Author: Jesse Petersen
Genre: Urban fantasy
Pages: Paperback, 240
Opening Lines: "David and I became warriors in the zombie plague on the first day, but don't think that means we were front line soldiers or something."
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."
Thoughts: This book was pretty funny! Even though I absolutely loved our marriage counselor, it was hilarious reading about the couple beating the crap out of her and the Wonderful Wilsons! Given the situation the couple was in when the book opens, I loved the chapter titles.
The book is a really quick read, so it is hard to pin down too much. At some points, I felt like it rushed through some things, but I'm not sure how to correct that besides making the book longer. Also, Sarah and Dave were pretty vague characters. Aside from having marriage issues, you don't know too much about them. I wonder if the author wanted us to meet them and build their characters based on the after effects of a zombie apocalypse. I also felt that all of the side characters were not fleshed out (no pun intended). Even if some of them did not make it, I wish there was a little more added to them. Amanda is a good example of that.
Aside from those issues, the book was fun, campy, and hilarious!
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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