I LOVE Brains!!!
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
woman. She’s tough and she’s not afraid to stand up for herself. Zombie
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.
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! Asshole, Piece of Shit, Dead Beat, Drug Pusher
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 and all of her new found friends in the next White Trash book;) certain hunky detective