Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues by Diana Rowland

June 10, 2015 Reviews 18

Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues by Diana RowlandEven White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
Published by Audible Studios, DAW on July 3, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 312
Length: 8 hours 45 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Narrator Rating: A+
four-half-stars

Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

Yep, I waited way too long to read this series. Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues was pretty much just as good as the first one!

I love the characters – especially Angel (the MC) and the zombie mythology just gets better and better! in Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues we got a little biology lesson about how zombies – in this world – have a parasite, not a virus. I swear this was such a cool application of science that I’m thinking it would be a fun way to teach kids the differences! It was easy to follow – and I SUCK at science – and really enriched my understanding of the world.

Angel’s trying so hard to get her life together and in Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues the obstacles are stacking up against her. Her past and the reputation it’s given her is making things super hard and my heart went out to her. But I loved her attitude and the way she’s not willing to give up on herself. I can tell I’m going to really love cheering for her over the course of the series.

There’s also a really good mystery – I think I’ve decided to consider this books as paranormal cozy mysteries because Angel is SO your amateur sleuth, getting into all sorts of trouble trying to solve murder mysteries. But she has to, because she’s in the thick of it.

And I’m so happy I have this series on audio! Allison McLemore is so good! I’ve said this already but this duo reminds me of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi, it’s such a good fit. I did notice this time that some of the male voices were a bit too feminine for my liking, but seriously, so not a big deal.

A fun read that made me laugh my ass off. Usually books that are fun don’t get as high of a rating from me, because they don’t have the serious I need for a SERIOUSLY great book. But Angel’s struggle to put her life together makes this series and Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues the perfect blend of funny and serious for me!

4.5 stars I loved it

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About Diana Rowland

Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line, uses “y’all” for second-person-plural, and otherwise has no southern accent (in her opinion.) She attended college at Georgia Tech where she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics, and after graduation forgot everything about higher math as quickly as possible.

She has worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she’s seen more than her share of what humans can do to each other and to themselves. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can’t rollerblade to save her life.

She presently lives in south Louisiana with her husband and her daughter where she is deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning.

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18 Responses to “Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues by Diana Rowland”

    • Berls
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      I’m not a big fan of zombies either actually. These zombies almost don’t count as zombies IMO. I mean, yes, they eat brains. But it’s not all disgusting and mindless. Have you seen iZombie (new tv show)? It’s a similar type of zombie though not exactly the same obviously. I describe them as vampires that eat brains instead of blood and aren’t restricted by sunlight, crosses, etc.

    • Berls
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      So far, I really like it. More than I expected to. The main character is one that I can’t help but love. The humor and mysteries have been solid. I would recommend audio for sure, a great match.

    • Berls
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      You don’t like them? Lol that’s too funny because I’m not a zombie fan, but the titles and covers are what initially peaked my interest. It was the reviews that got me reading though. Their funny and such great characters

  1. Lola
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    I like the sound of the author using sience to explain the zombies and it sounds like an original way to explain them. I have the first book on my to-read list after reading your review of the first book and this review only convinces me more, I have to give this series a try. In Diana her other series there is also mystery and I love how this author writes mystries, so I am pretty sure I will enjoy that aspect of this series as well. And Angel sounds like a great character. Great review!
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    • Berls
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      Thanks Lola. The scientific explanation was one of my favorite parts – it just added something to the world build. I haven’t read her other series yet, but I plan to – I really like the way she writes the mystery as well. I hope you get to read it soon and enjoy it 🙂

    • Berls
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      Oh yes, I think you would enjoy them! Hmm maybe for my shotgun list? I think it looks pretty good; thanks again for that!

  2. Ramona
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    I still haven’t read the first book, even though I added it when I read your review. I suck 🙁 But I will get to it eventually – especially since the 2nd book is just as good apparently. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
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    • Berls
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      Haha you don’t suck – it’s just IMPOSSIBLE to read everything you want to. But I definitely recommend you trying it out and on audio 🙂

    • Berls
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      Oh yes, I definitely recommend trying out the audio. I agree, this wasn’t as funny as the first – but I think I liked the serious elements enough that it didn’t make me like it less. I haven’t read three or four yet either, I’m looking forward to reading them though 🙂

  3. Stormi
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    Okay for someone who is not a huge zombie fan do you think this series would be good for them? There is no zombie romance is there? Cause I can’t go there..lol. This series sound interesting but I am just not sure as I don’t care for zombies. 🙂
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    • Berls
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      I’m not a big zombie fan either (shockingly since I have two reviews this week with them). For me, the zombies in this are more like vampires, except they eat brains instead of blood. But it’s not graphic or anything. If you’ve seen the TV show iZombie it kind of has the same feel.

    • Berls
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      I think it’s super funny and I enjoy the mystery a lot. I can’t compare it to Kara Gillian series though, since I haven’t read it. Maybe I’ll pass if it’s not as good!

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