more of Ali figuring out where she fits within the scheme of things.  And in the end she blossoms into a confident, kick ass super zombie slaying chick.

“Fear of spiders is arachnophobia, and fear of tight spaces is claustrophobia, but fear of Ali Bell is just called logic.”

I really enjoyed Through The Zombie Glass.  If you’re a fan of witty and strong female characters as well as zombie books, then look no further! Gena Showalter does an exceptional job of creating an intricate plot woven with excitement, anticipation and a scorching hot male lead.  Along with an unforgettable cast of characters.  I’m looking forward to the next installment.


About Gena Showalter

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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, the Angels of the Dark, the Lords of the Underworld, and the Otherworld Assassins series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages. She lives in Oklahoma with her family and menagerie of dogs, and truly believes love conquers all.