Review: Through The Zombie Glass

Sep •  12 •  2013

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Review: Through The Zombie GlassThrough The Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter
Published by Harlequin Teen on September 24th 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Inspired by the childhood classic Alice in Wonderland, this harrowing and romantic story features teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home. After a strange new zombie attack, Alice fears she may be losing her mind as well. A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things. The whispers of the dead assault her ears and mirrors seem to come frighteningly to life. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more—including her boyfriend, Cole—than she does now. But as Cole strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all.

Excited to finally read the story, I found myself falling even deeper into the rabbit hole.

Plot: So this story picks up where the last book left off and Alice life is about to turn upside down.  This plot mainly dealt with a lot of insecurity within Alice. All of a sudden she is questioning herself and everything that she went through. At times, I felt frustrated with the plot simply because I wanted Alice to be done with this hurdle of insecurity. I wanted her to be strong. The plot also consisted of lots of plot twists and betrayals. There is another group out there with a motive so strong that they are willing to kill for it.

Love: Now, the love interest is really what the entire story revolves around. Alice and Cole love deteriorates  fast. And all because of lack of evidence and insecurity. I admit that this part really got on my nerves. I grew tired fast of the whole back and forth thing between them. Cole acts like such a jerk that I want to slap him. A lot of blame is put on Alice. The betrayals and who she is or rather what she can do, I got really angry when everybody was quick to point a finger at her. Alice is dealing with so much emotional stuff that it felt like she is fighting this whole zombie thing on her own. And really, she did.

Zombies: Well the zombies are getting smarter and Alice is able to do things that others are not. She is slowly changing, mind and body. Soon Alice figures it out and it is only a matter of time before Alice is well…still Alice.

An intelligent story that is more than the readers see, Through The Zombie Glass is a journey with zombies like you never read before. Suited with a strong storytelling, Showalter captures the readers with a well written plot and character. A wonderful and sinister read, Through The Zombie Glass is a tea party you won’t forget.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Sep 12, 2013

    I’m glad that you enjoyed this one. I tried to read the first one, but couldn’t get into it. Maybe at some point I will try again. I think maybe it was just not the right time for that particular book.

    • Savannah
      Sep 12, 2013

      It certainly has an appeal that you have to like. I’m excited to read the next book.

  2. Candace
    Sep 12, 2013

    I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews for the first one but I LOVE the covers! I’m glad this one really worked for you!

  3. I still need to read that first book. I know I would be as frustrated as you with Cole, but I’m glad to see you enjoyed it a lot!

  4. Wendy Darling
    Sep 13, 2013

    I actually liked the first one too, so I’m glad to see you enjoyed this! I am looking forward to reading it. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. How have I not heard of this series before? One of my favorite movies when I was younger was Alice in Wonderland. My mom tells me that I would come home from daycare and want to watch it every single day. This sounds like such an interesting twist on the story, I need to add it to my TBR list! The back and forth between Alice and Cole would probably get on my nerves, too.