- Series: White Trash Zombie (Book 1)
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: DAW; Original edition (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756406757
- ISBN-13: 978-0756406752
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 340 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My Life as A White Trash Zombie Mass Market Paperback – July 5, 2011
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Praise for the White Trash Zombie series:
“Rowland is a hilarious writer, and her White Trash Zombie series shines in a crowded genre.” —USA Today
“An incredibly fun series, and a breath of fresh air in an increasingly crowded field.... While there's no denying that the basic premise is fascinating and entertaining, the real draw here is Angel's personal journey of growth and self-discovery.” —Tor.com
“Uber-talented Rowland takes a break from her Demon series to produce a wonderful story with a zombie heroine who is endearing and engaging. This unique twist on a coming-of-age story explores a young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance in the face of long odds. Throw in the need for brains and a nasty serial killer and presto—you have the recipe for a terrific read!” —RT Book Reviews
“An intriguing mystery and a hilarious mix of the horrific and mundane aspects of zombie life open a promising new series from Rowland.... Humor and gore are balanced by surprisingly touching moments as Angel tries to turn her (un)life around.” —Publishers Weekly
“Rowland’s delightful novel jumps genre lines with a little something for everyone—mystery, horror, humor, and even a smattering of romance. Not to be missed—all that’s required is a high tolerance for gray matter. For true zombiephiles, of course, that’s a no brainer.” —Library Journal
“Blending very mild horror, humor and mystery, I was hooked from the start. Both urban fantasy and zombie fans will enjoy this highly entertaining novel. Full of suspense, drama, and several surprising twists, this is one zombie story I couldn’t get enough of.” —Sci Fi Chick
“Angel will make you laugh out loud, and she will also make you come close to losing your lunch. After all, these are creatures that suck down pureed brains for a pick-me-up.... Angel is a distinct character, and she has grown through the series.” —Kings River Life Magazine
“Equally gross and heartwarming, disgusting and riveting, My Life as a White Trash Zombie is a clever read. If you like to see a flawed heroine pull herself back up, and can handle visceral imagery, it’s a brilliant book. Fans of Carolyn Crane, Stacia Kane and Allison Pang will dig on this one. Big time.” —Vampirebookclub.net
About the Author
Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line. 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, and has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition. She presently lives in southern Louisiana with her husband and her daughter where she is deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning. A master of urban fantasy, she’s the author of the Demon series and the White Trash Zombie series. She can be contacted via her website, dianarowland.com, or on Twitter at @dianarowland.
Top customer reviews
She continues to build a better life for her dad and herself. She still works hard on her GED and of course she still works in the morgue.
The relationship with her dad still a bit strained but both are working on it. I love that it takes a while, instead just having a magic cure. It has his up and downs with them two. And things defiantly get tested for them in this book.
I love that Angel starting to be more and more “mushy” about people and really starting to let people in.
We have some familiar faces and some new ones. But we never know who to trust and who not to trust. Some people we thought were with us but really were not. Others was the opposite.
Marcus Oh man I cannot decide on him. Should I like him or shouldn’t I?? I have no clue, I’m all over the place when it comes to Marcus. Sometimes I want to smack him and a few pages later I like him again.
Pietro. Hmmmmmm as much as I want to, I still do not trust him and we still not really know how much her really is the good guy. He has his hands in everything good or bad. He seems genuine but also seems to be playing it well…. I really don’t know. The jury is still out when it comes to him.
Phillip. I have a feeling I will like Phillip, evil or good it doesn’t matter.
Nick, (“the prick”). I really love Nick and wish we get more of him. Even hoping he and Angel hook up at one point.
I also enjoyed Brian, I think we will see a lot more of him and hopefully learn a bit more about him.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It started out a bit slower than the first couple books but picked later on.
Also some things are better explained in this book, and we learn more about the zombies. It is also hinted that they might or might not be more to Angel. Why or what is a mystery for another book I guess.
I rate this book 4 ★
The story is not without its faults. It feels a little on the short side, which is mitigated by being the first in a series. I'd almost venture a guess that the first few books in the series were intended to be a single novel, but was cut up to meet genre standards. Some plot points seemed rather obvious to me, being a fan of the Zombie genre, while others took me by surprise enough to make me want to read more.
Overall I highly recommend it for someone looking for a quick, somewhat comedic mystery themed with zombies, or zombie fans looking for something that isn't about survivors in a post-apocalyptic world.