Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues
by Diana Rowland
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.
This series has my favorite female urban fantasy character. Diana Rowland does a great job developing Angel's character.
Angel Crawford has really come into her own in this book. I love how her character is maturing through each book. A lot of urban fantasy (a lot of fiction, actually) has a character who doesn't move much beyond the starting point, psychologically. But Angel is tired of being called a loser. She doesn't want to live in a house with a driveway paved in beer cans. She can't get high anymore because of her new zombie nature, which really solved a lot of her problems. But now she's looking toward the future and she wants to learn things and improve herself. She is sticking up for herself when someone puts her down, which is a huge improvement over the first book. And my favorite thing- she values herself enough that she can tell Marcus to back off when he tries to control her.
The plot was great and there were quite a few twists and turns along the way. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say that this one stood up to all my expectations. I read through the night because I couldn't put it down.