Saturday, November 20, 2010

Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen


So let's start this review off with the fact that I don't care for zombies all that much. Or maybe at all. So I can't say that I was expecting to like this book all that much. I cannot even begin to tell you how pleasantly surprised I was to find that Married With Zombies was a fast, fun read!

It all begins when Sarah and David head to couple's counseling. Sarah and David are having major relationship issues when the book begins but their entire life changes when they walk in on their counselor attempting to eat one of her clients. Now they are not only working on their relationship problems but also fighting zombies and attempting to stay alive and away from the undead.

I was instantly drawn into this book from the very beginning. Sarah and David's relationship isn't perfect and comes across as very real. I loved how we got to see from the very beginning how their lives changed from the outbreak of zombies, as well as how they learned to cope with all of the changes. It made me wonder at times what I would do and how I would react if placed in similar circumstances. The book itself was very fast-paced and I found myself turning the pages with ease. One of my favorite parts of the book was the zombie/relationship advice found at the beginning of each chapter. These were both quirky and clever and definitely fun to read. The book doesn't take itself too seriously which made for a few laughs at times. But there were also some more somber moments which realistically would be the case all things considered. And of course there has to be the warning fact that parts of the book are slightly gory (if I can handle it though, I'm sure anyone could). But all in all a fun, easy read and I'm definitely looking forward to reading book 2 in this series!

Bottom Line: A fun, fast read that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to zombie lovers!

Disclosure: I received this book from the lovely people at Orbit Books. Thanks for helping to me to stretch my reading comfort zone and fine a new author!!
*I read this book for the following challenge:
New Author Challenge
Speculative Fiction Challenge
100+ Book Challenge
RIP V Challenge

P.S.- And if I didn't convince you to read this based on my review, I handed this one off to my sister when I finished and she enjoyed it as much as I did ;)

10 comments:

  1. I"m so glad you enjoyed it, I loved it, too!

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  2. Amy- It was a fun book, wasn't it?!? And I'm glad that you enjoyed it as much as I did!!

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  3. Sam, you did convince me with your review! I like zombie stories and this sounds great. I'm on my way to look it up - although I really don't need any more books.

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  4. This does sound fun! I am not the biggest zombie fan either, I admit (although my husband's got me hooked on that new show, The Walking Dead--I think it helps that the show is more about the relationships between the still living and how they deal with the situation they are in rather than the zombies themselves).

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  5. I think my son Marc will want to read this one. I'm just starting to read the zombie books that he loves so much!!

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  6. It is fun to go outside your comfort zone and read different things isn't it? And it seems like zombies are the new vampires!

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  7. Darlene- Can I just say how glad I am that you are back?!?! Yay!!!

    Literary Feline- I'm pretty wimpy when it comes to zombies but I did enjoy this one anyways :)

    Staci- I bet he will like it then!

    Jenners- There has definitely been an increase in books and movies with zombies in them...kinda creepy lol!

    Tribute Books- Hope you enjoy it at some point!

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  8. Ooh, this sounds fun. This year I participated in a zombie walk. I'm kind of curious about all things zombie.

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  9. Christy- A zombie walk?? That definitely sounds interesting although it might scare me a bit. LOL!

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