Author: Jesse Petersen
Pages: Paperback 261
Opening Lines: "Have you ever felt like you were on a treadmill, but no matter how fast or far you ran, you never dropped those pesky last fifteen pounds?"
"Sarah and David have survived the zombie apocalypse. They stood side by side and fought the undead, mad scientists, and even bionic monsters . . . until the unthinkable happened. A zombie bite. But no 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
Thoughts: I am still waiting for Dave to stop sleeping.
Honestly, the back doesn't really give the book justice. However, I'm not sure how it could without giving everything away. That being said, I as really curious how the bite would affect David in the future. Something like that isn't just miraculously cured without a result. I felt that was a major win. Since the book is written from Sarah's POV, I was glad the author didn't try to fully explain it. I get really tired of stupid, campy explanations by characters. Sarah had my response—you don't walk away from something like that without leaving lasting results.
This book picks up about a month or more after Sarah and Dave leave the Kid. They are on their way to the Wall with the cure nestled safely between Sarah's breasts. After fighting hoards of zombies, clearing road ways, and picking up supplies, they find themselves with a 'stalkerazzi' reporter in tow.
The majority of the book is spent with Sarah, Dave, Nicole, and McCray trying to survive, determine the nature of Dave's alterations, and finding the Wall. Parts of this book were definitely worth and eye roll and others left me roaring! At times, I felt that Petersen is over-the-top with Sarah's cheesy and snarky response to the apocalypse. It gets to a point that it feels to contrived and distracts from the story. However, in a weird way, that is what makes Sarah so endearing!
The ending of the book demands a sequel! Even though I would love to spend a long time talking about the book, I feel that I would be in danger of giving everything away. As with the other books, it is well written, has a good plot, is enjoyable, and a quick read. When I need something light, I would definitely turn to her books. That is not to say, however, that they lack in plot and character development.
Honestly, if you've enjoyed the previous books or just looking for a laugh-out-loud zombie book, this series needs to be at the top of your list!
Currently: Dearly Departed: A Zombie Novel by Lia Habel
Current Pages: 4420