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Friday, 8 May 2015


 BookThrough The Zombie Glass, Gena Showalter
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #2
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: September 24th, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

Ali, our badass, stubborn, sarcastic, fantastic heroine comes back in this action-packed sequel to Alice in Zombieland. She and Cole are happily loved up and Ali is training her way to be a brilliant and not-to-be-messed-with warrior. However, when Ali gets bitten by a zombie one night when she was out fighting, weird things begin happening to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things. Just when she needs the help of Cole and her fellow zombie-slayers the most, they begin pulling away from her. Suddenly Ali is on her own trying to figure out how to defeat the darkness inside of her, before it defeats her first.

This book had me on edge from beginning to end. There was always something happening and I never felt bored or that the plot was being dragged too long. Ali is still an amazing protagonist with brilliant one-liners, but she has truly matured since the first book. All she wants to do is earn money so she can buy a house for herself and her grandmother and keep her grandmother safe from the zombies. But when her “evil mirror twin” keeps threatening to emerge and destroy everything and everyone Ali loves, Ali tries to pull away from her grandmother for her own protection, but this also really hurts her grandmother which hurts Ali even more. It was heart-breaking. 

Ali and Cole were on fire, as per usual. When Ali keeps getting visions with another slayer, Cole starts pulling away from her out of jealousy, and Ali is hurt that he doesn’t trust her. So, throughout the entire book Cole breaks up with her, and then comes back to her, then runs away again. It infuriates Ali (and me) to no end as she had no idea how to feel about him. It was obvious Cole worshiped the ground Ali walked on and wanted to help her, but also wasn’t willing to have a relationship with her, and it confused the poor girl so much. I loved their scenes regardless, as their chemistry was just popping. I just also wanted to shoot Cole with his own darts for the stupidity he was showing.

Showalter also proves just how awesome girls are by shining a light on them throughout the entire book. Whether it was Ali determined to do whatever (and I mean whatever) it took to rid herself of the darkness inside of her, or Kat and Reeve standing up for themselves against the evil, there was no stopping them. The boys were put on the backburner and only arrived to finish off what the girls had already started. They were not damsels in distress – they rescued themselves from danger. I can’t to see them grow even stronger – through their friendship as well as through their kickass awesomeness. 

Nana, Ali’s grandmother, is also the sweetest and most amazing grandmother I’ve ever read about. She’s completely supportive of Ali’s job, even though she’s constantly worrying about her whenever Ali gets injured. Kat and Reeve have a lot bigger roles in this book as they finally learn the truth, and they were the light that helped chase away Ali’s darkness.

I would definitely recommend this series for anyone who adored the first book, and anyone looking for a new series that has a kickass heroine, lots of action, a swoony romance and just all around awesomeness. Go read this now!

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