The only problem I think I have with this series is that the ending seemed rushed. Like many trilogies out there, the last bit of the third book is hurried to get over. To any author out there writing a trilogy, your fans don't care how long the ending is! We want it to be longer!
I absolutely loved the beginning of Queen of Zombie Hearts, well, I didn't love some things that happened but I seriously enjoyed how it just jumped into the action with little to no forewarning. It was great.
There are a couple new characters introduced in these books such as Gavin and Veronica. You'll meet them pretty early on. Then we got to know some characters better such as Mackenzie, Trina and Jaclyn. l really adore the characters in these books. They feel so real, and I know that's weird since these books are about zombies (not typical zombies but they're called zombies so...). These characters think realistically and are easy (some of them) to connect with. Sure, I'm no zombie hunter, but I could connect with Alice's feelings.
I'm not sure which book is my favorite in the series, they were all pretty spectacular, it'd probably have to be either the last or the first book. Don't get me wrong, the second book was great, but I found myself getting annoyed at a certain aspect of it that I would't talk about right now. I don't have much else to say that I didn't cover in my Alice in Zombieland review, so go check that out.
SPOIlERS BELOW FOR THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS
The phrase 'mind molested' I found especially entertaining. Gavin is definitely one of my favorite characters in the books. His sense of humor was very dirty and perverted but somehow I found it cute and funny. There's definitely something wrong with me, haha. Actually I just know there's something else there besides a man whore, and there was. Veronica I had a hard time liking (as I was supposed to) but at the same time I couldn't help but feel bad for her. I mean, she does just get Cole back to loose her to Ali.
Cole's reaction to Alice getting the vision with Gavin Sucked with a capital S. Just like Ali said, he needed to have more faith in her and their love. Never the less, Kat made Cole ditching Alice a bit funny:
Telling me 2 stop following him
Telling me he knows what I'm doing and getting ticked when I ignore him
Walking away as I flip him off
Telling Frosty to control me (like that's really possible)
haha I love Kat. She's so confident and funny. She kinda reminds me of one of my friends, just a lot more confident in herself.
Then there was the classic old person getting slang wrong such as the WTF (well that's fantastic). Nana and her slang never ceases to make me laugh.
For a while, while Cole was a acting funny and spying on his fellows, I thought for some reason he'd been forced to work for Anima. But nope, he was just looking for the culprit who was working for Anima. Every time Alice was like hmm... I wonder how Anima is getting this info I was just like COLE IS ACTING UP. But then it wasn't actually Cole so then I was just like.... awkward, sorry, bro.
I loved Mackenzie and Trina's support for Alice after Cole dumped her. Like Trina already liked Alice but I loved how Mackenzie and Alice's relationship took a 360 turn and they actually turned into really great friends. That does actually happen in real life, it did for me with one of my friends.
So, I don't know about you, but I thought it was pretty obvious Alice was becoming a Zombie, I was just confused at why it was slower than the rest of them. I also don't know about you, but when Alice ran from battle I was uber embarrassed. Like I got multiple doses of embarrassment for her there.
The dinner where Gavin was there. And then Cole showed up. And then Justin showed up was hilarious. I was laughing so hard at that part. Though Justy didn't stay for long, which was too bad because I really did start seriously liking him in this book.
Annnnndddd I guessed Ethan was the spy and guess who was right? Actually if you actually read the book you would't have to guess. Him having a bloodline around his house was just too suspicious to not have been noticed. Sorry, Reeve, but your boyfriend was almost obviously the spy after we followed him around a bit. Though, I actually thought Ali might be the spy for a bit. Like seriously, she had this evil part of her, so there was a big chance she could've been the spy. It'd be especially great if she was because no one would suspect her- not the readers because it's first person and she wouldn't realize it herself and not Cole because Cole's blinded by his love for her.
That talk where Alice is like who have you slept with to Cole was awkward to extremities. Like seriously Ali, we get you're brave, but we're getting ultra embarrassed from this talk. But the part where Kat says she threatened Cole by saying she'd set Ali up with her cousin Rick was great enough to wash away all that embarrassment.
Okay the moment I found out Jaclyn wasn't dead I was like HUMPH! AND I FELT BAD FOR HER. I thought that because I thought Jaclyn had faked her death to make her brother kill Cole or Ali. The minute I found out she was in bad condition I was like, oh, never mind.
Kat's line "He won't let anything happen to me or us. Mostly me." Was great and made me laugh so hard. Everything Kat in this book was just great and laughable.
I didn't really get how she lost everything in this book? Like at the beginning she says she lost everything, but she did't really. I mean I guess she did in the middle for like a chapter, but not really...
SPOILERS BELOW FOR QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS
I'll start out by saying that Lucas and Trina's death made me seriously sad. Like even now when I think back on it, I feel like their deaths came too soon. But death is like that. Sometimes it just happens, just like that. And you don't even get to say goodbye. Sorry, one of the reasons I was busy this week was because my friends parents died suddenly. Check the news, any channel really. It's the thing that happened in Lower Moreland that was gruesome and shocking. I don't really want to get into that right now...
I knew Frosty or Kat was probably going to die from the beginning. I was just hoping I was wrong, but more on that later.
Okay so Collins and Cruz don't especially stick out for me, so their deaths made me sad, but at the same time I was glad it wasn't Justin.
I could also tell that Helen was her mom from the minute Alice had that memory about the little girl with Helen. Especially since they looked like, exactly alike. I'm surprised Alice hadn't picked up on that sooner, being the smart girl that she is.
I love when people are fighting together and they count how many kills they have like a competition. I know that sounds morbid and in real life, it would be, but in books and movies it's hilarious. Such as in Lord of the Rings. So the zombie kill count I found funny.
When Gavin was mad at Jaclyn I just laughed. They're a good couple, yeah? Though Gavin and Mackenzie would be pretty good too.
The moment when I really knew that Kat would die was when Frosty and Bronx had that vision where Bronx had to drag Frosty away from something. Then my mind was just like...oh crap. This is too sad. No. No.. No.
Kat's 'poem' Roses are red, violets are blue, I have five fingers, the middle's for you. Was the best thing ever. Like I'm seriously considering using that one in my life.
I really liked River. And I really liked Camilla for a while there, too.
"If it were easy, it'd be your mom."
"My mom is your mom."
"So? I never liked her."
Camilla was funny and it was fun to read about her. That is, until we found out she was one of the spies. Of course, I still couldn't fully hate her, because she was only trying to protect her brother. But at the same time I'm still mad at her.
"But you're a girl. The braver species." Preach it, Frosty.
The rest of the book was pretty predictable. Yes, Kat's death was horribly terribly sad. And it was increasingly annoying when Alice was like slayers are bad. And it was rushed. But the ending was still pretty good. Then again THANK THE LORD GENA IS WRITING ANOTHER BOOK. Gena, you're seriously awesome.