Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by DAW
Released on July 2, 2013
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.
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.
Mt. TBR #43
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