Definitely very creative and not at all what I was expecting to read. Just as usual Gena Showalter has amazingly strong girls with confident personalities in her book. I like that there was a little less predictability in this book and there was more to look forward to because there was a lot of unanswered questions that I wanted to know the answer to. Overall it's amazing and I would read it twice.
*Opens mouth. *Closes mouth. *Looks at absolutely nothing to the left. How to begin? How to being… How about amazed. Heart-broken. In awe! This is my first novel by Gena Showalter and I am utterly blown away. This book reminds me a lot of Poison Princess by Kresley Cole, which I absolutely loved, but they are both very different. Which makes me love it more. I think the best thing about this book were the characters, ok and the new take on Zombies…I loved that too. But these characters kicked some series butt. The story line…kicked some series butt and I am twiddling my thumbs wait for the next book to come out. Things start with a bang, and things end with a bang. And, although its very different from Alice in Wonderland you can actually start to find the characters you love in this new book. There is Alice, of course, and, unless I’m completely wrong, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum (I think), and I don’t really know about the others. Who’s the Queen of Hearts? The Mad-hatter? The Caterpillar? I know, I know they might not all be in there, but I can’t help but look for them. Anyone want to help me out? Good: Ali/Alice—She’s fragile yet not afraid to punch someone in the face. True Story. Cole—My lord I don’t know how to describe. You are such a nice guy. But, you also still fall in to the ‘Bad Boy’ category because you throat-punch people. Or simply yell their name and the next thing you know your beating each other. It’s still hot. Love you xo. Kat—You are friggin hilarious! The stuff that comes out of your mouth! And like Alice I love you every time you do open it up. Frosty—I love your attitude my friend. Don’t give up and keep being hilarious. Emma—You break my heart because you are so awesome. You are very wise for your age. Bad: Nadda Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall I loved this book. I thought it was a little hard to get into at first (things moved a little slowly besides the big opening) but then they really started to get going. And then I couldn’t put it down. And then I started dreaming about it. The book was an easy read I never had to re-read anything to fully understand it and everything came across so well. The humour was well placed and the characters were each so different and intriguing that I’ve fallin’ in love with all of them. I cried along with Alice, I laughed along with her as well, I lusted (oh god I lusted) after a boy with her, and I got caught up in her life. Gena Showalter doesn’t necessarily take you down the bunny hole but instead pulls back the veil of our own world into one filled with Zombies teen warriors, romance, and humour.