Review: Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen

April 17, 2013 Review 0

Review: Married with Zombies by 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.

Title: Married with Zombies
Author: Jesse Petersen
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Flip This Zombie
Series: Living with the Dead
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Flip This Zombie
Published by Orbit
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: September 1, 2010
Genres: Zombie Apocalypse
Pages: 244
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: one-flame
Jesse Petersen
I loved every book in this series! How does one not love the Romantic Comedy of the Zombie Apocalypse?
This review was originally posted December 23, 2010.


Married with Zombies is hilarious! I truly believe it is the funniest book I have read this year. I would never have thought anyone could combine Romantic Comedy and Zombie Apocalypse and get a great book from the combination, Petersen did this and she did an amazing job of it. The book is a quick and easy read. I read it while traveling through two different airports and 4 different flights while on a trip to Vegas. The chapters are rather short, so this made for good stopping points during my travels. Another awesome spine on this book. The publisher, author or person who makes cosmetic appearance decisions, put the number of which book this is in the series on the spine (I wish there were more of this).
The book starts out with Sarah and David driving to marriage counseling. They are running through reasons as to why they are not a happily married couple any longer. All seems fine in the world, with the exception of their marriage. This quickly changes when they reach the appointment. They find the counselor nibbling on the perfect couple who has the session before them. The book starts off quickly and moves quickly throughout the book. There is never a point where this book does not move along from one crazy experience with zombies (and crazy living people) to the next.
Sarah and David decide rather quickly that they wish to stay together, alive preferably. They run into numerous problems with the living and the undead during their drive to make sure David’s sister has survived this zombie outbreak. While traveling they discover the joys of looting, teaching firearm handling, breaking and entering and cults who wish to begin repopulating the nation.  The more trouble they find the more they seem to notice how the problems they were hoping marriage counseling would fix don’t really exist. Each chapter even starts off with a tip on how to stay happily married.
Jesse Petersen
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