Review: My Life As A White Trash Zombie

I LOVE Brains!!!

Title: My Life As A White Trash Zombie
Author: Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #1
Release Date: May 25, 2011


Angel Crawford is a loser

Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she’s a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who’s been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.

That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn’t have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there’s a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it’s an offer she doesn’t dare refuse.

Before she knows it she’s dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she’s hungriest!

Angel’s going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn’t, she’s dead meat.


“It reminds me of an old joke: What did the Zombie say to the whore?”
I looked at him blankly. “Um….what?”
He winked. “Keep the tip.”

Okay so you will only understand this joke if you read the book. There’s your incentive ;)

I LOVE the fact that Diana Rowland chose a self loathing, drug addict, unemployed high school dropout as the protagonist in My Life As a White Trash Zombie.I guess you could say I have a soft spot in my heart for an abused underdog. Something about these characters make me excited to read their stories and cheer them on because they deserve a happy ending too! :) Angel Crawford is a perfect example of the obstacles an individual with addictions, and an Fucked up abusive alcoholic father, a mother that committed suicide while incarcerated struggle have to overcome while attempting keep her sanity.

Angel Crawford is hilariously funny, lovable, self depricating, kind hearted, witty, empatic, and generous Zombie woman. She’s tough and she’s not afraid to stand up for herself.

Since becoming a Zombie, Angel is succeeding at becoming a “better” person, and taking control of her life in a positive manner.

No she’s not running back to high school to get her G.E.D. or rescuing orphaned children from a burning bus, but she IS working hard at being dependable and valuable to her employer at her New job at the county morgue…because….Well let’s face it; Her life depends on it

For me that’s “good” enough because I Loved Angel.

Randy her Asshole, Piece of Shit, Dead Beat, Drug Pusher On again/Off again Loser BF can’t stand the thought of Angel actually being relieved of her drug addictions, calling her a “goody two shoes” it’s obvious that misery Does love company. Shes way too good for him!

She has a new surrounding of friends in her life due to her job at the morgue, and all are rooting for the new and improved self respecting Angel. I actually really liked them all, surprisingly. However there’s a hunky detective named Marcus Ivankov that treats Angel with kindness and respect even though he arrested her the previous summer, that Angel is deeply crushing on and I’ll admit, I am too.;)

To sum up this new refreshingly unique character in a nut shell: Angel the previous year purchased a “slightly” used
Toyota Prius for $500.00. She thought it sounded like a pretty awesome deal, until she’s arrested for possession of stolen goods and now is on felony probation. Yes she really is that naive. LOL

Just when you think you you have your suspicions confirmed about whom the killer is and/or the identity of Angel’s Zombie maker you soon discover you’re wrong! I loved the element of mystery and Diana Rowland achieved it up until the end.

All of the sudden it seemed as if I could smell the brain, andnot in a oh-how-gross way, but as if someone had taken the lid off a pot of gumbo to let the aroma fill the room. And I knew it was the brain that smelled so utterly enticing, knew with every single cell of my being. What the Hell was wrong with me??!

A solid fun read and I’m looking forward to catching up with Angel a certain hunky detective and all of her new found friends in the next White Trash book;)


Miss Vain

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14 Responses to Review: My Life As A White Trash Zombie

  1. I’ve never even heard of this one, but it sounds interesting! I’ll have to add it to my Goodreads shelf :)

    • MissVain says:

      It’s definitely a fun read Jessi! If you enjoy tortured and self loathing protagonist. I loved it!:)

      Happy Friday! :)

  2. Alexa says:

    Did you check out the cover yet for the second book, it is just as amazing as this cover.

    I’m glad that you are liking this series, not sure it is for me but I do love the covers. I know I’m a cover whore, leave me be with my pretty covers! lol

    • MissVain says:

      Yes! I have checked it. I was going to post this cover but I’ve been so busy checking blogging stuff and twitter so I’m lazy! LOL.

      I loved this book, I read it way early last year, so I’ve been waiting for this cover for a while now. Its on our Terrbile Girls group post, I’m sure you saw Cat posted it….;) This one is my favorite because it’s pink!! Shocker I know;)……lol. But the latest one is great too.

      To be honest the reason I originally decided to read it was the cover!:)

      Happy Friday!!!!!:)

      • MissVain says:

        Also Alexa, this is a great UF adult book….just saying…..;)

        • Alexa says:

          Lol yes I know you try to push so many of these adult UFs on to my plate. I’m sure I will catch up at some point in a month or so when all the review books are out of the way. :)

          Wow PINK, I had no clue that you liked pink, since when!? lol

          • MissVain says:

            I’m a very bad girl! I’m always doing that to you…sorry!……;)

            Oh I know it’s difficult to believe…..I just tolerate PINK! HA! I can’t even keep a straight face…….my doggies name is PINKY for goodness sakes! Lol

  3. Dorthy Kuhl says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  4. Ok. even if the next book isnt out until later after reading your review Miss Vain I am starting it next.

    • MissVain says:


      Hey I read this book last June so……that means the next book is almost released…..the cover is pretty cool. Cat posted it on her blog…I was in a hurry yesterday or else I would have. Check it out!

  5. Hey There, thanks for your opinions, I really like your blog, I will come back for future articles, Take care.

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