Audiobook Read-along Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie #2) by Diana Rowland

Posted February 16, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 14 Comments

Audiobook Read-along Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie #2) by Diana RowlandEven White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Published by Audible Studios on July 3, 2012
Genres: Adult Paranormal, Adult Urban Fantasy
Length: 09:10
Source: Purchased
Format: Audiobook
My Rating: four-half-stars
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Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

I really liked the first one, My Life as a White Trash Zombie, and was excited to get started on the second book. And honestly, book two didn’t disappoint, it was just as much a story that hooked me and kept me waiting and listening to see what would happen next and just who was behind what things. I also continued rooting for Angel as her zombie life continued and she tried to figure out her way in this new reality.

I had a feeling I might not be a fan of her boyfriend’s uncle. And I was right about that! While some of what happened wasn’t completely his fault, it was easy to tell he looked down on her and didn’t think she was right for his nephew when they first met. It was so frustrating for Angel though when everyone was not believing her, when someone who was a zombie, I mean, already that’s out there, you’d think would have been a bit more open to some of the theories she was coming up with.

Of course I continued to adore Angel. Like the funny little words or names she used, like “meanie pants” or zombie rebel alliance, lol. And I was so proud of her for not wanting her new boyfriend to treat her the way he was, for sticking up for herself. I liked how her relationship with her dad unfolded, not all of a sudden perfect, but a work in progress. And then there was her parole officer. That whole part of the story with her needing to take her GED, etc., added a bit of extra to the story. I also like all the people who were standing up for her, friends she’d made in her new life as they just got to know her and that she was a likable person.

There was a bad guy who showed up that I don’t want to spoil it, but if you read my last review or read the last book, you’d know it was someone I expected wouldn’t show up again for another book or so. But the way that person came back and how it moved the story along was perfect in my opinion. And again the author did a great job with making it so there were people that you weren’t sure if they were friend or foe. There was also a moment, and any Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans probably took it like I did, a line, “Hello Mother.”

I look forward to seeing where this story goes next, because I know the events and villains in this story will be back and I can’t wait to see how the author weaves it into the next book and just what else Angel might be dealing with.

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14 responses to “Audiobook Read-along Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie #2) by Diana Rowland

    • Lisa Mandina

      I feel like the end goes pretty quickly once you get to those final big events! Hope you get it done in time! Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to do the virtual discussion Sunday since I’m at my family’s cabin in Branson for the weekend.

  1. I really enjoyed this second book. We missed you in the discussion. I won’t be able to make many this read-along, so hopefully we’ll be on the same one at some point. YES to all you said. I love Angel and I love that the author doesn’t follow a well-beaten path. I like that she allow Angel her victories and gives her purpose. I like that I have hope. It’s so exciting.

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yes, I liked that part with the first book’s bad guy. And I hope that Marcus either gets better or that she moves on. Although that could be hard finding another person!

    • Lisa Mandina

      It is really good on the audio for sure! So sorry you’ve been too sick, it would have been fun having you as part of the readalong.

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