This feature is for short reviews, reviews of books in a series where it might feel repetitive, or (as Michelle suggested) books I was too lazy to write a “real” review for. Today’s books were my Read a Series in a Month books.Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen
Published by Dreamscape Media on December 28, 2010
Length: 6 hours 39 minute
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.
©2010 Jesse Petersen (P)2010 Dreamscape Media, LLC
This was a lot of fun and had some unexpected moments. I love the addition of a marriage in trouble during the zombie apocalypse. It’s kind of the perfect blend of funny and action for my current mood.
Flip This Zombie by Jesse Petersen
Published by Tantor Media on March 30, 2012
Length: 7 hours 29 minutes
The zombie apocalypse has been good to Sarah and David. Their marriage is better than ever. They communicate well, share responsibilities, and now, they're starting a business. ZombieBusters—for all your zombie extermination needs.
There are lots of zombies and that means lots of customers . . . Except one of them doesn't want the zombies dead; he wants them alive and ready for experimentation. Mad scientists make for difficult clients, and this time Sarah and David might have bitten off more than they can chew.
Even better than the first book! As much as I enjoyed the marriage squabbles of the first book, I enjoy them better as a team. Lots of unexpected twists in this book! I’m already on to the third and final book!
Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen
Published by Tantor Audio on April 30, 2012
Length: 7 hours 53 minutes
Sarah and David have survived the zombie apocalypse. They stood side by side and fought mad scientists, the undead, and even bionic monsters...until the unthinkable happened. A zombie bite. But not even that could stop them. Now, with a possible cure in hand, they're headed east, looking for a safe zone behind the rumored "Wall." They're feeling pretty optimistic. That is, until Dave stops sleeping and starts lifting huge objects. Eat. Slay. Love. Because they haven't got a prayer.
This was another fun read – as a conclusion it’s open ended… but what do ya know, turns out it’s not the last book like I thought, so never mind that. The action was fun, the new characters added humor and conflict. I love where their relationship has ended up, considering where they started in book 1. And it’s always interesting the way, despite being funny, this series still throws some unexpected gut punches.
Update: That fourth book appears to be out of print – published by the author when the publisher dropped the series. The reviews are mixed and I think I’m going to say I’m okay to call book three the end. While it was open ended, things were setup in such a way that I could see the happily ever after over the horizon. So yeah, I’m calling it the end of the series for me.
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