Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by DAW
Released on July 1, 2014
Angel’s got her GED, her zombie boyfriends, a great job, wonderful friends, and everything is in high cotton. Until it isn’t and she finds herself looking at people she likes and respects wondering which one is betrayer when several key figures among her zombie people are kidnapped. Each installment has me eager to dive in and sad to see the last page and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back is book four in an entertaining urban fantasy series where the zombies are the good guys and gals. It’s an ongoing story that must be read in order.
As I said earlier, things are sitting pretty with Angel and the gang until Saberton Corp stages a coup that goes unanswered because the Tribe are busy chasing their tails from carefully planted miscues. Pietro and the doctor among others are kidnapped, the doctor was interrupted in a treatment for Angel and Phillip leaving them dealing with an illness and it’ll take a road trip to NYC to catch up with their captured people. Angel feels she’s a drag on the group and wants to prove that she can help. Then things go from bad to worse and Angel will find out if she has what it takes.
The earlier books were great and I enjoyed each one, but I really enjoyed this one for some of the deeper reveals about several regular characters, the zombie background and secrets, evil Saberton, and watching Angel continue to grow.
Angel is confronted with Marcus’ high-handedness again, an awkward and yet needed reunion with her ex, and in the end a new temptation to stray from the straight, clean, and narrow. I appreciate that the author didn’t try to make Angel too perfect to be believed, but also not a helpless Mary Sue. She’s tough and yet she’s got her moments.
There are a few laugh out loud times in this book. Spit your drink out funny when Angel has a cat fight in a bar. I liked the humor because there were some really sad moments too when Angel learns that some of the taciturn people around her have suffered greatly in their pasts and she learns that people aren’t always or only what they seem.
The big fight was impressive and zombie gore fans will buzz with excitement over that one. It was pretty impressive with the action and suspense. Angel saves the day in her own offbeat way. Ha!
In summary, the series continues to be a strong draw and I am in high anticipation of the next installment in the series. Urban Fantasy lovers who can handle a moderate amount of squick should definitely give this one a go.
Mt. TBR #45
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