Monday, February 27, 2012

Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead, Book 1) - Jesse Petersen

A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.




Who knew a story could be so disgusting and hilarious at the same time?

Married with Zombies was fast-paced, full of kick ass action and lots of humor, with two enjoyable characters that you'll cheer for until the very end.

Sarah and David's circumstances were highly amusing. Not because they were fighting for survival against hordes of zombies, but because they were a couple forced to work together to stay alive when they couldn't even decide on how to handle listening to music together in the car. 

 As the story progresses, we witness the development and strengthening of their relationship with each decapitated zombie and every near death experience that they survive.

As with any good zombie novel, there are casualties to face. So the story does occasionally have some heartfelt and heartbreaking moments. But more often than that, there are less serious moments where we are introduced to zombie strippers, zombies with gambling addictions, and relationship advice that I couldn't help but to smile about.

"Put the small stuff into perspective. It's better to be wrong and alive than right but eating brains."

I recommend Married with Zombies to anyone who enjoys a good dose of humor along with gory, vividly-detailed zombie carnage. 
And really, who wouldn't enjoy that?

I can't wait to read about Sarah and David's next adventure in 
Flip This Zombie


"Sarah, do you really want to tell her about our plans?" he asked, his voice low so she wouldn't hear us argue.

"Why not?" I asked as I shrugged his hand away.

"Because I'm not really certain she'd make the best travel partner through a zombie-infested city," he hissed. "She gets confused by Scrabble."





6 comments:

Alexa said...

It does sound like a great read. I won this entire series last year and have yet to read it but it sounds awesome. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.

Thanks for the great review.

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

This sounds like a hoot much like Christopher Moore's Love Story series. I'm not really into Zombies but I'd like to read these two's adventures trying to dodge those brain eaters.

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Haha!! Love it, enjoyed your awesome review!;)

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I loved this book....it was just so much fun :) I haven't read book 2 and 3 yet but I have them!

Melliane said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I don't read a lot of zombies books (I don't know why) but I really enjoyed this one and the second (yeah I need to read the third). You're right it's nice to have a funny and zombies story. I hope you'll like the second as much as I did.

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

Love this series. Going into the 1st book I was very skeptical. I would have never thought that humor and zombie apocalypse could mix.

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