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My Life As A White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Angel Crawford is a loser. Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now downward spiral her life has taken. That is, until the day she wakes up in the remembers being in an horrible car crash, anonymous letter telling her there's a job that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse. a brand new addiction: an overpowering who decapitates his prey--just when she's hungriest Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat. Literally.

Goodreads Summary

It is rare when an author decides to write on such a flawed character, Angel truly is a loser.  She wakes up believing she overdosed on pills...again, but she can't remember what really happened.  What is a little bit surprising is that Angel doesn't appear too alarmed at being in such a weird place and position.  The book continues from there with Angel discovering a new love for brains and tracking down someone to continuously supply her with the organ.  She walks right into a nefarious plot perpetrated by a couple of renegade zombies to kill humans. 

This book is a good read for those who don't like too gory, but still want to read about zombies; the author walks a fine line and succeeds in not grossing out her readers to the point of the reader wanting to wash his/her hands.  The plot is ok, nothing extremely special or unusual.  The characters are ok as well, Angel leaves a lot desired-however, a flawed character often makes for a better novel.  The secondary characters are "interesting" to read about, the reader will have mixed feelings on many of these. 

The ending is kind of expected, but it isn't a cliff-hanger.  The writing is smooth, not choppy in the slightest.  The transitions from one scene to the next are perfect, the reader will not be confused.  This book is great for teens/young adults/adults looking for a not-so-gruesome zombie novel.

3 Stars