Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen (Living with the Dead, #1)
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Urban Fantasy, Horror
Read: 8/18/2011 — 8/20/2011
In Six Words: Some seriously kick ass zombiebusters here.
1. Married with Zombies
2. Flip this Zombie
3. Eat Slay Love
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.
Why I Read This Book and General Thoughts
After reading My Life as a White Trash Zombie, I wanted more zombie books to read, so I picked up Married with Zombies because Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette loves it. I definitely liked Married with Zombies but it wasn’t a book that I loved. But it’s possible that the antibiotics I was taking at the time interfered with my reading experience and made me rate it lower. Yes, let’s blame the antibiotics.
A More In-Depth Look
Married with Zombies is about as dissimilar to My Life as a White Trash Zombie as you can get, I suppose, almost as if they reside at opposite ends of the zombie spectrum. I think my preference lies more with My Life as a White Trash Zombie. Of course, I think I have yet to read a true zombie horror story; Married with Zombies is too funny to count as horror. Though I think I might be extra careful around therapists from now on.
What I appreciated about Married with Zombies is that the romance features an established couple — a couple who is having some serious relationship troubles. Since I don’t normally read books that start out with established couples (not counting books that fall after the first book in a series), this aspect was new and refreshing. I mean, hey — who hasn’t bickered with her (or his) significant other at one point in time? The progression of their relationship is incredibly realistic and it worked against the backdrop of a zombie infestation.
Married with Zombies was a quick read (well, it would have been quick had I felt up to reading for longer than a hour at a time) that is littered with swearing (in a completely good way) and seriously hilarious blurbs at the beginning of each chapter. If you’re looking for a laugh, this is it.
You Might Enjoy This Book If…
A must for zombie lovers. Married with Zombies might also appeal to urban fantasy fans who aren’t opposed to zombies and like a healthy amount of swearing and comedy.
The Bookish Brunette