Review: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland

Posted May 26, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 28 Comments

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Review: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

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Series: White Trash Zombie #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by DAW
Released on July 2, 2013
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

Cruising into the third book after thoroughly enjoying the first two, I snapped it open and settled in for some good times with Angel the zombie, her zombie pals, and the latest adventure which included a zombie movie being filmed in town, a flood, and a few new surprises.

Review

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse is the next installment in the exciting urban fantasy series that doesn’t do well standalone or out of order.

Angel is taking things slow with her love life with Marcus, stressing over her impending GED test, worried about her dad and his drinking, and oh, for the love of Noah would it please stop raining.  Things have gotten exciting in town when a movie company is filming a zombie movie so their are zombies running amok all over town.  Angel spots a familiar unwelcome face in the crowd of extras and starts to realize that things aren’t exactly kosher with that movie project.  Meanwhile, she meets a few new faces in her secret world and the flood has her facing more than dangerous, rising waters.

Each book shows Angel facing new and existing difficulties and handling them with aplomb.  Marcus is really starting to annoy me almost as much as he does Angel the way he swoops in and doubts her abilities to handle her own affairs.  I’m enjoying how she doesn’t let him get away with that.  But, interesting… there may be a new man in the picture though, no, we’re not facing a love triangle.  Yet.

Angel encounters a gentle zombie scientist working for the good of their race and she learns more about her own abilities along with a few stunning surprises about herself- that she isn’t a loser and that she has been making good friends- when all is said and done.

The conflict involves her relationships particularly when she has to figure out when and how or if to let her dad in on her secret with worry for how he will take it.  Then, there are further clashes with those seeking to exploit the zombies including some more powerful players than evil scientist Dr. Charish.  I like how slowly Angel is realizing there is an organized group of zombies working for Pietro who are working to counteract the villains.  Angel’s need to help others lands her right in the middle of it all and she’s a capable and tenacious heroine.  There are some great action scenes and the mystery part is always engaging as well.

As before, I finished the book eager to pick the next one up and continue with more Angel and zombie action.

Challenges Met

Mt. TBR #43
Can You Read a Series in a Month #1

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Mary Kirkland
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I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series but I haven’t read it yet.

Sophia Rose
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I think it’s one that you’d enjoy, Mary. It will be there when you get the chance. 🙂

Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
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Glad to see you enjoying. I’ve heard good things about the series.

Sophia Rose
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I’m glad I finally had the chance to read these. They’re a blast.

Lily
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I’ve been eyeing this series forever now. I really need to pick up book 1 <3 it looks so fun

Sophia Rose
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You sound like me and my looong wish list of to-reads. I think you’ll have a good time with it, Lily.

Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
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I saw that distinctive cover style and knew exactly which series you were reviewing before I even read the post title. I’m glad it’s staying entertaining for you!

Sophia Rose
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Haha! Yes, Daniel Dos Santos’ artwork is very distinct They are funny, but still convey the Urban Fantasy vibe. I like the Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series.

I just caught up on the series and had a blast. 🙂

Carole Rae
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You are sure flying through this series. 3 down!

Sophia Rose
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Yes!!! I joined the Can You Read a Series in a Month Challenge and I’m going to make it. 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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I’d like to start this series. I think I looked it up last time you had a review up, but now I can’t remember if there’s an audio version. I’ll have to check again, lol! Glad to hear the series is still really good! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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The audio versions are really good. I think you’ll have a blast with those.

ShootingStarsMag
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I have the first book, but I still need to read it. I’m glad you’re enjoying the series!

-Lauren

Sophia Rose
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Thanks! Oh, that’s cool, Lauren. This is a fun series.

Nadene
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Glad to see the series is still going strong. I have been eyeing, contemplating if I should pick it up.

Sophia Rose
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It has six books so far. I don’t know if its done or there will be more. I hope for more. 🙂

Melliane
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I’m so late! I really need to start this series!

Sophia Rose
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Yes! I look forward to what you think of them, Melliane.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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Yay, glad you are having fun with Angel 🙂

Sophia Rose
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She is such a fun heroine and I love the way she handles things.

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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Angel sounds like an excellent heroine with a big heart! I like that these books are action packed. I wonder if the series is going to turn in to a love triangle…Wonderful Review Sophia!!!

Sophia Rose
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I’ve read two more books and no love triangle, thankfully. 🙂 I really enjoy Angel as a heroine.

Anne - Books of My Heart
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I hope to read these sometime soon. I’ve been collecting them on audio. So I skimmed the review since I don’t want to be spoiled. I hear great things about this series and it looks like you are enjoying ti.

Sophia Rose
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I listened to one on audio and I really like the narrator. Hope you like these, too.

vvb
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I tried the first book but could not get into it. However, I do love the covers for this series.
they rock!

Sophia Rose
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No worries, Velvet. I know you are a true zombie connoisseur and these can be tame in comparison. 🙂 You find the best zombie books like that series from Japan last year.
Oh yes, I enjoy Daniel Dos Santos’ artwork for this series and the Mercy Thompson world.

Lola
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Sounds like this series sure keeps going strong. It sounds interesting how it build upon the previous books and has new plot lines and struggles for Angel to deal with too. I am wondering if she’ll switch love interest in a later book they way you talk about Marcus and maybe a potential new love interest. Great review!

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, I was worried about a triangle, but it didn’t happen that way. I liked how things went with her romance and it is fun seeing her tackle each problem that come.