Saturday, December 5, 2015

Book Shelf: A Mad Zombie Party (White Rabbit Chronicles #4) by Gena Showalter

The enemy has risen from the grave. Together we slayers must stand, or one by one we will fall.

Ali Bell's crew of zombie slayers thought they'd won the war against Anima Industries, the evil company responsible for capturing and experimenting on zombies in an effort to discover the secret to immortality. In the last epic clash, the slayers lost many of their crew and closest friends. But Frosty, the ice man himself, has not recovered from one casualty in particular — the love of his life, Kat Parker.

On the path to self-annihilation, Frosty receives a message from beyond — Kat's spirit returns, insisting he partner with rogue slayer Camilla Marks. Frosty will do anything for Kat. Except that. Camilla's betrayal caused Kat's death.

But when Anima rises from the grave stronger than ever, Frosty, Camilla and all the slayers will have to work together to survive. And one broken slayer will learn that sometimes the line between hate and attraction is blurred... and the road to redemption may mean letting go of the past and grabbing hold of the future.
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A Mad Zombie Party is the fourth and latest instalment in Gena Showalter’s riveting White Rabbit Chronicles and is possibly the best book in the series yet. Featuring two tangible main characters and more action, romance and entertainment than you’ll know what to do with, A Mad Zombie Party is Showalter at her best!

After the heartbreaking and life altering events in The Queen of Zombie Hearts, Frosty Martin and Camilla Marks are two slayers who were left deeply affected. Frosty lost the love of his life Kat and now spends his days getting lost in booze and meaningless women to fight the pain her loss caused. Camilla made one regretful choice that saw her betray those she cares about in order to protect her beloved brother River. Having seen Anima callously kill innocents and hurt the very people Camilla hoped to protect, Camilla is determined to make up for her past mistakes that saw her cast out from the only family she’s ever known. Camilla will do anything to make up for past sins and Frosty will never forget the part she played in Kat’s death, but what happens when they’re thrown together and soon find themselves learning more about the other than they could ever have expected…..

I have to say, I was soooooo gutted when I realised that Kat and Frosty weren’t going to miraculously get their happily ever after, but now having finished A Mad Zombie Party I get it. Maybe I’m just excited about the prospect of future books and the possibilities that Kat and Frosty having their own individual HEA’s holds, but I also feel that Frosty and Camilla really did work. 

Gena Showalter explores Frosty and Milla both so beautifully in this story. Through their back and forth POV’s—a first for this series—we’re able to see them like never before. My eyes have really been opened to the amazing person Frosty is, and it was wonderful to get to know him outside of being Cole’s best friend and Kat’s boyfriend in A Mad Zombie Party. He’s someone I love a whole lot more now, although I certainly always admired his devotion to Kat in the past.

Camilla on the other hand is a character we only just met in the last book, and she didn’t make the best impression having betrayed our slayers…..but boy do I LOVE her now. Milla really is a fantastic young woman. Yes, she made a mistake--a big one, but as we discover in A Mad Zombie Party, she really was between a rock and a hard place and felt like she had no other choice. Milla is someone who has had a hard life and features a lot of scars, but she’s actually a real sweetie underneath and I loved seeing Gena Showalter highlight her insecurities, but also make sure we knew how strong Milla had been to get through recent times. Seeing Milla try so hard to be worthy of redemption and to make up for her past mistakes was so admirable to witness and I loved her even more for it!

Unlike with our previous main couple, Gena Showalter takes her time building Frosty and Milla as a couple. There’s a lot of animosity there on Frosty’s side towards Milla and I really appreciate the way Showalter slowly built up their relationship over time. Allowing them to get to know each other first gave them the chance—especially Frosty if I’m being honest here—to let go of their past hang-ups. Yes, perhaps it seemed a little fast for Frosty to move on from Kat at first, but when you see the journey he undertakes to become ready to be with Milla, it all makes sense. 

A Mad Zombie Party is seriously addictive from the opening chapter and if you’re anything like me you’ll find it hard to put down and even more difficult to forget. Gena Showalter serves up another sensational story and a worthy romance and leaves me still dying for more and hoping against hope there may be a possibility of a spin-off series in the future featuring the world Kat and Emma inhabit or even a White Rabbit Chronicles instalment featuring Kat and River! 

Source: Sent for review by HarlequinTEEN Australia (Thanks Miranda!)
Format: Paperback
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My Recommendation: This series is soooooo good and an absolute MUST READ as far as I'm concerned.
Cover: I think this cover is stunning. Love the purple and the image of Milla!
Will I read sequel/continue with series: This is the last book released to date in this series, but I would LOVE if Gena released more!

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