David and Sarah were once very much in love, but now their marriage is on the rocks. They’ve been attending couples’ counseling for months, but the only thing Dr. Kelly gives them is more reasons to squabble.
So it’s not surprising that the cause of their most recent argument is the fact that Dr. Kelly is late in calling them in for their session. Turns out she had a good reason, though: she was finishing up with her previous appointment. And by finishing, I mean eating.
After barely defeating the therapist-cum-zombie, David and Sarah learn that something is very wrong in Seattle. A highly contagious virus has escaped from a laboratory, and it’s spreading like wildfire. Despite their crumbling relationship, they must work together to escape the city alive.
Who knew that the Zombie Apocalypse was all it would take to save their marriage?
BRAAAI– I mean, great story!
I’d had Married with Zombies, the first book in this series, on my TBR list for quite awhile when Best Friend picked up a copy of Eat Slay Love (the third in the series) when we were at Barnes and Noble several months ago. He wanted to read it, so I bought all three books then and there (and giggled at our similar taste in zombie books).
David and Sarah are great characters who have—like many before them—found themselves in an unbelievable situation: the zombie virus is spreading like…well, a virus, and they must rely on each other to get away safely.
There’s plenty of gore in the series to satisfy even the most rabid zombie enthusiast; descriptions of guts, goo, and slime abound. David and Sarah—and the friends they make along the way—face dark days and tough decisions, and the specter of a zombie bite always looms large.
But it’s not all gloom and doom. There’s a surprising amount of humor throughout the series, which is nice because I’d never have been able to muscle through the gore if there wasn’t stuff to make me laugh.
Author Jesse Petersen has created a great story, great characters, and enough intrigue to keep the books from becoming repetitive. Three books of the series are out, as well as a short story, Shambling with the Stars. I can’t find any information about the next book, but I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for it. And for zombies.
What do you think of zombie stories? How long do you think you’d last in the Zombie Apocalypse?