KayKay #CRB5 Review #45 My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland



My book reviews are written as a discussion of a book, and not as an advertisement.  Please be aware that there may be information that some would consider spoilers.  Continue on at your own risk!

I am not a big fan of procedural TV shows.  The repetitiveness of it all bores me.  Even some of my favorite ‘procedural’ books (Mercedes Thompson, Iron Druid, Sookie) have either become a bit boring, or have introduced so many new characters that I can’t keep up.  The White Trash Zombie series is another procedural type book, was it a great new series?  Here is what I thought….

World Building

In this world, Zombies can pass as humans as long as they eat brains. If they go two days with no brains they start to smell like a dead body, and they start to decompose.  When they eat brains, they have super strength and quick healing.  In this world, zombies are still hidden.

World Building Score: 3/5


Angel, a ‘white trash’ girl (obvious from the title) wakes up from an accident and finds out she is a zombie.  Her mysterious benefactor (i.e. biter) has set her up with a job at the morgue- with access to brains.  However, she also sees a string of murders and eventually realizes somebody is killing zombies.  Not to spoil the plot (although I have given plenty of spoiler alerts at the beginning) but she solves the mystery, survives and falls in love.

Plot Score: 3/5

Characters and Relationships

Angel- I was really proud of her growth in the book, unfortunately it took becoming a zombie to get off drugs, get rid of her dead beat boyfriend and start to even clean up her home.  Man, if she gets it all together and is no longer ‘white trash’, where will the series go?

Characters Score: 3/5

Life Lessons (fka Bigger Meaning)

I guess if this one had a life lesson- it would be to become a zombie if you are a junkie.  Just kidding, it would probably be that you can always improve your situation.

Life Lessons Score:  1/5


I didn’t have any issues with the writing.  Its a light read.

Style Score: 3/5

Final Thoughts?

– I’m not going to read anymore in the series.  There are too many Great Books out there for me to keep reading Average Books.

Total Score and Recommendation

13/25- There are plenty of people who would enjoy reading this.


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