Skinny Reviews: That Time I Read Paranormal

Posted June 16, 2017 by Zeee in Reviews, Skinny Reviews2 Comments


Click book title to jump to the review: My Life as a White Trash Zombie Moon Called

I haven’t read a lot of paranormal books in a while. I mean, I absolutely love a good vampire book (I absolutely love the Night Huntress series), but I haven’t really ventured into the other paranormal staples like zombies and werewolves. Sure, I love watching movies and TV shows featuring these creatures, but it is not something that I actually love to read.

I have been reading a lot of historical romances lately and I picked paranormal to genre cleanse. I bought My Life as a White Trash Zombie when Audible had a two-for-one sale and borrowed Moon Called from the library.

I enjoyed My Life as a White Trash Zombie so much but on the other hand, I DNF’d Moon Called. These books helped me genre cleanse, though so I am super happy for them. I am still not 100% sure if I will be binge reading paranormals, but hopefully, I will pick up more awesome paranormals with strong heroines!


 

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Well, well, well! Who would have thought that I would enjoy a zombie book?! Sure, I absolutely LOVE The Walking Dead TV show, but I wasn’t too keen about the graphic novel. Also, I am not such a fan of gross, zombies gobbling brains, where the zombie acts like a human!

But boy, I was wrong! I thoroughly enjoyed My Life as a White Trash Zombie. This book goes along the lines of the Netflix show iZombie with the heroine working in a morgue! I loved the fish out of water part of this book and I know, some of the things in this book were laughable to me, [spoiler]like her drinking something out of a bottle given to her at the hospital BUT SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHO GAVE IT TO HER?[/spoiler] I mean, WHO DOES THAT?

Anyway, I absolutely loved how Angel changed from someone who didn’t give a sh*t to a really strong character, that I couldn’t help but root for her!

Mind you, this book isn’t really a romance, but it does have romantic elements in the end. This part, I didn’t like at all because it felt too forced. Like this book had to have a romance.

Trigger warnings though, because this book does have a short abuse scene so beware.

Despite all the things that really grossed me out, the cheek in this book is just WOW! This book is thoroughly enjoyable and I would definitely read the sequels!

 


 

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I was looking forward to this book. I had heard a lot of good things about the Mercy Thompson series and because I have been wanting to read more diverse books, I decided to pick this up. Apparently, it wasn’t what I was expecting.

Unfortunately, I had to DNF it at about chapter 5. I can’t believe that I wasn’t captured by the plot. I mean, there was a newly transformed werewolf, then there was an attack at the head werewolf’s mansion, and then Mercy Thompson is just super cool but… it couldn’t capture my attention at all.

To be fair, I listened to the audiobook during my vacation, so I wasn’t really trying super hard to focus.

I may have picked the wrong time to listen to this book, though so that may be the reason why I DNF’d this. I may pick this up again when I am in a mood to read another paranormal!

 

Do you love reading paranormals? Any books that you would want to recommend?



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2 responses to “Skinny Reviews: That Time I Read Paranormal

  1. My Life as a White Trash Zombie totally took me by surprise when I read it last year. I got a free copy at MidAmeriConII and decided to give it a shot over Labor Day weekend. I loved the humor and the unique twist on zombies.