Friday, 4 January 2013

Book Review: 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.

I really liked this book it was exactly my kind of thing.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I bought this book, I normally like my dystopian to be quite serious and dark.  But this was a pleasant surprise.

Married with Zombies is essentially two types of book rolled into one.  The first is a romantic comedy about a couples marriage problems.  The second is zombie horror.  The romantic comedy was good.  I liked the two characters and their bickering was really funny.  I rooted for them as a couple even though I could see why they sometimes annoyed the hell out of each other.  

The zombie part was also good, it was a little more Zombieland then The Walking Dead but it didn’t hold back on the blood and guts.  There were some scary parts, funny parts and surprisingly touching parts.  Behind the humour there is a world falling apart and occasionally the author slaps you in the face with it.

This book was a pleasant surprise which I highly recommend.

4 stars

Published September 1st 2010 by Orbit.  A free copy was provided for review. Image courtesy of Goodreads

Review by Kate Phillips


  1. This book sounds hilarious, couple counseling, and zombie apocalypse! I can't wait to read it. Great review =)

  2. Well since I have a growing obsession/fascination with zombies, this has been added to the list!

  3. Such a great review!
    I've been wondering about this book for a while now, but I'm wondering no more! I'll be adding this to my TBR STAT!
    Happy Reading! =D

  4. I don't read a lot of zombie stories too but this sounds so much fun. Are the H/h zombies too?


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