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Angel Crawford is a loser.My Thoughts: I got to the end of this book and had this sort of giddy delight over it. It was fun. It was fun and it ended on a note that left me completely satisfied. I almost needed a cigarette and cold beer, I tell you. Instead, I'll just bask in the wonderfulness of a zombie book where the zombie is a contributing member of society and actually has more prospects dead than she had alive.
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 on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.
That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.
Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer 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.
Let's face it, Angel's life is in a slow spiral to nowhere before her little accident. She can't hold down a job, her dad needs some serious alcohol rehab, and her boyfriend is a piece of work. Being turned into a zombie ends up putting her on a path that she otherwise wouldn't have taken. She cleans up good. Well, provided she remembers to eat her dose brains every so often.
The mystery was nicely balanced and kept me guessing until the end. Between Angel attempting to figure out what she had become and what sort of upkeep was now required of her and the headless bodies that kept popping up (not literally), I was hooked. With no one to guide her in this second chance at living, Angel ended up thinking outside the box. For all that she continually puts herself down for dropping out of school and being white trash, she was creative in her way of getting answers to things that had others stumped. I'm very interested to see how this carries over into the next book.
While I'm a hardcore zombie lover (err... not literally), I think this is a great book for both people who enjoy their zombies and for those that have never dipped their toes into this particular sub-genre. It's fun. It's fast. It's full of the occasional rotting bits. Good stuff!
Books in this series
1. My Life As a White Trash Zombie - Paperback | Kindle
2. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues
3. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
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