Review – White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (White Trash Zombie #3) by Diana Rowland

wtzaAngel Crawford is back for a third installment of this urban fantasy series.

From Goodreads: Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.  But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that’s rotten. Soon she’s fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.  Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.”

When I started this series I was impressed with how the writer portrayed Angel.  She had a tough life and not much going for her but was able to start turning things around.  And, oh yeah, reading it was a hoot.

Part of my disappointment with this installment is that Angel isn’t showing some of the same spunk that she did in books one and two.  She puts up with way too much from her pseudo-boyfriend and blames herself for things that are out of her control.  I hoped for more from her and there are moments when I was able to do that.  But, they were too few and too far between.

The supporting cast was pretty good but they felt almost two-dimensional.  We need more details on Pietro, Brian, Derrell, Nick, etc. They are an important part of Angel’s life and we don’t get to know enough about them to care.

Lastly, the story felt a little worn out and didn’t have enough action to keep the pages turning.  For the last 50%, I was looking forward to finishing.  Not to find out what happened but to mark it as read and move on.

2.5/5 stars and I will have to think for a while to see if book four is in my future.

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