Friday, September 2, 2011

Review - Flip This Zombie (Living with the Dead, Book 2) by Jesse Petersen (4/5 stars)

Flip this Zombie (Living with the Dead, Book 2)Reading level: Adult
Genre: Horror/Humor
Size:  272 pages
Publisher: Orbit
Release Date: January 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-0316102957
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Living with the Dead series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars

This is the second book in the Living with the Dead series by Petersen, the third book Eat, Slay, Love came out in July of 2011.  This was another fun book in the series.  The witty banter between Sarah and Dave, as well as the hilarious cultural references, made this very entertaining to read.

Sarah and Dave have started their own zombie extermination business.  Things are going great and business is definitely booming.  That is until rumors of a new type of an uber powerful bionic zombie start floating around.  When Sarah and Dave answer a post on the bulletin board for help they are greeted by a scientist who claims to have solved the zombie epidemic.  Now he needs Sarah and Dave to hunt and trap zombies for him to verify the cure.  Only problem is that trapping zombies is a lot harder than killing them; also seems like the scientist may not be on the straight and narrow about his true intentions.

If you liked the first book you will enjoy this book too.  Sarah and Dave get along a bit better than the first book, but they are still very snarky with each other.  They had me laughing a number of times.  Add to this all the crazy cultural references and Sarah's girly, yet snarky, commentary and the book is pretty much totally hilarious.

This is definitely not high literature, or even all that creative, but it is highly entertaining.  So if you like zombie books with a lot of humor in them; this is the book for you.  I should warn though that the book is not for the squeamish; the zombies and fights are described in all their glorious those with weak stomachs should beware.

Sarah and David are wonderful characters who are very human in some of the decisions that they make; still they piss each other off a lot and try not to let that get in the way of the fact that they really do love each other.

This is a quick read, the dialogue always sounds natural, and the book is well written.  The story ends in an excellent place and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for Sarah and David.

Overall a fun and entertaining read.  If you liked the first book in this series, Married with Zombies, you will enjoy this one as well.  Tons of humor in here that had me constantly laughing, lots of gore (beware those with weak stomachs), and of course lots of zombies...even bionic ones!  Anyone who enjoys books about zombies, with a good dose of humor, and a little heartwarming reflection here and there (just a little) will love this book.  Can't wait to read Eat, Slay, Love.

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