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How the White Trash Zombie got her Groove Back, by Diana Rowland Book Review | SFReader.com
How the White Trash Zombie got her Groove Back, by Diana Rowland Genre: Zombies Publisher: Daw Published: 2014 Review Posted: 10/19/2014 Reviewer Rating:
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How the White Trash Zombie got her Groove Back, by Diana Rowland
Book Review by Joshua Palmatier
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This is the fourth book in the "White Trash Zombie" series from Diana Rowland, which follows the zombie death of Angel Crawford. I've enjoyed the series from the beginning and this book certainly adds to the series.
The premise is that Angel's boss has been kidnapped, supposedly by one of their own, someone they trusted. The betrayal sends waves through the zombie mafia, but Angel and the few with her that escape the initial attack on the organization don't have time to deal with it. Instead, they head off to the city to save their boss and find out exactly what's going on with the Saberton Corporation, the people responsible for the kidnapping. But Angel has never stepped outside the bounds of her southern hometown and the fast-paced, highly-populated city comes as a shock. Thankfully, she can focus on saving her boss and keep herself distracted . . . at least until she realizes that Saberton hasn't just kidnapped her boss. Suddenly the stakes have become much more personal . . . and once they're inside Saberton, they find the stakes are also much higher for all of zombie-kind.
After the previous novel in this series, I had some doubts that Diana Rowland would be able to continue this little franchise. I enjoyed the previous book, but it wasn't as strong as the previous two. This one rebounds nicely and takes Angel and the zombie plot lines into entirely new directions, revitalizing the series. Angel continues to grow out of her stereotypical "white trash" label in convincing ways, and she moves beyond her regular job as a body collector for the morgue here as well. The corporate intrigue was a nice new direction for the series, and the politics being woven into the series is also cool. There are some cool twists in the zombie mythology here as well, although I would say that they border on "changing the rules" established in the first few books. Not quite, but close.
So another good addition to the series that makes me want to read the next. Which of course won't come out until next year. *sigh*
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