Like any other self-respecting monster, zombies hate bad publicity. Louisiana working-class zombie Angel Crawford has good reason to maintain a low profile: She needs her job at the local morgue to keep her supplied with the brain-meet she needs to prevent a lapse into an undead killing spree. Thus, when a film crew, complete with cast, arrives to make a zombie film, she finds herself in a precarious position, especially since some real undead have shown up for a grisly tasting. Like its two predecessors, the third installment of Diane Rowland's Zombie Apocalypse series packs action, humor, and personality. A mass-market paperback and NOOK Book original.
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)
"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!"
“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.”
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.