Through the Zombie Glass | 2 star review
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #2
Published by Harlequin Teen
Zombies stalk the night.
Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls.
Sadly, they've got mine...
Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.
After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.
She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend, Kat, at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness.
But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed.
* I have written a review for the first book in the series here. So check that out before reading this review of Through the Zombie Glass!
I jumped straight into Through the Zombie Glass as soon as I had finished Alice in Zombieland, I think the “tropiness” of it was contagious and I wanted to carry on living in the world and learning about the characters. I have to say that this book definitely was more angst filled than the last, and it had so much potential, especially with the concept of everything that goes on in this book. I knew that there would be some – it’s just the nature of these books but I wasn’t expecting quite as much as we got.
The changes that Alice goes through in Through the Zombie Glass held so much potential, I was really interested in how it was going to work out in the end. I think it added more depth to her as a character and gave her more of a struggle than “does the boy love me or not”. I do have to say the amount of internal dialogue and pity parties thrown in this book was a little overwhelming. I think the romance element had a lot to do with that, there was a lot of unnecessary back and forth, something that started off as endearing and ended up being a little too much at times.
Plus can we talk about the fact that this book also had females fighting one another over a boy, and it bothered me more than the last one, because this seems to become a pattern in the books, and it just really bothers me that with everything going on in this book, there was still time to focus on that. I just think there was definitely better things that could have happen, especially with the trauma that was happening elsewhere in the story.
I also think Cole fell in my estimations as a character, I thought the way he acted and reacted to certain events angered me and the way he treated the women in this book, almost disposable. He has definitely become a trope filled bad boy and not in a good way. I wish male characters wouldn’t fall into this trap. He kinda ruined the book for me.
I don’t know if I would recommend this series, purely based on the fact that the characters are falling into huge holes and have some pretty HUGE flaws. I think I’ll be picking up the next book, these things are addictive, but whether it scores any higher is doubtful.
Have you ever read a series you wished you could put down? Or maybe one that you know you shouldn’t touch with a barge pole? Let me know in the comments!