Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by DAW
Released on October 6, 2015
Angel just had a harrowing adventure in the Big Apple and now she’s back home. But, a crisis is building in her personal life about the same time that things are getting dire for the Tribe. This one delved into Angel’s personal demons so it was as much an internal battle as an outward fight when new trouble hits the scene and I was good with the change-up it offered.
White Trash Zombie Gone Wild is the fifth of the installments in the White Trash Zombie series. It is an ongoing story so definitely works best when got in order.
So, Angel may have gotten a bit addicted on the V12 enhancement drug they used to help fight their way out of tough situation back in NYC. She goes into addict mode with hiding that she is stealing from the lab, making excuses, showing effects of constant dosing and causing those who know her best to suspect. On one level, Angel knows she’s in a bad place, but feels she can get out of it whenever she wants or argues herself into believing she needs the stuff to function.
While she’s going through this tough battle and avoiding those who challenger her and want to help her, someone leaks real zombie footage at the annual zombie festival and zombie movie premiere and maybe that same someone sicced the FBI onto investigating how lots of corpses appear to be missing their brains. But, then there is the decapitation murder that looks like the serial killer is back. Angel is ducking and dodging her boss, the FBI, and the Tribe while working the decapitation case because she knows full well that the serial killer is not back and strongly suspects who is involved. She’s on her own and not just because she pushes people away due to her addiction. Keep members of the Tribe are off working to shut down the Saberton labs and recapture Dr. Charish. It’s a zombie world gone wild.
It was hard to see Angel falter with staying clean from her addictions, but I was glad the author went there because addiction doesn’t just go away and it was more realistic that becoming a zombie isn’t some fast track. She’s still Angel and fighting this makes her stronger. I also enjoyed seeing her get brushed aside by Marcus and the others only to hang in there and do her own way of protecting the Tribe. She’s up against big odds, but she has her own posse and finds a way even when the V12 has some bad side affects including some real zombie rot and hunger. And is that some romance I see with Nick the Prick? I hope so.
Another great installment of the series. I may get a little squeamish at moments, but these books are loaded with lots of urban fantasy goodness that are a can’t miss for me. Definitely recommend!
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