Saturday 18 December 2010

Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen

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.

This is the first book in the Living With The Dead series, and it was so much FUN. I loved it.

For me, nothing says Happy Holidays like getting stuck into some good ol' zombie fiction. So when I received this book the other day, I couldn't resist it. I got stuck into it right away and couldn't stop reading...

Sarah and David's marriage hasn't been good for a while now. Actually, they've been going to marriage counselling for six months already, but it doesn't seem to be making much of a difference. They're always bickering, and just can't seem to spend a single moment together without resentment taking over.

Yet, the day they head into the city for their latest appointment and find their therapist eating the couple before them, they're thrust into the middle of a zombie apocalypse. All of sudden, everywhere they turn, there's a zombie or two (sometimes even much more) and the survival and teamwork skills they didn't know they had in common, kick into gear.

Together, Sarah and David decide to get out of Seattle and head for his sister's place. However, along the way they find themselves in one horrible situation after another, constantly having to kick zombie ass (or blow zombie heads off), while finding out that depending and trusting each other isn't as bad as they thought it would be.

I absolutely LOVED this book. It was funny, sharp, interesting, and had a LOT of zombie goodness in it. I also enjoyed the thick tension, as I kept wondering who was going to get bitten next. It's also got one of my fave things in zombie stories--humans behaving badly.

This one's a keeper! And lucky for me, I've already ordered the next book. Can't wait to get my teeth stuck into that one too. No pun intended!

If you want to sample it for yourself, read the excellent first chapter here.

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