Series: White Trash Zombie #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by DAW on 2 July 2013
Reading Challenges: 2013 Bachelorette Challenge
I love hanging out with Angel Crawford and although this book isn’t as emotional or gripping as the last two novels were, I still had a great time. A zombie movie is being filmed in town and when Angel shows up on set, her psycho zombie baby Philip pops up. Shadowy evil organisation Saberton is also back doing evil things in the shadows.
Angel continues to reinvent herself and display more and more maturity. I think she has pretty much shaken the ‘white trash’ moniker given her work ethic, attitude towards life and the fact she is now in a position to care for others. Yes she fails at times but she picks herself up and keeps trying. Marcus is still kinda bleh but at least Angel has the confidence to call him on it. He is more of a security blanket than a love interest as he underestimates her and would happily organise her life if she’d let him. Angel’s relationship with her father improves and it is fantastic to see him trying to reinvent himself too – even though he still needs to work on wearing pants around the house. We have a raft of new secondary characters that are really interesting and I hope we get to spend a bit more time with them in the future.
The storyline was a bit messy as there are multiple story threads to keep track of. It didn’t have the same punch as the other two stories because there was no real climax, just a series of fights and scary encounters before the extended denouement. We have real zombies in a zombie movie, an evil corporation that is experimenting on zombies and Dr Charish is back. I think this could have been simplified as the strength of this series is Angel’s relationships with others. There is lots of fighting and as long as Angel has her brain smoothies or chips, she can keep up with the best of them.
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse is just plain fun so even though the plot meandered a bit, I couldn’t put it down.