For What It's Worth

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review: Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen (Living with the Dead, Book 3)

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 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.

*** Warning: No spoilers for Eat Slay Love but there are spoilers from Flip this Zombie - Living with the Dead, Book #2

Kevin's (Karen's DH) review:

Eat Slay Love begins right where Flip this Zombie left off. Dave and Sarah are now trying to get to The Wall. The Wall is where the government put up a barrier in the mid-west to stop the zombies from spreading to the rest of the country. So far Dave and Sarah have dealt with a cult, a mad scientist and super zombies. That’s just the beginning.

Since Dave has been cured from the bite, he has exhibited some unusual traits. He is now a lot stronger and breathes differently when he is sleeping and has a bigger appetite. Sarah is OK with the strength thing, in fact, she finds it sexy. The breathing kind of freaks her out but she loves Dave and trusts he won’t turn. Little does she know that he has a few more “super” powers.

On their way to The Wall they meet Nicole, a reporter for an entertainment show, who is recording her experiences so she can be famous. As the story unfolds there is more to Nicole than meets the eye. She determines that Dave and Sarah are hiding something, especially after they are taken into custody by the locals because they crossed into their territory. This is where Dave exhibits his new powers that freak everyone out, captors and all. Lets just say they can add “Zombie Whisperer” to there business services.

When they finally make it to The Wall they find out things are worse than they thought. The government won’t let anyone in and they have all the people on the inside believing that there are no living souls on the other side. The government lies but that's to be expected.

Rating: 3.5 out of 4 Once again Petersen has maintained and even strengthened the relationship between Dave and Sarah. They have gone from the Bundy’s to the Smith’s. They are kick ass but realistic in their responses or at least as realistic as one could be dealing with zombies. Yes, sometimes the humor is forced but not too bad. There were no moments that annoyed me as there were in Flip This Zombie. It was good quick read. In fact, the whole series has matured with each book and I've enjoyed them all.

My reviews for the series:
Married with Zombies book #1
Flip this Zombie book #2

Jesse Petersen website | Twitter
Take the "How long would your relationship survive in the zombie apocalypse? quiz.
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Orbit
Buy the book! Eat Slay Love (Living with the Dead, book 3)


  1. Zombies and fun...ohhh quiz!! *runs to take it*

    1. Zombies are fun and the so is the quiz. Karen and I took the quiz and are zombie proof.....ooolala.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it Kevin! Have you read Warm Bodies? I just finished it and I thought it was really good. A different take on the zombie novel.

    1. I haven't read that one but since it involves zombies, I'll check it out. Thanks.