Fourth in the series of the White Trash Zombie books. These are hilarious. I listened to this one on Audible. Our heroine – Angel Crawford – is indeed a white trash zombie. Backstory – 3 books back, she was a loser white trash drug addict, got picked up by the wrong guy in a bar, ended up in a (what should have been fatal) car crash and somehow survived with no injuries whatsoever. Took her a while to figure out that someone mysterious had turned her into a zombie. I will leave that story there for you – I may come back and review that one. It’s called “My Life as a White Trash Zombie” and is loads of fun.
In this book she is a mostly upstanding member of society, working in a morgue (the easier to get brains) and involved with the local “tribe” of very well placed and prosperous zombies. Things are mostly ok in her life – dad is sober, she has her GED, and although she and her hunky boyfriend have broken up, things are going pretty well.
But wait! The evil corporation “Saberton” – which in previous books has tried to productize zombies into “zoldiers” – is back and up to more trouble than ever. They have kidnapped very important friends of Angel’s who are also high ranking members of the local zombie “tribe”.
The prisoners have been moved to New York City – and so Angel, together with a small gang of “special agents” from the tribe make their way to New York City to free the captives, defeat the evil corporation and save the day.
So this book isn’t quite as much fun as the first 2 books – part of it is that the “zombie” world/environment has already been pretty well defined – and that’s part of the fun of the first books. But it’s still a good ride . This episode of “Life as a White Trash Zombie” is a bit grimmer and bit more “hard bitten” than the previous ones and the story might be a bit too contrived. There is the humorous trope of the “country bumpkin in the big city” when Angel goes to NYC, and this is mashed up with a “zombie as action hero” trope. Exciting scenes with the resolution of some dilemmas and the creation of new ones. The book kind of ends on a bit of a hanging note – which clearly sets it up for part 5. I am sure I will be handing my money over for that one too!