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White Trash Zombie Apocalypse: A White Trash Zombie Novel
     

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse: A White Trash Zombie Novel

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by Diana Rowland
 

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White Trash Zombie—winner of the 2012 Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist by the RT Awards

Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and

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White Trash Zombie—winner of the 2012 Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist by the RT Awards

Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.

But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

At least for now.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Angel Crawford, a working-class Louisiana zombie whose job as a morgue tech keeps her supplied with the brains that prevent her from decaying into a homicidal monster, is caught up in undead politics when she’s almost run over on the set of—ironically—a zombie movie. Tying up loose ends from Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues and setting the stage for the next book, Angel’s third outing paddles into the tepid waters of middle-book syndrome, but there’s enough zombie action and humor to keep series fans invested. Angel remains a likable underdog, striving to improve her lot as well as living the life of an ethical zombie: the reader never loses sight of the fact that in life she was dealt a rough hand—poverty, dyslexia, a neglectful mother—and no amount of zombie-mojo will make that go away entirely. Agent: Matt Bialer, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (July)
RT Book Reviews
"If you missed My Life as a White Trash Zombie, Rowland’s truly wonderful series starter about new zombie Angel Crawford, be sure to rectify that mistake and also pick up the next chapter about this amazingly engaging heroine. Rowland has come up with a perfect blend of creepy, scary, yet emotionally touching adventures for her gutsy and endearing heroine. Angel’s evolution from depressed loser to young woman learning to trust her instincts is entertainment at its best. Do not miss out on this exceptional series!"
Vampirebookclub.net
“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.”
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Praise for the White Trash Zombie series:

“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

“Rowland is a hilarious writer, and her White Trash Zombie series shines in a crowded genre.” —USA Today 

Humor and gore are balanced by surprisingly touching moments as Angel tries to turn her (un)life around.” — Publishers Weekly

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

“If you missed My Life as a White Trash Zombie, Rowland’s truly wonderful series starter about new zombie Angel Crawford, be sure to rectify that mistake and also pick up the next chapter about this amazingly engaging heroine. Rowland has come up with a perfect blend of creepy, scary, yet emotionally touching adventures for her gutsy and endearing heroine. Angel’s evolution from depressed loser to young woman learning to trust her instincts is entertainment at its best. Do not miss out on this exceptional series!" — RT Book Reviews

“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 rivetingMy 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

Library Journal
A lot has happened since drug-addicted dropout Angel Crawford became a zombie (My Life as a White Trash Zombie; Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues) and started cleaning up her life, and this new title might not be the easiest place for newcomers to jump in. Angel still works at the morgue where she obtains a steady supply of the brains that keep her sane and undetected by normals, but things get a little meta when a film company decides to produce a zombie movie in her small Louisiana town. Something is rotten on the set as the zombie hunters Angel has crossed in the past seem to be up to some new tricks. VERDICT More urban fantasy than horror, this dark but very funny series nonetheless packs in a decent amount of gore for those who are more used to zombies as villains instead of as appealing reformed punkette heroines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756408039
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
White Trash Zombie Series , #3
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
322,222
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet 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.

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White Trash Zombie Apocalypse: A White Trash Zombie Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not really. I have been following Angels story for quite sometime and seeing her evolve into a more confident heroic zombie has been a real treat. This book alone is rather odd in that it does not feel so much as a fully encompassed story line, it feels more like an interlude. The first one had action and introduction and mystery galore while we got to know Angel and her new condition and the second was a further introduction to the other forces at work in her world as well as the unseen enemies she has and the moral ambiguity of what catering to zombies can create in a person. Not to mention she suffered alot in book two but grew a heck of a lot as a zombie and person. This one introduces more characters and more players but really there is no mystery and mostly there is just vehicles for change. It is still a good addition to the stories so far but be aware that at the end there is no big reveal or mystery solved, mostly it will just be a reclassification of some characters (including Angel) and a few little upheavals so enjoy and anxiously anticipate the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Angel Crawford is back and is as funny/terrifying as usual. It is nice to see her beginning to mature and finally prepare for her future. Is it just me that sees the characer as Rooney Mara in my head? Her world is growing and her involvement with the "Zombie Mafia" is a nice twist
CrystallineBlue More than 1 year ago
Angel's back with style. Loved this book and everything about it. As much as I LOVE all the covers this series, for me this was the one that actually captured a composite of the attitude and events of the book.  In this installment, Angel faces a new set of challenges and has to dig deeper than ever before into all aspects of her life: career, home, social life, friends, family, education, romance. She had some dark trials in the last book when Dr. Kristi Charish captured her for vile zombie experimentation, but this one feels darker overall, both with the events that directly affect Angel and in her expanding world view. Wow. We get a glimpse at the bigger picture of the zombie world and plenty of set-up for the potential 'bad guys' of the next book. (There are always bad guys in Angel's world, right?)  :) Most of the characters from previous books are back along with a few new ones. We see Dr. Charish again, as well as Philip, the 'volunteer' Angel was forced to zombify by Charish and interesting dynamics emerge. Angel's relationship with Marcus takes on more depth as aspects are tested and explored, and ya just gotta love the interaction and development with her dad. Darrell continues to prove to be a stand up guy. Nick and Allen get a little time in the spotlight and each demonstrates that they are multi-layered characters, not cardboard cutouts waiting around to be on stage with Angel. Ed ties up loose ends, Dr. Leblanc has her back, and even Kang makes an appearance. Then there’s Pietro. I’m not sure whether to hug him or kick him to the curb. No doubt he’ll be around in next book to influence that decision. New characters arrive on the scene. Brian Archer, Heather, Kyle, Dr. Ariston Nikas, Jane Pennington, each nicely written and memorable.  One super minor character (Jacques) caught my interest and curiosity and I hope I’ll find out more of his story later.  Angel develops personally as well as in her zombie-hood. She’s come a long way from her drug addict “loser” origin, and it shows. Is she cultured and refined? Hell no! But she growing in all the ways that count. She’s determined to pass the GED and even has a fantasy of community college someday.  It seems this book lays the groundwork for future books, so there are some issues that go unresolved, but overall the story is satisfying. Not quite sure how I feel about part of the last scene in the book, but I'm sure more will open up on that in future.  This book is well-written and offers corporate intrigue, humor, a touch of romance, bullets, biting, baseball bats, natural disaster, violent retaliation, feeding frenzy, zombie labs, murder, mayhem, and yes, braaaaaiiiiiins. What’s not to love?!  Can't wait for the next one.
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Yet another great read in the series
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