Book Review: Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen

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Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen

 If you don’t want to read Married with Zombies in one sitting – you must have some coming after you. Jesse Petersen keeps you engaged with humor, suspense and a story about something we can all relate – a relationship on the rocks – throughout this debut novel. She drags you through a post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest and shows you that there are worse things than zombies wanting to eat your brains. The premise of the book is much like Zombieland or Shaun of the Dead in that surviving a zombie invasion is much like surviving a relationship. However, Petersen’s voice has a fresh and sassy flair and the characters are clever in that ingenious working class way, like how one kills a Zombie with a toilet seat. It’s obvious the relationship tips peppered throughout the chapters come straight from Sarah and David, yet, those looking for big time romance will be disappointed. Readers who like some blood and guts will definitely get their fix in this story.  The book is a fast ride and thus doesn’t get deep into Sarah and David’s relationship, but I suspect, Petersen has more to show us with the upcoming sequel:  Flip This Zombie (coming in Jan. 2011).

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