This review is spoiler-free!
A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #4
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Release Date: September 29th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
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So, right off the bat with this one: I was totally caught off guard by the fact this final book is not just in Ali’s POV? I guess the title alludes to the fact we’re not going to be given this last story all in Ali’s POV, but I was still a little thrown when I cracked open the book and found myself suddenly staring at the face of a different name above a chapter title. She’s still on the cover, too, which was confusing. (or… is that not her? Is that supposed to be someone else? I’m confused.)
Surprisingly, despite my deep annoyance for her and Cole’s relationship plotline, I actually really missed just being in Ali’s POV. Like, a lot. A lot. As I was reading through Frosty’s POV, I found myself just… not… caring at all? Ali was annoying at times, but she was still more interesting to read through than Frosty ended up being. I guess this wasn’t meant to be a story for the same pairing we had three entire books for (and, frankly, thank god on that front), but I’ll say it again: I missed Ali! Who knew, right?
Okay, maybe I was still a little bitter about Kat (which is not a spoiler if you’re reading this review, it’s from an earlier book). Maybe I was still HEAVILY bitter about Kat, and I dragged that into this book along with me. Maybe that hindered how I felt about Milla, because, my god, I cared about her even less than I cared about Frosty, which was saying something!
I could go on and on. If it weren’t for the fact the whole zombie story is still totally awesome and hella creative, and I do enjoy Showalter’s storytelling, I probably would have dropped a one-star rating on this. Alas, two stars! Maybe don’t read this one if you don’t care about Frosty or Milla, though, because you will almost certainly be bored out of your gourd. I know I was.
Thanks for reading!