07 July 2011

Review: My life as a white trash zombie - Diana Rowland

published July 2011
paranormal / Urban Fantasy
read an excerptbought my copy

Angel Crawford is what other people like to call an loser or white trash. She has no high school diploma, works only minimum wage jobs, has a crimial record, takes drugs to feel better and lives with her alcoholic father. She has no idea that a night out that ends in the hospital with a supposed overdose will change her whole life.
All of a sudden she has a new job and a weird craving for brains. Angel doesn't remember much about the night when she was found on the side of a street, but she soon realizes that something weird happened that may have changed who or rather what she is. 
Will Angel learn to live like a zombie and will she use the chance for a better life?

When I first saw the cover of "My life as a white trash zombie" I nearly screamed because of how amazing it looks. Then I read the synopsis of the book and was even more excited and anxious to read it. I think zombies are cool in a weird way and I have no trouble with reading about brains, so I thought that this book could be perfect for me. And it really was.

From the first sentences on I felt a good connection to the story and Angel. I enjoyed reading about her life and liked her from the get-go. Sure, at first glance she is not the kind of heroine I normally enjoy reading about, however while reading the book I soon realized that Angel is a fascinating character and that I wanted to learn more about her. Her humour and way with words were hilarious and made me laugh a lot.

I loved how Angel changed her life and her attitude throughout the book. It was great to see that she finally started to believe that she deserves a good life. The zombie thing was fascinating and at least for me never gross. The brain eating didn't bother me at all because Angel didn't hurt anyone to get her meals. Learning more about what it means to be a zombie was very interesting.

One of my highlights was Angel's new job at the county morgue and the friendships she developed with her co-workers. All the little details about the morgue and the work there were fascinating for me. And it was so sweet to see how the new friendships gave Angel more confidence and happiness.

Some developments towards the end of the book were a suprise for me (the crime investigation) and others I expected (Angel's new relationship). The new man in Angel's life is definitely a good one and I'm excited to read more about them. I'm happy that this is only the start into a new series because I want more of Angel, her new world and friends. 

OMG, the cover is amazing and perfect. It is the reason why I bought this book. Daniel Dos Santos is a genius!

final appraisal
"My life as a white trash zombie" is the perfect choice when you are looking for a very entertaining story with an unique (and brain eating) heroine. I loved everything about the story and characters. I would recommend this book to all readers who think zombies are weird but also cool & fascinating. 


  1. Icky cover!!!!!! But so incredibly cool :D

  2. Sabrina,

    I am a huge zombie fan and I was hooked when I saw the cover. I can't wait to read this book.


  3. At first glance the cover model reminds me a bit of the singer Pink!

  4. I totally agree with you - the cover RoCkS!
    And I've just finished reading the excerpt... I want this book! These first chapters were enough to grab and hold my attention.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  5. I'm sorry, the cover totally throws me off! I hate it.

  6. I've been so excited about this book's release. I seriously want a copy of the poster for this title.

  7. Hmmm...I just don't know about this one. I've never been into zombies, and that cover is just too gross for me! I'm glad you liked it.

  8. I agree! I love that cover and I have wanted it since I saw his initial painting of the cover! I need this and want to find out all the surprises in store! Thanks!

  9. What a pretty blog. Love your header. Good review. Been hearing good things about this book. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love. It's YA Month over there, so all YA Titles. New follower.

  10. Yay for all the cover love for this book. I know that the cover is extreme so I can understand how some of you might not like it. For me it's brilliant.

  11. Just finished reading the book! I *loved* it! One of the best zombies books (Breathers included ^_~) I've read!

    It was awesome to see zombies as something other than these mindless, decaying bodies on a never ending quest for brains.

    Here's my review, if you're interested: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-review-my-life-as-white-trash.html

    I *love* you're blog! Awesome design!

    Btw, I'm a new follower!

    sinn @ sinnful books




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