Review: Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen

Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1) Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen
Paperback244 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Orbit
Source: Purchased/Own
My rating: 

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.

I made reading “Married With Zombies” a couple’s event, opting to read it with my friend. This is a witty novel with horror content. The comedic commentary takes away from the fear factor. Similar to any horror flick, the novel begins with the realization that there’s a “threat”, the disbelief of the extent of that “threat”, and the reservation of killing to stop said “threat”……or in this case, amputate, decapitate, and/or mutilate in an almost savage display of extreme hatred to annihilate the “threat”. Now that’s the kind of excitement that keeps us up all night glued to the action until the very end.

This novel had a moderate level of action. The comedy was mediocre. The characters were all likeable except one. Unfortunately she was one of the main characters. So that’s what took away from the 5-star stellar review. The overall plot is of a troubled marriage forced to suck up the pettiness to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Don’t get me wrong, my marriage isn’t sunshine and flowers every day, but my gosh, these folks had issues. I could understand SERIOUS issues, but majority of the bickering was over absolute rubbish. The undead and the possibility of people getting “offed” is what kept our attention in spite of the snarky narrator. While my friend refuses to read anything further in this series, I’m willing to see what happens next.

His Rating 2.5
Her Rating 3.5
Average Rating: 3



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